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Before we had Addilyn Chris and I definitely didn't go out on dates every week, but we sure did more than we do now. I feel like maybe we didn't take advantage of how easy it was to go to a movie or go get dinner, because now it just doesn't happen too often.
Most nights we end up putting Addilyn to bed around 7:30 and spend our evenings watching tv, I'm often on my computer and Chris is often on his phone. I've shared before that we need to work on being more intentional with our time together. And even if we're not out on a date, treat an evening like a date together.
In the past we used to like eating dinner early, but now at least once or twice a week we wait until Addilyn goes to bed to eat our dinner. It's nice to be able to take our time eating and not having to help Addilyn eat and clean her up soon after, rushing to eat our meals ourselves.
Fall makes this all more appealing with the cooler temperature, fall recipes and staying cozy at home. There's been a handful of nights recently where I sit in the kitchen, drinking a glass of wine, talking to Chris while he finishes up dinner. He makes a fire and we can sit and enjoy our dinner together. It feels much more like a date. Plus I can stay in my sweatpants which is always a bonus.
Last weekend was the perfect opportunity, and Target registry makes it easy to get everything you need for a date night in.
I had already made a super easy and delicious meal in our crock pot. This stuffed pepper soup was easy, cheap and really good! (Seriously crock pots are the best thing ever. And even better in the Fall and Winter when soups and chili are my favorite.)
This year more than ever I've appreciated our house and fall decorations. I don't know if it's because I spend more time at home than ever before, but decorating for fall, having pumpkins around, fall garlands, and candles burning make me so happy. Add in a fire in our fireplace, followed by a movie in our living room and we've got a perfect date night!
Like I've said before I want to work on being more intentional with our time once Addilyn goes to bed. It's so easy to just sit on the couch and do our own thing, but I want working on our marriage to be a priority. So planning a nice meal, dessert and evening with Chris needs to happen more often.
And shopping at Target to get ready? Done.
Now thanks to Target, I get to giveaway a $25 giftcard to buy anything you want! All you have to do is comment and tell me your favorite date night in. And please don't tell me you play Chess or Stratego with your husband because that's the ultimate act of love over here and I avoid those games at all costs.
Winner will be randomly picked on Friday. Thanks for entering!