We went to my favorite restaurant, a place Groom hadn't been to yet. It was fun to show off a place I found on my own and have adopted (apologies to the owner: Justin I promise to set you up with my GIRL friends :) ). I think Groom was showing off, since he ordered us Prosecco to start, then a Rose with apps, and a bottle of Burgundy with dinner. It was a long, relaxing, indulgent fun meal.
Apart from the amazing food, just talking to Groom was wonderful. We talked about our future in a way that we never had before. Prior to being engaged, I think we would toss out our ideas and goals for the future in a very self-centric manner..."I want to go to grad school, I want to run for office, I want to live in Portland" etc. There was some consideration of the other person, but only in a very vague way. Now we can talk about our future goals in terms of how we can help each other achieve these. And maybe this is not a new concept for other couples, but for me, I really feel a new sense of connectedness to Groom since we have been engaged.
I love this! I love that I am part of a team. We always said we were a team, but now this seems to take on a new, stronger meaning. It's exciting and really fun, and dating my fiancee reminds me of why he's my favorite person. So Groom, I adore you. Thank you for a wonderful date. Can't wait to see you next!