Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Better Than Flowers

My husband has a romantic side. I can count on flowers about once a month (but randomly, so I never know when to expect them) or a treat of some sort if he stops by the grocery store.

Last night, he called on his way home from work and wanted a specific meat to BBQ for dinner. As I didn't have it, I told him he was going to have to stop at the store and pick it up. This was about 6:00. I figured that he would be home by 7:00 and started prepping some other things for dinner.

By 7:30, I was starting to worry a bit.

By 8:00, I was calling his cell phone.

At 8:02, he walked in and handed me. . .

a box.

I was confused. It was a large box, almost as tall as me. He had a grin on his face, so I knew whatever it was was going to be good.

And it was. Inside the box was a beautiful hammock.

I have been wanting a hammock since we stayed in Mexico for the first time on our honeymoon. We have a tiny backyard and really no place to put a hammock. This weekend, I started saying how much I wanted to be laying on a hammock right now, since it would be so comfortable and would cradle my burgeoning body. My husband's answer to my request was that he didn't know how he would rig a hammock in our small, treeless backyard.

Last night, he went on a mission. He bought the hammock and extra hardware and found a way to hang the hammock between two corners of our fence posts. It worked perfectly.

By 8:30, the BBQ was going, dinner was on the grill, and I was in my hammock.

I love my husband.

21 comments:

Polka Dot said...

aw so sweet!

Mel said...

what a sweet and thoughtful man!
=)

JJ said...

That sounds sooo lovely...

Kathy said...

What a sweetie! You certainly have a very dear and thoughtful husband. I am glad you got your hammock! Sounds very nice... Just think, in a few months you will be relaxing in it while holding your baby boy! :)

Jen said...

That is better than flowers! How very nice!

Samantha said...

What a great guy!

I'm glad the pregnancy seems to be okay.

In Search of Morning Sickness said...

That is so beautiful!!!!

Fertilized said...

oh Fantastic!

K @ ourboxofrain said...

Aww. What a sweetie! Definitely better than flowers.

Deborah said...

I am new to your blog, but I will definitely be checking in again to make sure you are doing OK...enjoy the hammock!

JuliaS said...

I had a hammock my first pg - I loved being in it until the day I was so big and so awkward that I couldn't get out of it! I had to call for help . . . :0)

Enjoy your gift and your sweet dh too!

My Reality said...

That is so incredibly sweet. Can you have him call my husband and give him some pointers?

Julie said...

What a sweetheart!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

How sweet!

Joy said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! That's about all I can say!!! Make his first Father's Day special! LOL!

Antigone said...

Get a room!!!

Adriane said...

That is so nice! Your hubby is a gem - I bet the hammock is super comfortable!!!!!

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theclam said...

Here in SA we would say "Whatta boyjie!" Such a stunning surprise!

Bean said...

Indeed, that is better than flowers. Very thoughtful!

wanttobeamom said...

Aawww! I'm pretty fond of your husband right now too... =)