Posts Categorized: Dating My Husband

Dating My Husband: Foraging

Mint & Nettle Pesto // Not Without Salt

“I want us to be a family that forages together.” I told Gabe. “That’d be fun.” He responded not really knowing what that means or looks like but eagerly jumping on board as he often does when I come up with yet another lofty dream. So we have a few books on our shelves that… Read more »

Dating My Husband: Dessert Picnic

Strawberry Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Buttercream // not without salt

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.” – Alfred Tennyson And in this garden of mine we would picnic everyday, as we did the other night. There would always be stiff Manhattans in the flask, sweet strawberry cupcakes in hand and rich chocolate… Read more »

Dating My Husband: when it comes easy

grapefruit and avocado salad // not without salt

There are days when the date night is another item on the to do list. We do it to continue the habit knowing that even in our exhaustion the time together is necessary. We never regret that time together because even in the most tired evenings, when it’s simply a cocktail and a 30 minute… Read more »

Dating My Husband: Eton Mess

Snowflake Meringues // notwithoutsalt.com

Dating as young, broke college students forced Gabe and I to be creative with our date nights. The truth is we didn’t see this as much of a limitation, we were just happy together. Our homework was done together, every meal in our college cafeteria was eaten together and we did a whole lot of… Read more »

Dating My Husband: travels together

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Along a winding road sharing its edge with a muttering river to one side and towering trees at the peak of their lush summer coat on the other, Gabe and I listened to a booming voice read John Steinbeck’s, “Travels with Charley”. Steinbeck’s words fit our scenery as he, along with his dog, Charley, tightly… Read more »

Dating My Husband: reconnecting

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We were driving home late Saturday night from Portland, having just finished our week long road trip in Oregon and relished in the quiet as the kidlets slept in the back of the van. “Did you have fun?” I asked Gabe. Which seems such a simple question and one that I probably should have asked… Read more »

Dating My Husband

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“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” ― Robert Frost We want you to get a glimpse at our date night. The mess, the chaos and the joy. We start before the kids are in bed. At times they help us prepare the meal knowing what the food is for – a special date… Read more »

Dating my husband: no excuses

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It had been a long time. For weeks excuses were made when Thursday nights would come around. Our Google calendar would notify us of “date night” but I would simply sigh and push it away putting some other task in its place. A couple months passed before this evening where we finally sat down to… Read more »

Dating My Husband

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If I could to speak to myself on the day of my wedding over eight years ago, this is what I would say… I understand you’re a bit scared. You’re young and you are about to make a decision that will affect the rest of your life. You think it’s the right choice, you think… Read more »

Dating My Husband: How To

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An in home date is not equal to that of one usually including fancy shoes (or shoes at all) and red lipstick. There is something about leaving the house and all the responsibilities tied to it that frees you up to talk about the things in life that extend a bit deeper than normal dinner… Read more »

Dating My Husband: Peanut Butter Pie

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It had been on the calendar for over a week but in an instant this date night felt particularly important. Last Sunday a dear blog friend lost her husband. One moment he was a husband and father to two sweet, young girls and then suddenly he was gone. Hearing this news took my breath away…. Read more »

Film Friday: Night out

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I apologize for being a bit late on this one but I assume you’ll forgive me when you hear that I chose swimming in lakes, long walks, and watching the sun fade into the ocean instead of sitting inside writing this post. But now we are home from vacation and I am so happy to… Read more »

Dating My Husband: A getaway

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First of all can I just say how much I adore you people?! You continue to blow me away by your kindness, generosity and willingness to encourage me just when I need it most. I don’t take lightly the fact that you return here to read and look into my little corner. So, thank you… Read more »

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We got engaged in Rome. I had been living in Italy for 5 months when Gabe flew in to meet me in Rome for the weekend. I knew the ring was coming. Maybe it was because I had designed it before I left for Italy to study art history or maybe it was because the… Read more »

Dating My Husband

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Growing up Gabe was tagged as “the picky eater,” often refusing to try new things. If it even resembled a tomato he wouldn’t go near it – unless it was salsa. For some reason salsa tomatoes are acceptable. Our first fight as a young, dating couple revolved around his eating habits. I approached him feeling… Read more »

Dating My Husband

photo by James Moes If you needed a restaurant recommendation in Seattle my husband and I were the ones to ask. After we were married, nearly every Friday night we would have “date night”. For days in advance I’d scour magazines, the Internet and newspapers trying to decide which restaurant to try. We never went… Read more »