Contributors To Our Vineyard


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Below you’ll find some great dates our readers have shared with us.  Do you have a great romantic date you think others would love to try?  Simply comment below and we’ll add it to the list.

IDEAS FROM OUR READERS:

  • From Noelle:

My Husband and I had been talking about how much growth we wanted to see in the area of date nights.  One of our biggest downfalls was in planning ahead and communicating that we were having a “date.” (Meaning, he would think that taking me out to dinner last minute was a date, but I would think we were just getting dinner because we needed food… ha)  So, we decided to work hard on being purposeful and just planning our date nights at the beginning of each week, but we also decided to do something fun with it.  We sat down and wrote out all of our favorite dates, and some new ones, split them up based on “free dates”, and “dates that cost money.”  Now, when we are planning our dates we pick a date out of the bag depending on what we can do financially, and then do that date.  We had so much fun planning them together, and now we have been having so much fun picking a date out of the bag!  It has helped a lot with our anticipating and planning aspect of date nights.

  • From Debbie:

My husband went all out to plan a special anniversary for me!  We love geocaching, (a hobby that uses a portable GPS device to find hidden caches) so he hid a cache for me to find.  I didn’t know that it was special for me, until I found it.  We spent the afternoon looking for hidden caches, and when I found this one I was overwhelmed that he took the time and energy to create such a special memory for me – for us!  It’s an anniversary I will never forget!
(NOTE: for more information on this fast growing hobby, go to Our Vintage Collection tab above and scroll down to “Uniquely Creative Dates”.

  • From Anonymous:

A Night In Eden – My husband did this for me.  It started with a note written on a large leaf inviting me to the Garden of Eden that evening.  He took me out to dinner for great Ribs!  While we were eating he had several fun quips to share with me about Adam and Eve, but then, he made it a point to tell me that I was his perfect helpmate.  We visited a Whole Foods Market to marvel at the variety and beauty of all that God has made.  It was fun, but not as fun as going home – “they were naked and not ashamed!”

  • From Vicki:

Take the Amtrack from Winter Park to Kissimmee and have dinner.  The train takes you to downtown Kissimmee where there are lots of nice restaurants or a Subway where you can share a $5 footlong.

Roundtrip tickets for two on the train cost $30.

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6 Responses to Contributors To Our Vineyard (Blogroll)

  1. Paul says:

    We have been watching Mark Driscoll teach on the Song of Songs at
    http://www.marshillchurch.org/media/the-peasant-princess

    The only bad part of this series is that it is only 10 sermons long and we wish it would last longer. (We plan on re-watching it again, and again)

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  3. Julia says:

    I remember with a smile the time I woke up to a post-it scavenger hunt. Each note was a love note clue to the next. The more I found the more excited I got. The final said to be dressed up and ready along with two tickets to River Dance that was playing at the King Center. We meet up with several other couples from church and have a great time. As much as I loved River Dance the best part for me were all the scavenger hunt love notes.

    • Debi Walter says:

      Now this one is really fun because he added the element of the ordinary moment turning extraordinary. How fun! I bet this surprise woke you up even better than caffeine! Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. Julia says:

    A kidnapping. Several from my job had birthdays within a week of each other so we always went out to lunch to celebrate ‘our’ birthdays. My love had pre-arranged for me to have the afternoon off and was waiting outside the restaurant. When we were leaving all my co-workers told me goodbye and to enjoy the afternoon. Huh?? That was when I saw my husband leaning against our car. We went to the movies and enjoyed the rest of the afternoon together. The fact that he put so much forethought into it made it all that much more special.

    • Debi Walter says:

      Julia,

      Thanks for sharing this special date. It’s good for husbands to see they don’t have to do too much to bless us. Just a simple surprise on a special day still has you talking about it! That’s romance!

9 Responses to Contributors To Our Vineyard

  1. Paul says:

    We have been watching Mark Driscoll teach on the Song of Songs at
    http://www.marshillchurch.org/media/the-peasant-princess

    The only bad part of this series is that it is only 10 sermons long and we wish it would last longer. (We plan on re-watching it again, and again)

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  3. Julia says:

    I remember with a smile the time I woke up to a post-it scavenger hunt. Each note was a love note clue to the next. The more I found the more excited I got. The final said to be dressed up and ready along with two tickets to River Dance that was playing at the King Center. We meet up with several other couples from church and have a great time. As much as I loved River Dance the best part for me were all the scavenger hunt love notes.

    • Debi Walter says:

      Now this one is really fun because he added the element of the ordinary moment turning extraordinary. How fun! I bet this surprise woke you up even better than caffeine! Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. Julia says:

    A kidnapping. Several from my job had birthdays within a week of each other so we always went out to lunch to celebrate ‘our’ birthdays. My love had pre-arranged for me to have the afternoon off and was waiting outside the restaurant. When we were leaving all my co-workers told me goodbye and to enjoy the afternoon. Huh?? That was when I saw my husband leaning against our car. We went to the movies and enjoyed the rest of the afternoon together. The fact that he put so much forethought into it made it all that much more special.

    • Debi Walter says:

      Julia,

      Thanks for sharing this special date. It’s good for husbands to see they don’t have to do too much to bless us. Just a simple surprise on a special day still has you talking about it! That’s romance!

  5. Gwen says:

    Thanks for the link!

    xoxo,
    Gwen

  6. I just did a “20’s” theme date night. I had early jazz music playing in the background. We had a pea eating contests (twenties were know for their contests). Afterwards I had a paper with some 20’s trivia which we had to answer. Side note: I quizzed the hubby a couple days in row before this to make it fair. This was followed by a few intense games of checkers-which I lost at. Rice pudding tipped with a cherry ended the “micro” date a I call them. They are 30-60 minute dates after the kiddos go to bed. I love them!!! I blog about it every week and would love to guest post here since I get a lot of ideas from here. Next week I beleive will be a chocolate themed micro date. Check me out at:
    http://thebestofpa.blogspot.com

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