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Don’t get stuck in a rut of work and your daily routine! You will never get your first year of marriage back so make it count!
1- Take Time For Each Other- This seems like an easy idea. A novel idea and one that you wouldn’t have to be reminded about. Yet as daily life and demands takes it’s natural priority it’s easy to say “well later”. Make it a priority even on your busy days to stop, listen and talk. Set aside a time and don’t let distractions get in the way. Some days are easier than others!
2- Travel- We love to go. I think go is our middle name! We traveled every chance we could the first year we were married. We spent 3 weeks in the New England and Canada area, we took a road trip to Florida, Texas, Alabama, Ohio/Kentucky and a few other random spots in there too! We knew that the first year was our time to go and do because we were going to start building a house and were planning on children. So we really went a lot and we don’t regret it. We only regret we couldn’t have gone and done more! In time we’ll go again once our house is complete!
3- Staycations- For the times you can’t go whether work, life or finances don’t allow you make plans for a fun staycation! Think of things in your area you wouldn’t normally have time to do or make time to go there. Pretend you are tourists in your area…you’ll save a lot of money and have so much fun at the same time.
4- Make an Adventure List You want to do together – This adventure list doesn’t have to all be checked off the first year of marriage…rather make it adventures you want to do together in life. Who knows you might not check off one until your 20th anniversary, I don’t know but it’s fun to dream and plan together. This in and of itself is half of the fun- dreaming life together! (Oh and if you are really wanting to kill that adventure list you can make some extra money as mentioned in #5 below!!)
5- Do Good for Others- Look around you and serve together. There are opportunities we face and see everyday if we’ll just be attentive. Help others. Do good for Others. Whether it’s with an organization or something just the two of you decide to do, you can never out do. Remember doing isn’t always in financial ways, rather it can be in time, effort or your talents you share. One way you can do good is by selling your Wedding Dress at PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com It’s easy and such a neat way to make good use of your dream dress…ok if you aren’t certain you want to do this you can at least check out how the process works and use their calculator to see how much your dream dress is valued! Pretty neat if you ask me!
How does it work?
You as the seller pay a one time $25 listing fee with no other charges involved which is an awesome way considering so many times there are other hidden fees involved with consignment or resale sites. Be sure to describe your dress well with every detail you can and include quality images of those details/front/back etc. Again their calculator as I mentioned above is a great way to get a reasonable starting price so you can list and sell successfully.
6- Make the Little Things Count- You know like dropping a quick love note in the hubbies lunch box because you know you love it when he shows up after work with flowers in hand. Oh what about buying his favorite candy at the store and surprising him in his lunch box…we all know the way to a mans heart is food!! Yet the little things can be doing something for them, helping, listening, going somewhere…part of the fun is finding out what that “little” thing is and how much it means to them.
7- Date Nights every week- We always tried to have a date night once a week. Yes the exception proves the rule but we like to make it a point to go out or spend time together doing something we both enjoy. Sometimes our date nights consisted of staying home making homemade pizza and playing a board game…sometimes date night consisted of a church activity or even a night out with friends. None the less it was a time set aside to be intentional about being together and doing something. Life gets in the way if you don’t make it a priority!
8- Kiss Often and Long- Yep. Not much more to expound on here!
Hi I’m Erin a Southern mama from South Mississippi, owner and chief editor of Sixth Bloom a blog helping mom-tographers capture their kiddos and life, talking all things home, parenting and how we navigate through life. You will find me living life to the fullest with my mister (aka husband) and our little one year old, Miss Elle, in our 500+ sq foot cottage as we build our dream house on our two acres! We are blessed beyond measure, love to travel, involved in ministry at our church and in between all of that I run three successful businesses!