Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's Good to be Me!

You know how when you get to be married for many years, anniversaries just don't seem to have that certain "pizazz" as they did when you first got married?? Don't get me wrong, I love my honey, but when July 29 comes around, a few days before the conversation always goes something like this:

Matt: "So, what do you want for our anniversary?"
Me: "I don't know. Just don't get me anything." (and my eyes are saying, "You better get me something special to commemorate our years of marriage and it better not be flowers cause they die, and it better not be expensive cause we don't need to be wasting money, but it better get recognized!!!")
Matt: "Well, do you want to do?"
Me: "I don't know. What do you want to do?" (and again,"Come on! Can't you think of something creative and special???")

And of course the conversation happened again this year, only my hubby had a plan!!!

Last night, we celebrated 14 years on the edge of Lake Travis at the
Oasis Resturant. This place is known for it's fantastic sunsets over Lake Travis.
Take a look:

And even though our 2 sweet boys were with us for dinner, we had a fantastic time!

Today, he surprised me once more with 14 gift cards!!!! And you are now saying, "What? Gift cards?" Let me tell you ladies, I love gift cards- it's like free money to me!! Yes, I know that the $$$ to purchase the cards came out of my bank account, but it sure doesn't seem that way when I am spending them!!

Look, there's one to my favorite place to buy a bottle of wine (Spec's), Target, iTunes......
My favorite sandwich shop, 2 bookstores, Old Navy, and Chuy's!! Yipee!

I am super thrilled with my hubby's creativity here and think it was a fantastic idea!! I love it....can't wait for 50 gift cards on our 50th!! hee...hee...

P.S. The girls are back from camp and were chattering non-stop all afternoon about it!! Join us tomorrow as they blog about it!!



18 comments:

Michelle said...

I LOVE Schlotzsky's Deli!!!! The best sandwich's EVER!!!! What a sweet hubby! :) Again, happy anniversary. Glad your daughter is back and I bet she had a blast! :)

bdean said...

what a great husband you have! Can you see David buying a gift card? So what did Matt get?

Rhonda said...

What a sweet hubby! I love gift cards too! Our 10 year is coming up and we did the same conversation. Money is super tight right now...so we may be staying home! Fantastic 10th anniversary at home! Ugh...guess we will have to make the best of it!

J.J. said...

What a sweet gift! you lucky girl!!!

Priscilla said...

schlotzsky's is my fave and i must say the o asis is gorgeous. majot kudos to your dh!!

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

wow -- I didn't know he had it in him! What a creative way to say "I love you!" -- I'm so proud of him!

Tanielle said...

What a sweet guy!! That is a gift I would enjoy too!!! Lucky girl you! Happy anniversary yesterday!

Vivienne said...

I think you just provided a trascript of the thoughts that go through every woman's head with regard to gift giving/celebration/important dates.
I'm going to print this up and show Hubs...

Kelli said...

How sweet...14 gift cards. He's a keeper. We used to have Schlotzsky's here and I liked it a lot but they closed. Not sure why. Glad you had a great anniversary and I can't wait to hear about camping.

Alli said...

What a sweet, sweet husband! Kuddos to him for coming up with the plans AND a great idea for the gift! I might just have to steal that idea...I better start thinking of 11 places that Jason would love a gift card from...Starbuck's, Golfsmith, Taco Bueno. He he.

Happy 14th Anniversary!

Connie Weiss said...

That is brilliant! You saw that I got WOOD for my anniversary. :)

By the way, my husband is working very hard on your question and he thinks he has an idea for you for next year.

Shawn said...

What a great gift!

Happy Happy!

Mrs Soup said...

Fantastic! And I love gift cards too! They MAKE YOU spend money at a place you might not spend money on yourself otherwise.

Lindsay said...

oo such a fun gift(s)! I would love having all of those gift cards to do some "free" shopping :-)

Miller Racing Family said...

What a totally sweet idea. Matt did a wonderful job! The view at the resturant looks wonderful. We did the same thing as you guys did. We went out for a nice meal. However we went and watched the movie The proposal. It was wonderful, we both loved it.
Congrats on 14 years of marriage!

Julie said...

I love the gift card idea! What a sweet and thoughtful guy!
Your right...the sunset is beautiful!

Jen said...

What a super creative gift! I would LOVE that one - and the sunset was beautiful :)

MiMi said...

Just stalking around your blog here, and that is an awesome idea!!! I'm telling my husband, I want 11 gift cards this year! Would it be cheating if I tell him that I want that??
Macey
PS Did you get the Oregon postcard?? :)

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