To celebrate, I made him a little something. We are keeping gifts small as we save up for the biggest gift of all coming our way (the new baby), so I knew I would need to keep costs down. My inspiration came from this, which I stumbled across on pinterest:
With that in mind, I have planned 12 dates, one a month, just for us. I started with these super cute envelopes and stickers that I found 50% off at Micheal's.
Then, I put the dates inside and labeled my envelopes.
I can't wait to go on them! Each one costs little-to-no money, is relatively simple, and has the potential for a lot of laughs. Some date sheets have themes, some have corny poems, and almost all have silly images. The plan is to open each one on the first of each month and pick a date for our date!
In case of emergency, I also made these:
Spur of the moment dates for anytime! The catch is, if we open one, we have to do that date right there, right then. Hehe.
The envelopes were sealed with a kiss...
...and now they are ready to go!
One of the best bits of advice a seasoned adopting mama gave me is to not become so focused on the adoption that you forget about yourselves, as a couple. I think it's great advice not only as we work through this adoption journey, but as we enter parenthood.
Of course, I'll be sharing all about our dates each month so y'all can get a good laugh too. August is a fun one. More on that soon!