The hubby really had me going all day on Saturday, as I mentioned earlier he got me a package of toilet paper for our one year anniversary…..the man missed his calling, he should have been a comedian.
During the day he stayed in his PJ’s while watching college football, I did a few things around the house and read a book…..it was very relaxing, around four he looked over at me and said:
“So what do you want to do for dinner….I wouldn’t mind having tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich?”
Seriously?? grilled cheese sandwich and soup?? I kept my frustration at bay…and remembered that we are going out of town in a few weeks to really celebrate our anniversary.
“Well, I thought we were going out to dinner….but if you would rather stay in we could”
“No, we can go out ….where do you want to go?”
“How about you choose, considering I always pick”
He got up off the couch, gave me a kiss and told me to be ready in a little bit.
I started curling my hair….. “I wonder where we are going, uhmm what should I wear?” I headed into the bedroom to ask him but noticed that he was sitting on the couch, still in his sweatpants and t-shirt watching football.
I didn’t say anything, I just came to terms with the fact that he really wanted to watch college football, so soup and grilled cheese would be on tonight’s menu.
I noticed the time and I was getting a little hungry…..the hubby stepped outside to have a smoke so I went into the kitchen and started frying up some bacon to put in his grilled cheese sandwich and placed the soup on the stove to warm up.
“What are you doing?” he said.
“Making dinner….I just figured since you haven’t showered that you decided that we should just stay in”
“I told you we were leaving at six”
“Hmmmm, you never told me a time ….at four you said we would be leaving soon”
“We are leaving at six….so you may want to get ready”
I finished up frying the bacon and then headed to the bathroom to freshen up, you know….make-up, hair, a spritz of pretty perfume. I still didn’t know where we were going so I was waiting to see what he was wearing before I changed.
He ended up wearing something other than jeans so I knew we weren’t headed to Chili’s so I put on something nice and gave the furkids a kiss good-bye.
Still being left in the dark regarding our destination, I figured from the direction we were heading that we were having dinner in Little Rock….which was a nice change. 35 minutes later we found ourselves trying to find a parking spot in downtown, I knew now that he was going to take me to one of my favorite restaurants, Ristorante Capeo….it’s a bit on the pricey end but it’s romantic and the food is divine.
“Ohhh no, I don’t think we will be able to get in without a reservation” I thought to myself. He opened the door of the restaurant and said;
“Are you surprised?”
“Yes…I am, but we may need a reservation”
“Honey, I made the reservation two weeks ago and made sure to get the little heart table in the corner..you know the one we sat at the first time we came. I told them it was our anniversary”
He had this planned all along….the tomato soup/grilled cheese suggestion was just a rouse.
As we sat down at the table, I looked at him lovingly ….
“You’re such a romantic…I can’t believe you planned to take me here all along….what would of happened if I told you earlier that I wanted to go to Chili’s?”
“I would have told you that I didn’t want to go there”
Our meal was scrumptious and the tiramisu that we shared was everything that I remembered, yummilicious!!! I got up to use the little girls room and when I made my way back to the table I noticed that he had gone outside to have a smoke, but on the table was a box wrapped in gold paper with a little red bow on top.
My heart melted….
I picked up the box and mouthed to him from the other side of the window
“Honey….really? oh my gosh…can I open it?”
“YES” he said with a smile.
I unwrapped the box, pulled out the little box from inside…..I opened it up and I didn’t know what to say…I was speechless. It was a beautiful diamond heart necklace.
“It’s beautiful…I love you” I mouthed to him …
“I love you too”
Once he came back inside, I gave him a big kiss……
“Happy Anniversary Honey” he said.
“Happy Anniversary Dear….I love you”