I’m not sure anything gives me more joy than planning and pulling off something really special for someone that I love.
Thursday afternoon I picked up Andy’s dream car (a Jeep Wrangler) from a friend of ours. They were so gracious to allow us to use the car all weekend. It made the whole experience feel like a rugged adventure. So fun!
I told Andy, "I think I must express love through thoughtfully prepared food!"
A yummy breakfast
Andy went for a long walk while I made these beauties.
We hit the road a little after 10 and took the scenic route to Santa Cruz.
We stopped at a playground to play and enjoy our picnic.
Who do you think had the most fun at the playground? Watch this 6 second video to find out!
After the playground, Andy introduced the rest of us to frozen Acai. Ahhh! Where have you been all my life?! If you haven't had it, evidently it's a type of fruit that is popular in Brazil. There's a place in Santa Cruz that mixes the frozen Acai with your choice of toppings, such as granola, bananas, etc... So good!
Then, of course, we had to head over to the beach for a bit...
After the beach, we drove home to take showers and get ready for Date Night!! We dropped our boys off at the Santos house and headed over to Maggiano's for a delicious, romantic dinner. What a perfect way to end a wonderful day!
The day took a bit of planning and prep, but not a whole lot of extra money. Investing in the people we love is so worth the effort and it's mutually beneficial! I got to enjoy all the fun, too. Plus, a husband who feels loved and blessed delights in loving and blessing his wife! It's a good cycle to be on!
Happy Birthday & Father's Day, Andy! My admiration and respect for you is constantly growing. You are an amazing man and I'm SO THANKFUL to get to call you mine!