Trish Y.

My best Valentine's Day ever was the year of 2012. I was waiting for my boyfriend to get home from work and we had plans of going out to eat. He called me and asked if I had checked the mail. I said yes, and his reply was, "Well, maybe you should check it again." I went to check the mail and there was an envelope. I opened the envelope to find a card telling me that I am on a scavenger hunt for Valentine's Day. I was super excited. The card also said that my first clue was on our back patio.

I walked outside and there was a stuffed teddy bear with another envelope. Inside was a gift card for Smoothie king, which is one of my favorite smoothie places. At the time, I was addicted. The card said my next clue was at Smoothie King and that I must go there right away to purchase a smoothie in order to receive my clue.

I thought it was an odd thing to do, but I went to Smoothie King. When I walked in there were two employees and their faces looked very curious and happy. I thought it was really awkward, but ignored this. They asked for my name. I was clueless that my boyfriend must have told them to watch for me. I didn’t even think about the fact that they had never taken my name before. The boy working asked again my name when he gave me the smoothie, and all of a sudden said, "I have something for you." The boy brought me a big bouquet of flowers. I cried a little with so much joy. This was the sweetest thing that had ever happened. There was an envelope with the flowers.

There was a note inside reading "Go where two can dine for $20." Applebee's has been one of my favorite restaurants and I knew immediately that's where he meant. Sure enough, he was there waiting for me. He is always doing sweet things for me even when it is not for a holiday. He's truly the best guy that I know. He is wonderful with his daughter and is just a great person to everybody that he meets. I couldn't see myself spending the rest of my life with anyone else.