Josh wanted to get me a present, but since there's been no movement on the job front, I told him just going out on a real date was enough and not to waste money on me. Josh said, “Oh, I've got to get you something. Don't worry, you won't even be able to see it leave the account.” I knew he was up to something. Apparently he's been squirreling away money for some time, and he surprised me with a set of black pearls. I got a necklace, bracelet, and earrings. I adore black pearls, and I've always wanted some. They're so pretty!
After dropping the kids off in Hot Springs, we drove back to Asheville and went tent shopping. We have one small one, but we're trying to price family tents for the summer &/or our impending move. So we went shopping, marveling at how swiftly we were able to stop at several places. It's amazing what you can accomplish on time without two little ones to cart about! We even ended up catching an earlier movie than planned. We saw Wolverine, which was fairly good, and then went out to eat at Carrabba's. I'd been there before and enjoyed it, and have tried taking Josh on several occasions but it never worked out. Josh actually called and made our reservation days earlier, which is a first in our eight year relationship! It's a good thing, too, because come to find out, it was prom night.
Carrabba's was actually a pretty big disappointment, but that seems to be our karma whenever I get Josh to try a new place. I still had fun anyway, because Josh was all manly and sweet and ordered for me like we were an old married couple. He knew this week had been really hard for me, and he worked hard to make sure our anniversary was fun and happy. We talked about mom and our marriage a bit, but mostly we just talked about happy things. Josh makes me laugh.
I told him our day made up for not having any real anniversaries all those years, but that now he's set the bar pretty high for the rest of them.