Remember those long walks, romantic dinners, and intimate conversations you had when you and your husband were falling in love? Now that you're married, it's easy to let lack of energy, time, or cash put romance on the back burner. But here are some fun ways you can't afford to miss to bring back the romance!
1. Dinner In The Park Date
Raid your refrigerator and put together a picnic basket of goodies. Then pull out your best dishes, crystal, silverware, tablecloth, linen napkins, candelabra, and CD or MP3player with your favorite music. Dress up as though you're going to a five-star restaurant, then head for the park. Have your own black-tie affair under the stars. Cost: $2 or less for the price of gasoline.
2. Marriage History Date
Remember all those pictures, videos, and slides you've planned to organize one day? Now's the time! Spend this date revisiting your past. Buy an inexpensive scrapbook and catalog your memories. Memories of past good times can pull you together and give you hope for the future. Cost: $10.
3. Music Date
City symphonies often give free concerts in the summertime. Keep your eyes open for new artists. You may be among the first to hear a future great. Once, my husband, Dave, and I heard Garth Brooks at a local establishment before he was well-known. Check with area colleges for free concerts, or go to a coffee shop where a local musician is playing and have two cups of coffee. Talk while you enjoy the music. Cost: $8.25 for 2 grande mochas and biscottis.