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Date Night

This year as my husband and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary I couldn’t help but reminisce on what a wonderful 4 years it was. We’ve had our ups and downs, but we always made a point to celebrate love, life and each other.

I got pregnant with Austin after only a couple months of being married so we jumped right into becoming a family. For us it was natural, we had been together for 8 years before and we both knew what we wanted. I was eager to become a mom and he a father. We wanted to share all the love we had with someone else. Austin came first and then Charlotte two years later. Despite the craziness that bringing two new little munchkins into the world brings we have always been super good at taking the time to be with each other.  We have always been excited to share each others life with one another. 

I love that he surprises me with random date nights or tickets to our favorite bands. He constantly tries to spoil me and show me what I am worth to him and that means the world.  Relationships are work, love is work and marriage is work. So I thought what a wonderful time to make a list of our all time favorite date nights. The things that I want to continue to do until we are old and gray. 

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    Concerts

    I have always been a country fan. I am from a tiny town and my first concert was with my dad to see Dwight Yoakam at the county fair. Eric started liking country in college and is now a super fan. We always have good time - dancing, singing and drinking a beer.

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    Backyard Dates

    A few months after I had Austin I had a breakdown and lost my mind for a quick second. Eric being the supportive, loving husband he is, surprised me with candles, beer and ice cream in the backyard. Hands down one of my favorite date nights. It didn’t require us to find a sitter or leave the house & it took very little planning.

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    Breweries 

    Are you seeing a trend yet? We both like beer and love trying new ones. A couple weeks ago we went to this adorable brewery called HumbleSea Brewery and walked to a restaurant afterwards. It was such relaxing, fun date.

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    Wine Tasting

    We aren’t super into wine but we love wine tasting. It gives us a change to try new things and not have to commit to a whole bottle. We recently went to Carmel Vally and found new little spot called Folktale Winery. 

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    Fancy Restaurant

    How often do you get to try a new fancy restaurant now that your married? It’s a rare luxury that happens maybe once a year. 

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    Mini Vacation

    A night away is so much fun! We like to go a couple hours away and stay a night. We love Calistoga! Everything is in walking distance and they have the best hot springs.

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    Camping

    We have yet to go on a camping trip without our kids but it is on our immediate to do list! How much fun would it be to NOT have to chase little humans all over or share our tiny little rooftop tent. 

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    Sports Games

    Honestly I am not crazy into sports but there is something about joining a crowd that is so much fun! The excitement and cheering, the eating and laughing, just being in the moment and enjoying the fun happening all around. 

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    Workout

    This sounds so boring but my husband LOVES to workout and sometimes I like to join him. He motivates me and challenges me, which is great for our marriage. It’s fun to join him on things he loves to do, as he often joins me on my  crazy adventures. 

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    Beach

    If you haven’t learned from my previous posts, we love the beach. We used to spend a lot of time there before kids. Now when we go we are chasing them and playing. It’s fun to pack a picnic and head to the beach just the two of us.

We are always looking for new date night ideas! Let me know what your favorites are in the comments below.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Andrea

    I love your date night ideas. My husband and I are at 5 and a half years of marriage and sometimes it is hard to think of different fun things to do as a couple. I can’t wait to incorporate some of these ideas. I enjoy the content of your blog and I have nominated your blog for the Blogger Recognition Award. You can link to my post here where you can read more about it…
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    November 24, 2017 at 5:25 pm
    • Reply Rosie

      Wow thank you 💗💗💗 I am so glad you liked this post and looking forward to checking out your blog.

      November 24, 2017 at 8:21 pm

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