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The Permauls: Date Your Spouse Box

By Jessica Anzai-Permaul on 25 June 2018



May’s Newlywed Box was all about dating! One of the most exciting things about the box was a scavenger hunt that we had to go on and post five photos on social media using the appropriate hashtags. Whichever couple got the most likes won a $50 Amazon giftcard, so the hunt was on! We went around town finding posters advertising a local event; a pastry shop; flags from a different country; a mural; and other things in an urban area.

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The main point of the box was to encourage the continuation of dating while married. It included fun activities and ideas to do, such as themed dinners, stargazing, and water gun fights!



When is the last time you had a water gun fight? Have one in your yard this summer when it’s super hot!

This box came right in time for our one-year wedding anniversary! We decided to head down to San Diego and eat at the Coronado Hotel restaurant. We enjoyed a full-course meal with sunset views over the Pacific Ocean. The funniest part was that our table was right next to Gary Sinise (Forest Gump, CSI: NY) and his family, and Jeremy could NOT stop fangirling!




Our anniversary was actually on a Monday this year, so after work Jeremy made me a homemade meal from scratch. It was soooo good! Afterwards we had our wedding cake, and it actually held up very well.



I’m excited to try out dating more with my husband, and the box helped me with more ideas that don’t cost a lot of money. Here’s to many more years of happiness, my love! ~

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About Jeremy and Jessica:

Jeremy and Jessica met in a school cafeteria while studying abroad in Germany in 2013. After dating for two years, Jeremy asked her to marry him while they were in a hot air balloon watching a beautiful sunrise in Temecula, California. They got married in June 2017 on a pomegranate and lavender farm surrounded by family and friends. Since then, they live and work in Southern California and enjoy camping at the beach, eating cold pizza, dressing up their corgi-mix dog as a small child, and navigating the ups and downs of marriage.

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