Valentine’s Day is next week. Are you ready?

It's giveaway time!

I’m joining with my blogging friends Lori (The Generous Wife) and Bonny (Bonny’s OysterBed7) to do a Valentine’s Day giveaway.

My giveaway includes some things that are special to me:

  • My favorite chocolate—Dove Dark Heart Promises (affiliate link)
  • A hand-knit boa. I knit this last year after knitting the one I wrote about here. It’s been sitting in a knitting bag waiting for the right occasion, and this is it.
  • A blank journal. I have found it helpful to chronicle my journey toward a more whole sexual intimacy—even more than what you see here. I want to encourage you to write about your journey, no matter what path that takes.
  • A Travel Vibes Maui vibrator, courtesy of Married Dance. I know vibrators aren’t for everyone. However, several readers have shared with me that they would like to try a vibrator but they’re too embarrassed to actually buy one. If you win one, you’ll be spared that. (The link gives you some good suggestions for how you and your husband can use a vibrator together, too.) I wanted to include this because it is so important to me to encourage wives to try new things with their husbands.

Valentine's Day 2015 Giveaway!

You can see Lori’s giveaway here and Bonny’s giveaway here.

In addition to our individual giveaways, we’re going to have a grand prize, too! Someone will win some wonderful items from Married Dance, a Christian friendly sex toy store (Foreplay in a Row game, Emotion Lotion  warming lotion, and a LAmour bullet vibrator). Everyone who enters our individual giveaways will be eligible for our grand prize drawing.

We’ll choose winners Thursday night so all our winners can receive their items before Valentine’s Day.

Are you ready to enter? Just leave a comment and share a fond memory of a date with your husband!

Thanks for entering, ladies!

Comments are now closed. Stay tuned for results!

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  1. One of my favorite dates with my hubby included a nighttime bike ride in a flash flood – we were soaked to our unmentionables, riding our bikes through waist-high water…I remember my sides hurt the next day from laughing so hard. It was one of our most spontaneous (and cheapest) dates ever!

    (I would be one of those people too embarrassed to purchase “sexy” items – hoping to win!)

  2. Teresa on February 2, 2015 at 3:12 am said:

    It was my birthday and my husband took me to a local restaurant close to the new house to which we had moved. It was a wonderful, delicious meal and good conversation. This restaurant makes the best cinnamon rolls and they serve one with your meal.

  3. Julie Cooper on February 2, 2015 at 4:17 am said:

    My hubby took me downtown on a snowy night at Christmas time to take a horse drawn buggy ride around the square to see the Christmas Lights.

  4. Johanna on February 2, 2015 at 6:02 am said:

    My favorite date nights are our “date nights in”. We have 4 boys from 12 yrs old to 1 yrs old so getting out can be tricky! My favorite current memories are cuddling on the couch with my husband after the kids have gone to bed. It is wonderful to be in his arms and all the worries/stress of the day just melts away. It is also a good reminder of how far our marriage has come and just awes me on the graciousness of God who restored our marriage.

  5. My husband was blessed with a free night at a local hotel. All we did was have dinner and watch movies (and some fun of course!), but it was nice to just be together and not be interrupted with little ones.

  6. Susan K on February 2, 2015 at 7:11 am said:

    I surprised him twice with paid for dinner at a really nice restaurant. So fun planning it!

  7. lisa blanco on February 2, 2015 at 7:16 am said:

    We won tickets one time for a casino cruise. We don’t gamble but we got to enjoy hanging out together on the boat watching the water nature around us all day and it was fun.

  8. One of my favorite dates was when he made me feel like a princess. He took me to get my hair done at a very nice salon then we had a very nice steak diner at one of my favorite restaurants. This was so special and it was a total surprise. Surprises are very much out of his comfort zone. love my husband so much.

  9. Stephanie on February 2, 2015 at 7:54 am said:

    Trying to be spontaneous my husband booked a room at a water park hotel. What he didn’t realize was the water park is for ages 3-12 years old. After looking like creepers (only adults without children) we went back to our room for a restful night. The very next day our daughter had a girl scout event…guess where…yup the kiddie water park hotel. We still have a good laugh at how surprised the front desk clerk looked when just the two of us checked it…now we know why.

