52 Date Nights, Week 26: Fondue Date Night*

Does date night get much yummier than a pot of chocolate? As pictured, for a "fondue pot" we went the oversized-Friends-mug-on-a-beverage-warmer route. We actually own a very nice fondue pot that was a wedding present. It’s a fondue pot for eight, though, and is a bit of overkill when making chocolate for two. We considered going the full on … [Read more...]

52 Date Nights, Week 25: Dance

When I met Thomas he was vice-president of the Iowa State University Ballroom Dance Company. He joined to meet girls, he said. July 2004 I figured, hey, what's not to like about ballroom dancing? So I joined, too. I was never all that good at it, but my husband can dance, y'all. So for date night #25, Take Dance Lessons, we skipped the … [Read more...]

52 Date Nights, Week 24: Plant a Garden

Day dates are hard. Our home improvement date was done with kids "helping." We've been trying to figure out something to make them more date-like. This weekend the kids fell asleep in the car on the way home from the VEISHEA parade so we decided to quickly plant part of our garden. It's still too freaking cold to plant much, but we got radishes and … [Read more...]

52 Date Nights, Week 23: Light Candles …and Take Pictures

Previous date night posts here. Free stay-at-home date night ideas PDF download here. (Not sponsored.)Friday night Thomas banished me to the basement after the kids were in bed. It's a testament to how tired I was that I didn't suspect anything beyond what he said: he wanted to pick up a little and then he'd be down to watch The Office with me.Ten … [Read more...]

52 Date Nights, Week 22: Play Twister

Previous date night posts here. Free stay-at-home date night ideas PDF download here. (Not sponsored.)We’ve been trying to do this date night thing on the cheap (figs and brie nonwithstanding) and we don’t own Twister. I asked all my local facebook friends if they had one we could borrow (no luck) and checked the game aisle of Goodwill several … [Read more...]

52 Date Nights, Week 21: Watch a Movie

Previous date night posts here. Free stay-at-home date night ideas PDF download here. (Not sponsored.)For this week's super thrilling date night we...watched a movie. It didn't provide too much blogging material, but we were pretty excited about finally seeing Argo. Plus, Thomas, knowing I needed some sort of picture for my post, went through all … [Read more...]