i informed a friend of ours that my plan was to take my wife for dinner at the Keg, and then to follow it up with some 10-pin bowling. the next day, our friend phoned back with another idea. she was going to organize a fancy gourmet dinner at another friend's house, and invite some others that hang out with. my response, "go for it."
so, our friends organized a great evening. there was spring garden mix salad with sliced mango, french bread with blue cheese spread, butternut squash soup, lemon-zested sorbet, beef tenderloin stuffed with wild mushrooms and shallots, followed by a swiss chocolate and skor bar ice cream cake. there was laughter, encouragement, sharing of stories and life. complete with the 4 babies in the group all waking up within 10 minutes of each other to join us (at 11:00pm). it was a great evening.
and the best part about it is that my wife left feeling blessed - meaning i was too.