Monday, January 18, 2010

Date Night (Project 52)

Project 52: Date Nights logo
Simply Modern Mom is doing this project over at her blog, and I have decided to join in since this was one of my new years resolutions AND my foreground goal. I thought this would be a fun way to keep me going with it. I told Yusuke about it and he was thrilled to hear that date night only needs to be for ONE hour ONCE a week AT HOME. When I told him no pajamas, he kind of scoffed because we don't really wear pajamas (just at-home comfy clothes that we also happen to sleep in) and we bathe early in the evening with the kids, so changing into our formal wear would seem kind of like a waste of time. Nonetheless, we are going to give this a try.

January 17, 2010 - Sunday
Our first official date night of the year, though technically, we did go on a date to a coffee shop on January 3rd, took place at our dining room table over a cup of homemade chai and strawberry roll cake. Our main purpose was to discuss our budget for the year 2010. Ooh, how romantic. But, believe me, it was. Our annual budget discussions allow us to be very frank with each other and we have never argued or fought about our ideas concerning money. (No, we just fight about everything else.) So, this is a date we always look forward to at the beginning of each year because it assures us that we really are in this together, for the long haul.

Hey, if any of your readers want to join in this project, it is for a great cause - Your Marriage! I can't think of anything better than that, can you?


Sherry said...

Wow, Amanda. You've decided to undertake a lot of changes/challenges. Good luck with all of it.

Anonymous said...

That so great that you were able to go through finances on your date and have a great time doing it. Not a lot of people can say that, myself included. :) Thanks for sharing and we'll look for you next week!
Tiffany {Simply Modern Mom}

The Romantic Vineyard said...

I agree - what an amazing date! If you can enjoy this, all other challenges should be easy. Sounds like you're off to a good start in 2010. Thanks!

The Lady of the House said...

Budget talks - how responsible! What a great and realistic idea. Thanks for sharing.