  10. Janna A on February 2, 2015 at 8:37 am said:

    One of the most memorable, whether it is “fond” or not :), my husband can be romantic and he loves attention while I can be mortified by it. But we went to a nice restaurant and because his sister was a waitress there, he worked with her to set this up, but I was brought out roses and was serenaded by 4 or 5 of the waiters.

  11. With a busy life of raising children and not much time to ourselves, my husband surprised me, GOT BABYSITTING, and whisked me away to a romantic getaway! It was so extremely needed to recharged and reconnect with each other! Many special memories of that time. 🙂

  12. Amanda N. on February 2, 2015 at 8:47 am said:

    When we were still new to dating, we went for a nighttime walk to go see cows. Seems random, but I am an animal lover and he grew up on a farm so it was fun. He also didn’t tell me where we were going.

    Thanks for the giveaway! Lori from the Generous Wife sent me!

  13. Calah hansen on February 2, 2015 at 8:56 am said:

    My favorite dates include walks and just chatting. It’s nice to be away from distractions and electronic devises 🙂

  14. Best date night memory was going to an amusement park together! We had so much fun laughing and being silly together!

  15. FarAboveRubies on February 2, 2015 at 9:03 am said:

    I became the big radio station winner. We won a night’s stay at a otherwise unaffordable high class hotel. There was a fireplace and hot tub in the room. We were treated with a five course meal, something that we had never experienced before. On that day, prior to staying at the hotel, we were picked up by a limo. I have a photo showing that it was wider than our house. The limo drove us around to nearby towns to pick up git certificates at the local businesses. It was several hundred dollars worth of prizes. It was a God-send. I had been taking care of my aging father-in-law full-time and I truly needed this break with my husband.

  16. Stephanie on February 2, 2015 at 9:29 am said:

    For our 20th Wedding Anniversary we decided to do 20 things we had never done together before. It took us two days, but we did it. I took pictures of most of the new things we tried and then put them in a small scrapbook that I had made as a gift for my hubby. It was so much fun.

  17. Vanessa bates on February 2, 2015 at 9:30 am said:

    We didn’t want to deal with crowds on Valentine’s day and we had three small kids we would have to pay a babysitter to watch so I set up a table in our bedroom. Candles and China plates. Romantic music playing. I set out the massage table which is a great investment even if you don’t know the first thing about massage:-) we ate and talked and danced. All in our bedroom. Kids were content downstairs with pizza and movies. It was the best Valentine’s Day.

  18. Jessie S on February 2, 2015 at 9:38 am said:

    Thank you for the giveaway! A fun date I remember with my husband was when we went to the dollar store one time, we each got $5 and went around the store finding 5 different things we thought the other person would like or enjoy. We then went to a park for a picnic lunch and slowly revealed each item to each other, and explaining the item if need be. It was an awesome way to see myself through his eyes and to feel cherished by him, as most of the things he got were surprises to me but made sense once he explained it!

  19. My favorite date was actually a few weeks ago. We just went to a movie but it was different than normal we were both relaxed and carefree. It was like we were dating again! We have had a rough couple of years so we needed this very much!!

  20. My favorite dates with my husband were probably going to our church camp for a couples retreat weekend. We did that for several years when our kids were little. It was a much needed time away to reconnect as a couple.

  21. Pam Ecker on February 2, 2015 at 10:14 am said:

    My valentine memory is going out for dinner, with my husband, (having crab legs the size of Texas! Lol) and then going to see Casting Crowns in concert in Grand Rapids, MI.

  22. Dig. Mem. on February 2, 2015 at 10:36 am said:

    I don’t have a specific fond memory, but I always appreciate that my husband cares enough about me to treat me with chocolate even though he knows I struggle to stay thin, because he knows I love, love love it!

  23. There are those moments when you pray and tell yourself over and over again “Please don’t let me forget this!” We were fairly new in our relationship and had spent the day/night at an arcade/party place with indoor go-karts and we didn’t want the night to end. We opened his truck bed and played some music through his stereo and talked in the light breeze of an early summer. =) It was prefect.

  24. Melissa on February 2, 2015 at 11:36 am said:

    My favorite dates aren’t technically dates at all. It’s the long car trips when the kids fall asleep and we just talk and talk. And sometimes we put on some music from when we were dating (a nostalgic reminder) hold hands and just sing as loud as we can together. I have a hard time traveling as it wears me out like crazy but those moments together stuck side by side with no tv or computer or other distractions just touching and connecting over music or conversation makes me love something I use to hate.

