Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Project 52: Week 2

This is Week 2 of the Project 52: Grill and Games

We headed into date night with a slight discomfort after a misunderstanding Thursday evening. Small texts throughout the day as we worked through out ideas, because regardless of how we felt, we both knew we couldn’t let this date night pass us by. Lesson #1: Don’t sweat the small stuff.

We agreed on dinner and board games, a contribution from both sides. Dave swung by the store for Scrabble, Boggle and compilation of chess, checkers, etc.

We had brauts, veggies and rolls on the grill for dinner before sprawling out on the floor with Scrabble and the various letters strewn out before us. I’d only played Scrabble once however the rules were fairly simple. We turned on some dance music, pulled some pillows under us and played. It was fun, calming and kept my mind quiet for a while.

It was nice to play games with Dave. He is a competitive person and I wasn’t sure how good of a winner or worse, a loser he was, since we had never played more than Wii together. We both enjoyed it and ended up fairly neck and neck by the end.

The winner? All of us, we discussed more games we want, and out of this came Wednesday game night with the teens. (This Wednesday- Joey and Dave will be playing chess together and the girls and I will be playing Scrabble.) When the kids get older, there will be a puzzle out on a table, so randomly people can walk by and put a piece or two in. Lesson #2: Kids need date nights too.

It was a quiet date night for us, however we had no kids, went to bed late and only got out of bed on Saturday to make breakfast. We knew not to fight that night; we knew not to let anything get in the way of the precious time we have together.

How about you? Did you do a date night this past week?


Have you joined in the Project 52: Date Nights challenge?

Come with us and exercise your heart!


Joanna said...

Didn't do date night yet because I am still sick with whatever this funk is. However we love Scrabble! It's one of those games we pull out at least once every two weeks and play together as a family. Kelsie helps out with the letter placement.

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