Monday, December 06, 2010

Marriage Monday--Joy for Two at Christmas

It is Marriage Monday again! This month we are focusing on keeping joy and celebration as a couple in the midst of the busy season. I have chosen the topic

12 Gifts (German) Loves that Don't Cost Extra Money

1. Unquestioning support
2. Hugs & Kisses
3. Respect and praise in front of my friends
4. Looking my best (especially at his company functions)
5. Doing the shopping without insisting on him going with me
6. Favourite meals scattered through the holidays
7. Chocolate Chip Treasure cookies (with a plate set aside just for him)
8. An uncluttered house
9. Time to listen
10. An extra game of pool after the kids have gone to bed
11. Quiet time of just being in the same space together
12. My initiative (ahem)

What no-extra-cost gifts can you give this year?

Join the fun today at Chrysalis to see what others are saying about Joy for Two in the Holidays.

Just an added note that Marriage Monday is taking a break in January and will return the first Monday of February.


Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Great list!!! Stopping by from Marriage Monday and enjoyed your list!!

21st Century Housewife© said...

This is a lovely list - and a great reminder of nice things I can do for my husband too!

Bobbi said...

Wonderful list...I love the last one...hehehe! Thanks for the encouragement and the ideas. Smiles and love to you today!

Mac an Rothaich said...

Lovely list:) I like that you make an effort to play pool with him! My man wants me to play video games... we compromise with tea time and an episode of a favorite show.

Christine said...

We had a lot of the same things! My husband always says, "Men are simple", and in some ways I know that's true. God bless them for putting up with US (I know that I, at least, am NOT simple!). :) Great list!

Julie Arduini said...

How fun, the playing pool. All these ideas are great. I'm seeing a few posting on making favorite meals. That's such a great idea.

e-Mom said...

LOL, well we're certainly on the same page! Great minds think alike?

But you did remind me of one very important thing... e-Dad's love of homemade cookies at Christmas. Our daughter used to give him 2 dozen oatmeal raisin cookies, but now that she's married and out of the house, I suppose I had better step up to the (cookie) plate!

Merry Christmas MiPa, and thanks for joining us for Marriage Monday today.

(((Hugs)) e-Mom ღ

Jona said...

seems like #12 is a winner :D uncluttered house-my hub would love that too

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Lynn said...

Miriam Pauline,

Girl, you are making me crack up and giggle at the computer screen. I love your heart, your wit and your charm. Your hubby is blessed indeed...

Have a great week. Merry Christmas. Love, Lynn

Tami Boesiger said...

Yep, yep, yep, good advice.