Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Great Date Experiment #2

Friday night, Michael and I participated in Date 2 of The Great Date Experiment. After the death of my grandma this week, it was good to go out! This date was based around a progressive dinner where you hop from one restaurant to another. We chose to go to the Olive Garden for our appetizer (salad and bread sticks) and main entree. Then, we headed to Copelands for our dessert. Yummy!

Fresh strawberry cheesecake with a drizzle of chocolate.


Of course this date also had many thought provoking questions like: "Would you rather take a one-week $5000 vacation or go on five different long weekends that cost $1000 each?" or "One of the nicest thing you have ever done is____________." We laughed at a lot of the pet names they suggested for the husband to use that night like, "Gansta baby" or "Bunches of Oats"...um, no thanks! Ha! I got the best part, patting my man on the gluteus maximus at least two times before the night is over.

After our dinner we were told to select a store to buy your spouse a $2 or less gift... the thought is ALL that count$. We then had 10 minutes to complete this task. Well, we choose none other than this store.
Once inside we separated. I stayed on one side of the store and Michael stayed on the other. Well, for the most part. He did try to sneak a peek or two. Here are the gifts:

My gift from Michael: Sugar Babies: "Give me some 'sugar, baby'!" Trail Mix: Michael said it has healthy things like peanuts, raisins, pineapple, and bananas. (I'm trying to eat healthy) But, it also has my weakness chocolate. It's kind of like our marriage. 80% healthy, 20% needs improvement!

My gift to Michael: Duster-to keep our marriage clean and shining. I also bought the infuser to...keep our marriage spicy! Oh, yeah!

Looking a little tired and rough, but happy! Okay, be nice!

Once home, we turned up the music and danced under the *stars*....it was a great night.



To find out about our First Date, click HERE! To find out more information about The Great Date Experiment, visit our church's website.

I have to give a shout out to my awesome sister, Tara and Rodney for keeping the boys! They had a blast: Wii games, swimming, 4-wheeler rides, roasted hot dogs and made smores. They were worn out from all the fun. Thanks!

Hey YOU...yeah, I'm talking to you my friend...date your husband! It is vital to a happy, healthy marriage!

17 comments:

Barb said...

I love your Great Date Experiments! I think it's so important to keep romance and fun in your marriage - after 36 years, ours is still so fun - and I know it's because we still go on dates! Keep up the good work . . . and posts!

Hugs,
Barb

Pam said...

I really have to do these dates. They sound so fun!
Ya'll look so happy and in love!!!
Enjoy your weekend

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

I want to date my husband too! It sounds like you're having so much fun. And oh my goodness, you guys are cute!

Kara said...

So sweet! Never been to Copeland's. Sorry about your loss.

He & Me + 3 said...

That date sounded so fun too. This is the bestest idea. Thanks for sharing. Maybe this summer we will be doing this...we will have more time then.

Nicole said...

Ah .. very fun! Sounds like you needed a night away. I am sorry to hear about the passing of your grandmother. Hope you are healing well.
Nicole

Kim said...

Soooo much fun! You looked beautiful and happy!

Trudy said...

What fun Rhonda! And that cheesecake looks heavenly. I definitely want to go check out this Great Date Experiment.

I am so sorry for your loss, I didn't know about your grandmother. They are very special people, for sure. I will keep your family in my prayers dear!

Have a blessed Memorial Day!

MiMi said...

That last picture of you is GORGEOUS!!!

Kat said...

Sound like a fun night! I agree it is important to go on dates with your hubby. We haven't gone in a while but have one planned for this Friday.

Miller Racing Family said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandma. I know that was one of the hardest people for me to lose.
The great date experiments are sounding wonderful. I love the little gifts you all bought. The photo is so cute. I can't wait to start the dates with Donnie.
Have a great day!

Becca said...

Love hearing about your Dates! They sound like so much fun.

And I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother. I am sure that was hard to go through- You are in my prayers!!

~Becca

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

So fun! I love these date experiments. They sound so fun! I will have to try that one with Jeff. We need to get out alone together. I'm so glad you guys had a great time!

XOXO
Jen

Roger and LeAnn said...

I really loved your date. It sounded so fun. I will check the site out.
My husband and I like to do movie dates and sometimes we go to two movies and have dinner in between. It is so much fun.Keep up those date nights they are the best. We have been married for almost 43 years so having dates is very important.
Blessings to you! LeAnn

Prior said...

Fun Post!

John Deere Mom said...

Hello, that is about the cutest thing in the world!! Looks like you two are having a great time! Can't wait to read more!

sara said...

thanks for visiting my blog! We would love to have you join us for P365...you don't have to wait till next year, you can start any time, any day!

the Great Date Experiments is awesome!! I love it!

my son is going to be in college in NWA next year, JBU!!