Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Big Fish Games

Big Fish Games has a lot of computer games that you can download within minutes for cheaper than it would be in the store.  I think games are fun to do for date nights, and my husband and I especially like to do a couple of mystery games together throughout the year.  They have medium to hard puzzles and outside the box thinking is required.  (We always choose the "no hint" option to make it challenging)  Plus depending on how much you play it, it takes several weekend nights to solve and for $7.00- 10.00 it gives you plenty to do for a few dates.

 ***These games can be addicting, but I recommend saving it for dates, or at least on the weekends so that you can get the bills paid and laundry done still during the week! :) 

If you are a first timer with these games, you can use the promo code NEW299 (currently going on), and buy your first game for $2.99! (They also have a daily deal for $2.99 everyday)  What a deal!   They also allow you to try any game for one hour to see if you like it.  Sometimes we just download the free trial, so that we for sure stop after one hour and go to bed on time!  Hope you enjoy exploring this site too!  Have you already played big fish games? Do you have any games that you would recommend?

Happy loving,

Monday, April 16, 2012

Western Date Night

Some of you may remember me posting this date on my family blog about year ago.  I was 8 months pregnant then, and this was the first at home, themed date we ever tried.  It was so much fun, and I've been hooked on themed dates ever since!  This post definitely belongs on this blog so I'm re-posting it over here.  Seriously, you've got to try this date!

This date was a fun break from always going to see a movie or going out to eat.  I had a blast preparing for it and we just put the kids to bed so we didn't have to pay for a babysitter!  I spent only $20.00 for it and the biggest purchase was the photo paper I wanted to buy.  Have to give credit for this creative idea: go tohttp://loveactually-blog.blogspot.com/ for this and more ideas.
(again, I'd recommend for married couples)

So first we got dressed up all westerny and took our western photo shoot.  You know how at Knott's Berry Farm and other places you can dress up and take an old fashioned photo like your from the old west?  I always wanted to do that so this is our home-made rendition.

I'm posed next to my wanted poster.  The hats I purchased from D.I. and I was wearing the best outfit I had for the night, a blouse, skirt and boots.  These are just a few the shots we took.

 Dan next to his "wanted" poster.  He looks a little wary with his first western photo shoot, but soon gets into it. :)  It's cheesy, right?!

Dan likes using photo shop, so right after we changed the pics to old western brown colors and printed some out for keepsakes!

And then we framed our favorites for a good laugh to always remember this off beat date together.  These frames were purchased from the dollar store.  I don't decorate my house in western style, so I call these bathroom worthy and have them set up in our bathroom.  I do chuckle every time I see them.

 And what's a good ole western time unless you play a little poker, playing for keeps with homemade poker chips.

Lastly, we visited the Wild West Saloon and Theatre where we snacked on rootbeer, chips, and dips and watched a western, Shanghai Noon, with Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson, pretty awesome!  So what can I say, it was definitely different and fun, you might want to try it out!  Go to the blog above for a few more ideas and details for this date and others! 

Happy loving, 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Cold Stone Winner!!!

The winner for the $15.00 Cold Stone Giftcard Giveaway is.........

Katie Ukorebi!!!

Congratulations Katie! I'm so excited for you!  You can email me your address at thehymasfamily@hotmail.com or message me on facebook and I will mail you the gift card right away! Start planning your next ice cream date with your hubby!

Thank you everyone who participated in this giveaway!  I have really loved offering this gift and will be doing a few more this year, so check back!  And, of course I'll be posting more ideas on romantic and fun marriages!  

Happy loving,

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cold Stone Giftcard~ Giveaway!!!

***This Giveaway is closed.***  Check back for more giveaways!

Giveaway Time!!!

I feel like ice cream just makes any date special, whether you are curled up watching a movie, needing dessert after dinner, or just going out solely for that creamy goodness!  My favorite place to get ice cream is....Cold Stone!  So that's what this month's giveaway is! 

Win a $15.00 gift card to Cold Stone!

Entry rules are so simple:

1.  Become a member of this blog!
2.  Post about this giveaway on facebook!
3.  Must live in the 48 contiguous United States.
4.  Leave me a comment telling me you've done so, and what your  favorite ice cream flavor is!

This giveaway will close after one week.  Your last chance to enter will be on Monday, April 9th and the winner will be announced here on Tuesday, April 10!  So check back to see if you are a winner!  Good luck!

Happy loving,

Monday, April 2, 2012

Hale Centre Theatre ~Salt Lake City, Ut

Another favorite place we went to on our anniversary trip last year was the Hale Centre Theatre!  It is a great theater experience for an excellent price, $26.00 for adult tickets.  It is done on a round stage so really anywhere you sit, you have a great view of the performance.  The actors are trained to move all about the stage so that you never feel like you can't see. 

We went to see, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and I didn't know this musical at all, but this theater made it so humorous and my husband and I both loved it!  Reasons why I'd recommend seeing a show at this theater:

          *  Excellent actors/energy
          *  Anywhere you sit you have a great view
          *  Very inexpensive for a great quality show
          *  Very humorous scripts

You can check out their 2012 shows and purchase tickets here.  They are currently performing, Zorro the Musical!  I bet it's awesome!

Happy loving,