Project 52: Favorite Things

This week we’re away to celebrate our anniversary.  For our Project 52 Date we decided to have a day of all our favorite things.

For Tom that was easy – being outdoors in the cold and snow, going for a long walk (5 miles up and down the mountain) and enjoying God’s creation.

For me it was taking pictures as we walked, writing love notes in the snow and building my first ever snowman – or should I say snowgirl.

Mrs.Snow

Tom grew up in Rochester, NY, so snow isn’t an event to him, but to me, a Florida girl from birth, I was like a kid in a candy store.  It was the picture perfect date!  I thanked Tom for all the things I get to experience that I never would be able to if it weren’t for him.  He knows so much about so much, and he loves sharing it with me.  I would never venture out traveling in the snow if he weren’t with me.  I wouldn’t know how to begin building a snowman if he didn’t teach me how.  I loved encouraging him as we walked, and I shared with him all the things I appreciate and love about him.

This date is easy to follow – simply make a list of all the things your spouse loves and make plans to do them all on the same date.  It really is a “Wow” factor – and one you’ll both remember for a long time.

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About Debi Walter

Face it, marriage is hard work. But when cultivated daily the fruit produced will satisfy for a lifetime. We're here to help with ideas and encouragement along the way. Having been married 40 years and counting, we share what we've learned with practical tips, Biblical Truths, Date night ideas to help you plow your own vineyard for God's glory.
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18 Responses to Project 52: Favorite Things

  1. Nichole says:

    What a sweet date! I love the “I love you” in the snow.

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    • debiwalter says:

      Hey Nichole,
      Writing love notes on walks together has become a tradition…we’ve written them in the sand in Barbados, Turks/Caicos Islands, Bermuda, of course Florida and now in the snow in NC. I wonder where we’ll end up writing next! 🙂 Thanks for commenting…
      Debi

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  2. Ginny Williams says:

    sounds like an amazing day together.

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  3. Stephanie says:

    This sounds like a wonderful date! I love snow and talking and walking. 🙂 how cute that that was your first snowman(woman). You did a great job!

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    • debiwalter says:

      Thanks Stephanie! This will be one of those dates I remember for the rest of my life. I love how they just happen! I am proud of my snowlady!
      Debi

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  4. Sounds like a wonderful date. Love the snowlady.

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    • debiwalter says:

      Thanks for stopping by our blog – sadly, our snowlady’s olive eyes are gone. Tom thinks the birds got them…but she’s still quite stately! LOL!
      Debi

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  5. I am not a fan of the cold, so this doesn’t sound like something we will be doing soon (I get a little too ornery when I can’t feel my fingers) but the pics are beautiful. I will admit that being out in the quiet and stillness of the snow can be very romantic.

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    • debiwalter says:

      Marian
      I don’t like to have cold fingers either, but my husband bought me hot pockets – they were amazing! I wasn’t cold at all! Thanks for stopping by!
      Debi

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  6. tiffany says:

    what?! your first snow lady? wow. it’s true though, FL doesn’t get much snow. I’m the same way about snow. Grew up in warm climates. Nathan loves it. I dread it. Thanks for sharing the date. How fun was that?! See you next week!
    Tiffany {Simply Modern Mom}

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    • debiwalter says:

      I’ve only seen it snow twice in Orlando – once was in 1977, and the other time was last week! Strange weather these days, but I’m loving it! Snow is so very romantic, that is if you don’t have to shovel it! 🙂

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  7. Sherrie says:

    What a fun date!

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  8. Tara says:

    I LOVE it!! I came over from Project 52….noticed that this blog is all about strengthening marriage and dating…and found THIS post! What a sweet and simple date! My friends and I started up our own blog to help each other in the “dating our spouses” department. We take turns posting creative dates that we have taken our husbands on….and I LOVE this idea! Thanks for such a great idea. Luvs, Tara

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    • debiwalter says:

      Tara – welcome to our Vineyard! We pray you’ll find lots of ideas and inspiration as you browse our site. I’m going to check out your blog too – what a great idea – sharing what works with you and your friends and then sharing it with the world. Thanks so much for your encouragement! Have a blessed day!
      Debi

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  9. Tommygirl says:

    I was so inspired by this that I gave my husband a favorite things week. We had some drama in our marriage in June so this whole summer had been about reconnecting recommitting and generally loving one another better. As summer ended and returning to my job as a teacher drew closer I wanted some way of expressing to him how much our summer of love had meant to me. Anyway the Good Lord lead me to this post and I ran with it. My Tom enjoyed a week of surprises every night from books by a favorite author to candy to favorite foods. He received foot massage, full body massageJust having his itunes playing when he walked in the door brought a smile to his face, a shake to his head and a “You are gooood.” to his lips. I introduced it with a redux of the song “My favorite things” tailored to him.

    God Bless You for all you do to keep our marriages whole and healthy! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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    • Debi Walter says:

      Wow! What an inspiring story – thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing it with us! Isn’t our God good? He knows exactly what we need and when we need it. We can’t take credit – it’s all for HIM!

      Debi

      Oh, and I LOVE your nickname! I use “Tommysdebi” around the internet. We are both Tommy girls!! 🙂

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