  25. This date memory will not likely win any prizes for romance as we typically think of it, but it touched my heart so deeply that it’s my most fond memory of a date. When I was dating my husband, my family had just gone through a divorce and my dad had lost his job. I was in high school and had an evening job. I have my dad my paycheck for rent. One day my boyfriend (now husband) called and asked if I would like to go to Sears with him to buy a socket set. Of course I said yes because I always wanted to be with him. We went to Sears and walked right on by the sockets and when I asked what about the sockets he said, “Well actually we’re really here because you need new shoes”. I had just mentioned that in passing about getting new shoes sometime when I could afford them. We hadn’t even been dating that long, maybe a month. But he heard me. He cared about my comfort and he didn’t want to embarrass me by telling me that’s why we were going. It really touched my heart in a way I had never been touched before.

  26. One of my favorite times with my hubs was when we discovered geocaching. Fun in expensive time together that he planned 🙂

  27. My favorite dates are the spontaneous ones like when we take a drive and flip a coin at every intersection to see if we turn left or right and end up at a new winery or a pretty small-town park, or when we decide to stop and take pictures of ourselves at every weird roadside attraction on a road trip like the world’s largest golf tee. We have so much fun when we laugh together.

  28. One of my favorite date nights was Valentines 2011! My husband told me to get in the car and follow him. I was so nervous. He stopped near this water tower (made into a house) right on the beach. He had rented it for 3 days for us!! I was so surprised and excited it was like an adventure. When we took the elevator to the top there was candles, flowers, and food waiting for us. Needless to say we got pregnant with our first son that night. And my husband has a tattoo of the water tower on his arm to always remind us :>

  29. Lots of favorite moments… Still remember our first 4th of July watching fireworks in the Pittsburgh at the point where the 3 rivers meet. Right under the fireworks. Incredible display. Felt like my heart was exploding with our newly discovered love with each boom.

  30. Some of our most fun dates have been ….at home dates. relaxing in candlelight. most recent when our hotel was paid for… relieves so much stress.

  31. Brittani on February 2, 2015 at 1:52 pm said:

    My favorite date was our first date! He picked me up and took me to a little place called Cosi and ordered s’mores for 2. They brought a little fire out to our table and we roasted marshmallows indoors in the middle of winter!

  32. April Wooten on February 2, 2015 at 2:14 pm said:

    In 2000 we went to a block party in the city and he took me to the park we went to on our first date and he had sparkling grape juice, a couple of wine glasses and one candle and we listened to the count down and drank our cider to welcome in the New Year.

  33. Not too many date memories, but usually a box of chocolate (which I love) and occasionally some flowers. Its always nice when he takes the time to show he cares.

  34. Fond memory – He bought me a telephoto lens for my camera and we went to the zoo and took animal pictures. It was such a lovely day!

  35. Barb Curtis on February 2, 2015 at 3:26 pm said:

    When my husband actually cooked “me” dinner! It was one of his most thoughtful gifts

  36. Claire on February 2, 2015 at 3:36 pm said:

    My favorite date memory was when I managed to get us tickets to a Yo Yo Ma and Kansas City Symphony concert. It was the only time I was able to surprise my husband (a feat in itself) and we enjoyed a wonderful concert!

  37. My favorite date with my husband was a date-night-in. He showed up at our apartment door with a Christmas tree. We set up the tree, drank hot cocoa, played Christmas carols and got in the Christmas mood. It was so spontaneous because we had talked about picking out the tree together. Made it more special that he put thought into it and surprised me.

  38. Lisa Stillman on February 2, 2015 at 6:32 pm said:

    For our 30th wedding anniversary, we toured an aquarium and went white-water rafting for the first time.

  39. Our first date will always be memorable to me. It was actually a lunch date that was supposed to include several mutual friends. We each knew that all the others had backed out at the last minute, but we both “forgot” to tell the other. It was just a simple lunch at a Mexican restaurant, after which I had to go to work. But it was how it all began, and we still playfully argue about who tricked whom.

  40. Mary C Smith on February 2, 2015 at 6:39 pm said:

    We love the Maryland beach in wintertime. so the week of our anniversary my husband took me to Assategue to celebrate. We bought a sandwich, took some water, oranges and a blanket in a back pack and walked the beach till we were tired. We spread the blanket and shared our lunch together while bundled in our winter coats, hats and scarves. It was a beautiful moment watching the waves and sea gulls in our secluded spot.

