A couple of posts ago, I wrote about my boyfriend and I being “that couple” and the responce was overwhelming! Needless to say we are still that couple and I started thinking about all of the things we do for each other that keep us that way. It’s almost been 1 year and we haven’t stopped trying to keep things “fresh” since day 1. I really enjoy that we BOTH make such an effort in our relationship.

Most of you know prior to this relationship I’ve been in nothing but terrible ones, ones that involved me doing everything and geting nothing in return. I can’t even describe how differntly things are now–some days I’m just so amazed!!

So how do we keep things fresh??

The first one thing that comes to mind is….taking a shower together on the weekends. Monday-Friday we shower seperately based on our work schedules but Saturday and Sunday were made to save water! I’m going to let you in on a little secret, we don’t have sex in the shower!! I know, I know…how can that be?! When we take a shower, its not about the sexy time, its about us talking and being silly, hogging the water,  and of course there is some touching (sorry mom if you’re reading this). But taking a shower together is just one more thing we can do to spend time together after such busy weeks.

Something else that comes to mind is the notes we leave for each other. Part of my boyfriend’s Christmas present included a note set that was part of an inside joke but has actually turned into something we both enjoy writing. It’s just something little to let the other person know how we feel about each other and it’s a nice suprise when we come home and find it!!

I’d also like to mention that we work hard to remember the little things. What I mean by that is, we remember what each other likes, for examples, snacks, drinks, straws; yes my boyfriend bought me a box of straws because I prefer to drink out of them. But all of these things happen without either of us having to ask. And maybe this sounds like a lot of work? But it’s really not, we both enjoy making each other smile and this is such a good way to do it.

 A few weeks ago we stopped at CVS so he could drop off his prescription, I decided to stay in the car. Needless to say I thought to myself, boy he is taking a while. We got home and started to make dinner and all was forgotten. Later on that night I went into my purse to grab my chapstick and found a card laying on top. The card was a handwritten note that was telling me how proud he was of me for this recent diet/lifestyle change I had made. It was so heartfelt and sweet–I couldn’t believe it!! I brought that card to work and I keep it on my desk to remind myself how lucky I truly am.

So let me ask you, how do you keep things feeling fresh in your relationship? I hope you enjoyed reading about us!

Cheers!

xoxo Lindsay 

17 Comments on Keeping Things Fresh

  1. Lindsay
    February 26, 2018 at 6:21 pm (4 months ago)

    Love this post Linds! Jeff and I shower together sometimes but it’s be nice to have something bigger so we wouldn’t have to worry about falling out. Hahaha! Perhaps in our next place… 😉
    Glad things are still going so well and you’re as happy as you sound. xoxox
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  2. Beth
    February 27, 2018 at 10:33 am (4 months ago)

    I love the things you do to keep things fresh! I agree a shower together doesn’t have to be all about sexy time, but just an intimate place to connect and spend time together! I love leaving notes for my husband too. So sweet!

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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      February 28, 2018 at 8:11 am (4 months ago)

      Leaving notes is soooo fun!! I’ll have to post the notepad that I bought off Amazon that we use!

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  3. Dani
    February 27, 2018 at 11:36 am (4 months ago)

    Great ideas for keeping things fresh. I’ve been with my s/o for 3 years now, and we’ve always done the love notes too! I keep them all in an envelope whenever I find them. And remembering the little things is so important!

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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      February 28, 2018 at 8:11 am (4 months ago)

      That’s such a good idea keeping them in the envelope. right now they are on the fridge lol

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  4. ShootingStarsMag
    February 27, 2018 at 11:40 am (4 months ago)

    I love this! I’m not in a relationship, but I could see myself being like this if I was in one, and I’d hope the other person would be the same (or somewhat the same). I know I’m kind of like this in terms of friendships – the whole remembering the little things and just doing things here and there for them.

    -Lauren
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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      February 28, 2018 at 8:12 am (4 months ago)

      I think it goes both ways for relationships in general, even friendships, need to have both parties actively involved!

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  5. lisa thomson
    February 27, 2018 at 1:17 pm (4 months ago)

    These are very sweet and considerate things you both do. I believe relationships thrive or die based on the small stuff. We write notes and poems to each other and never forget a special occasion to mark our anniversary or Valentine’s. It’s been twelve years and we still do these little things to show our love for one another. I’m sure you two will still be doing that many years from now, too. Lovely post!
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  6. Nikki
    February 27, 2018 at 3:03 pm (4 months ago)

    This is the sweetest post. It’s so lovely to hear how you two share your love and respect for one another. Connection is a valuable and powerful part of a relationship.

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  7. Dean
    February 27, 2018 at 3:24 pm (4 months ago)

    The card from your boyfriend!! What a sweetheart!!! Okay, you two are adorable. I’ve been married for almost 16 years and we still try to keep things fresh.
    Actually, we just got back from a day date, which is nice because it’s not something we get to do often. Sadly, he had an appointment and I had kid pickup, so “our” time had to come to an end, but it was such a nice day.
    XO

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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      February 28, 2018 at 8:14 am (4 months ago)

      Aww thank you!!!! I love our time together, its such a nice change from my last relationship!!! We need to work on more date nights out, that’s one our goals for this year.

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  8. charlotte
    February 28, 2018 at 3:44 pm (4 months ago)

    Oh, my goodness… I love this post. I <3 that you take showers together (SEXY!) but also that you admire and appreciate what you mean to each other by way of sending small notes and showing little signs of appreciation. I thought of that last night when I was taking the train home from the city. Every time I do, my bf always picks me up, regardless of how late I arrive. It's such a small gesture, but it means so much to me and those are the things you really learn to appreciate over the years <3 Kudos to you for finding such a wonderful guy 🙂
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  9. Susana
    March 10, 2018 at 11:29 pm (4 months ago)

    Hi, Lindsay.

    It is so nice to hear that you guys are keeping it fresh since day one. I am in a 2-year relationship, and it is really getting boring or it feels like a habit, instead of enjoying the moment.

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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      March 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm (3 months ago)

      Oh thats too bad…it def takes work to keep things going!! Let me know if you need any advice!

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