Project 52 Date Nights
Steven and I were first introduced to this idea – Project 52 – a while ago. But, then we decided we spent plenty of time talking and being around each other, that we didn’t really need this.
Turns out, we’ve decided to reinstate it. Redbox and watching tv online gets old after a while. Don’t get me wrong, we love it…but it’s not really a “date.” There’s something about breaking out of your routine and using your creativity to plan something “special” to share with someone else.
So, here we go again.
52 dates, 52 weeks.
And, I’ll catch you up…
Week 1 – Game night. We actually shared this with our kiddos. Two board (ish) games, and Wii dance party later… and the kids were finally ready for bed. After they went to bed, I broke out some goal worksheets. It was a great time for us to just sit down and talk about some deeper stuff, and what we were wanting out of this 2011.
Week 2 – Was canceled. I got sick last minute. We were going to go ice skating, though.
Week 3 – My turn to plan. I told Steven a week in advance to block out Saturday evening for a date – and gave him a hint on how he should dress. But, other than that…my plans were a secret. I secured reservations for dinner at the local Argentinian Grill, without him knowing where we’d even be going. As the day got closer, I kept up with different artists and bands that would be performing in our area and had it narrowed down to two completely different atmospheres and genres. I figured after supper, I’d give him the choice on where to go – one was a coffee shop (that I love) and a performer and the other was a local bar and hang out place that had a good band. I figured we could do one or both, since they didn’t overlap much on time, and it’d be a fun way to share with him two places that I really enjoy. He ended up choosing the latter choice as coffee is really not his thing (despite me letting him know they offered a variety of other drinks), but not before a trip to CVS for a few goodies for each of us. The band started an hour later than they were supposed to, but once they started, they were pretty good. Unfortunately, after waiting for an entire hour (actually more, because we arrived early), we were ready to go before things really livened up. Then, we headed home and watched a show in bed. Next time, I think I might plan something else in between so we arrive an hour AFTER the band is supposed to have started
….Which brings us to Week 4 – (Steven’s date) Lunch at Panera Bread, and then shopping at the local Walmart and browsing books at Books-A-Million (a favorite past-time of both of ours). And yes, I got to bring home a couple of goodies. *squeal!*