Wednesday, May 27

Six Years...

Last Friday, Dennis and I celebrated our sixth anniversary. I had it all planned out for about a month that I would get a babysitter for the night and we would stay downtown somewhere just enjoying time together. I had a hotel room reserved, plans for dinner (a gift certificate for somewhere simple), and our babysitter was scheduled. I told Dennis about my surprise a few days in advance so that he wouldn't plan anything in conflict. Well... my sweet husband one-upped me (in a good way). We cancelled the hotel, threw the dinner plans out, and kept the babysitter. When we headed out on our date Friday, I had no idea what was going on. Dennis told me he re-booked the same hotel, but then on our way to dinner we got low on gas and began looking for a gas station. He kept turning here and there and started driving me crazy. He said he was going to stop and ask someone where the nearest gas station was... then we pulled into a super nice hotel we'd talked about earlier in the week. I didn't want to get my hopes up until Dennis got out and gave the keys to the valet. He really had me going!

Our hotel was built in 1911 and redone about 2 years ago. Everything was gorgeous! Marble floors, a two-story lobby, restaurants in the hotel, and 11 floors (I think). We were right downtown, so we walked to dinner at a fondue restaurant. It was amazing, and we learned a ton of new tricks to use on our own fondue pot at home. After stuffing ourselves until we were sick (how can you not eat all that yummy food), we walked around some more, took a boat ride on the canal downtown, and talked and talked about how wonderful it was to just focus on each other.

The next morning we slept in. I had almost forgotten what that was like! We ate breakfast at 11:00 and shopped for a little while. It was the best anniversary!

Not the best picture, but I wanted to remember it!

I am so grateful that I get to spend eternity with my best friend. He surprises me, loves me, challenges me, complements me, adores me, makes me better, and makes me happy!

10 comments:

smithsmiles said...

Happy Anniversary! Glad you guys were able to get away and have such a great time!

Katie Jane said...

I love it!! I bet it was seriously nice to be alone with your sweetheart for a full 24 hours! Lucky!

Nick and Kandi Roeseler said...

Congrats! we are going on 6 years too & I can't believe how it flys by, right? I'm happy for you guys!

Ashley Dickman said...

What a BLAST! It is the weirdest thing to wake up to no kids and no obligations... breakfast, diaper changes, entertaining... How fun for you guys! Happy Anniversary! Well done Dennis! :)

Jennie's bunch said...

Happy Anniversary!! What a fun get-away!! I love those!!!:)

The Maker Family said...

That is such a sweet story! I think the picture is cute too! Glad you two had a great 6th year anniversary!

Jon and Melissa said...

Happy anniversarty you guys! So glad that you got to do something fun. You deserve it!

Aleese and Scott said...

Happy six years! Sounds like you had such a great weekend! It is not very often when living away from family that you get to do something like that! Very cute picture!

O'Keefe Family said...

Congrats, what a great hubby!

Eric and Jenny said...

That is so sweet, what a wonderful surprise for you! I don't think that is a bad picture at all you both look happy and in love. Happy anniversary I am glad you had a good one!