Friday, September 23, 2011

Date Night In: "Fall" In Love

I love fall.

I also love my husband.

Something deep inside me tells me I should combine the two.
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For this "Fall" in love date, keep it simple.  A cool picnic, hot drinks, warm blankets, and reminiscing about when you fell in love.

Start by simply writing a short note to your husband inviting him on a home date.  In the note, tell him something that made you fall in love with him.

For the date, start with laying out sweaters and mittens for you both (if you have kids, include them).  Take your husband to an outdoor place (like your backyard) and have a chilly picnic.  Serve chili, corn bread, carrot sticks, and hot cocoa.  Over dinner talk about what you love about fall.  Listen for geese, read nature poems, or collect leaves.  Perhaps go for a hand-in-hand stroll. Make analogies of fall to love.  Notice, for instance, how the breeze makes tree branches sway like they are dancing lovers or remark on how the leaves fall to the ground, content to let go of the past.

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When it gets dark or too cold, head inside.  Team up and give the kids a bath and put them to bed.  Encourage your spouse to go relax in your bedroom while you set up.

Start a fire or set the mood by dimming lights and lighting candles.  Turn on slow music--like Frank Sinatra or smooth jazz.  Make a cushy sitting spot with warm blankets and pillows.  Get some "fall" snacks/drinks (Frontier Kitchen's apple crisp, caramel apples, hot apple cider, etc.).

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Get your husband and snuggle.  As you snuggle reminisce over how you fell in love.  Where did you meet?  What do you remember wearing?  Where was your first date?  Your first kiss? When did you KNOW you were in love?  When did you first say you were in love?  What did you like best about your each other when you were dating?  What do you like best about each other after all this time of marriage? What makes you "fall" in love with your spouse every day? What is your favorite memory from dating? From being a newlywed? From this last year of marriage?

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