Skip to main content

48 Things To Do With Your Spouse

Last night Ralexwin and I took some time to make a list of things to do together sans kids. We sat down and quickly brainstormed idea's, then went through and nixed the things that one or the other wasn't willing to do.
 

Here's our pre-nixing list. (Ralexwin is red, I'm black)

Note: We got into a bit of an 'argument' between 21-24.

1. Dancing
2. Learn a new recipe
3. Go for walks
4. Read a book
5. Watch a movie
6. Re purpose something (furniture-ish)
7. Weed the garden
8. Lie on a blanket under the stars
9. Candle-lit dinner
10. Write a letter to someone together
11. Play Starcraft
12. Take $10 each and buy a gift for each other in the same store without being caught.
13. Go out to dinner
14. Clean out a closet
15. Make a time capsule
16. Make a quilt
17. Memorize scriptures
18. Make a photographic alphabet
19. Give each other back massages
20. Have a conversation only on paper
21. Read poetry
22. Learn book-binding
23. Learn Chinese
24. Clean out the bookshelves
25. Make cookies
26. Draw portraits of each other
27. Create a family mission statement
28. Make a family crest
29. Do genealogy
30. Play hide and seek
31. Play Nintendo
32. Buy and play scrabble
33. Finish our journal with memories
34. Make a surprise for the kids
35. Go out to lunch
36. Make a declaration of love
37. Read a Louis L'Amour book
38. Go away overnight.
39. Go to the park and play on the playground
40. Do a scavenger hunt (double date style)
41. Go window shopping
42. Do Geo caching
43. Sit by the fire and drink hot cocoa
44. Build a fort out of blankets
45. Go garage sale-ing
46. Send a Thank-you card to someone
47. Be a secret gifter to someone
48. Go on a double date

So Ralexwin rolled his eyes at #'s 26, 32 and 36 and cringed at #16. I rolled my eyes at #'s 11 and 37 and cringed at 17 (only because it hurts my brain... okay!). For the most part, however, we agreed that the list sounded fun. We did nix the declaration of love and the portraits of each other, as well as anything remotely chore-like. We kept scripture memorization because, really, who crosses that off a list?

Oh, and we're not going to attempt book binding or Chinese.

Comments

frenchieliza said…
Great ideas! My husband and I are always looking for new and different things to do together!
Cari Hislop said…
You have a husband who wants to go dancing and read poetry (you lucky wench) and you want to clean out a closet? Girl; you gotta get your romantic priorities right. Cleaning a closet? Your love language MUST be Acts of Service (but that's another story).

Closets aside, I liked your idea of lying on a blanket and staring at the stars. While looking at the stars...you could surprise your husband with some poetry by torchlight and a flask of hot chocolate and cookies...get three in one! ;)
Cannwin said…
Cari my dear, that sounds like a lovely idea!
Claire Wessel said…
I love this list! I think I'll try to get Lee to make one with me this weekend and post it on my blog :) Yes, that would make me a copycat. I'm okay with it.
What a great idea to brainstorm a list for things to do together :o) Wow! I was pretty impressed that you even considered learning Chinese! haha

You both really had a lot of fun ideas! :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
thank you so much for stopping by!
Jenny said…
Cute post! Loved the "eye rolling"!

Popular posts from this blog

Altered Shoe Art: Ring Holder Shoe Tutorial

This was my week two craft for So You Think You're Crafty. I placed third that week for this one. I thought you might enjoy finding out how I made it.


I tried about a million different decorations before settling on one that didn't drown out my rings. I wanted them to the focal point. This is also why I went with black fabric and not something more vivid.

Don't be intimidated by the lack of 101 I'm giving you. It really is a straight forward sort of project. If you know how to use a glue gun without burning yourself you can do this. Just be sure to dust off your imaginative brain space first. :)

The one important thing you might be wondering is how I got the pink fabric to stick to the shoe. I really just Mod Podged it on.

There are several different ways to make ring tubes that you can find online. One I saw used that colored foam paper stuff that you find in the kids craft section. I thought that might have been easier, but I had scraps of batting lying around so I …

How-To Pretend You Work For Anthropologie

The problem with Anthropologie is that they cost way too much money. WAY TOO MUCH! I mean, come on--these book boxes:

Cost $68-$188!

Do you have that kind of money?

I don't, but you know what I do have? I have a library with a cart full of free books that no one really cares about! So guess what I did... I made my own (and then I gave them away because I really don't have anywhere to put them).

Here's how.
















What do you think?

I Am A Phoenix

This is a drawing I did right after my divorce, when I was trying to discover my life's course and who I was as a person. Divorce is this horrendously nasty thing that leaves a person with little to nothing of who they were before (at least that's how it was for me). My family was gone, at one point I had counted up blood/legal relatives that had stopped talking to me and it was nearly 60. Things were bad, but one of the recurring comments I heard from other divorcee's was 'Get bitter, or get better.' So I aimed for better. I came up with my own personal code of conduct (Quiet Dignity) and my own personal motto.

The motto the drawing is based off of is: 
"I am a Phoenix. I was born for the fire and I will rise from the ashes."
But, that's not all. Each aspect of the drawing has meaning. I researched these... so I hope I got them right. lol
I chose to make my image reminiscent of a mandala with the most significant parts at the very center. The shape i…