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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Dating Your Spouse.

One of the best pieces of advice J and I have ever gotten in regards to marriage is to never stop dating your spouse.

We try to plan dates and go out the two of us as often as we can. But sometimes life gets the best of us and weeks go by before we realize we need to plan a date.

It'd been awhile since we'd been able to go out just the two of us but yesterday we were fortunate to secure a last minute babysitter and head out for a late dinner.



We laughed on our way home because while we once may have gone to get dessert or drinks or even to a movie, last night we stopped to do grocery shopping.

You really know you're a grown up when grocery shopping becomes part of your date.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Dadio said...

Guess you both are going to catch up with me someday. Interesting perspective.

Love @ all
Cadio

June 22, 2008 at 3:57 PM  
Anonymous Smilf said...

I agree with you! Everyone should still date even after marriage. I can't understand the people who can't remember the last time they went on a date with their spouse. I think that is sad! Good for you for still dating each other :)

June 22, 2008 at 4:01 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Too funny! After our last date we went to Target!

June 22, 2008 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Lacey said...

Aww...such a cute baby bump!

June 22, 2008 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger GMS said...

Another stage that surprised me besides the "grocery run/errands on a date" stage was when I actually heard myself trying to talk one of my kids to come with me to the grocery store. For years it was a treat to go to the grocery store w/o kids and suddenly I wanted one of them to go with me once they got older. Why? a) I didn't have to go alone and b) because I got to spend some time with them (rewarding the one that took me up on the offer with a stop at Caribou Coffee on the way usually helped me find a taker the next time around) and c)it is a nice perk to have someone to help pack and haul groceries!

June 22, 2008 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger ann-marie said...

this is so great! making time for dates is really important. david and i have a date night each month, only we have set rules that preclude us from talking about work or running necessary errands like grocery shopping.

and your pregnant tummy is so cute! you look great, girl!

June 25, 2008 at 3:44 PM  

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