Friday, June 26, 2009

Surprise date night!

DH just loves movies. I enjoy them too, though it's more difficult for me to sit still in a chair that's not mine for more than an hour! I decided to surprise him with a date night tonight. Last night I told him that he had a visitor coming tonight at 6, but I wouldn't tell him who it was. I don't think I'm too convincing, because he laughed and pretended to go along with it. I told the children that I wanted to surprise their Daddy, so they were cleaning and vacuuming for our guest when he arrived home. Hilarious. I told him to be ready at 6, and then I changed clothes, spritzed some perfume, and snuck out the front door. I rang the doorbell, and I could hear him pretending to wonder who was there. Like I said, I must not be as convincing as I think I am! Anyway, he said he was glad it was me and that he was excited to have a date night. We visited Pane Rustica , where we shared a delicious Danish blue cheese salad with apples, spiced pecans, and cranberries, calamari, and a GREAT pizza with grilled chicken, feta, artichokes and mushrooms. Dinner was fabulous! Then we ran to the movies! We were home early, and I think D enjoyed his surprise!! Maybe the rest of you can do a better job at keeping a secret and surprising your spouses with a fun night out. With the collapse of Jon & Kate and all of the other bad things going on in the world, it's important to "keep that FIRE in the FIREPLACE!" Now back to my date!


pink green & southern said...

What a wonderful wife you are!

The B Family said...

Sounds like a wonderful date! Pane Rustica is one of our favorite restaurants! We've learned that the best thing you can do for your children is to love each other. With so many families falling apart, it's so good to read about couples making their relationship a priority.

Melissa said...

What a fun idea! I'm totally going to steal it from you! :)

The Hayden Family said...

What a splendid evening!!! I am going to copy your marvelous idea! Thanks for the tip!

Pearls and Grace said...

I so admire you!!!
I think we were meant to be friends. Five precious angels! You are one blessed Mother !

I love to see big families! My heart is hoping for another. :) My oldest is in college and we have four 6 and under and it is a little stressful at times but I am not ready to say "No more!"

Hope you all are enjoying a beautiful summer!!!


Kappa Prep said...

What an exciting and fun night! You do have such an amazing husband!