Date times!! Do you go on them? In the early years of our marriage I always wanted to go on dates, but my husband wasn’t keen - he was very focused and structured with all that needed to be done. And then the tables turned after we had children. He always wanted to go on dates, and I wasn’t keen to leave our children behind. I was very picky with who I left our children with which made dates few and far between; I preferred having family dates instead. But! 9 years and 6 months into our eternity together, we are both finally at a place where we both want and need to have that one-on-one time together. ⠀ .⠀ We’ve never had family living close enough to make dropping our children off to them for a date, an easy process. But, over the last few years I have learnt to trust more and to not let my worries and fears and attachments keep me from asking close friends nearby, who I trust, to babysit our children. Whenever we arrive home from a date, our children are always beaming with excitement having had such a fun time with their babysitters.⠀ .⠀ I’ve learnt that not only is date time so important to the nurturing of a marriage, but that it’s healthy for my babies to be with others during the time we go on dates. It adds to them thriving as they continue to grow. I’m still choosey, but I’ve continued to grow in asking for babysitters. I have a hard time asking others for help in general. .⠀ But, It’s date time today! And we’re doing my favourite thing! Food and being present with one another. Right now a pecan caramel chocolate slice from @raw_pantry has me all 😍 So we may possibly end up there! ☺️⠀ .⠀ I love inexpensive simple dates where we can talk. What are some of your favourite simple things to do on a date? . . . . 📷: @amysteedphotography
We celebrated 15 years of #love and #marriage yesterday! 🎉 It’s been a great ride – some paths smoother than others, some miles longer than others, some journeys spontaneous and pleasantly surprising…some routes took us in circles…made a few detours, but slowing down only helped us to accelerate…and three energetic riders have joined us along the way to keep us moving! We’re still happily pushing forward, and I think some of our best destinations are yet to come. ☺️ #marriageisajourney#staythecourse Swipe to see a few details from our #wedding celebration. Fun fact: We had two ceremonies – first time was an intimate ceremony with only our parents in NY and second time was a celebration with friends and family in Atlanta!