First of Fifty Dates

Jordan and I had a really nice weekend. We had dinner at Santorini’s with my sisters and my sister’s boyfriend, celebrated my dad’s birthday with dinner at my parents’ house, got all of our grocery shopping for the week done, and we had the first of our 50 dates for the year!

We decided that we are going to take turns making plans from week to week, and I was up first! Earlier in the week, I picked an activity and wrote it down in a book that we’re using for date planning . My original plan — sledding in the park with drinks at Starbucks afterwards — didn’t work out, unfortunately.  I woke up to winds sounding like they were shaking our entire house. Considering our house is brick, I knew it was bad. Instead of freezing our faces off in the wind, we decided to skip the sledding and go to Starbucks for an afternoon coffee date instead.

Jordan and I go to Starbucks, one of the only two coffee shops in town, pretty often, but we usually grab it to go and sip our drinks while driving, or we bring it home. It’s been a few years since we’ve sat down at Starbucks and talked, and it was really nice! We had our third date there, so it brought back a lot of memories.

This week, it’s Jordan’s turn to plan a date, and I can’t wait to see what it is! If you’d like to follow along on our dating journey and/or get more date ideas, you can search for the hashtag, #eandj50dateschallenge. I’ll be using it all year long. If you’re participating, let me know where I can follow you!

Have a happy Monday!

What’d you do over the weekend?

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  1. I love starbucks and the fact that getting a cup of coffee is a social event these days! Its so much fun just to sit there and chit chat! (:

  2. Love this idea…and love the simplicity of just sitting down for coffee. I think Matt and I need to do this very very soon! Can’t wait to see what he has in store for you this week!
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  3. How simple and fun! We have some gift cards to Starbucks for Christmas, so we’ll have to d this too. I think I want to do some sort of “how well do you know me game” with me husband this weekend. I’ll try to find something online to help with this random idea, lol.
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  4. This 50 dates challenge is adorable- I love it!

    Simple dates like coffee are the best, in my opinion. You really just get to enjoy each other’s company and relax, rather than being caught up in some huge activity. (:
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    1. Aw, thanks! Mine is too, but this winter I’ve been moisturizing with Cetaphil moisturizing cream (I got it at Target in a big tub) at nighttime, and I think it’s working! I was afraid that it would make my face break out, but it hasn’t been too bad so far. Also, BareMinerals bronzer is my go-to product at this time of year. I look sooo pale without it!

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