Archives For Love

By Kelsey on August 27, 2011 6

How have you been doing with your date night commitments? We’ve had to change the date of ours for the past three weeks, but we’ve still made time for it each week since we promised we would!

This week, it was my turn to plan our date night. Eric had no idea what we were doing. It was so fun!

  • I emailed him on Friday at 3:45 p.m. at work at said, “Please send me your Subway order. I’ll pick you up at home at 6 p.m.”
  • After work, I got our dinner using a Subway gift card that Eric had won a few weeks ago. We brought chips and drinks from home. (So this week’s date cost us 34 cents out-of-pocket!)

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By Eric on August 26, 2011 1

While we were on our honeymoon in Santa Monica, Calif., we found a local Starbucks’ Hear Music store. Basically, you can have your coffee and browse a selection of music at the same time. They also have a music bar where you can browse music electronically by typing in what you are looking for. Then, you can make a playlist and they burn it on a CD for you. Our honeymoon CD is on the far right in the above photo, second from the top (with the birds on telephone lines).

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By Eric on August 19, 2011 3

Did you catch the BIG news this morning?!

This next mixed CD was put together while we were at Simpson College. If I had to guess, it was made during the spring semester of our senior year, almost as a graduation tribute. This is the last volume in the collection. We were graduating and planning to get married in the fall. This mix would get us through the summer until we said “I do.”

Have no fear, we kept the mixes coming throughout our marriage, including a special honeymoon edition coming up next week.
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By Kelsey on August 16, 2011 6

When I was reviewing my yearly planners for our fairytale years in review, I noticed that I had written Nurture the Love on a few random dates. I had totally forgotten that in the first years of our marriage, I created special little holidays that only I knew about.

Here’s What You Do

  1. Choose three random dates in the upcoming year and write Nurture the Love on your calendar where you will see it.
  2. Do something special for your spouse or significant other on that day, whether it’s leaving a candy bar in their car for them to find or planning a surprise date night.

I love doing fun, cute little things for Eric, but I don’t always remember to do it! I know it totally made Eric’s day though to find a Milky Way hidden in his glasses case after work (when he was still working a second job).

Do you do fun things like this?

Are you willing to try? I totally want to hear how it goes!

By Eric on August 14, 2011 2

Wednesdays are our date night. This week, however, we had date night on Tuesday because our life group meeting got moved to Wednesday.

We’re a little late getting this post up…we nearly forgot about it! Yikes.

Last Tuesday night we went for a nice walk to enjoy the recent break in torrential heat.

Then we had a true Iowan summer supper: Pork chops. Watermelon. Corn on the cob. Yum.

After supper–yep, you guessed it–we watched LOST. We are on the home stretch to finishing that show. We just started season 6! Whoop!!