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Movie TheatreThis week I was talking to a friend from Colorado and she told me what she and her husband, Roger, do on their dates. It has become a tradition and they both look forward to their quite time together. Their dates are not what you typically think of doing. Most people after they are married assume when you are talking about a date it is in the evening. This is not always the case and because this couple thinks out of the box, they have a longer and more enjoyable date than most couples.

Karen is off every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Roger has a 3 day weekend every other week. The Fridays he is off and the kids are in school they go to see the early bird show at their local theatre. When I say early I am talking the 10:00 AM showing and then they go out to their favorite little restaurant for lunch. They finish the afternoon off by running some errands and getting a cup of coffee before the kids get home.

They get to see all the latest films and there are no crowds. The bonus is it is cheaper because they are going to the early show. She told me they try to be fair by taking turns choosing the movies. One Friday they were in line and there was an older couple in their late sixties in front of them and they were going to see two movies. She heard the older guy say to his wife now I chose one it is your turn to choose the one you want to go to. She thought they were cute. When you look at these two couples they were both very considerate of the other.

She also told me that their friends are always a little envious because they see all the latest movies. Karen reminds them that the only way they could do this is because they go to the early bird shows.

This is such a great idea. You may not have Fridays off like Roger and Karen do but you could trade off on a Saturday or Sunday with another couple to watch the kids. Each couple benefits every other week with some alone time and the kids have fun at the other couples house. The couple that is watching the kids could also host dinner for everyone. You get to see a movie, have lunch out and then go to dinner at the other’s house. This makes for a wonderful relaxing day every other week for each couple. If every other week is too much then try once a month.

Plan on having a date on a budget, it will become a tradition you and your husband will look forward to.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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winding roadSince spring is in the air and the days are getting longer you might want to consider taking a scenic drive together. A late afternoon drive through the countryside enjoying what spring has to offer in your area.

Larry and I recently took a drive through a beautiful country road not far from our home. Tepusquet Canyon is just East of Santa Maria. A few wineries at the base of the canyon started our impromptu journey. We meandered through the 2 lane Hwy enjoying the picturesque scenery with wild flowers sprinkled here and there. We even saw a deer run across the road and stop to look at us and then race up the hill to higher ground.

We listened to some soft jazz playing on our radio while we talked and oohed and aahed the whole area. It had been a long time since we had done something like that and it did our soul good.

Once we got back in town we stopped and got an ice cream to enjoy on our way home.

The stress had lifted off our shoulder and when we walked into the house we felt like we had went on vacation. It is amazing what an hour alone together can do.

Make it a point to take a scenic spring drive together and enjoy the area you live in. This is an inexpensive date that will not only connect you with nature but the two of you.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

***My free eBook is coming soon! Be on the lookout for it and when it comes out you can be one of the first to get it. ***

“Your marriage is a gift from God; how you treat it is a gift to him.”

© 2013, Surprise Kiss. All rights reserved.

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