February Date Check In


It’s the end of February, and if you hang around here much, you know what that means!

At the beginning of the year, I told y’all that one of my big resolutions was to make a monthly date night with my husband, and to keep myself accountable, I’m sharing an update every month with what we did.

I was really hoping to have a date night separate from Valentine’s day, but it didn’t happen. February has been a busy month, making it hard to want to stay up after the kids have gone to bed. 

We had a few lengthy car trips this month though. Having the kids asleep in the backseat leaves you with some great one on one time together, so I didn’t feel too deprived of hubby time.

We have something of a Valentine’s evening tradition involving chocolate dipped strawberries. It’s nothing fancy, but for us, it’s a nice treat. It’s one of the few food related things splurges I’ve found that Gabriel really, really enjoys. 

The trick is planning a trip to the next town over within a day or so of Valentines day to get fresh strawberries. Our own little town doesn’t carry much in the way of fresh produce this time of year.

Gabriel and I don’t usually eat during the late evening, which makes this little tradition that much more out of the ordinary for us. 

I’m beginning to love at-home dates. I love special events and trying new foods at restaurants – don’t get me wrong – but it’s so much more relaxing to be in your own home. There’s no rush, no waiter asking if you need more water, no ambient noise to try to talk over… It’s nice. 

That said, we alread have a date night semi planned out for March, and it’s not at home.

What did you do for Valentine’s Day? 

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