I am a romantic. In all senses of the word:

1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of romance; characteristic or suggestive of the world of romance: a romantic adventure.
2. fanciful; impractical; unrealistic: romantic ideas.
3. imbued with or dominated by idealism, a desire for adventure, chivalry, etc.

My poor hubby. He is not a romantic in the least. Not in any of the senses of the word.

So, I decided to take it upon myself to make more romance in our lives. While we were dating sure, there was tons of romance. Now, not so much.

I also like to make lists. I asked Jeffrey if he would help me make more Romance in our marriage. He said yes! He patiently waited as I gathered my colored pencil and a paper and together we came up with a recipe for romance.

1. Frequent Temple attendance.
2. Expressing gratitude for each other.
3. Thinking romantic thoughts.

With these three things we will eventually fall into a deep romance and be stuck there together forever, oblivious to life and everything in it. Everything except our babies because they are a by-product of our romance. What bliss. Sounds like my kind of life! What are some ways you add romance to your lives? Remember, I love all kinds of romance.

Speaking of romance, Keith had a little affair of his own. We were in the check-out at the grocery store tonight when their eyes met. It was love at first sight on both ends. He reached, trying to touch her hand. She smiled shyly. When he could, he gave her a huge hug and would not let go for the rest of the time in the check-out lane. Just in time for Lover's Day, don't you think?
His little heart says "You make my heart jump" They are best friends now.


Familia Morales said…
Romance? What's that? Just kidding. It does get hard with life getting in the way, but we just make sure we get our weekly date night and then our 1 trip a year just by ourselves, even if it's only a weekend. You're going to have to keep an eye on The Boss if he's already making moves...
Noodle said…
Thats cute, The Boss sounds alot like my little girl. I think your recipe for romance is wonderful. Now that we heve a set bedtime for Sammy we get to have more time to think of romantic thoughts its helping so much! Even True love takes work.
Cute frog, reminds me of the frog that Nick wanted me to draw today as part of my nativity scene that I was sketching during sacrament mtg. Anyway, I'm a romantic too. I find that Nick and I are most in love when we are living the commandments and don't let Satan into the relationship. Other than that we just try to do little things that we know the other person loves. For example I have a secret stash of IBC for Nick that I sneak out whenever I feel the need is warranted. I don't really agree with him drinking soda, but I figure if it makes him love me that much more, why not?
Sheryl said…
I'm not such an expert on romance in marriage, but I've had some good dating experiences-- and hey, I was a family studies minor! I REALLY like the book "The Five Languages of Love" by Gary Chapman. If you've already read it, read it again! I think it's a very important book for happy, romantic marriages. (It was required reading for my marriage class at WSU.) The other book that I might suggest is called-- lol-- "How to Make Love All the Time" by Barbara DeAngelis. I know, zany title. It's about the little romantic things, not just the uh, well, you know. I don't recall anything objectional in it, but it's been a long time... But I can certainly guarantee good tips from the Chapman book.

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