Sunday, December 28, 2014

Hill Country Date Ideas

Hello everyone! We are now all living in a post Christmas 2014! In the past I have had the sadz after the holiday season wraps up, but it doesn't feel that way this year. I have so much to anticipate in 2015! I start grad school, I continue the counseling course through my church and begin counseling someone, I get to go on a cruise, one of my best friends gets married! All good things! I love fresh starts and new beginnings, so I often start to love the idea of resolutions right around the end of the year. I believe you can make changes whenever you want through out the year, but there is definitely something special about starting a new year!

Here are a few of the resolutions I have been thinking of for 2015:

- Make a dentist appointment for Levi and I (seriously, it's been too long)
- Call Levi by more pet names. We only ever call each other Levi and Bethany and I want to be more intentional about being lovey.
- Memorize at least 5 verses of scripture. Low number but I've got to start somewhere!
- Be more intentional about having date nights

That last point leads to the next! The Saturday after Christmas Levi and I sat down and designated some time to brainstorm/google/and write down some dates ideas for 2015. They are things we talk about doing, but then when it comes to Friday we end up just watching Netflix at home. We broke the dates up into three categories. 1) Lazy Dates: These are dates that are either at home or around San Marcos that are simple and easy to attain when we don't have much energy or money. 2) Exciting Dates: These are dates that are out of the norm of what we would normally do! You could call them specialty dates. 3) Day Trip Dates: Texas is a big ol state and there's a lot of it that we haven't seen. So these dates are something that we could go see or do in a days time around here. 

Lazy Dates:

- Music date. Levi learns how to play songs that we can both sing to.
- Drawing and Painting Night
- Youtube dance lessons
- Coffee shop night
- Go to the winery in Martindale
- Wine/Cheese/Salami at home
- Pedis and Manis
- Massage Date Out
- Cook a new recipe together
- Make a pallet and watch movies
- Record a new podcast
- Dinner at Gristmill and a movie at Alamo Drafthouse

Exciting Dates:

- Blue Starlite Drive In Theater in Austin
- Hiking Date
- Game Night, Group Date
- Go listen to live music
- Take a cooking class at Whole Foods
- Go to 6th street with Ashley and Brandon and get a pedicab
- Take Ghost Tour in downtown Austin
- Dinner at Moonshine and a movie at Violet Crown Theater
- Attend a basketball game
- Group Karaoke
- Dinner at Ranch 616
- High Tea at Full English

Day Trip Dates:

- Round Top, Tx to shop and eat at Royers Cafe
- Enchanted Rock
- 360 Bridge hike with dinner in Austin
- Take Mosely to Zilker Park and the Greenbelt
- Go for a drive through the hill country and have a picnic
- Go on an Austin photo scavenger hunt with another couple
- Marble Falls Trip, hang out in town, go to Sweet Berry Farms
- Go to Longhorn Caverns

We wrote all of these down on little strips of paper and put them in three different envelopes. The plan is to draw out of one at least once a month. Hopefully two a month but we'll see! I'm curious to look back through this and see how far we made it! You never know, we could be needing to make a whole new list by next summer! I wanted to share our ideas because it was fun coming up with them and I thought maybe other people would like them too!

- Bethany


  1. So cute! I love the idea of putting them into categories like that!

  2. Let's pedicab our way into 2015!