One of my 2013 resolutions is to better prioritize my marriage. Dan and I have a great relationship already, but I know that I let myself make excuses too easily about kids or work or stress or whatever getting in the way of us really putting us above it all. I want to rekindle, if you will. And so we've made the agreement to start out by making sure we have monthly dates and I'm doing my best to plan ahead of time for babysitters and planning the dates themselves so that life doesn't get in the way and prevent us from making the time that we need.
Here are the dates we currently have lined up for 2013:
February: A Hockey Game
March: Take a cooking class together
April: Visit the Creation Museum
May: Cincinnati Reds Game
June: We'll be on a mission trip in Ecuador this month, so lots of quality "date" time.
July: The Observatory (take 2, last visit wasn't so much a success)
August: TBD- any ideas?
September: TBD- any ideas?
October: Dinner at our local winery
November: Dinner at our favorite winery (so, we like wine...)
December: Ice Skating
I guess a lot of my resolutions, including this one, are about not allowing life to be all about the day-to-day. About not allowing the mundane to become the hero of the story. And that applies to marriage as well- especially to marriage I think. What is that saying that they say, that the best gift you can give your children is to love your husband/wife? I couldn't agree more.