**The formatting on blogger is so frustrating these days I just might switch to a new blog publishing offering. Sorry for the wacky look of this post...
Scott, I am thankful for you. We last left off in anticipation of my birthday where I was to turn into the oldest 27-year-old known to man. The good news is that you love me for being prematurely old. You didn't even flinch when I said I just wanted to stay in on my birthday and make dinner together in our comfies.
On my birthday you showed up at Engine Company 1 ready for a birthday date. I love going to Houston's (or Hillstone) with you any day but today was extra special since there was no work to be had after. We enjoyed our spinach & artichoke dip, fish sandwich and wine and best of all we enjoyed being there together. Crafting a grocery list on the table for our big night ahead. Somehow you snuck out of the double grocery store duty (the day before Thanksgiving) but I'll forgive you because the day before I walked into the cleanest house possible. You folded laundry, put out new hand towels (still in Thanksgiving themed colors) and even made the house smell less like pomeranian.
The Strand Fam joined us for happy hour and we were all able to enjoy chatting while the kids milled about and enjoyed Go Diego Go. After the house cleared we abandoned our initial plans of kneading dough and singing along to iTunes and plopped some toppings on a Boboli. The timer went off just in time to snuggle in for a movie followed by a birthday dance party in our living room.
And, the presents. I am such a lucky lucky girl to have such a thoughtful and generous husband. There was, of course, the robe that I knew was coming (based on the email with the link and exact size I wanted) but you took it one step further and got me what I was hoping for as a Christmas present. My very own Kindle! This is even more selfless than I can imagine because you know books suck me in and I can't put them down. A digital device with book after book at my fingertips?! And, yes, I already finished the first book I purchased. And, finally, there was the surprise trip (but let's leave these blog readers in the dark a bit long on that one).
|Me and my presents!|
Thanksgiving. I am so thankful to have married into a family as loud, fun, and spirited as my own. Spending such a wonderful holiday with you is something I look forward to for a lifetime to come. Next year it is on my birthday, just saying...