  41. Cassie on February 2, 2015 at 7:17 pm said:

    One of my fondest date memories is that of watching heat lightning with my husband (then boyfriend) on my front porch. We stayed out for hours enjoying the show and each others’ company.

  42. Janata Glover on February 2, 2015 at 7:26 pm said:

    My favorite memory was when my husband planned an anniversary trip to Charleston. He took care of all of the arrangement, which was the best part for me being that I plan everything. I thought that we were just going to have dinner anda movie. However, he took me on a dinner cruise!!! I had never heard of a dinner cruise. It was so special!!!

  43. McKenzie Baisden Bodiford on February 2, 2015 at 7:27 pm said:

    I’m a mom with three little ones under 4, so last valentines day I was planning on cooking for my husband. I came home with my hands full of lots of yummy things from the grocery store and my husband met me at the door an, took everything from me, walked me upstairs to a beautiful candle lit bubble bath with my favorite wine and with a new wonderful smelling soap (which makes me remember that night now every time I smell it). He then turned on my favorite recorded show and said he would be back later and to not come down. After an hour or so, I finally slipped into my robe and decided to read in bed until he came back. When he did he brought with him the amazing meal I was going to cook for HIM, and proceeded to tell me the kids had been fed and bathed and were now in bed! My jaw dropped! Let’s just say after our dinner, he was very well rewarded for all his efforts 😉

  44. My husband isn’t a big fan of county fairs, but I wanted to go so bad, so he took me to our county fair. Unfortunately, we got really lost and couldn’t find it! We decided just to stop and get a bite to eat on the way home. We ended up goofing off in a dollar store and buying all sorts of funny things. It was really fun because we had a lot of time to talk and laugh at our unexpected adventure.

  45. We went out to dinner, then for a walk down by the river. We ended the evening looking at stars and talking about constellations 🙂

  46. Debbie-Sue on February 2, 2015 at 8:49 pm said:

    My daughter stood me up for a concert we were supposed to go to together. My husband stepped in to take me to see Michael Buble! The kicker was he missed his favorite football team play a big game. This was a major sacrifice of love for him on a couple of levels (He hates MB). He did it solely for ME.

  47. Janette on February 2, 2015 at 9:26 pm said:

    My favorite date was when my husband took me out for our anniversary. He had planned everything and didn’t let me know any of the details. He took me to see blue collar comedy tour. I had no idea who it was till he bought the tickets! It was one of the best date nights we have had because I didn’t have to plan it!!

  48. lrritchie on February 2, 2015 at 9:42 pm said:

    I love your blog. My favorite memory of a date with my husband was the time he surprised me with a weekend getaway at a bed and breakfast.

  49. My husband made me my favorite food for V-day last year. It included Chipotle Rice and Steak, and bacon wrapped dates. He invited two other couples to participate and they organized games for us- one was where we had to answer questions about our spouses. They gave us roses, and chocolate to take home. It is my most favorite v-day ever.

  50. I am blessed to have a romantic husband who plans/does so many great dates for me…but to list my favorite: he arranged for the 3 kids to be at friends houses and then had 2 massage therapists come to our bedroom for a couples massage, then had me go enjoy a bubble bath where he brought me strawberries dipped in chocolate….and followed up with some great sex!

  51. giantsis on February 3, 2015 at 8:43 am said:

    We had a spontaneous “date” of couples massages! We had both had stressful weeks, when all of a sudden, my husband grabbed his phone and left the room – next thing I knew, he said “Let’s Go!” – still not knowing where we were going. We ended up at a local massage place – and he had booked 90 minute massages for both of us! I love that he takes care of me with things like this and I didn’t even ASK!

  52. Jessica on February 3, 2015 at 11:37 am said:

    One of my favorite dates was when we went away to a Weekend to Remember Getaway. It was a very special time of focusing on “us” and I believe our marriage is stronger for it!!

  53. One of my favorite date memories was recently when my husband took a new job and we went away for the weekend between jobs. We had so much fun just being together without the kids to enjoy each other!

