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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

birthday post.
I know that you know that I recently had a birthday, dontcha know. But I had to share what the hubs did last night for me, because (apparently) this is a newlywed blog.

Because we've been apart this last week (don't worry I ate my feelings the entire time), he hasn't given me a birthday present. I made a couple of not-so-cheap shopping trips, so I had mentioned something about him not getting a gift (because I'm super polite). But of course I didn't really mean that.

So last night we went out with his parents to Pappadeux, one of my favorite restaurants. When we came home, I expected him to give my present (naturally). But when no present surfaced, my teeny smalls started getting hurt. Let's be real, I don't really need anything. But it's my birffday! I wanted my husband to show me how (not so) monumental turning 23 is (spoiled brat alert).

He shrugged his shoulders and told me that he didn't get me anything. I, of course, thought he was kidding. "But babe, you told me not to get you anything!" I felt bad for expecting something, but also a little hurt. Wahhhhh.

Ten minutes later he comes back to our room where I'm sulking and playing Scramble with Friends (JenaMRoach, you will get destroyed). He hands me a deck of cars with a bow on top. "Here babe, I got you some cards."

Ummm. Thanks?


I literally thought he walked to our hall closet and wrote Happy Birthday on top. Somehow, he coaxed me into opening them.


It becomes more apparent that he didn't just throw this together. (I remember showing him this cute pin on Pinterest.) How precious is he?


I started feeling really bad, like a big spoiled three-year-old.


At the end of the deck he had four gift cards to some of my favorite stores, each one increasing twenty-five dollars. Barnes and Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, Forever 21, and MAC. "I know you like these stores, and I know I probably wouldn't have picked out the right thing.... so happy birthday, babe."

It was a mean trick, pretending to not get me anything. He enjoyed watching me wallow, maybe a little too much.

26 comments:

Brekke said...

So stinking sweet!

Sandra said...

I can imagine your disappointment. But that little trick might have been worth it!

Courtney B said...

Stop it... he is SOOOO cute! What a good hubby!
And I totally get the spoiled brat thing. The Friday before Valentines Eric called me and asked me to go to a store where he had some toms on hold. He wanted to surprise me with them on Valentines but the store was 45 minutes away and I was already over there. Obviously he wasn't going to drive that far if I could just pick them up. Then Valentines rolled around and I was so bummed I didn't get anything. Um... hello?!?! The man surprised me with the sparkly toms I'd been wanting forever!! It was just a couple days early. I am a BRAT!

kelsie fennell said...

How precious! Don't worry, we all would have been disappointed.

Carlie said...

Wow! That is a great little present. I could totally see my hubs tricking me like that!

Kaity said...

Wow! You've got a good one. As well-intentioned as my guy is he sucks at birthdays and surprises. He took me to Big Lots last year to get me some pots & pans and then sent me my favorite flowers...a week after the fact. Haha!

ErikaAnn27 said...

Super cute!!!!

miki said...

He is too sweet! I always do that same "trick" on my husband. He asks over and over, what do you want, and i always say nothing. But it's a trap.. we're bad.

Jeanna said...

Um a million brownie points for your hubby! He is too sweet :)

Anna said...

Oh my goodness! This is really sweet! Good job to your hubby!! :)
-Anna
asweetsouthernmess.blogspot.com

Alana Christine said...

bahahahaha. Love it! Now that was creative thinking!

Kell said...

Mean.. but smart! I do the same thing when my boyfriend asks me what I want for my birthday, but of course I always expect something!

lori said...

so sweet. i love the thoughtful gifts!

Katie said...

What an awesome idea! What's a Mac store?

Miranda said...

how adorable! cute that he put the gift cards in there as well!

Kathy B. said...

Wowee! Check him out! From this post I can completely confirm that you have married the right man! ;)

Glad you had a good birthday! Xx

lo @ crazy ever after said...

This may very well be the cutest damn thing I have ever seen. Far too often...ok, like all the time...I pick out my present and say, "Oh hey, that right there? That's my present from you. You're welcome."

Christina said...

This is precious! What a sweet and thoughtful gift! I also whine about my birthday, especially since I am turning TWENTY FIVE in less than a month, I mean come on' 25 is monumental (quarter of a century)!

sarah@totalbassetcase.com said...

This is super adorable. Major points for him!

Allison said...

Aww...so sweet. I love that he saw that pin and recreated it for you. Happy belated bday!

TaraR said...

Awww how sweet is that!? I sadly, admit that I might have been sulking a little too. Not so much that he didn't get me a present but that it seemed like he didn't recognize such a monumental day....{or month hehe}.

Happy belated Birthday gal!

Jenna said...

Aww this is such a sweet idea - I saw it on another blog and have been wanting to do it ever since. But, the fact that a boy went to the effort to do it makes the whole thing even sweeter :)

Glad you had a great birthday!

xxx
Jenna

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Very thoughtful gift!!

marie said...

Oh, he's a tricky one. What a sweet, thoughtful and downright awesome gift. I love gift cards.

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Ha! He's a funny one! That's a cute idea! Maybe I'll use it in the future! :)

Second Hand Rose said...

Awww that's so cute and sweet! You're one lucky girl! Looking forward to seeing what you purchase. I'm new to your blog and loving it! Following! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.com/