Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Jewelry & Romance!

Do you have any creative ideas for making time for quality time with your husband?

My husband tends to be a loner, so time can fly before we notice that it's been awhile since we've had a conversation that did not include logistics of some sort - what time for dinner, which painter to hire, discipline issues and the like. I'm sure (well, hopefully!) you can relate.

Here are my 2 tips:

1. Pay attention to what actually matters to your husband and focus on those things. I had to ask. My husband likes to have home-cooked meals and to always have a clean shirt for work. He can handle the chaos a lot better if those 2 things happen. Those 2 things make him feel cared for, so I try my best to make those things a priority. It makes such a difference.

2. Work on the kids' bedtime not being a struggle, and get them in bed on the early side of what works with your evening routine. It's worth the discipline it takes to not have a huge struggle at bedtime - it makes the evening more pleasant for everyone and gives you time with your hubby after the kids go to bed.

So, obviously, this is an area I could use a little advice myself. I also need some interesting and fun questions to answer. And, maybe, just maybe - you would like something fun for YOURSELF! Maybe for your next night out with your husband?

So, here is my proposition - are you ready? 'Cause you could win this! Isn't it BEAUTIFUL? It's from Susan at Bead-attitude. Be sure to check out her other beautiful jewelry here.


Here's how to to enter to win this necklace and earrings:
1. Post about your most romantic time with your husband since your kids came into your life. Please mention that you would like to win the necklace from Bead-attitude with a link to her site, and include a link back to this post so others can find more romantic moments.
2. Come back and add your link to your "romantic" post to Mr. Linky.
3. Leave a comment with a question for "Wednesdays with WeaverMom"

It's easy! And fun! And you could win jewelry!

I'll get the ball rolling with my romantic moment:

We don't have family nearby - in fact, our closest family is a solid 20 hour drive away. True date nights are a little rare. Recently, a good friend of mine had a hard drive crash with the only copy of her pictures of her baby son on it. My computer wizard husband recovered all but 2 of the pictures. Isn't he great? :) She wanted to repay him with an evening of babysitting, but because of her baby, she asked if we could bring the kids to her house.

So, we said no. NOT! We actually said, "Which night works for you?" :) We contemplated going to dinner. Going to a movie! Going to the bookstore -without kids!

But, we ended up coming back home. And it was wonderful. Home. Alone. Together. For the first time in six years. It was odd. Different. QUIET!

Here is a picture of our nice dinner: (The plastic cup makes it super fancy - don't ya think?)


We both thought it was the best date we've had - possibly ever. Definitely since the kids were born.

Is it wrong to pray for friend's hard drives to crash? (*wink* LOL!)

Your turn!





13 comments:

Lori said...

Great post and great idea. To make quality time for your husband.

My husband likes those same things too. A good cooked meal and things under control at home here so we can have more of a relaxing fun time spent with the kids or together when he gets home from work.

I'd have to think about our most romantic memorable date????
Your's sounded like it was very special indeed.

Penless Thoughts said...

Great idea here. I'll come back later and read what some have suggested.
Susan

Joyismygoal said...

I willpost this on Fri tried to take the linky off but i do not know how:<

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Great thoughts! We are fortunate to have family around, but honestly, they are quite busy in the PM's...I usually get daytime help.

We finally broke down and hired a sitter one night a month from 8-11 (after kids are asleep because it is a rare person who can put all three to bed). We can't wait!

Just Mom said...

That is an awesomely romantic moment.

I can totally understand how hard it is to get away because families are far away. My parents still live in Hawaii, and my in-laws live in Oregon. Both are miles away from the midwest.

You've given me something to think about.

kdwhorses said...

Date night, what is that? I can not even remember the last time we had a date night! But I can say with Savannah in Kindergarten this year we do get to spend alittle more time together. So that has been nice.
Love the jewelry, would love to be enetered in the drawing.

tAnYeTTa said...

this was a perfect post. the plastic cup is super romantic. i love it :)

Momma Roar said...

Beautiful!!

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

I posted my little story.

http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2007/10/my-husband-he-can-be-romantic-when-he.html

Melissa Markham said...

What a neat idea! And how clever of you to figure out things that truly made a difference to your husband and made him feel more special.

A question...what kind of question are you looking for?

How about this...if you were to be able to visit anywhere you wanted to go in the world, where would it be and who would you go with?

Thanks for the fun!

Jeannie said...

Oh the plastic cups were the added touch to the table! My husband and I routinely have "paper plate" dinners on the patio. I love your blog and have been reading for about a week now. Bookmarked it as a matter of fact. I put a post up about my romantic husband over at http://heavenlyramblings.wordpress.com

Jennifer said...

I absolutely think plastic cups are romantic! The less time spent on cleanup leaves more time for "togetherness" and THAT's romantic!

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