First, I created an A Year of Dates page to keep track of the monthly date recaps on the blog. I'll be sure to keep it updated as we go!
Second, I made a button for my sidebar that will direct you to the new page -->
Third, She Learns as She Goes is now on Facebook! I'd be thrilled if you would "like" my page!Ok, that's enough with the blog talk. On to the recap!
"Let's make this a date day! First, we'll hit up the bowling alley for some cheap all-you-can-bowl, then we'll be goofy together in the arcade - maybe we'll get enough tickets to win something! Subway for a classic healthy meal; and we'll hit up the Game Keep to find a new, fun 2-player game! I love playing games with you. You're the funnest person I know!
Contents: $12 cash for bowling, $15 gift card to Subway, $20 gift certificate to Josh's favorite game shop, and $10 in quarters for the arcade.
You guys already know about Josh's legendary love of games. So as I planned all the date packets back in December, I was especially excited about this one. With good reason! Josh rewarded me with a huge smile when he opened this envelope - I felt like I'd won the "Best Wife of the Year" award. I think in his mind, I had ;)
The day we chose for this date fell on the second day of our juice fast (which is typically the worst for me) so I didn't have much energy. At least that's what I'm telling myself as an excuse for my terrible bowling! But seriously, I felt like a wimp trying to get that ball down the aisle.. Josh fared better than I, though it took him a few frames to warm up. We had so much fun. Josh helped me out with my form, and I provided cheers and high-fives when he threw his multiple strikes! Unfortunately, we ran out of time after only two games.
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All together, we won 150 tickets. We talked about turning them in for a prize, but decided against it because most of the prizes we could afford were candy (definitely not juice-fast-friendly). So now we've got a pile of tickets to go into the eventual scrap book!
The packet included a $15 gift card to Subway, but again, since we were fasting that wasn't an option. Instead, we drove across the street to the smoothie bar and enjoyed banana / peanut butter / spinach smoothies. A bit of a cheat, considering we didn't have control over what went into the blender.. but it was still a liquid, so we allowed it for the sake of the date ;)
Finally, our journey took us up the road to Josh's favorite game shop. This picture is horrible (it was raining), but you can kinda see that my inspiration for this month's illustration came from the sign. Josh was extra thrilled about this part because we've been on a strict budget this year; he hasn't been able to buy any new games. We left the store with "The Revolution" and plans to learn it when we got home. (Sidenote: when Josh told his brother about the game, Jordan asked, "Is that a Ron Paul board game?" Without any hint of surprise or irony. We got a good laugh out of that one!) I wasn't too sure about this game at first (it looked super complicated) but after a few minutes, I was actually really into it.
I'm so glad I married a man who can play just about any game and have a blast without turning it into a cutthroat competition. We have so much fun together!
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