Wedding Wednesday: We'll Never Stop Dating

June 19, 2013

When Pete and I got engaged we made a promise to each other that we would never stop dating one another; we would always have date night even throughout marriage. Setting aside a night a week to guarantee time together is essential to keeping the relationship fresh. It gives us the opportunity to put unique date ideas together and catch up during the busyness of life. Dating Pete has been such a privilege, teaching me so many things, changing my perspective at times, bringing me closer to the Lord, and showing me how to love unconditionally. I want to date that man for the rest of my life and always feel the butterflies of excitement when he's around.  I never want to stop learning more about Pete nor ever stop showering him in my love. He has changed my whole world for the better and I can't imagine life without him. So yes, I want to dress up to impress him and put in the extra mile to make him feel as special as he makes me feel. Although, I can do this every day, date night keeps me accountable.

Which brings me to last night. A date can be going out or making your favorite meal at home and staying in. With a recent influx in our love for sushi, Pete and I took on the challenge of making it ourselves. Because it's a dinner that involves some time and special preparation, it was the perfect meal for our date night paired with miso soup, edamame, and HGTV (we're suckers for that show). We had so much fun putting sushi together, I see it becoming a frequent meal around here, and I surely don't mind. Besides, if I get to make sushi with my guy then enjoy our hard work with a picnic in the living room, I'd be content to have it every night.