Saturday, October 1, 2011

Monthly Dates

I wish I had a more clever name for it. But I don't. That's exactly what they are....monthly dates. In July I decided that Stephen and I don't go on enough actual dates and do new things. I mean sure, we occasionally go to taco bell, catch a movie, but really, we just don't go on bonofide dates. So we, but more like me, decided that every other month one of us would plan the date. I had August, he had September, now I have October and so on. The rule in the beginning was that we wouldn't tell the other person what we were planning for our month because I didn't want the other person to think.."well, I don't really want to do that" or "Serioulsy, that's what you have planned?". So far it was worked. Kind of. Sure, we haven't changed our date ideas, but we have had to tell each other what we are doing for scheduling purposes and stuff. Oh well...we're only on month 3!

The other point is that there was no monetary value attached to the dates. But, the goal was to keep it fairly frugal.

We went to Grand Lake with some friends. I hadn't planned on this being our date, but after the fact we did declare it our August date since we had never really been to the lake and just relaxed together. It was loads of fun and I think Stephen and I rode the jetski the most out of anyone.

Stephen planned a camping trip at Lake Eucha near Pryor, OK. This one area of our state was not in a burn ban so we could actually build a small campfire. We had our little trip the weekend after our 4 year wedding anniversary. The weather was perfect; barely breezy and warm. The relaxing weekend was just what both of us needed. We did absolutely nothing and I didn't think about a single chore that had to be done at home. We cooked hotdogs by the fire, and had a delicious hobo dinner with smores. And we even made donuts for breakfast! We had a beautiful spot picked out right under a big tree with a great view of the lake. On saturday, we laid out on our big quilt and listened to Cowboy football, I took a nap and we played cards. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

This month I only had two weekends to choose from. The 1st and the 22nd. I had already panned we were going to a pumpkin patch and corn maze! We have our date today so I'll have to fill you in later about this date!

1 comment:

Liz said...

Love this idea. Everyone should do it.