In case you’re a new reader or just haven’t been paying attention (tsk, tsk), one of my most favorite things to complain about is Eric’s work schedule. I’m trying to get better, I promise, but he’s had to work every single Saturday for the past two months, giving us hardly any time to do anything exciting.
Last week, I finally said “Enough!” and took a day off work so that Eric and I could do, what we like to call, Husband-Wife Day. It really should be a national holiday.
Thursday night, I snuck out of work a little early and picked up a box of Edible Arrangements Chocolate Covered Fruit which were on sale last week for $10! Then we went to Blockbuster to rent two scary movies and stopped at our grocery store to pick up some frozen pizza. We used to do movie night all the time, but just haven’t had a chance since Eric started his new job.
Then on Friday, husband-Wife Day began! We chose to go apple-picking!
I know this may seem like such a dull thing for all you middle of the country or east coast people, but for us southern Californians, apple picking is a big deal. The closest apple orchard I could find was an hour and a half away! But it did not disappoint.
We had lunch as soon as we got there, and it was soooo yummy. Seriously. I devoured mine before I even remembered to think to take a picture. All the staff wears period costumes too. So it was fun to play along, and we tried to get into it and say things like “Yonder” and “How ye faring?”
They had some animals, like horses and goats–again, this is a BIG deal people. We don’t have horses around these parts.
And when it finally came to apple-pickin, that was fun too!
We ended up driving to San Diego afterward since someone didn’t want to listen to the GPS, but this Husband and Wife Day definitely turned out to be a Husband and Wife Adventure!
We had a great time, and it was fun to finally spend some quality time together.
The best part of Husband Wife Day was feeling like we were dating again. We never once mentioned budgeting or chores or work and instead focused on having a grand ole time.
Not only that, but it was such a budget-friendly trip as well!
We loved it so much, we definitely plan on having Husband Wife Day at least once a month!