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Friday, May 30, 2008

Delicious Date Night

Last Saturday began our amazing Memorial Day weekend. Jake surprised me and wrote on my calender, "Date 5-8" with a little heart. Needless to say I was looking forward to it all day long!!My Mom came over to stay with the boys, (THANKS MOM!!) I had gotten dressed separately from Jake, he hadn't seen my new dress so when he came downstairs wearing a shirt that matched my dress perfectly we both just laughed! It's been too long since we had some time w/ just the two of us. I am seeing more and more that if you don't make the romance happen, it won't happen on it's own. Last week I told him my love tank was so low I was sputtering on the side of the road!! My sister said "at least you're not hitchhiking!" HA! NEVER! I think he got the hint! So, off we go to a great little place in Lancaster city called "Madre's"....Spanish creole food and OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD-DELICIOUS!! It was so authentic! When Jake called to make the reservations the man didn't speak English at all so the guy just hung up on Jake....he called back a bit later and this time a lady answered that spoke English. Jake said he knew we were in for some good food!! Our menus were hilarious! Two pieces of plywood HINGED TOGETHER!! I was laughing so hard, it was great!! Industrious to say the least!
Jake ordered snapper....head and all!! After they brought it out he kindly asked them to "please cut the head off!" Now that's not a statement you make everyday!! I had the. most. amazing. chicken. i. have. ever. eaten. It was grilled, "Spanish style" with creole sauce and fried onions on top! We had sweet fried plantains, fresh strawberry daiquiris and time, endless time to sit together and just enjoy the company of the one we love.
We were the only people in the restaurant for most of the evening, (which I might add is quite a shame because this place is AMAZING!!) Although the man who waited on us spoke no English, he was indeed fluent in the language of love. At one point he came and lit our candle, turned the salsa music off and put on some slower music and dimmed the lights. We laughed and gave him two thumbs up! It was a sweet gesture. I had such a great time with Jake....he certainly is my favorite person to be with and I love him more all the time.

"Love doesn't make the world go 'round.
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."
~Franklin P. Jones


Jeane` Miller said...

What a great picture of you and your handsome, coordinating husband! I want to tell you how sad I am that I missed your performances this weekend. I have not felt as sick as I do in a long time. Annie had a cold this past week, and I have it-except 2x's worse I think-and it's going on 3 days now. I can hardly get my voice above a whisper (which has significantly dimished my control around the home!!!). I can't wait to read the post on how everything went!! I thought of you both nights so very much.

Lulu & Tutz said...

so sweet! I got your comment...would LOVE to check out the fridge! i've been looking for did you know?!!? I'll call you tomorrow!

tines said...

janelle, sounds like an amazing time! i think D & i need to check that place out, for sure. so sorry we missed your performance, our weekend was crazy...but i really want to hear about it! i'm sure you did a superb job. xo