Hey internet world! So I want to take a minute to try to let you guys get to know us Damon’s a little bit better because my “About” page is not that long… Sorry about that. I’m really not a very private person… I just don’t really think to talk about myself all that much. So if you’re wondering who exactly we are, who I am, this is for you. If you don’t care, then scroll on…
So this week brings us Valentine’s Day. You might be wondering what our plans are? Well as of right now our plans are to not go broke. Not that we don’t have good jobs or anything but, well, I can kind of be a little OCD when it comes to taking care of our monthly bills, and even though some of our bills aren’t due until later in the month, I decided that since we had the money, I could go ahead and pay all of our bills at the beginning of the month. Which includes things like rent, student loans, and gas electric, and all that other fun stuff that adds up to kind of a lot! Safe to say I wasn’t really thinking about a fancy date night at the time. And since both of us get paid next on the 15th and Valentines Day is the 14th I think we’ll be heading to a coffee shop and taking a stroll downtown instead of making reservations at Robin Alexander. Which honestly sounds pretty good to me, anyway. It’s not often that Josh and I get to get out of the house together without baby. When we do, it usually feels like we’re forgetting something. Which is probably a good thing.
So to make this post not entirely about myself I think I’ll jot down a couple cheap date night ideas if you find yourself in the same situation as us. Or just wanted to try to be frugal, which is cool too.
Cheap date ideas:
1 Go to a dollar store, pick up some drawing paper and crayons or colored pencils or paints. Set up somewhere in town or in a park and draw what you see! Take the pictures home and frame them and have a lasting memory… or hide them in a place where you never have to see them again. Whatever makes you happy.
2 Do what we’re planning on doing and take a walk downtown or on a trail in the woods. Walking together, for whatever reason, generates the best conversations. For us, usually hopeful ones about the future. I like those kinds a lot.
3 Make a fort in your living room, put pillows on the ground, make a crap load of popcorn, and watch a funny / romantic / childhood movie you haven’t watched in forever together.
4 Go fishing together. Or if fish and worms gross you out, go to any body of water and skip some rocks. I think being near water does something good for the soul.
5 Bake a love pastry together. What’s Valentine’s day if you don’t eat some sweets? Take a look at this easy peasy pastry recipe I dreamed up last fall.
Sweet. Well there’s some ideas for you guys and now I feel better because this post isn’t totally about me 🙂
In other news…
Another reason why I don’t feel the need to have a particularly fancy Valentine’s Day is because Josh and I are planning a beach vacay sometime in April! I am so. darn. excited. I miss the beach so much! We’ll be bringing lil Davey with us and enjoying a much needed change of scenery together as a family.
Oh! I also wanted to mention that I’m going to begin sharing my Snapchat with you all (I still refuse to say y’all). So if you’d like to tune in and see “a day in the life” that’d be awesome. I mostly snap cute videos of my toddler. But who wouldn’t want to see those?