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!

Anonymous 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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Anonymous 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... =)