After the kids got picked up, Josh said, "Okay, now it is your turn. Pack an overnight bag and wear something that will keep you cool and comfortable." I was totally surprised! In fact, most of my clothes were in the washer and I had to wait for them to finish drying before we could pack and go. I had an idea of where we might be going based on what he told me, but wasn't 100% sure. While I waited on my clothes to finish up, Josh was outside trying to finish the big dog run he had bought earlier in the week. He had been working on it every spare minute since he got it (I did find it odd that he seemed so obsessed with getting it done) and it still wasn't quite done. Now it made since...we needed that kennel so we could go out of town for the night! Dobby cannot be trusted in the yard, he'll escape every time. We put the dog run on the cement so he can't dig out. It was *almost* done, the only part left was wrapping the chain link at the bottom. There wasn't time, so we just pushed stuff around the edges and hoped for the best! We headed out and Josh drove a little bit differently than he usually does to try and throw me off, but I was pretty sure where we were going...and I was right! We went out to Kemah and pulled into a B&B (which I didn't predict). It was right on the water and about a block away from the Boardwalk!
|Out our window
|We went to the top of that and dropped. FUN!
We headed back to the B&B around 11:30 when some of the rides started to close. When we got back to our room, he pulled out a bottle of our favorite wine, the glasses from our wedding (way back when we were too young to drink), and chocolate and butterscotch covered strawberries that he had made the night before. My sister-in-law had texted me to see if I wanted to go out on Friday and I didn't think anything of it, but turns out Josh was sneakily getting me out of the house. He said he had the wine in the fridge for days and I hadn't noticed it! It was a perfect end to a perfect day! I honestly could not have thought of/asked for a better day than he planned for us. I'm still SO impressed by all of his planning and secret-keeping (from him AND everyone else who knew!). I am a very, very lucky girl.
|To 11 years and many, many more...
11 years ago, Josh and I were a couple of crazy teenagers getting married. I was wearing blue Nikes under my wedding dress, we were too young to drink at the reception, and we really had NO idea what life held for us...but we knew that whatever it was, we wanted to walk through it together. Best decision ever!