  54. Chelsea Borders on February 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm said:

    My absolute favorite date with my (not then) husband had to be when we were visiting my family for Christmas. We decided to go off for a whole day and visit some famous places in Louisiana and ended up going to the Mall of Louisiana. He’s originally from Dover, Delaware and hasn’t really been anywhere else and of course, the Mall of Louisiana is huge! We went into a store and went up the escalator to the second floor. When I said let’s go into the mall, he turned around headed back toward the escalator. I asked him what he was doing and he was just as confused as I was. When I explained that the whole mall had a second floor and not just that store, he was flabbergasted! I died laughing and even when we went out into the mall, he was still astonished and very confused. I don’t let him forget it to this day and whenever we go visit my family again, I’m active duty so it’s not very often, I hope we go back so that I can relive that moment one more time.

  55. My last birthday was probably my favorite date in recent memory. We always go to the city and stay at a nice hotel. Go shopping and he even went in to the stores with me, and of course eating at a nice restaurant!

  56. Rhonda on February 3, 2015 at 8:38 pm said:

    Recent favorite date was a surprise. He planned the evening only telling me when to be ready!

  57. Well, this is kind of a long story, but very funny and blessed when I think back to it! My husband and I had had a miscarriage in the year 2000. So, I went on to my last 2 years of college and tried to get over the loss of our baby. I graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s of science in psychology, and after being admitted to 5 of the 6 schools to which I’d applied for doctorate in psychology. God had other plans. In May, 2001, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. 6-15-01 I had a lumpectomy followed by 4 cycles of chemotherapy, ending with 6 1/2 weeks of radiation, ending in January 20, 2002. I had made it thru, but told my docs I was extremely tired all the time. They told me to take a nap. I replied that I did take naps but when I woke up I felt worse than when I had laid down. They shrugged their shoulders and told me they had tested my Thyroid, it was fine, so go enjoy my life. I dragged through, making the best of it, while my husband and I tried to get pregnant with another baby. I was 35 at the time, desperately hoping to get pregnant,….finally, in September, 2002, I got pregnant! Elated, my husband and I decided to wait til I was pregnant for 3 months. We told a few close friends, but no family. In October, 2002, I started getting neck aches and felt dehydrated. I had a low-grade temp all the time. I called my doctor who told me to go to the emergency room if it continued thru the weekend. I remember asking “Can I wait until Monday to see you?” He said no. Well, on that Sunday, October 28, 2002, my husband took me to the ER. A nurse put her arm around me and said “are you our poor little pregnant woman?” and I nodded my head. They drew one vial of blood and the doctor came in and told me “cancer’s back.” I shook my head and said “nope, cancer was last year and baby is this year.” He shook his head and I told him to call my husband. My husband immediately left work and came to my bedside. He said he couldn’t think. I still didn’t know what was wrong. They decided to admit me to the hospital,….to make a rather lengthy story short, I had AML, a form of leukemia from the breast cancer chemotherapy agents. They told me I had to abort my baby. I refused. “God gave me this life, and He will take it when He wants” I said. I fell into a coma, spiked a fever of 105 degrees, and was put into ICU. I was transferred to another hospital. While being transferred, my husband was told I had a seizure. I had an MRI immediately upon coming to the new hospital, and saw my husband from up on the ceiling and the girl in the MRI tube (me) and felt very peaceful, but when I reached out to touch the girl’s foot (me) I felt so sad for her and wanted her to know someone was there. As I touched the girl’s foot, which felt very cold, I looked up, saw a light in the MRI tunnel, and bam was back in my body. During the next 3-4 weeks I was in a coma like state. My husband tells me when he told me our baby had died I frowned. I don’t remember that and I’m glad I don’t. It was very sad to me, and still is. Anyway I woke up one morning very early with my hand on my husband’s arm–he had slept beside me in the hospital–and a nurse came in. I was confused, and asked how long I had been asleep. Later my husband said “a couple of days” but when I asked what day it was, someone said a couple of days after Thanksgiving! Well, I had to learn to walk again and write my name. But, to live, I needed something very rare–a Bone Marrow Transplant. While I recuperated at home, the hospital kept me informed. Finally, some months later, the call came. ONE bone marrow donor had been found! ONE person out of 4.8 million people!! Praise God!!
    3 of 4 brothers and sisters in my family had been tested and none matched me. They had to look all over the world. They had looked in France, Germany–where they get a ton from, and they were looking in Australia,…but ONE person had come up in the U.S.!
    I had my bone marrow transplant on April 12, 2003, and it was a miracle. They let my husband click the IV so the blood could flow into me. We had my room decorated in red and white balloons that looked like blood cells! It was a party,….Jesus Christ had saved my soul with his blood and now another human being was donating his/her blood so I could physically live! It. was. a miracle! My mom, my mother-in-law, my very sweet sister-in-law, my good friends, my husband were all there to celebrate with me.
    Well, I got thru that. As I was recuperating, I thought about what I really wanted from life. To be a mom. To have someone call me mommy. That’s where my best valentine ever comes in! My husband invited me out to an Irish restaurant he had been to for the Friday before Valentine’s Day. It was very sweet, and on the way home, he said we might want to stop to turn some bottles in at the local Kroger. But, as we got close, he told me he had to go to he bathroom and we needed to go home now! He was driving quite fast and I was puzzled by his frantic attitude. We pulled in and as I got out to go inside, he got out too. I opened the door and all of a sudden it sounded like a million people shouted “Happy birthday!” I. Was. Shocked. Who were they talking to??? Me???? Oh my goodness! My husband pushed me up the stairs and said here’s your birthday cake and everyone started singing to me. Then my mom or mother-in-law (I can’t remember who) said close your eyes and make a wish? As I bent to blow the candles out on my cake, they said what did you wish for? LOOK TO YOUR LEFT! and I did and this strange woman started talking to me and I recognized her voice!! It was my bone marrow donor!! This precious woman who had stayed in a hospital for 3 days, using a bed pan, because her veins were too small for them to get the blood out the usual way. This precious woman who had sat with her oldest daughter (who later died) in a hospital and signed up to be a donor. You all don’t know what a thrill that was. My wonderful husband had made plans with her to fly out to surprise me for my birthday! and was it ever!! It is a wonderful story to tell, and even more wonderful that I get to share it with our wonderful Vietnamese daughter, adopted at 7 months old and 11 pounds, now 8! God is so good, He has been so good to me and my family, raining down His blessings on us!

