on valentine's day we were gifted with the perfect weather.
we packed up our bags, put on our hiking shoes, prepared a little lunch & headed out to one of our favorite trails.
on this particular valentine's day, we were working with a next-to-nothing budget, having spent most of our date night money for the month on takeout pizza when i was under the weather from my wisdom teeth surgery.
a hiking date fit the budget & left me feeling more connected to my husband than any dinner out could have.
often times i think we get so caught up in the glamour of an expensive dinner out & a movie at the theater. i know i feel loved when luke offers to take me out to my favorite sushi restaurant.
there's absolutely nothing wrong with a fancy dinner out (heck, i love being treated to delicious food!), but i am challenging myself to feel loved when he offers his time, not necessarily expensive date nights.
we walked along the trails, talked about our dreams & processed through some big stuff within our relationship. he's my favorite person, my biggest adventure & the best hiking partner!
we even packed a little lunch for two of cheeses, almond crackers, salami & turkey along with two glasses of wine. this little gourmet lunch cost us around $15, the perfect price for our quickly dwindling budget.
& if you've got kiddos, bring them along! i'm sure they'd love to see their parents holding hands along the trail!
i'd love to know how you date on a budget! please share your fun ideas!
p.s. here's another fun budget-friendly date night i shared not too long ago - a drive-in movie date for under $15! yay!