A Date on a Duffy

There are many things that I adore about Scott. His attention to detail is second to none and his thoughtfulness is something I've rarely experienced from others. He is always surprising me with little adventures and new things to try. This weekend was no different.

As the big Hallmark Holiday approached I was under the impression we were going to keep things without much pomp or circumstance.

Friday afternoon I was surprised with a bouquet of lilies which were more than perfect (and happen to be among my all time favorite flower), and all I could have hoped or even wanted for the holiday.

Saturday rolled around and I was presented with a card. Within the card was a message that had me curious and guessing as to just what plans were in store for us.
Leading up to Sunday afternoon I made approximately 382 guesses as to where we would be going and what we would be doing. Scott never gave up any solid clues. Being kept in the dark may have killed me ever so slightly.

With a sitter already arranged we hopped in the car and took off. I was told to bring light layers, just in case. I packed accordingly. En route to our destination I asking a zillion questions in hopes of finally landing a solid clue.
We reached a location in Long Beach which we frequent, and I had a feeling we'd be out on the water. Whale watching? No. Cruise? Sort of…

Finally Scott let me in on the date:

A Duffy boat had been rented, and just he and I were going to spend the afternoon cruising the harbor, followed up with dinner.
It was exactly what we needed.

We could not have asked for better weather. The day was simply gorgeous.
 The harbor was relatively quiet.
 Our scenery was spot on.
Our time on the water was calm, quiet, and filled with adult conversation. Things we haven't necessarily had an abundance of as of late.
I was content with our lulls in conversation, simply soaking up our time together. And, I'm next to positive Scott was happy to be behind the wheel of the boat as we cruised along.
It was the best afternoon, and Scott outdid himself with a perfectly executed date.
Scott, thank you for the best afternoon. It was just what we needed, and I hope we have more opportunities for a little bit more 'us' time. Love you, babe!


  1. That's so sweet... what a perfect afternoon! <3

  2. That is so sweet and it looks like such a perfect day. I'm a sucker for surprises. I just love them! I'm so glad you two had a good time.

  3. Awesome! Your weather and fun adventures are making me hate you a little bit right now. ;) Hahaha! Kidding!

  4. He is the best. And that picture with the sun over the boat and it's rays coming out is MAGICAL!

  5. So sweet! And what a beautiful way to spend the afternoon!

  6. What a beautiful way to spend a Hallmark holiday!

  7. That is so stinking awesome. Your man did well girl!

  8. Wow, what a great afternoon! So cool to have those kind of opportunities at your finger tips!

  9. He did good!!!! That is such an awesome surprise! I can't believe he was the one driving the boat too. Do they let anyone do that?? Sounds kinda dangerous if people are drinking... but I guess if we go with you, we will have at least one designated boat driver ;)

  10. Sounds amazing!! You definitely have a keeper :)