Date Night at home

A perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.
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November 20th, 2009 was when my husband asked me to be his girlfriend. I remember that night so perfectly.

We were in his college apartment and we were talking about going home for Thanksgiving break. He told me he wanted me to meet his family and he wanted to introduce me as his girlfriend. I seriously melted because it was so genuine. It was the cutest way to ask me to be his girlfriend.

Ever since then 11/20/09 is still very special to me. Of course our wedding anniversary is super special, but our dating anniversary is where it all started. It was the very beginning of something I could’ve never imagined. And now we are having a baby!!!

The point of this post

I wanted to do something unexpected and romantic for our dating anniversary. I don’t need an excuse to do something like this, but 7 years of being together was very motivational.

The invite

I made this invite with a template on PicMonkey. It was probably so unnecessary to make, but I thought it made the night more official and special.

I taped one to the door so that when he came home from work it would be the first thing he would see before walking into our place.

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The romantic part

I lined the walkway with candles and flower petals. Who says petals are only for women? Psh!

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I had another copy of the invite on the counter with wine glasses full of kombucha. img_8202

The fun part

Nothing is more fun than a fort with lights. I’m not going to lie though, I don’t remember this being so hard! This honestly took me like 20-30 mins to set up.

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The living room picnic

I made his favorite foods, chicken flautas and 7 layer bean dip with chips. He absolutely loved the food!!!

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Marriage Advice

I have known Joey since I was 15 years old, we have dated for 7 years, and married for 4 years.

I don’t have this whole marriage thing completely figured out, honestly I don’t think anyone does. We are constantly growing and learning as individuals and as a couple. We have had our fair share of tough times and I’m sure it won’t be the last. But one thing is for sure, the love we have for each other is indestructible. And doing a silly/romantic/sweet date nights like this is something I feel fuels the fire in our marriage. It keeps things fun and strengthens our bond. I make it a point to take time to SHOW how much I love and appreciate him, not just verbally.

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I have to leave you with my favorite marriage quotes from Bob Marley.

“He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.”

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