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Our Ultimate Date Night Bucket List For 2018

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My husband Shadi and I are so excited to share our ultimate date night bucket list for 2018! I originally wanted to share our business goals first, but creating this list helped us get better perspective on how to make more room for life this coming year. Since we get all of the seasons in Virginia, we thought it would be fun to list ideas based on the changing seasons.

In case you’d like to get to know us and our adventurous spirit a bit more, here is a video highlighting our favorite week of date nights in Maui last year!

Without further ado, our Ultimate Date Night Bucket List for 2018:

Winter (January – February)

  1. Try a new restaurant
  2. Homemade snow ice cream
  3. Make s’mores
  4. Watch the sound of music
  5. Watch die hard (Shadi says this is a Christmas movie?!)
  6. Rent a cabin
  7. Make homemade pasta
  8. Make homemade croissants 
  9. Design and print our wedding album (Click here to learn how we can do that for YOU!)
  10. Learn and record a song

Spring (March – May)

  1. Start a garden
  2. See the cherry blossoms
  3. Visit a new part of DC
  4. Go hiking
  5. Plan a camping trip 
  6. Make a fresh bouquet
  7. Kayaking on the Potomac
  8. Wine tasting
  9. Go to a concert
  10. Go to a museum

Summer (June – August)

  1. Make watermelon lemonade
  2. Spend a Saturday at kings dominion
  3. Beach trip
  4. Watch fireworks
  5. Visit the PNW
  6. Run a 5K
  7. Go to a baseball game
  8. Pick strawberries
  9. Go peach picking
  10. Celebrate Shadi’s birthday

Fall (September – November)

  1. Carve pumpkins
  2. Go apple picking
  3. Make a salad only using veggies from the garden
  4. Have a game night
  5. Plan an anniversary trip
  6. Celebrate Klaire’s birthday
  7. Make caramel dipped apples
  8. Dress up as Aladdin and Abu for Halloween
  9. Visit the Shenandoah Valley during the sunset when the leaves change
  10. Make our own spiced latte

Winter (December)

  1. Second annual cookie swap with small group at our house
  2. Decorate our tree and buy one new 2018 ornament
  3. Go to a Christmas Lights display
  4. Make my family’s sugar cookie recipe passed down from 4 generations
  5. Watch It’s A Wonderful Life


Are you engaged…

and want to preserve this sweet season of

your life for generations to come?


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a few favorites from

An iconic DC wedding with lush florals at the Ritz Carlton.


Fall Georgetown Ritz Carlton Wedding 

A date night Engagement Session at Le Diplomate and the Capitol Building in Washington, DC


Le Diplomate Engagement Session

A cozy home session for Charlotte's newborn photos.


Charlotte's Newborn Album

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