Sunday, October 7, 2012

A Date with My Future Hubby and Fall

It has not been an easy couple of weeks. Every week has been a cycle of sleep, school, homework, eat at some point, sleep. Jay and I have had no time to just be together. 

I think we've both been frustrated with the lack of us time. So this weekend, we said enough is enough. We both cleared our schedules for Saturday, and went on what I am referring to as a Fall Date. Anything and everything Fall was done yesterday. 

Early in the morning, we got up and made a delicious breakfast together. Eggs, toast, bacon…the whole nine yards. Something we haven't been able to do in a while. 

Then, since the trees are turning at an unbelievably fast rate, we decided to head to our local nature reserve. It was gorgeous, all the colors and smells. We spent an hour walking through the various paths (damn meter parking puts a time limit on everything). It wasn't too busy, only a few runners and a couple getting what I think were engagement photos taken. I did a little 'aww' at that and squeezed Jay's hand. We reminisced about our own engagement and time together.

Isn't this cute!
I didn't take too many pictures,
wanted to enjoy the moment. 

After words, we figured 'tis the season' and went to the local cider mill for some apple flavored goodness. I went a little crazy…apple donuts, hot cider, cold cider, organic syrup, honey, and apple butter. Seriously love fall. 

Then, I have been really itching to carve some pumpkins so we picked some up on the way home before making a pit stop to the local video store to rent some kid friendly Halloween movies. Disappointingly, they didn't have too many, but since I wanted to stick with the cartoon theme, we picked up "Coraline" and "The Lorax."

It was dinner time by the time we got home, so we set to making some dinner before popping in the movies and carving our pumpkins.

Mine is on the left and Jay's on the right. 
It was the best day. We finally got a chance to laugh, talk and just be together again. It's days like these that break up the monotony that schedules and repetitiveness can bring to any long standing relationship that remind you just why you're doing this whole love thing, and why we really work together. 

We've decided, to keep our sanity and our connection, that we will now reserve every Saturday for date day, no matter what. No amount of school or work pressure is worth the loss in contact we've had recently. Follow my blog with Bloglovin


  1. This was a very sweet post to read! I found you through 20 something bloggers, I found it interesting that you mentioned you were talking about a date with your fiance as I recently got engaged myself so felt inclined to read this. :)
    Then I noticed your name was Nikki, as is mine! So I felt like we had a couple of things in common and decided to check this out and I'm glad I did! ^_^ This is a very sweet post and it sounds like a lovely day to spend together! I'm now following you! :D

  2. Love this idea. It's definitely hard to keep things interesting and rejuvenate relationships at times, but so so important to remember to take time and does this kind of stuff.

  3. It was a lot of fun and I recommend "season" dating! We're already planning a winter date.

  4. My husband and I never make time for dates (curse those flat screen tv's!) and i came up with what I thought was a brilliant plan! I made a whole list of dates I wanted to go on, and a list of dates that he would enjoy. We tried it, and when I took him on his date, it was kayaking and I hated it and ruined the whole day :( aaaand we haven't been on a date since. Need to take a page out of your book, because I got mushy just reading this post :)