When Ryan arrived home from work yesterday, he greeted me with two fabulous surprises.
Beautiful yellow tulips to congratulate me on passing my personal trainer certification exam…
And buttercream icing to celebrate a very sweet nine years together!
The buttercream icing may seem like an odd little gift (and it is), but Publix sells their incredibly delicious buttercream icing in their bakery and Ryan and I have always talked about how much we wanted to buy one and just eat it with a spoon. Classy!
Dragonfly Date Night
Last night Ryan planned a fun date night for us to celebrate our nine year dating anniversary.
I meant to save the top I ended up wearing on our date for Valentine’s Day because it’s red and festive and I’m a dork who wears red on Valentine’s Day (and green on St. Patrick’s Day), but I’ve wanted to try out the peplum look ever since my friend Ashley wore an adorable black peplum top during our trip to New York back in December. Last night was the night!
Once we were dressed and ready, we headed to Gainesville for sushi at Dragonfly!
Ever since we ate at Dragonfly with my family to celebrate my sister’s graduation from the University of Florida a couple of years ago, Ryan and I have talked about returning because the sushi was so delicious. We arrived in Gainesville a little early and walked around for a bit before sitting down and digging into some fantastic sushi!
We started with drinks and ginger salads.
Then it was time for a sushi feast!
My two favorite rolls were the Cobra Kai (red onion, tomato, krab delight, tempura flakes, salmon and lemon finished with a garlic-shiso pesto and berry balsamic) and the Dragonfly roll (tuna wrapped with seasonal fresh white fish, baked with spicy sauce and finished with scallions and eel sauce). So tasty!
I loved date night in Gainesville!
We passed on dessert at Dragonfly in favor of changing into pajamas and eating a few spoonfuls of buttercream icing on the couch when we got home.
Not a bad way to end date night!