Life seems extra crazy this year and getting away for dates with kids seems almost impossible! Lately, Ben and I have just been taking advantage of five minutes together so that we can connect. Simple things like taking the dog for a walk together or even ordering takeout and sitting at the table just us two to talk seems to do the trick when we have such wild schedules! I wanted to share a list with you all so that you could be a little bit inspired to take the time to connect with your spouse. Even though life is crazy, it’s so important to stay connected.
Go For A Hike/Bike Ride
As you’ve probably guessed, this is our go-to. Like I said, often times we don’t have a ton of time, so going for a quick run, hike, or bike ride have become priceless moments of just getting away from everything and spending time one-on-one together.
Go To The Local Farmers Market/Fall Festival
Around this time of year, all the apple orchards, pumpkin patches, and farmers markets have become such beautiful mini getaways. There are so many fun things to look at and small activities to do that it works great for both a quick day date or an all day date.
Drive To The Next Town & Play Tourist
I’ve found this to be the best way to get out of town without having to travel too far. Often times, we spend so much time in our own little towns, we don’t realize how quaint the town over is, especially their downtown areas. You can either just grab a quick cup of coffee and take a stroll or spend most of the day going in and out of shops and trying a new restaurant for lunch.
Cider Tasting, Wine Tasting, & Brewery Tours
Ben and I have visited a few different wineries and we always find it to be so romantic. The scenery is so breathtaking and sitting down to just enjoy each other’s company and a glass of wine or crisp beer is always a win.
Light A Fire & Watch Movies
Sometimes there’s nothing better than simply cuddling up with a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate and watching your favorite movies. It may seem trivial, but the simple act of taking time out of your day to just hold your spouse in your arms and enjoy a good movie or two together can be so fulfilling and meaningful.