Fall comes with gorgeous canyon drives, delicious comfort food, and lots of cuddling. And when I looked back on my spring romance post, I realized that fall also brings with it the glorious "fall back" part of Daylight Savings. Too bad the chances of our kids appreciating that extra hour of sleep is little to none. That little detail aside, I look forward to fall starting every single year. I love to decorate, Joe and I get to celebrate our birthdays together and we reminisce on fall 2010 when we fell in love.
Two months, that's the length of time between the first day of fall and Thanksgiving. After that, winter seems to hit in full force either with snow or frigid cold temperatures. I plan on taking full advantage of these two months and fitting in as many romantic fall activities as we possibly can. If you're looking for some fun ways to bring the spark back into your marriage this fall, I've listed a few ideas below!
If you were to ask me my favorite drink, I would definitely have to say that it's hot chocolate. From the beginning of our relationship, Joe and I have enjoyed many cups of hot chocolate together. I love sitting on the porch as the sun is going down or watching a rain storm from inside the house while we drink from our favorite mugs. I've also been on a hunt for the best hot chocolate around town. So far, Dunkin' Donuts and Maverik have my favorite along with a local chocolate shop. We have a hot chocolate maker like this one (affiliate link), and ever since I first started using one, I refuse to go back to mixing my hot chocolate by hand. If you don't own a hot chocolate maker and drink a decent amount of it, I'd highly suggest that you purchase one, it's worth every penny!
Corn mazes, hay rides, pumpkin patches, fresh donuts and so much more. We took our family to a fall festival just this past weekend and had so much fun that I want to find one to visit every single week. There's nothing more fun and fall appropriate than wandering through a corn maze together and enjoying some fall food afterward. You could even carve pumpkins together afterward!
View the Fall Leaves
I love watching the mountains near our house change colors throughout the season. The leaves have already started changing and I love it! Seek out the best fall leaf locations near you then plan a long drive or hike to view them. If you take pictures in the fall, this is a great opportunity to get those taken as well. I have my favorite place to view fall leaves, but I'm on a mission this year to experience a few new locations for variety!
Leaf It All Behind Date
This fall date night idea (affiliate link) with free printables from The Dating Divas is a fun way to spice up your date night activities this season! It includes conversation starters, activity cards and a few other things to help you plan the perfect seasonal date night!
Fall Love Notes
With my husband's birthday and the anniversary of our first date/when we fell in love, I tend to get a bit sappy this time every year. The Dating Divas have these free printable fall love notes (affiliate link) perfect for adding a bit of love to your spouse's day. Pop them in their lunch, hide them around the house, or leave one sitting next to their plate at dinnertime.
I "Fall" For You Gift Basket
This gift basket (affiliate link) from The Dating Divas is a great way to kick off the season and your fall romance! Throw in your favorite fall treats, the ingredients for caramel apples, some love notes, and a fall activities bucket list that the two of you can work through.
Harry Potter Marathon
What is it about this time of year that makes everyone think of Harry Potter. It's one of my favorite book/movie series, and actually a big part of mine and Joe's love story. We watched all of the movies together during the first month or two that we were dating because Joe had never seen them before. Every year, I have the best intentions to have a marathon in celebration of our "dateiversary" but October is a busy month for us so it usually doesn't happen. I'm hoping to change that this year and am looking forward to testing out all of these Butterbeer recipes to find our favorite for future marathons.
Fall will be over before we know it, and we won't get to enjoy the crisp air and warm colors for another year. Take advantage of the beauty while it's here and the opportunities the season provides for connection in your marriage.