When John and I were engaged, we committed to not take ourselves too seriously in marriage. Life and work can be weighty enough so we wanted our relationship to be a haven for rest and rejuvination.
- Indoor picnic: For dinner one night, we spread out our picnic blanket, lit the candles in our fireplace, and ate our meal on the floor. Bonus: indoor picnics can include wine!
- Indoor bowling: This was all John’s idea. (No surprise there with John’s love of competition!) We set up three empty tennis ball cans at the end of our LONG hallway. We then competed for who could knock the most “pins” down by “bowling” a tennis ball. After five sets we were tied, so we played one more and John barely won!
- Six Flags: We went to Six Flags one Saturday morning, racing around the park to ride only the best rides. It was my first time there and I had a blast!
- Dance off: Pretty self explanatory: Turn on music and compete (see a theme here?!) for who has the best dancing skills. I believe I won this one 🙂
“The ambitions we have will become the stories we live. If you want to know what a person’s story is about, just ask them what they want…when we live a story, we are telling the people around us what we think is important.” -Donald Miller
“We live in a world where bad stories are told, stories that teach us that life doesn’t mean anything and that humanity has no great purpose. It’s a good calling, then, to speak a better story.” -Donald Miller
Are you living a story that others want to hear about and be a part of, one that “invites other people into the story… giving them a better story too”?
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