Sunday, November 21, 2010

Love, Actually

I don't know about you, but since we've had a child, our relationship has been anything but the easy-to-maintain relationship we had prior to Camden's birth.  Lucky for me, I still have a great husband, and a desire to work on that; so, I was thrilled when I saw my ever-so-talented friend's blog with a link to THIS

(Shhh....don't tell my husband)

The crazy thing is, we used to do so many FUN things on our date nights, and now we hardly have the energy.  I am glad to know this website promotes things that cost little to nothing, we can use our creative minds (which when I begin, always gets a little out of hand and it really is SO enjoyable), and further, be the strong FOUNDATION for our family we should be as a couple first.  Because I truly believe that the stronger couples are, the easier it is for the rest of the family to follow suit.  It's not as easy and carefree once kids come into the picture, but it's possible!  And we can find a way to bring that creative dating back to our lives again; even on a tight time/energy/money budget.

First step: Make our family mission statement! TOGETHER, for a date night--So excited!

I'm certain ours will be based off of The Family: A Proclamation to the World.  Because I LOVE that inspired document!  I'll be sure to include a picture of the finished product!

And for the men, you may enjoy this. (The movie related to the book is a little cheesy, but it's still great for the sap!)  I even have it (the book, not the movie) if you want to borrow it!

So, this is what has me renewed, rejuvenated, and inspired lately!  What's inspiring you?

Love, Actually.


Anonymous said...

Um, yeah. I'm totally right there with you on how much more difficult our relationship has become since the baby was born. Extra stress, extra frustrations, but extra love and joy too. Maybe after we get this project done, I will try something like this! (And also, have you seen the movie "Love Actually"? I have an edited version and I LOVE that movie! And Neal likes it too, although he's tired of me watching it every Christmas.)

Wood Family said...

I saw the movie a few years ago and bawled like a baby. It really opened my eyes and made me realize how lucky I am even when I think things are down at the time. I would suggest that movie to everyone!!