On Cloud 9

It’s been almost a week since I went shopping and got the PERFECT dress for my wedding anniversary dinner. I have been excited all week to get dressed up and feel good in my new clothes. I can’t remember the last time I was so “giddy” for a dinner out. I didn’t show my husband the dress or the new clothes so I could surprise him right before we left.

When I walked down the stairs, his jaw hit the floor when he saw me. I have not seen that look on his face in years. Not only did I shock him with my look, it shocked me when I put it on; the amount of confidence I felt wearing my new dress was unmatchable to anything I’ve felt in a very long time. It is shocking how a little wardrobe update can make you look and feel like a new woman.

We went to our favorite Italian restaurant for dinner. Of course, the food was incredible and it almost put us into a carb coma…it was definitely worth it.  It was so good to finally sit down together, just the two of us, and have a conversation without worrying about the kids. We reminisced about all the crazy things we did when we started dating. It is funny thinking back to the things you did to impress someone. We had a good laugh about how our relationship began and how it grew into what it is now.   All evening he kept telling me that I looked even more beautiful than I did on our first date! It felt so good to feel like his beautiful bride again and not a sweaty menopausal woman.

Our romantic night got even better when he surprised me with tickets to New York. I have wanted to go to New York for years but didn’t have time with two young kids and a career. It is going to be the perfect romantic escape to get away from all the stresses here and have a week alone with my husband. He always knows how to make me feel special! I’m so excited!

Surprise New York


It was one of the best nights we have had alone in a very long time. It had been so long since we took the time out of our busy schedules to sit down and enjoy each other’s company. We decided that we want to start making time to go on dates and spend time just the two of us.

Now I have to brainstorm some ideas to keep the romance growing for two empty nesters.

Until next time,





  1. Hi Nancy, sounds like a very romantic evening for the two of you. You have to share your dress. I recognize this template….It was also available for Blogger. You should get your domain name for $1.18 a year from Godaddy, then your blog would read: fancyfreenancy.com


  2. Nancy, what a memorable evening. And what a special man you have for a husband. 🙂
    Have fun planning your time in the Big Apple and creating special “just two of you” memories.


  3. Hi Nancy,
    I agree that any little change in wardrobe or appearance really gives you a mood boost! Sounds like a wonderful evening and what a great surprise gift. Thanks for visiting my blog and following. I look forward to hearing all about your trip to New York!

    • Thank you for the comment Annie! It is incredible how much a little change can make a world of difference in my mood. I can’t wait for my trip to New York, the countdown has begun, 117 Days! 😀
      I look forward to all your great blog posts as well! Have a wonderful day!

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