Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Surprise Date Night!

It's true, relationships are a two way street and the effort put into them should be mutual.  I also think that this can be done in different ways.  While I really enjoy surprising Charles from time to time with random acts of love and kindness through notes, presents and home-cooked meals, I especially love when the guy enjoys 
planning and putting together fun date nights.  I'll admit, it's extra special and romantic when the guy plans it.  =) Whether it is staying in and enjoying a cozy evening at home, or going out and enjoying a new restaurant..... 
Yep, and this guy never ceases to amaze me.  He teaches those around him the virtues of love and kindness all the time.  This past friday he was full of surprises and thoughtful details.   

Our evening began a little like this.
And was followed by this =)
Charles surprised me with a fun dinner at Benihanas!!!!!! 
His family had talked about this place before so I knew it was really good.
I probably acted like a little kid in a candy store the way I got all giddy with excitement talked about how amazing the food smelled and what a fun place this seemed because they cooked your meal right in front of you!
I went for the holiday special (it seriously tasted like Christmas), a cranberry mojito with spice and mint.  
Charles went with the apple sake which also tasted a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!!
Our chef prepared our incredible meal right in front of us.  It was a dinner and show all in one.  Flying eggs and spatulas, oh my!!!
We both left with happy tummies and full hearts.
The rest of the evening was still filled with many thoughtful surprises.  
This man teaches me time again what it means to be thoughtful, what it means to love, what it means to pay special attention to those details that the other person would enjoy. 
I can honestly say that he is one of the most selfless people I know and I learn so much from him every day!
I only hope that I can be half so kind and loving. 
Each new day comes with a fresh start to try and do better!  
Wake up and refocus on loving those around you.
Love them, cherish them and tell them you love them.

A happy happy Tuesday!


  1. Aww sweet!! That looks like a really fun date. And great food! Yum!!

    I love what you wrote about him "He teaches those around him the virtues of love and kindness all the time."

    That is how I feel about my man too. Such a great quality to have. Kindness :)

  2. Surprise dates are the best! I'm glad I found your blog! Definitely a good read!



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