  58. Planning special dates to surprise him.

  59. allyson tice on February 3, 2015 at 10:20 pm said:

    My husband took me to the local casino for dinner and some gambling. As we were leaving he told me to check out the waterfall, after i had i turned around and he was on one knee!!! he was shaking when he asked me if i woudl marry him!! i was SO excited i yelled yes yes yes! people clapped and cheered!

  60. Laura A. on February 4, 2015 at 9:29 am said:

    My favorite date with my husband was when we spent an afternoon together with dinner and then to a coffee shop to chat. Life gets so busy and we rarely get to get out and spend time together and just talk about anything and everything. It was good for us 🙂

  61. Melanie on February 4, 2015 at 2:13 pm said:

    My husband surprised me with a weekend skiing getaway. He packed our bags & groceries, reserved a condo and even managed to get our boots and poles in the car without my noticing. We stopped to pick up our skis from getting waxed and sharpened, and it wasn’t until he “accidentally ” made a wrong turn (towards the resort instead of home) that I susp what was happening.

  62. My favorite date with my husband was 12 years ago on my birthday. He planned the whole thing and took me on this amazing drive out in the middle of ‘nowhere’ through this beautiful valley he had discovered while on the job. It was so simple and perfect!

  63. Money’s always been tight, so when my husband booked three nights at a condo on Lake Superior last fall, we took full advantage of every minute we had alone. Didn’t see much outside the walls, but we sure did have a wonderful time together. It was like a mini-revival for us, and much needed. Still thanking God for those days.

  64. jnbwrs on February 4, 2015 at 3:48 pm said:

    We went away overnight and walked along the bay together. We explored some antique gift shops and had lunch at a seafood place. He surprised me with a beautiful butterfly necklace that he found in one of the shops.

  65. Luna S on February 4, 2015 at 4:17 pm said:

    My husband and I love just spending some alone time at home, we might go watch a movie then come home to play video games until it is time for the kids to come home.

  66. Debbie on February 4, 2015 at 7:43 pm said:

    One of our best dates was a hike in the spring. It was a beautiful warm morning, still some snow on the ground and the sun was just beaming! It was a beautiful time we spent together, admiring nature, talking, and enjoying the quiet time with one another.

  67. Leah Shumack on February 4, 2015 at 11:12 pm said:

    I don’t have a husband yet. But one of my best dates was when I got to go see Travis Tritt in concert!

