I gotta give myself mad props for what I did last night.
Lately it has felt like Devon and never get to actually spend time together
(that's what we get for having a baby and going to school I guess)
Whenever we do spend time together or actually go on a date all it is is a movie at home or we go out to eat.
So I decided to be a little creative.
I sent Devon off to have a play date with one of his friends while I set up for our awesome surprise date.
1. My sister helped me set up our tent in our living room for a romantic fort
(The stupid lights kept falling)
2. I set up for the scavanger hunt.
Yes I sent him on a scavenger hunt down "memory lane"
(insert cheesy "awww" here)
a. Before he left I stuck a letter in the glove box of the car directing him (in rhyme) to go to the place where we had our first date
which led him to this:
A new tie to wear that night and the next clue
b. The next clue led him to wear we had our first kiss
Which had some gum because it was where we had our first kiss
and of course the next clue
c. This led him to the third and final location
where he found this:
The reason why there is a camera is because when we were dating Devon got this great date idea
If you have ever seen the movie Yes Man you will see where he got it from.
We were going to take pictures while we jogged so he bought some disposable cameras
Well that didn't pan out so we just went on a regular date but still took pictures with one of them.
Eventually this became kind of a tradition.
We would bring a disposable camera with us on our dates.
We haven't done it since.
So I decided to bring it back
Thus the camera
3. Then I rushed home to make a romantic dinner
It was just spaghetti but hey it at least tasted good!
I told him to call me when he was on his way home and told him to look in the glovebox
after he got all done with the hunt he came home, we ate, we danced in our kitchen (which I love), then we watched a movie in our fort.
All while my sister had Jackson
It was really fun, and I hope to have more fun and creative date nights like this.
Sometimes I think we just get going with life and forget that we need to have some fun every once and a while.
If you have a chance to do something like this, I highly recommend it!