April 25, 2010

Sunshine Sunday - just us

Well, as I mentioned, the hubbie and I got a couple days of alone time this weekend.  We were in California for a company trip.  So, today I am thankful for having some "just us" time.  I adore the time we spend as a family, but it's really great to get some time to ourselves.  And guess what?  I still really like him :)


Here's a very real shot of him.  This is the sweet look I get when I pull out the camera.  Can you tell how much he loves it?


They have some really cool trees that we don't have in Utah.  I had to have a picture of this one with it's huge redish-orange flowers.  Beautiful!


Okay, enough of the vacation pictures.  Those of you who are married, how do you make sure you get some alone time?  We're not the best at it.  Do you have a weekly date night?  Does it really happen?  What works for you?

14 comments:

  1. For those of you who are babysitter shy... the mister and I have a weekly date night with take-out and a movie (or we catch up on our shows from the week) every Friday night. When we can swing a babysitter-- we love it. But when it isn't in the cards we still make time for each other at home. (computers are not allowed and snuggling is encouraged)

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  2. After having just had a bunch of 'us' time, I have to agree it was very nice! And doesn't happen alot for us either. 4 kids and a hubby who works ALOT and crazy hours too makes it hard to schedule date nights. Lots of times we just put the kids to bed and snuggle up at home with a movie and some yummy dessert. And now that it is getting nice out in the evenings we can sit on the porch and chat or take a little walk to the mailbox together, holding hands. Its the little things that count sometimes!

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  3. Now that we have teens, one of whom can drive (and chauffeur if needed), we are able to have more alone time. I just got a new cute bike, and we are looking forward to spending time together riding. YAY!

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  4. I'm not married but I am in a long termer... he works random shifts so it's difficult to have a 'regular' date night... we do cook for each other regularly and sit and eat at the table and we have just put together 'our room': two desks, mine with my creative stuff...laptop, sewing machine etc.. and his desktop and music equipment - we talk throughout the evening and show each other what we're doing... it sounds dead cheesy but it's really good fun... I'm looking forward to our first weekend away when the kids are a little older - another couple of years until I'll be ready to leave them both but he's fine with that so thankfully I'm with someone who understands. Glad you had a good time!

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  5. Your son looks just like your hubby! We try to do dates at least once a month, and a trip once a year. Its good for the kids to have away time and its good to connect with your hubby without the kids interupting.

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  6. So cute! We have a weekly date night....but for a while there we were kinda slacking!! Part of our problem was trying to figure out WHAT to do on our dates....besides just dinner and a movie. I found that a lot of my g-friends were running into the same problem with their spouses. SO - we came up with an idea and turned it into a blog. We take turns posting fun and creative dates that we took our husband on....and this has greatly helped ALL of us! We post at least once a week. If you are interested - you can check us out here on that blog.

    http://thedahlingdatingdivas.blogspot.com

    LOVE yer blog, BTW!!

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  7. When all my kids were young we probably only got a date once a month if we wer lucky. But my husband travels 5 days a week, so after rough patches, I realized it is extremely important for us. Now they are still young but at least my oldest can babysit now, YIPEE. I thought I would never see the day.

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  8. We are a relo family (all of our family is 60+ miles away) but date night is a MUST for 2010. I wish we could do it more, but u have to pencil in some alone time to remember why u luv each other. I found this blog about keeping the love and I like some of the ideas. http://loveactually-blog.blogspot.com/ maybe you will too.

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  9. Getting a lone time really is so nice. It doesn't happen "officially" all the time... but we really try to watch movies together, or play games, or basically kind of create home dates as much as possible. We don't do anything that cool, but just some time together. Our new goal is to get out of the house on a date twise a month. Lets hope we can do it! It is hard with little kids....paying for babysitters and the date can be expensive. But, we trying :) Glad you had a nice weekend away.

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  10. Hoping some of you girls understand this I'll post in spanish so u can practice it.

    Llevamos 6 años casados, tenemos 2 bebes de 4 años y el menor de 2 años. Gracias a dios nuestros padres viven a no mas de 10min de nuestra casa y nos ayudan los viernes en la noche que es cuando salimos a cenar q es lo q mas nos gusta hacer. Al igual que el hubby de Pearl, yo viajo 4 dias a la semana y solo tenemos los fines de semana juntos, por lo tanto la noche del sabado acostamos a los bebes temprano, destapamos una botella de vino y nos relajamos en nuestro pequeño balcon conversando y repitiendonos cuan felices somos por habernos encontrado y estar juntos.

    Greetings from Lima Peru!!!

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  11. I am so glad you got to get away for a few with out the kids. I love the picture of you in the tree. A real keeper, Jeff, well, it really is a true picture of him.

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  12. Querida Cheri...é sempre tão bom pra ver teu blog! Yeah,ás vezes é bom ter tempo juntos e realize that...we really still love him? LOL...funciona! dá pra saber mesmo que realmente ainda nos amamos...faz bem á nossa saude amorosa! :D Tenta ir para um SPA com ele...;D miss ya and love ya

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  13. My husband and I just made it to 26 years. It is so easy to get busy with kids and life that alone time falls by the wayside and we need to hit the re-set button! Some friends of ours set a date night each month on the day they were married. So, for us, we got married on the 7th, so each month on the 7th would be our date night. I want to borrow this idea for the new year!
    Love your blog--all the sweet pics of your adorable boys and fun tutorials. Merry Christmas!

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  14. My husband and I just made it to 26 years. It is so easy to get busy with kids and life that alone time falls by the wayside and we need to hit the re-set button! Some friends of ours set a date night each month on the day they were married. So, for us, we got married on the 7th, so each month on the 7th would be our date night. I want to borrow this idea for the new year!
    Love your blog--all the sweet pics of your adorable boys and fun tutorials. Merry Christmas!

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