As Chris Montez' Time After Time played and I stood there with my mouth hanging open, I realized he indeed had actually thought out a plan and was surprising me in the biggest way. There were all sorts of good smells coming from the stove area but I was told that I was not allowed to hang in the kitchen and to go freshen up.
When I came back downstairs he handed me a glass of wine and said, "Let's go sit down in the living room for a minute, before I have to get started cooking." As we walked that way, I smelled them before I saw them...
Pink roses and chocolate? Godiva chocolate? Pink roses are special to us because that is what I carried when we got married... he has given them to me only a very few times in our years together usually on an anniversary. How special!
Godiva chocolate is my favorite and truffles are my favorite Godiva. Hmmmm, which one should I have?
As I sat mulling over my chocolate options, Mr. Helen said he needed to start cooking and that I should stay OUT of the kitchen! I did sneak around the corner to catch him working his magic - had to capture this memory you know.
A few minutes later he came in and handed me this and told me it was just a little something to hold me until dinner was ready. I love shrimp cocktail!
Soon after he called me to come to the table... when I saw it I had to stop and take a photo, it was so pretty and heartfelt.
Look at the delicious dinner he made me! Gorgonzola crusted filet mignon, a creamy stuffed potato, and asparagus! All from scratch, not to mention, Mr. Helen hates asparagus. For him to make it for me? That's a sign of true love! We figured out that the last time he made it for me was March 2, 1991 which was my birthday. I guess he plans on making it for me every 20 years or so lol!
He was so proud of himself because he looked all the recipes up on the internet. I was proud of him too but my head felt like it was going to explode! Because honestly, I'm the more romantic one in our relationship. I felt completely overwhelmed and just when I was wondering what alien had come and abducted my husband, he redeemed himself as we exchanged cards...