3. Finding Local Adventures
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In our 11 years of marriage, we have lived in 4 different states. Each one has it’s own unique culture, history and charm.
For this weekend’s date night, why don’t you and your partner discover something charming about your own community? You could uncover a new neighborhood, a funky airbnb, a beautiful park, a new hiking trail, a farm with unique offerings, or a scenic road to drive.
Discovering something new, together, can bring you and your significant other closer together. Pack a picnic or grab coffees to go, get away together, even if getting away means you stay in your own community. Find the new, unique or charming. You are building memories with the one you love.
4. Cooking Together
Anyone who knows me well knows that I am a truly awful cook, I can cook one thing: Tacos. My husband on the other hand is an artist in the kitchen. He comes up with the most interesting meals and feels peaceful while cooking.
Even though I don’t love to cook, I’ve found that some of our best conversations happen in the kitchen, especially if we’re not under some sort of deadline to prepare a meal for our kids. A couple of years ago we started using one of those box delivery systems to try new meals. We weren’t able to leave the house all that often as our kiddos were pretty young at the time and finding a consistent babysitter was a struggle.
So, we started doing a weekly at-home date night. I’d feed the kids and then get them set up with a movie. I’d return to the kitchen with my husband. We’d turn on some of our favorite music and begin cooking together.
I typically held the role of sous-chef and dishwasher while my husband did the heavier lifting making sure our food was cooked properly. Almost always these little cooking sessions led to silly kitchen dancing, laughing and talking. To this day those are some of my favorite date nights.
When preparing for this date night pick something new to cook together, light some candles, play your favorite music and enjoy creating something together in the kitchen.
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