Friday, February 3, 2012

A Date Done Right


My husband is amazing, and I don't tell him that enough. I don't tell you that enough either, but mostly I just don't want you to be jealous, so it's for your own good. 

You might be jealous today, but you'll just have to deal...

Last week I was texting our babysitter for an unrelated thing, and Luke said, "Ask her if she's available for Saturday night, I want to take you on a date." And she was (yay!). It made my heart go a-flutter, because typically we are so last minute that we call around for babysitters the day of, or even the night of. But he was planning ahead! And all of a sudden it was our high school dating days again...

Luke just got a new bike, and I have a new bike (which is a whole other story), and he suggested a bike-riding date along the river. I said, "Sure!" (which if you don't know me, was a huge stretch, and it was even more of a stretch that I didn't debate him about it, or discuss all the dangers...)

Saturday came, he loaded the bikes in our super-awesome-way-cool minivan. He even packed a satchel with my favorite prosecco, along with very classy red plastic cups, because that's the way we roll. And off we went, down by the river, riding into the wind. 

And it was fun...really fun. I'm so glad we did it. I love how Luke gets an idea and follows through with it. He's so great at starting traditions with our family. 

*And I must mention, after the bike ride, Luke took me to a lovely restaurant where we immensely enjoyed a five course meal (that was a first for me) and wonderful conversation. 

A date done right.

4 comments:

naomi said...

*sigh* if my husband wasn't clearly awesomer than yours . . . I would totally be jealous! ;)

"he's also great at starting family traditions" . . . sounds like a teaser set-up for a future blog post? (I hope so!)

darcie said...

lovely photo and narrative; I'm reminded that a good man is better than a clean garage. . .

Denise said...

Great date! *Jealous* in a "being spurred on to love and good deeds" (and potentially some copying) sort of way.

And how did you get the bike? You said it was "another story"...

Sharon said...

I was going to make a comment and then saw Mrs. Newton's (I will never get used to using first names of the adults I grew up with) comment and knew that was what I needed to read today and add that a good man is better than a finished project as well.