After eating one too many chocolate croissants, I opened up the card marked "PPD: One."
Your first activity of the day is shopping! Your driver will be picking you up at 9am and taking you to Southpointe Mall.
As the day will be ending at a 5-star restaurant, please put on your shopping list a nice evening dress that you can wear tonight.
Please arrange for your driver to pick you up at 11:45 am at which time you can open your next envelope.
Oh, and here's some shopping cash!
Shopping? Five-star restaurant? Driver? I was completely overwhelmed! I started tearing up. I couldn't believe by how much thought he'd put into the whole day. He knew I'd want something new and gorgeous to wear for our very special dinner planned.
Through the tears I asked, "Are you coming with me?" I was a little sad when he said that he probably wasn't. I realized that he probably had other things to do, and I knew that no matter what, I was going to enjoy shopping for a dress.
A few minutes later, I heard CM go to the front door. And in walks...MY MOM! I was so overwhelmed and shocked and happy that I burst into tears. (Mom told me later that Carolina Man had tears in his eyes, too.) She gave me a big hug and said, "We're going shopping!"
Once I pulled myself together and cleaned up the streaks of mascara running down my face, we walked outside to find a Lincoln Town Car (my mom kept calling it a "limo" which cracked me up) waiting for us. Carolina Man had booked a driver to take us everywhere we would need to go that day. How spoiled am I?
And off we went to the mall to find the perfect dress for that evening.