Tuesday, March 10, 2009

anatomy of a perfect date.

He knows me so well. Celebrating our first year together was perfect and a representation of us, the things that are important to who we are together.

DK worked so hard and prepared an incredible meal and created the perfect setting with lighting and music - these two elements are absolutely necessary! Ray Lamontagne, some candle light and oh my gosh it smelled so good when I walked in!! DK usually cooks dinner at his place but for this night, he went all out. With the help of our good friend Clive Berkman, DK made Steak Diana, guiltless mashed potatoes and out of this world green beans. For dessert, a toffee chocolate brownie.

Now I realize I'll never fully comprehend the depths of DK's creative ability, but last night I just about fell over when I saw his latest creation. Again, astounded. When DK gets me flowers, he doesn't do roses or carnations or anything ordinary. He knows that I love variety, local and in season blooms. So he created this mess of wild flowers with colors, textures, and odd shapes - with names no one can pronounce. He arranged these flowers for me - the most thoughtful and breathtaking bouquet I've ever seen...

We decided to give Jack Bauer the night off and instead sat on the couch and talked. It was so fun to relive moments from a year ago, when we barely knew one another to now and how everything we know compares to when we didn't. And to say out loud how everything we believe about each other lines up specifically with what we've prayed for in a mate. A year ago, I might have argued that because I had no idea what he was about and the amazing man he truly is. We also talked about how grateful we are for everyone, friends and family, who know us together and seperate, supporting us fully and believing in us. I can't believe it's already been a year.

And this is just the beginning!

6 comments:

3 Zepeda's said...

Wow Liz! I am so happy for you. Going from broken to full again - it's been an amazing journey! Thank you for sharing your life thru this blog, we've never met but I fell as though I know you and I think we would be good friends! Congrats on One Year! It only gets better!

Keri said...

Wow!! What an amazing evening.....LOVE the flowers, they were the first thing I noticed in this picture. You have one talented guy on your hands.....it's so fun to imagine what your future holds!

Cindy Seay said...

Hold on to that man!!!! The flowers are amazing. I praise God for the journey you have traveled but especially for the blessings that have come as a result of this journey. You are a blessed woman!!!
love you!!!!!

tiffany said...

ew that's cute! gross! Hope there will be many more of those for yall in the future! But next time...make a chicken fried steak instead, ok? xoxoxo

Stephanie said...

You are so cute! I found your blog via Brandi.

I so wish Taylor and I could have hung out with you and DK while we were still in Houston!

Happy Anniversary to you and DK! Here's to another! :)

WENDEE HOLTCAMP said...

Wow that is truly beautiful!