Monday, March 9, 2009

Our Love Story: Valentine's Day

After arriving home from our trip to Denver, Honey and I settled back into our lives. And then I realized that Valentine's Day was only a couple of weeks away. I was excited to see how our V-day night would go. Honey made the plans and I would have never guessed the surprise he had in store for me.

We went to a lovely Italian restaurant in North Beach. This restaurant was a small, warm and intimate place with less then 15 tables. I remember the owner Bruno coming over to our table and greeting us. They had a Valentine's Day meal planned so all we had to do was choose our wine and settle in for the night.

Honey kept smiling at me through dinner and he seemed to have something that he wanted to say. 'Hmmmm,' I wondered. Did the owner Bruno know what Honey was thinking? Was there something shiny hidden in my dessert?:)

Now before you get all excited honey had a different surprise. ..

Scene: Honey and I talking over the table
Honey, "I have some great news to share with you."
'What is it?' I asked
Honey replied, " I was just given an excellence in service award for work."
'That is wonderful news honey. Congrats!"
'Well," he continued "Each year the awards ceremony is held in different places. The awardees get to bring one guest to the ceremony. It's an all expense paid three day trip. The hotel, food and flight are all included."
"Amazing. I am so happy for you."
And then he said, "I want you to come with me and be my guest."
"I would love to."
"Aren't you going to ask me where the trip is to this year? Will you go with me to Hawaii in May? Happy Valentine's Day."
I gasped and threw my arms around him, "Hawaii are you sure?"
Honey said," Yes and we're going to have a great time."

I was beaming the rest of the night. Saying that I was excited would have been an understatement. After dinner Honey had arranged to show me his favorite view of San Francisco. We got into the car and drove over the Golden Gate Bridge to the Marin Headlands. The Marin Headlands is one of the most common photographs of San Francisco, the view of the city of the Golden Gate Bridge over the fog. The view is a panoramic view of the bay.

We parked the car at a lookout point stared at the spectacular view and talked about our exciting trip to Hawaii. Honey suggested extending our trip for a couple of extra days and visit another island. It was then that some doubt crept into my mind. How would his parent's react to the news that we were going away together to Hawaii? Do you think we would tell them?


Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I loved this story. Such hope and happiness.

Going to North Beach for Italian food is one of my favorite things to do in San Francisco. I cannot remember the name of the place we go, but I could find it.

Mich said...

OMg im so jealous! Hawaii is beautiful! you are going to have a blast!

Laura said...

PHST: I think hope and happiness is the only way to live! I would love to know the restaurant that you like to go to in North Beach. And then we can swap stories :)

Mich: Thank you sweetie and yes there is something so magical about Hawaii. Since this was over two years ago I can tell you we had THE best time.

Milltini said...

awe! what a fun V-day surprise!

pj said...

Sure doesn't feel like chapter 11. Great stuff.

Laura said...

Milltini: love your blog and you are so fab!

pj: I am so glad the chapters are flying by for you. They seem to flow out of me.

Jules said...

Hawaii!!! Jealous.

Laura said...

Jules: I know right. Wanna come with?

Birgit said...

Hé! Thanks for your comment at my blog, It still surprises me that someone at the other side of the world saw my blog. So thanks! Btw have lovely trip to hawaii!


Dorkys Ramos said...

Oh that sounds wonderful! You lucky, lucky girl :)

Thomas said...

Wow! Good things are happening out there.

Susanna-Cole said...

Aw such a sweet read, and that trip to Hawaii sounds amazing! Hope you have a good time! :)

Also thanks for linking me, I will add you to my blog roll, as well! ;)


GamecockQueen said...

Glad you got the deal on Glamour mag too! I just read about the first 7 chapters of your love story...what can I say, I love love and I love your story! :-D

I am currently on hiatus from dating but I just KNOW I'm past due to meet a "winner" before too long....I'm past due b/c the last 10 years have been full of heartbreaks and LOSERS LOL!

Laura said...

Birgit: Thank you so much for stopping by.

Dorkys Ramos: You are a lucky girl as well! :)

Thomas: Ah shucks! I'll keep writing more chapters. I promise

Susanna-Cole: I love your blog and thank you for linking. So glad to make you smile.

Gamecockqueen: Thank you for reading the chapters and I am so glad *sigh* you love the story. I am pretty sure that I waited 12 years as well. When it's right it's right. Thank you for stopping by,

Simplicity said...

Wow! I don't know which I would rather...a ring or a trip. :)

Laura said...

Simplicity: Isn't it great that we have so many options. Plus we had been dating for only a couple of months at this point. What was I thinking? ! :)