Sunday, February 1, 2009

Valentine's Day Fun

I thought this would be a fun place to record creative, inexpensive Valentine's Day ideas. Two years ago, my sweet husband surprised me with a huge pad of Post-It Notes for Valentine's Day. It wasn't the Post-Its that made the gift memorable, it was the effort he put into the gift. He filled each note with a romantic thought, a quote from a love story, or an affirmation of his love for me. I still have a whole bunch of them hanging in my room. He covered my bathroom mirror with the notes (in the shape of a heart), and our bathroom door, and my bookshelf, and and get the idea. It was so fun to read them all, and it still reminds me of how much he loves me. He combined the notes with a clean room, a small box of chocolate, and a foot massage. I think the entire Valentine's gift cost less than $5. Yet, it's probably the most memorable Valentine's Day gift I've ever had.

Get creative, and have fun! The personal touch and effort is what makes Valentine's special for your sweetheart.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


More fun!
If you've got a GPS, check out geocaching! It's like hi-tech treasure hunting. Very cool. My friend Melanie loves it, and takes her kids. Thanks, Mel for the tip!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Fun Date Ideas

Hey all you Happy Valley Neighbors!

Here are the ideas we have for fun, inexpensive dates to keep your marriage on FIRE!! :)
(If you have more ideas, leave a comment and I'll post them all!)

Go for a walk, hike, or bike ride.

Play board games or card games together.

Play air hockey, pool, or fusball together.

Make cookies, and eat them by candlelight.

Go out for dessert, a movie, or just borrow a movie from a friend (or the Redbox and have movie night at home.
(We love Maggie Moos in American Fork for dessert!!)

Go caving, shooting, or 4-wheeling together.

Take a picnic to Temple Square.,10749,1776-1-1,00.html

Visit a museum, the zoo, or see a play or concert.

Go to a sporting event and cheer for your favorite team.
(Remember that the more popular/famous the team, the more expensive the tickets. But also remember that minor league and college sports can be A TON of fun to watch.)

Utah Jazz Basketball
Real Salt Lake Soccer
Salt Lake Bees Baseball (Tickets $7 to $22)
Orem Owlz Baseball (tickets $4 to $10)
Flash D-League Basketball (play at UVU)
BYU Athletics (football, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, gymnastics, etc) GO COUGARS!!!! (Tickets start at $1 for basketball)
For you crazy Ute fans, here you go:
Utah Valley University Athletics:

Make crafts, work on photo albums, walk through the gardens at Thanksgiving Point.

Play miniature golf, go bowling, ice or roller skating, or
just go to the Lehi Legacy Center and sit in the hot tub.

Take a cooking class, gardening class, dance class, or motorcycle certification course together.

Wear camo to Cabelas and take walkie-talkies and play hide-and-seek (this blog does not endorse unlawful or inappropriate behavior...especially if security catches you!!).

Play squirt gun tag at night in the empty buildings at BYU.

Make it fun!! Whatever you do, have fun just being together. No buddies, kids, or work to distract you. Turn off your cell phones and focus on being together.

Dream together, work together, play together. Find gratitude, find romance, build emotional and spiritual intimacy. Go to the temple often. Show your children how much you appreciate each other.

Hold hands, put your arms around each other, take pictures together. Be cheesy! Need inspiration? Go hang out on BYU campus and watch all of the young couples!!