This coming week, Ty and I will be going to a homeschool conference and a wedding. Most of our “dates” are like this. We have something we need to do, some place we need to be, and THAT is our “date”. I’ve learned over the years to make the most out of these days out and about. I hope this post will encourage you to do the same!
Get dolled up.
One of my favorite parts of being able to go out somewhere with Ty is being able to do my hair and makeup and wear something nice.
(In the photo above, I’m wearing my scarf from Deborah & Co. – isn’t it pretty?!)
My best piece of advice is to save some favorite outfits for those days out. Experiment with hairstyles that compliment your face. Enjoy looking nice for your husband!
Enjoy the fresh air.
In the photo above, Ty, Aspen and I were sitting outside eating at Chipotle. I’ve always found that a day out with Ty is even nicer if we are able to get outside. Walking, eating, just breathing – it’s all wonderful!
Make the day special by taking a photo! Even a selfie (or rather, usie) on your phone is a great way to commemorate even the most mundane of events, making them something special. I like to post my photos to Instagram (amyraisingarrows is my username there if you’d like to follow me) or to my Facebook page.
(This photo was taken on Ty’s phone about a week after Aspen’s birth when he and I went out for coffee.)
I remember being a kid and seeing my parents hold hands. It was sort of embarrassing, but at the same time, reassuring. There is just something lovely about holding hands with your spouse. Do it often!
Be grateful for the time you have.
So often, we are not grateful for the time we have with our husbands even when it is “just a doctor’s appointment” or “just a shopping trip.” Purposefully be thankful. Appreciate the time. Be sure to tell your husband you are enjoying your time together. Do your very best not to bring up troubling issues between you. This isn’t the time.
I’d love to hear how you make the most of your time with your husband!
Looking for some frugal date ideas? Check out my post Frugal Date Nights.