This year I have been inspired to try new things, mostly in what my husband and I do on our date nights. No matter what we do, I always enjoy my time with him. However, I do want to span our horizons beyond a movie and dinner. Thankfully, my husband is more than happy AND willing to try all these new things with me!

Our 11th anniversary was just a short time ago. We made it our goal to do something different, something new. I’m excited to share with you that it was a success!! Here’s what we did!

Just recently the western Michigan area has been getting some Chick-fil-As. For some of you this is no big deal because you’ve always had them around. We, however, have not. And we really haven’t been in any areas where they were around. But we’ve sure heard about them! There is a lot of hype around their chicken and their special sauce. So because we needed someplace quick to eat, and this restaurant is now around, we decided to give it a shot.

Lol – here is a shot of me holding their cup. We actually shared a cherry coke. This after we remembered we were supposed to try their tea. Whoops! I guess we’ll have to go back and try it again!

Overall, it wasn’t a bad experience either. The sandwiches were good. The waffle fries were sure different. I’d go back again if we felt like chicken. I think the best part, though, was the sauce. OH MY GOODNESS, that sauce is really, really good! I liked dipping my fries in it, and I loved putting the remaining sauce on my sandwich!

After eating at Chick-Fil-A we rushed over to the more exciting part of the night. We had the opportunity to do a painting class!!! Many of you might think that’s more a girly thing, but it is far from it! The instructor that night actually said they get a lot of couples in there!

Anyway, there were some cool things about that night. First of all, thanks to Groupon we were able to get an amazingly great deal. For just $49, the two of us got to do the painting AND we got a free bubble tea! Do you know what a bubble tea is? It’s a Taiwanese drink that has little balls at the bottom of the drink. It’s kind of like a smoothie with little bubble-bursting balls you can suck up and enjoy! My husband got a blueberry, mango, coconut, honey drink. Odd, but good! I tried the mango, peach, coconut one. VERY DELISH!

We were able to sip on these drinks while we painted. This was our first class so to say we were nervous was probably an understatement. But the instructor at Bamboo Studio was great. She was so encouraging, and uplifting. She had a great way of pointing out the positive in each of our paintings. And guess what? We actually had the entire place to ourselves! No one else had signed up for that night and time so it was just the two of us and our instructor. Extra special!!

Do you want to see how our paintings turned out? Here’s a picture:

The painting was a moonlight cherry blossom. My husband stuck to doing the cherry blossoms. I, on the other hand, love color, and because they encourage creativity, I made all different colored flowers 🙂

What do you think? I think that for our first time, they turned out pretty good!

Even better is that my husband really enjoyed himself and wants to do it again sometime! That is exciting that we both felt the same way about this class. This is just one more thing we can do on occasion now!

Anyway, we still want/need more ideas to broaden our horizons! Do you have any suggestions? Do let me know! I hope that this post leaves you inspired to try new things, either for yourself or with someone else. You never know what you’ll learn to enjoy unless you try!

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