I found this challenge on rookiemoms.com, who got it from simplymodernmom.com and because this was already a goal for us, I decided to join the fun. Basically, the challenge is to have one date night a week with your spouse. To make it official and accountable there are rules and even a pledge to sign (click on the "Project 52" button on the right to find these things). The basic idea is to be creative and take turns planning the dates, keep them cheap and simple (at home if possible), and no kids allowed. Because we decided to try and make date night a priority this year, here are the ones we have done so far:
1. Go out for ice cream-We don't have a Cold Stone, so it was Big Rock with eggnog ice cream and carmel and chocolate sauce.
2. Dinner and a movie - Roosters (amazing Cream of Spinach soup, which sounds gross, but as I already said - amazing!) and Avatar (we really enjoyed it, but didn't realize it was so long)
3. Watch a football game Darren really wanted to see (I don't even remember who was playing but we cheered together - well, sort of - I decided to cheer for the other team just to keep things interesting)
4. Tonight-the Jazz game - yep, actually going down to Salt Lake to experience the famous effect of the Jazz fans. We went to a game a few years ago and had a blast, so we asked for tickets for Christmas (thanks GG!) and are super excited!
Simply Modern Mom has invited all to join and link up or comment with their dates so we can share ideas. Every Tuesday there will be a new post there and the opportunity to share.