  68. Christina on February 4, 2015 at 11:30 pm said:

    Tango lessons…he has two left feet that make me smile! 😀

  69. Barbara on February 4, 2015 at 11:49 pm said:

    I enjoy most, the nights we go shop for dinner together, cook together, and enjoy each others company all evening. Very relaxing and full of conversation.

  70. vjosie on February 5, 2015 at 5:58 am said:

    Valentine’s day, twenty-two years ago, I was having a rough time with my family. Everything that day seemed to be going wrong. My boyfriend was seeing me and my family at our worst.

    I was embarrassed and just wanted to leave. He went to his truck and sat. I went out to check on him and was sent back inside. He came back in, eventually, and gave me a Valentine card. At the bottom he wrote, “Roses are red violets are blue, this ring is yours, if you say ‘I do'”
    🙂 I wish I could say I treasured him that day as much as I do now. He is my sole-mate. I am thankful to have him to walk through this life as we can follow Christ together.

  71. A favorite date with my husband was our first date, We had a lovely dinner at a romantic Italian restaurant

  72. Daynene on February 5, 2015 at 9:41 am said:

    What a great giveway, thank you! There are so many fun times that we’ve had together after 20 years together… But just enjoy going for a long ride with no destination and seeing where we end up. I love just being in his presence. Our marriage has had the toughest year this past year and we are lucky to still be together.

  73. My fave memory is when my husband and I were dating in college. He tried to take me to a fancy place at the last minute, but it was booked and other places had 2-3 hour wait time. We ended up at red lobster and then a movie. It was really a funny night and something I will always remember.

  74. when my hubby {can} snowed the yard so santa could land his sliegh

  75. Jessica M on February 5, 2015 at 10:26 am said:

    We don’t get a lot of datenights with four kids7 and younger. I think my favorite date would be when my mom took the kids over night. Our youngest was only afew months old so we hadn’t gone out in a while. We started the night with bad luck (got stuck in my mom’s driveway and I got dirty trying to help get out. I did get a new outfit though before dinner). We went to a nice dinner, rented movies and went shopping (which was awesome to leisurely stroll versus rushing with kids whining they want something). I think the best part though was getting a full night of uninterrupted sleep and sleeping past 7 am!! It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary but when your alone time happensonly a few times a year, we try to just enjoy it the best we can!

  76. Heather M on February 5, 2015 at 10:27 am said:

    I don’t think this counts as a date, but I remember the first time I brought my husband (then boyfriend) around my good friends. he’s a little bit shy and, though I knew they’d be nice to him, i was worried he would be uncomfortable. but instead he fit in so well it’s like he had always been around. I already knew he was a keeper by then but man that felt great 🙂

  77. We went out for my birthday a few years back. We went to the range, the largest candy store in the state, and a pizza place. That was a pretty good day/date.

  78. shea balentine on February 5, 2015 at 12:29 pm said:

    There have been so many.. but one of my favorites was one night he took a blanket and pillow outside and put them on the kids trampoline. I wondered what he was doing. He came back in, got another blanket and pillow and asked me to join him. He laid out the one blanket over the trampoline, put down the pillows, and covered us up with the other blanket. We laid out there for hours talking and watching the stars =)

  79. Danielle Priser on February 5, 2015 at 5:41 pm said:

    My absolute favorite date with my husband was our first. It was his daughter’s 4th birthday party and he asked me to go with him to a bounce house for her party. A BOUNCE HOUSE! So much fun, exhausting, silly, and the best date ever. We played like four year olds and I’d never had so much fun as an adult. He reminds me all the time not to take things to seriously- life is meant to be enjoyed.

  80. Michelle Tucker on February 5, 2015 at 5:50 pm said:

    My husband suffers from an illness where normally he cannot eat solid foods, so we can not go out to eat usually. Once in a great while he feels well enough that he does though. We hadn’t been out in forever and on our way to the grocery store one evening he looked at me and said, well, we can either go shopping or we can go out on a date for dinner. I looked at him in shock. Of course, I was concerned, but he guaranteed me he was feeling fine this particular evening and he really want to go out with his wife. So we did. We had the most wonderful time. We laughed and talked and acted for once like our bodies didn’t hurt (I’m also a chronic pain sufferer). It was almost magical. Best night we’ve had in such a long time. It was exactly what we needed. Just to be “free” from those burdens for a little bit.

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