Thursday, February 15, 2007

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!

I did not have any hopes yesterday of receiving any sort of Valentine's Day gift. Jake and I had celebrated on Sunday by going out to a nice dinner, and I had given him a card, though he had not bought one for me. I teased that he had until Wednesday to buy me one, but didn't really think he'd remember. When I spoke with him yesterday afternoon, he was acting very blase' and once again, I was convinced he had not purchased a card-in fact, when I joked that he could make me one before I got home, he told me he was too busy playing a computer game and wouldn't have time, but that he loved me anyway. I sadly resigned myself to not having any token of my love's affection, but told myself, "Hey, he DOES love you, and it's a silly commercial holiday anyway." When I got home, I set down my purse and coat (as I always do), and walked into the living room to let the dogs outside, when I saw this:

(Please ignore the messy coffee table.) ("Bunny" is our pet name to each other)
Needless to say, I was surpised beyond belief! My roses were absolutely beautiful, my puppy adorable, and my card made me weep (with joy, of course). I love surprises, and my honey certainly pulled one over on me! After almost 12 years together, he never ceases to amaze me. I guess that's what keeps the romance alive.
Happy Love Thursday, everyone!!
More photos:
18 Gorgeous long stemmed roses, a "love puppy" and card that made me weep

Me with my roses.

Natalee and the Love Puppy (so soft!)

Reading my lovely card.

Happy Valentine's Day!


Waspgoddess said...

I love surprises too, so I can totally relate with you. And looking at the photos, you look so HAPPY! Lovely LT entry :)

Tabitha said...

That is wonderful. I bet the surprise made everything feel even better. By the way, those roses are beautiful!

Happy Love Thursday!

dillyweed said...

Beautiful roses. Gotta love those flowers. And even though the Valentine's Day holiday is a bit of a scam to get us to kick up our "consumer-ness" a bit... It is lovely when you have those special moments like that, eh?
Happy Love Thursday to you!

Bongga Mom said...

You lucky duck, your hubby is the best! Maybe I can borrow him for Valentine's Day next year... or can you just send my husband the link to this post!

wzgirl said...

How cute, Nat. Dontcha just love those "My Wife" cards?? XO

PastorMac's Ann said...

How sweet that he totally had you going that he wasn't going to do anything! Justing adding to the special moment when you realized he had.

So sweet. You are indeed blessed. Happy LT.

PS: that is an adorable little puppy.

sognatrice said...

It's all about the surprise, isn't it? I was psyched when my OH took care of dinner from setting the table to cooking to cleaning up a few days before Valentine's Day...that was present enough for me :) Happy Love Thursday (for next week)!

Paradise19 said...

Aww, that is SO sweet! Way to go Jake! And those roses are absolutely beautiful! Very pretty colors! Yes, surprises are the best! I spent all of Tuesday running around town like crazy to make gifts for the kids; ended up spending WAY more than necessary for a 5- and 2-year-old. But it was so much fun and they loved their surprise! Valentine's Day is pretty fun if you have someone to love! :)

Kellie said...

What a wonderful surprise!

The Town Criers said...

He's so sweet. Beautiful roses :-)

the aitch said...

awww... him loves you ! but how could he not, you are one fine woman!

Tiff said...

SOOOOOO Sweet! That is way cool. Gorgeous flowers!