Monday, January 17, 2011

In which our children would be totally embarrassed if they knew

Just to get a little FAQ action out of the way -
  • Yes, we came up with all 52 dates by ourselves. Just us, a pad of paper, and a pen. And some really good hot fudge brownie sundaes. They are my muse, so to speak.
  • We had to get really creative once we hit 30 dates or so ....
  • None repeat. And we're only going to the movies ONCE.
  • Some are free, some are not. The free ones tend to be cheesier.
  • We put all 52 dates in a jar, and we will choose one a week. They are color-coded.
    • White = stay at home
    • Green = out
    • Yellow = out, but after the kids are in bed
  • There is actually a picture of said jar over there --------> Feel free to grab it. I plan to post every Monday.  
Mmmmkay? We set? Suh-WEET.

This week's date was an "out, but after the kids go to bed" date. And it was free.

Therefore, cheese to the max.

Are you ready for this?


That's right. A greeting card hunt. We went to Wal-Mart at 9 o'clock at night and had ourselves a little competition. The categories:
a) the funniest
b) the most romantic
c) the tackiest
d) the most blush-worthy

I'm sorry to say that My Man won all four.

I liked this one a lot.
 Though this one made me happy too.

And of course who wouldn't love a giant pickle card.

We even learned some profound lessons!

We also made up our own "blush worthy" cards. And we kissed a lot. And laughed our heads off. And took random pictures of each other.

This was the only one that didn't show my double chin.


And then we had a philosophical discussion on the proprieties of getting groceries while on a date.

The groceries won.

After all, we really needed milk and bananas - and most especially one of those plumber-snake thingamajigs, because Sunshine flushed a pair of underwear down the toilet yesterday.

Happy Date Night!


Jocelyn Christensen said...

What a fabulously fun date!!!

Rachel Sue said...

I think groceries on date night are totally appropriate. And you have some serious creativity, my dear. Honestly.

Kimberly said...

Oh you make me laugh. Not just you, but the awesomeness that is the both of you together.

What I wouldn't give to go on a double date with you guys.

holley family said...

HA! i actually DID get the pickle card for my birthday, from my mom (tj LOVED it & quickly claimed it as his own ;) we did a fun one with a scavenger hunt at barnes and noble kinda like that... so fun! (and yes, cheesy)

Harmony said...

Oh Becky, you have such good ideas!


Marcia said...

I love grocery shopping dates. We linger over spaghetti sauces and debate the virtue of cheese or meat in the sauce. We "window shop" in the vacuum aisle ("Are Dysons really as great as everyone says?"), we steer each other away from trouble, ("We don't really need that Entemann's coffee cake!"). We take our time and find these we never knew we needed ("hey, I'm sure this do-hicky would help me stay organized!").

We planned a date night last week to go sign up for a Costco membership and REALLY shop! But -- get this! -- they close at 6pm! Yeah, really... what kind of date-night place is that??

Susie J. said...

I'm LOVING these date night ideas!!

(and yes, Marcia, Dysons really are that wonderful)

Anne said...

Love it! Sounds like a date my hubs and I would really enjoy.