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!