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It’s the reason you skip Starbucks, head to that adorable hole-in-the-wall coffee shop, and ask for your latte in a mug.

It’s the reason you either prefer to try new restaurants or stick with the one you always love.

It’s the reason we’ll wait for the dishwasher to finish just so we can eat our favorite ice cream out of our favorite his and hers bowls.

It’s the experience.

Writing these Little Love Stories has reminded me that we had a lot of fun experiences together when we were first dating. Most people do. They plan extra special dates in the beginning because it’s through experiences that we can get to know each other. They go new places, try new things, and eat new foods just so that they can share in a unique experience with each other. I think this is one of the reasons that our first Melting Pot date in 2008 was so memorable and special. Neither of us had ever had fondue, nor did we have any clue what we were doing. So, we giggled our way through dinner as we tried to figure out what to dip where. It was an experience we will never forget.

I have noticed that the longer we have been together, the fewer and farther between these new experiences are. But we get to be a part of something even more special: doing life together, being with each other each and every day, and experiencing real life.

That being said, I think it’s still so important to make a priority of making those special memories together. This is exactly why Jacob and I try to make a priority out of making those little, everyday things special. We love getting coffee together and drinking it out of extra large mugs. We love getting in to bed an hour before we are ready to fall asleep so we can play a game together. We love making homemade iced coffee and taking Molly on a walk. Yes, these are small things and some might not classify them as an “experience”, but we make each one an experience by choosing to make it special.

Maybe someday we’ll travel the world. Maybe we’ll have some big adventures together like skydiving or swimming with sharks.  We could certainly have some amazing experiences that way.

But I have to say, if the only amazing experience we ever share together is eating our favorite ice cream from our his and hers bowls, that would be just fine by me.

***For more of our Little Love Stories, click here.***

Because we would love for you to create some fun experiences with the ones you love, we are giving away the adorable ice cream bowl set that we use almost every night! Just click “like” and leave a comment below (maybe your favorite experience or ice cream flavor) and we will randomly select a winner! Make sure your comment is submitted by 8:00 AM PST on Monday morning. :)

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