It's a Date {Night}

Having a specified date night is one of the 12 reasons we're still married, so it only makes sense that we practice what we preach. As of today, we are finally committing time and money to a weekly date night. >> Eric and I were faithful to our date nights after we got married, but it really made our spending get out of hand. I thought date night meant we deserved a restaurant meal, and that we should probably have date night every night to keep the love alive.

So this time, we're doing it a bit differently.

Date Night Rules

  1. Wednesday is date night. We will protect this evening each week--it's something we plan around, not something we do only if we don't have anything else going on.
  2. We will take turns planning the dates and surprising the other one.
  3. We get a $10 budget for this each week. We hope this makes us think outside the box (bike rides to Dairy Queen or eating picnic meals in the park) rather than just heading to a restaurant or going to a movie.
  4. No phones allowed.

Of course, these rules are always fluid and up for discussion.

You may have read in Eric's over the weekend post that last Friday, at 5 p.m. when we got home from work, we changed into our pajamas, dragged our {king-size} mattress into the living room and had a special little date night.

We ate a drool-worthy meal of meatloaf, chips and dip, and grapes.

And then watched LOST until we I could no longer keep my eyes open {10 p.m.}. Eric's goal was to watch 10 episodes, but we only made it through five {we finally made it to season four!}.

Oh, and you bet there was popcorn. And cookies. And cuddling.


12/9/12- since having a baby, an every week (out of the house) date night is no longer possible. Read how this has changed to In-home date night.