Sunday, April 30, 2017

10 Reasons To Date Your Spouse

My husband and I do not ever go on date nights. Recently my mom came to visit and we decided to leave the kids with her a few times and go out on some nice dates. It was the best 3 nights we have had in a long time and it made me realize how important date night is.

The first date we went on was to Carrabba's Italian Grill. I had been wanting to go to this restaurant forever and we had not eaten there since before our oldest was born.  I ordered my favorite a creamy pasta garlic shrimp dish. It was just as good as I remembered too! We filled up on the bread and I enjoyed my yummy Peach Sangria. We had the best waiter ever and even got to try an appetizer on him! We actually finished our dinner only after an hour and we did not want to go home yet. I couldn't think of anything to do and after we vetoed target or seeing a movie we just decided to go home. I could not wait until we got to go enjoy a kid free meal again!

The next date we went on was to Longhorn Steakhouse. It was so good! We ordered our favorite steaks, I got another sangria of course, and we ordered the best chocolate molten lava cake for dessert. It was so nice getting to talk without (the usual) interruptions from the kids. We sat there a little while after we were done just to enjoy being out alone together. My husband is so funny and he was really good at making me laugh while we were out together. I needed that so much. We were able to talk about a lot of things that we usually don't get to finish our conversation about. Kid free nights are something we didn't even realize we needed!

Our final date night was to a teppanyaki place that is down the road from our house. This was the best date night we had! We shared a bottle of saki and ordered our favorite meals. I always get double rice in place of noodles with shrimp and filet! The veggies are my favorite though, and we love having leftovers to take home. We laughed so much on this date! We were joking and sitting right next to each other instead of across from each other, which was actually really fun. We got to hold hands and goof around together. What a great date this was and I felt like we were a lot closer and more connected after our date.

Now that I have realized just how important spending time alone together is we will be planning to go out more often. It was so nice to be out on a few dates with my husband and I cannot believe we have been missing out on that much fun! We laughed so hard and just had such a great time together. I wanted to put together my 10 reasons why date night is so important to share with you all and so I can also look back on this later!

Here are my 10 reasons why date night is so important.

1. Time alone to enjoy conversation without interruptions or censoring.

2. Laughing together. Being out without the stresses of home and kids had me laughing harder than I have in a long time.

3. Getting to enjoy nice fancy adult beverages (win!)

4. Reconnecting with your spouse and getting to just sit and be alone together.

5. Not having to worry about cooking and cleaning up.

6. Having a reason to get dressed up and feel good about yourself.

7. Getting time away from your kids makes you miss and appreciate them more.

8. Getting time alone with your spouse makes you love and appreciate them more.

9. Enjoying a nice dinner and dessert that is not home cooked (like every other night.)

10. Making your marriage a priority helps strengthen your relationship and is good for the entire family.

I hope this encourages you to go on a date with your spouse! Do you have any great date night ideas?

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