Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Let the planning begin!

Yesterday I approached hubby about my idea of a weekly date night. We have gotten lucky by getting paid each alternate week so I decided the week I was paid I had to come up with a planned activity for our date night. The rules are simple, it does not need to be extravagant. It can be a planned meal and a rental movie, a dinner out, stopping at a new trail and then going for ice cream. It just has to have some thought put into it. I was actually surprised by how readily he agreed! I thought he would've put up more of a fight! Don't get me wrong we always do things on weekends and he is great at stopping at shops we haven't been before, or wanting to take Cinnamon on new walking trails. I just wanted date night to be something special, something of thought that we put in to show each other how much we care and the time we spend together.

So, I have been racking my brain trying to come up with a great first idea! (I got off easy, it's his date night this coming weekend ;) I think for the first date night I plan we're going to take a haunted ghost tour. We have to meet at The shop of Ms. Somebody (?) and then we walk with lanterns around the area while our guide explains the history and hauntings of the area! (No worries on ruining the surprise, hubby doesn't read my blog).

I am so exicted! I am really pleased we are going to do this. So to cap off this blog I decided to share with you my favorite photo of the two of us, our wedding photo. It does require a little explanation.

We decided to get married but in order to file the required paperwork (as I was not born in the US ),we chose to marry in front of the justice of the peace instead of taking a year to plan an elaborate affair. We did however, wish to have a big celebration with family and friends afterwards but money, as always, had other ideas. LOL.
We got married at my in laws big old Victorian house. She is a gorgeous old dame! That day we had a blizzard so severe they had not seen one like it in 20 years! Don't let the picture fool you, I was freeeezing. The dress was a steal! I wanted something beautiful for the pictures that we took but I was on a tight budget. It is hard to tell in the photo but it even had a little cathedral train! I bought this dress at Herrburgers which is something like a JC Penney. It was marked down 80% and I paid a grand total of $23! Thrilled I tell you, thrilled!! Hubby looked so handsome and asked me if I minded if he wore his trademark bandana. Who am I to say no? I wore leopard shoes!

~ Marcia


  1. Beautiful dress! And I love the bandana. So happy to hear you are planning date nights. The ghost tour will be a blast- I've always wanted to do one of those.

  2. What a great weedding photo and the best part is that you have had a wedding that is so uniquely yours,special ,personal,filled with many little things that make a lifetime of awesome memories to smile about to look back on with joy.Congratulations for such a wonderful accomplishment.
    All the personal touches that made it yours .
    Like his bandana and her shoes :) sweetness !
    The date night sounds great ,it is important to enjoy this time ,life has a way of getting busy and before you know it sometimes those little moments are lost to work or exhaustion.
    Blessings of joy to you both
    as you celebrate your continued love .

  3. I loved reading this story of your wedding. And, I admire you for sharing your wedding day with your hubby (the bandanna) and tha tit just wasn;t all abouthte bride as is so typical these days. You have a unique wedding, one you will be able to tell your kids and grandkids about.

    BTW I have given you an award. Please pick up on www.thewritinginstinct.blogspot.com



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