Date Swap with Amberly of A Prioritized Marriage | Enduring All Things

Friday, September 23, 2016

Date Swap with Amberly of A Prioritized Marriage

Back in May, Amberly of A Prioritized Marriage and I swapped blogs to talk about a marriage topic we had been discussing. We did the same thing again in at the beginning of July and decided to commit to a monthly collaboration of some sort. I was and am super excited about this because I consider Amberly one of my best blog-friends and we have a lot of the same views about marriage. And we co-administrate a wonderful "Wife Support" group on Facebook. You should totally join!

Anyway, we decided for our collaboration in August we would swap dates. I would pack up all the supplies and instructions for a summer themed date night and send it to her and she would do the same for me. Well, her little one, Emmy, decided to make a surprise appearance at 32 weeks gestation and threw everyone for a loop! Needless to say, we postponed that collaboration for a month and that's what I bring you today! Make sure you head over to Amberly's blog to read about the date I planned for her too!
When I got the box from Amberly in the mail, I was so excited and I was even more excited when I opened it to find the cutest little skillets and sidewalk chalk! 

Amberly's first instructions were to make dinner (or lunch). She suggested grilling kabobs with barbecue sauce. That sounded delicious! But since I never know Pearson's schedule very far in advance I wasn't sure when we'd be able to do this date. So on the day we decided to have the date, we were pretty hungry and didn't want to put the kabobs together. Also, I didn't have all the ingredients. So we grilled burgers instead. I still want to try the kabobs sometime though.

While our burgers were cooking, we played with the chalk. This may have been my favorite part of the date!
Of course Pearson drew DNA. And I wrote my typical I <3 PTM. I never grew out of that.
I also drew stick figures of us.
And Person drew that weird pointy S thing from middle school for good measure.
After we ate our delicious burgers, we started on our dessert. Okay, maybe this was my favorite part of the date! We made skillet cookies on the grill! Amberly suggested making the cookie dough but she's more patient and better in the kitchen than me. I bought a tube of chocolate chip cookie dough. Okay maybe it's just that I'm lazy. Anyway, we also ate some of the cookie dough raw while these were cooking.
We pressed a cookie-size amount of dough in each skillet and put them on the top rack of the grill for about 10 minutes. You can read about these skillet cookies in more detail here along with the hot fudge recipe Amberly included in this box!
They came out looking absolutely delicious and they tasted just as amazing as they looked!
We let them cool a bit and then topped them with ice cream and chocolate sauce. We enjoyed the delicious dessert on the patio before going in to finish out date.
The last activity Amberly planned for us was a game of Golf! I've heard of this game but never played so I was excited to give it a try. Pearson is not really a fan of card games but he actually really liked this game. I love that it's easily played with two people (not true of most card games) and there is some strategy involved but not a whole lot.
I tried to be a good blogger and play on the coffee table so that I would have some natural light to take pictures. But I didn't think about the fact that the table is clear and I also didn't think to move stuff more out of the way than I did. Oops. #BloggerFail
Anyway, it was such a fun date and I was very impressed with what Amberly put together for us! We already have a fun collaboration planned for next month but I think we might swap dates again in November!

Have you ever made skillet cookies or played the card game Golf? Have you ever swapped dates with someone like this? I thought it was a great idea!
Thanks for reading and don't forget to head over to Amberly's blog and see the date I planned for her!

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