Date Night Friday: Hopes & Dreams


Our date night this week involved discussing our hopes and dreams.  Dane and I feel like we are at a point in life where we are almost starting over, so we decided to talk about what goals, hopes, and dreams we have for our future and family.  
This date can be as complicated as simple as you want it.   The idea of the date is to simply sit and talk about your hopes and dreams and them write it down.  All you really need are a few sheets of paper (or even a napkin will work) and a pen.  I love art journaling so I created a mini art journal to record our thoughts. To create the art journal I covered a couple pieces of cardboard for the covers and then used typing paper for the pages.
Get as creative as you would like with your topics of discussion.  Our topics were
Deepest Thoughts: A "mission statement" for our marriage.
Together: Adventures we want to have together.
Prayers for Our Year: A list of the things we are believing God for in 2014
We Want To Be: 5 words we want to define our lives and marriage
Our Home: The culture we hope to establish in our future home
Journey: Places we will travel to together
Treasures: Items we would love to have as part of our lives.

 We loved doing this together and have agreed to make this a practice at the start of every year.  We think it will be fun to reflect on past years, see where God has taken us, and refocus on what we want to work on and grow in.  Happy Friday Everyone!


  1. what a great idea for date night. my husband and i often talk about our goals and dreams and love the art journal pages.

    1. Thanks so much Erika! Glad you liked the idea. It has been fun to revisit our little journal and see how things are going! Funny how some things that at one point you feel are super important will change!