Hubby and I have been working on spending more nights together, we call "date nights." They vary from a dinner out, to a candlelight dinner at home, to an outing of some sort. Sometimes, it's a long bike ride, a trip to the orchard, or even renting a DVD to watch at home (with some yummy "snackages"). With 5 kiddos still living at home, we both feel it's so important to not let our time together wash by in our lives. The younger girls moan and groan, but they'll get over it. Besides, they get their "trips" and special times too.
We also like to take weekend dates away. With expenses, emergency repairs, and general farm up-keeps, finances get squeezed tight. Hence, the camper for inexpensive camping trips. I was led to believe that we'd be camping in our camper (this past weekend), but it didn't happen.
Hubby pulled a huge surprise on me. He's been working overtime for a few weeks, and not getting home until midnight. Now, imagine getting up at 6:00am, driving for an hour to work, working until midnight, driving home an hour, only to do it all over again.
He booked us a Yurt on the lsland. Due to finances, we have not been to the Island all summer. It was the second to last weekend that the Yurts could be rented out too. He worked very hard to pull this off.