Have a date with Meredith each week for a year
June 5, 2008
It's amazing how quickly this year has gone!
Here are some thoughts:
|It's not necessarily "what" you do, it's "how you do it". Well, ok, not entirely, but I think you get the point. Having a date can be very simple, so long as your attitude is right and you're both present.
|I still need to work on the "long term planning" aspect of dating, because while the point above is valid and important, it is still good to put thought and planning into dates.
|It's definitely challenging to be able to do something interesting with a little one around!
|Now that the year is done, I hope it will continue to be priority to do something together at least once a week.
June 2, 2008
It's amazing how easy it is once married to loose sight of the importance of dating. Why is that?
This year, Meredith and I will make a conscious effort to do something fun together once a week. These things don't need to be expensive or drastic, they can be as simple as walking together.
We're excited to dream up a fun list of things to do!
What we did
|Movie (Iron Man)
|Home made dinner (new recipe) and a bike ride to St. Jacobs and back
|Read some of our journals from our 2004 trip to Greece/Turkey
|On vacation in Europe
|On vacation in Europe
|Biking the Iron Horse Trail, picnic in Victoria Park, then stopping by and visiting with friends afterwards
|Supper and a movie (Gourmet Pizza and Silent Light)
|Rogers Cup (Toronto Tennis tournament)
|Daniel join's Meredith as her buddy at her Walking Room 6k walk
|Dinner at Ben Thanh's
|Chip and putt
|Rented movie (Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?)
|Night preparing food for Meredith's church function
|Swiss Chalet takeout and Planet Earth
|Dinner at Ethel's
|Late evening wings at the Huether Hotel
|Making a Thanksgiving dinner with Meredith and Emily
|A walk to enjoy the fall colors
|Meredith made me a spaghetti dinner to celebrate our 3rd anniversary
|Watching Meredith's TV show and reading our baby book together
|Carving our pumpkin for Halloween
|Double date with the Beatties
|Daniel's birthday: The Keg and Wall-E
|Meredith's birthday: A day of shopping in Toronto and The Sound of Music
|Registering at Babies 'R Us
|Getting and setting up our Christmas tree
|Test driving a 2009 Subaru Forester
|Movie: Slumdog Millionaire
|Dinner at Marbles and buying a stroller, car seat, and an iMac
|Saturday errands together, getting lots done
|The first few episodes of 24 season 7
|Settlers of Catan (Meredith won)
|The Keg, in celebration of 4 years since our engagement
|Wolfgang Puck in Downtown Disney
|Grocery shopping, flowers, making supper together, playing board games
|Building baby furniture together
|Setting up the baby's room
|Settlers of Catan during Earth Hour candle light (Meredith continues to whoop me)
|Eli's birth! (How's that for a date?!)
|Going for our first outing: A walk together to visit friends
|Catching up on LOST
|Cleaned up the downstairs and made a candle-lit dinner. We made it about 5 minutes before Eli got upset!
|Swiss Chalet delivery and watching the LOST season finale
|Watching the 24 season finale
|A picnic in the park to celebrate 6 years since we made our relationship official
|MCC Relief Sale in New Hamburg