It’s about surprises…


I love surprising my wife with gifts. It’s part of who I am, and it makes her feel special.

Today we stopped by the Williams-Sonoma store in Alexandria after visiting the farmers market. She wanted to see what was in the store. She’d been in other Williams-Sonoma stores, but not this one. I knew she also wanted to look at the Le Creuset oven she’s eyed for years. Seeing “Julie and Julia” last night increased her desire for it.

She found it and started looking at it. In her mind she was thinking someday. That was when I surprised her and said she could get it. The joy on her face was magical. I asked her which one would she want and color. She selected the 5 1/2 quart oven in red.

Lisa’s now owner of her very own — and first — Le Creuset oven. Many enjoyable meals are sure to follow.