Greg and I have tried to consistently to go on dates for the length of our relationship because we know how important it is to keep communication open. Typically we go out to dinner and a movie or find somewhere to shop and hangout. I love it when there is something fun to do in the area like a festival or event but typically we take the kids with us for that. I really believe that those are two different things (Date Night/Family Night). Ive heard people say that marriage is 2 people both giving 100% of themselves to the other how do you do that when we are always so spread out.
In our home we have 3 young children (2 are from my first marriage) so being a divorced and now remarried woman I know the feeling of defeat when a relationship doesn’t work out. Its super easy to point the finger and say what the other person did wrong but its very hard to reach down inside and find your part in it. I can’t go back and fix my 22 year old self but I can work on the me I am today. I know that when I had Christian, my oldest, my world revolved around him and his schedule I didn’t take time to work on my relationship. I think thats the failure today with so many couples, they date, get married, have kids. Who we become after we have kids isn’t the same as when we were dating or newly married. This is reasonable because our experiences shape us into who we become and continue to help us grow and learn throughout our life. Im going to get to a point……
If we don’t date our spouse throughout all these changes, how are we going to continue to get to know them? And if we don’t care enough to know them, how will they feel loved? And if they don’t feel loved then, How will our relationship stay sweet?
I will never claim to be an expert in any area that I ever write about but if you sit back and think about it, this makes sense. We will never have a true relationship with our spouse unless we continue to date them, be it going to the movies, going out for coffee, for lunch or for a romantic weekend away…we need it!
Greg and I get to travel together for work so we naturally have a few get-aways a year but we do like to intentionally go away for a night even if its here in town. Next on our list is a stay at the Hotel LeVeque, in downtown Columbus. This Marriott Autograph Collection is the perfect place to have a night or even a weekend Getaway. I recently went to check it out and fell in love with the beautiful Art Deco details and decor. I think a stay here and a stroll through the Short North or German Village are a must for Greg and I before the fall is over!
Isle by Melis Kozan has some fabulous date night dresses that I chose to wear for this shoot. They are all available for purchase at The Cheesecake Boutique in Upper Arlington and directly on Isle’s site here. Sometimes I dress up and sometimes Im more casual when we go out. All three of these dresses work for nights out but each have their own feel
This Cha Cha Dress was so fun I had to do a little dancing in it! The Cha Cha was the first dress made by Isle and is very flattering to all body sizes.
TheChrysler Drop Waist Dress is perfect for boots or booties and is dressy but casual at the same time plus its Art Deco which is the theme of Hotel LeVeque!