Photo by: Caley Newberry Photography
Sorry for the delayed post this week, but seriously my brain has been like scraping metal together lately. Anyways I thought I would post something a little lovey dovey this week, since Valentine’s just happened, and there’s all this love in the air mumbo jumbo going around. Plus, I really like spending time with my husband. It’s easy to think you have to do something big in order to spend time with your spouse, but there are plenty of little moments you can snatch that are just as (if not more so) meaningful. So without further adieu here are twenty moments you can share with your husband.
1. Watch the sunrise or sunset together
Ultimate cheesy romance movie scene situation! The sunrise/set is beautiful, and is a perfect moment to share with someone you love.
2. Clean together
Cleaning stinks, but not as much as when you don’t do it. Why not make it more meaningful by doing it with the one you love. Turn up the music, and get it done. You will have accomplished something together, and there won’t be any bitter feelings about one of you doing all the cleaning by yourself.
3. Cook together
I’m pretty good at cooking, except for the fact that I don’t like doing it, mostly because I’m lazy. It makes it a lot easier when you have someone to do it with, and a lot more fun. Make sure you turn on some music, and give him a smack on the butt with a wooden spoon. Well, maybe that’s not the most sanitary thing…
4. Dance together
Every now and again my husband and I break out in random goofy dancing (or singing). We don’t really discuss what just happened afterwards and just go on about our business, but I believe it brings us closer.
5. Stargaze together
There is nothing more beautiful to me than the stars. My husband and I have been catching all the meteor showers lately. Grab a big blanket and something hot to drink, then discuss the vastness of the universe.
6. Throw the football around
…or any ball for that matter. Doesn’t matter, just do something fun and playful. If you want to make a day of it, wait until game day, get some wings, and toss the football around during half time.
7. Go to a drive-in theater
The regular movies are great, but at the drive-in you can still chat or make comments without getting shushed. You can cuddle up to each other, and bring whatever food you like. We personally prefer Chinese takeout.
8. Go out for coffee, smoothies, or milkshakes
Sit at a cafe table, sip on your drinks, and stare deeply into each other’s eyes. First person to blink loses.
Walk up to him and demand to be cuddled with! That’s what works for me anyways. Skip the nagging and begging, and tell him like it is sister!
10. Create something together
Pick out something you can make together. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Just draw each other’s picture and hang it on the fridge. Or maybe put together a new piece of furniture, and try to figure it out without instructions (but maybe keep them nearby just in case).
11. Sit around a fire, and discuss life
I love sitting around a fire. It’s where I’ve had some of my favorite memories and conversations. There are so few distractions, besides maybe a wolf lurking in the woods if you’re in the country. PLUS you can roast marshmallows.
12. Go for walks together
Your doing something healthy together, getting some fresh air, and an interesting conversations is bound to come up. Maybe because you just saw old man Walters through his window in nothing but a towel, but still interesting.
13. Laugh together
Share the sillier moments of your day or some of the funny stories you’ve heard. There’s nothing I like to do more with my husband than laugh. If that doesn’t work, then just tickle him.
14. Play with your pets
Get a string and make fluffy run in circles, while you both giggle repeatedly, or try playing Frisbee with old sparky.
15. Go out for breakfast
I love breakfast. Bacon, scrambled eggs, waffles, bacon. I always feel it’s better to try and start the day on a good note rather than just end it on one. Make breakfast a special date with your honey instead of dinner. You’ll be a bright and shiny smiling thing for the rest of the day…until someone cuts you off in traffic.
16. Figure out a crossword together
Bring out your inner old people, and try to decipher a crossword together. It’s actually a lot more fun than it sounds.
17. Go to an arcade
Bring out your inner children and a pocket full of coins. Spend the whole afternoon playing games, and trying to win that gigantic teddy bear on the wall.
18. Try out a new restaurant
Pick a new restaurant you have been meaning to try, and finally go out to eat somewhere instead of ordering takeout all the time.
19. Netflix marathon
Pick a show on Netflix to binge watch together like Making a Murderer, or have an all night scary movie marathon!
20. Go thrifting together
See all the cool and quirky (or hilarious) stuff you can find! Maybe you’ll find something awesome like a figurine of a cat in a top hat that you can proudly display in your home.
There you have it, twenty ways to spend time with your husband. Now go get him, yank him by the ear, and tell him like it is!