ABC dating

Monday, March 30, 2009 |
Alphabet dating
Do you remember your first date with your husband?
I do.
Our dates were amazing ~ he sent flowers, small gifts, lovely restaurants,
weekends away, wrote me poems, called just because he was thinking of me ...
I knew on our first date that he was the man I wanted to marry.
He was such a gentleman. I loved just "being" with him. No matter what we were doing ~ we were together. Ahhh, those were the days.
Phase II of Life
Add a couple of children into the picture, careers, pets, school projects, committee meetings, seasonal sports, home improvement projects, hectic holidays and what do you get?
Well, to be honest, not much.
We both have made attempts to embrace a weekly date night. The first week is great and then "something comes up" and it falls by the wayside.
I had an idea a few months ago to date using the alphabet!
Strange thought? Yes.
When I proposed it to my husband he agreed (what a sport!) to give it a go and even took on the first letter A! Our dates have to have something to do with that letter. My husband had read about a wonderful new restaurant. He tried so hard to plan out our first date and it was a total failure (the restaurant wasn't open and we had car trouble) but we had a fabulous time regardless! That's the point of this ~ being with each other and having fun.
Our strategy has brought back the newness of "dating" each other. It's fun to be together and since we have to be creative, we both look forward to what the other has planned when it's their letter.

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Petunia said...

So true.....
What a good idea! We need to do date nights more often, too.

Sandy Toes said...

What a wonderful idea...gets him thinking too (yeah!)
sandy toe

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

That sounds like fun....keeps things fresh and new, instead of going to the old stand by restaurant....makes you get out and try new things or new places....I like it:)

Have a great week!


Kristen said...

What a fun idea!! Last summer he took my to lunch at my old work (a 5 star hotel downtown) like we did when we were dating and first married. My stomach started doing flips just like the old days!!

I love your letter idea! I might have to try that..although we are lucky to get a sitter for dinner and movie these days!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

That is a great idea...I might steal if from you.

carolinagirl said...

Hi there! I found Ramses at a local Wal-Mart about 6 years ago on clearance for only $5! Isn't that crazy? That's really the only reason I bought him, but he's fun to put out when Carolina does well in the tournament!

Felicia said...

I love this idea and am going to suggest this to my hubby...great idea!!

Lori said...

What a great solution! :)

Lisa said...

What is a date?
I better look that up in the dictionary!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

That is so fun Jo! I really love that idea. I think I may have to propose that to my husband. I hope you are doing well and about to enjoy a great weekend! :)

Melanie said...

Sounds VERY familiar!

We will have to try the ABC's and see what happens!

I'll let you know how it goes!:D

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