Thursday, February 16, 2012

Dating My Husband

Alright people - we are getting into the homestretch for the weekend! YAY!! This week has been so long for me - the days have flown by but the week is creepy crawling by.

The Husband and I have been together about 4.5 years...I know it is not that long in the grand scheme of things but it is my longest relationship.  Anyway - we have been so busy with the house and moving and then holidays and birthdays. Life is finally starting to slow down for us a little bit.  This means more time for us to be a couple again.

We have started dating again which includes a lot of laughter and flirting. I love it and I miss this aspect of our relationship - the dating.  I think dating your spouse is very important to the growth and nuturing of a marriage -- all dating; going out with friends, other couples, family. It is all so important, especially because you don't want to isolate yourselves from those that have been supporting your relationship and your growth, from family to friends who helped introduce you to one another to all the people who support you as a couple and as an individual.

So we went on a movie date on Saturday with my family. Tuesday we went out for Valentine's Day - nothing fancy. We had gift cards for Red Lobster so we went there and I had a really yummy meal: pecan crusted wood-grilled shrimp with a cherry glaze. DELICIOUS! I love spending one on one time with The Husband - and dates are always so much fun!

Last night we went on another date. We met after work and went to my favorite Mexican restaurant. I devoured that food - it was so delicious! Afterwards, we dropped off my car at his parent's house and went to the Magic game. We had pretty good seats - THANKS AERON! - and really enjoyed one another's company. We had so much fun.

As we walked back to our truck, J asked if I had fun. I told him I did. But I told him it wasn't necessarily fun because the game was awesome or anything. It was fun because we laughed a lot and goofed off and interacted on a friend level. This is an imperative part to my relationships. You have to stay friends; they should be your best friend.

The Husband is 100% my best friend - the person I want to talk to when anything happens, who I want to know things first.

Do you still date your significant other?
Do you flirt with them still?


Kate said...

Oh my God, this was such a cute post... I totally agree! I've blogged about dating your husband before and actually have my previous post scheduled to go live again next week. It's just so important. But what's even more important is that you were wearing a tank top? Weren't you freezing in that arena??? Haha!! Looks super cute though!

Carolyn said...

I love this!!! :) I think it's so important to keep "dating" no matter how long you've been together!!!

JMB said...

You two love birds are sososo cute! I think the friendship is SO insanely important, you are STUCK {kidding} with this person for the REST of eternity, you BETTER be laughing and carrying on! Definitely needs to be your best friend!!! xoxo

Shannon Marie said...

Love this post! I think you have to flirt & "date" to have fun... I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years and we always do special things to remind each other we're not boring... :) ha. Have a great day!

Faith said...

i completely agree! i still date Sean and we totally flirt. it keeps the love and spark alive. just because you get married doesn't mean that you have to stop dating. sometimes i call him my boyfriend ... haha.

but the two of you are so cute! glad you both were able to get time to enjoy each other :)

Scientific Housewife said...

That is so cute! It is important to make time for yourselves and go on dates to make-up for any lost time.

Denise said...

My husband and I have been doing weekly dates and it has brought us so close, its amazing what a little date can do even when you're already married! So glad you had such a great time, it looks so fun!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

That's a lot of fun to go on dates with the hubby!! Looks like a great time at the game!

Deidre said...

Dating your spouse is so important! My husband and I don't do enough of it.

Courtney B said...

Your dates sound AMAZING! And I agree... it is SO important to keep dating after marriage. I never realized how easy it was to just fall into a routine and you forget to flirt a little, do sweet things for each other, etc. And I'm sure it's even easier to fall into that routine once kids are born into the mix.
Eric and I have tried to turn dating into a habit so that when we do have babies, it will fill wrong to NOT continue dating each other!