for me boys are always difficult to buy for. we celebrate christmas, benny's birthday & love day all back to back - which just complicates my simple gift-giving mind. i always want to do something sweet for him but i'm not so creative and he likes all kinds of things that i can't really get [like a crapton of expensive electronics, robot dogs, speakers that look like rocks, you know]. so for his birthday i wanted to give something that wasn't a thing. more like an experience / adventure / date. now most of the things i think of are girly. i'm guessing it is because i'm a girl but i think a fella could appreciate them too. when benny's birthday rolled around i told him to mark last weekend in his calendar but didn't tell him what for. just to be free.
we slept in saturday morning [always one of my favorite things]. benny got us donuts and i went shopping for adventuring treats. we got cleaned up and watched uk play. the day is getting better and better.
after the game we loaded up our bags & the car and headed off. ben was terrible to surprise. he must have asked me one million times where we were going. he guessed everything from laser tag to sky diving. i told him that his pregnant wife wouldn't be sky diving for a while. instead we went to a hibachi grill. i ate so much steak i could barely move. it was a very yummy place & we got to see all kinds of tricks [love!]
breakfast in the morning was to die for. and i'm not that easy to please when it comes to food. ugh, i could gobble it up right now. we were even impressed by the juice! so funny.
benny, i hope that you had a good and relaxing weekend. you need that. time to relax and just be instead of working, planning, organizing and doing. i loved laughing with you and having our attention undivided. i love that our real lives are so full & rich but i'm incredibly thankful for a weekend away with you.