the date envelope
contents $15 Blockbuster gift card, 2 Do You Know Your Husband/Wife Quiz books
It's a slumber party for two! I also grabbed this idea from Love Actually. My little note above explains it all -- get comfy & cozy in front of the tv, order in some pizza, fill out the Do You Know? quiz books, pop in a movie, enjoy some popcorn, and stay up all night talking or whatever.
the date night
July was a busy month. We were on vacation half the month, and Scott was out of town for the other half of the month. So when we planned a spur of the moment weekend in the city, we decided to bring along the date envelope. Yay for separate / adjoining hotel rooms! But . . . I got food poisoning that night so nothing fun was going to happen.
Just goes to show that sometimes your best laid plans go awry.
We tried again a few weeks later. I put together a fun date basket
There was so much to do -- 2 movies, quizzes, discussion, treats . . . . We ended up spreading it out over an entire weekend. We ditched the living room floor idea (because that would mean we'd have to walk downstairs) and chose the comfort of our bedroom instead for movie watching and late-night talks.
The quiz books . . . so. much. fun. And I can truthfully tell you that Scott really enjoyed it too. There are 100 questions in each book so we worked in 20 question increments. We'd quietly jot down our answers about the other person and then go through it together one by one. I have to say that we know each other very well! Very few wrong answers in there. Some of the questions were totally random (like, what pocket does he put his wallet in?), some were good "what would he/she do in this situation?" questions, and others asked about their childhood, personality, and habits. I highly recommend it as a fun activity to do together.
the scrapbook layout
no photos this month. I cut out some of our answers from the quiz books to include on this month's layout. (click on the photo to see it larger)
To see each of our monthly dates from 2011, click here.