The card that McArthur MADE for me for our anniversary
Flowers McArthur sent to my job
Water spilled out on car ride home...going to refill!
Our kitchen before the surprise (taken with an iPhone camera)
Our kitchen after the surprise
Larger photo after the surprise...
Yes, I 'jam' listening to my iHome while cooking...
Yes, I keep my counters this clean (USUALLY)...
now for the story...
Hey there, Bleeps! I thought I'd do a Saturday leisure post for you all to share our anniversary tidbits since you all gave us so many well wishes, this was the least I could do! As a side note, McArthur was out of town (in Dallas) for work for the past few days. He did not return home until late on Thursday (our anniversary). He made sure he made it back, even if it was to see my face! I picked him up from the airport and we had a glorious Chick-fil-A meal in "CC" (my car)! We were very excited to see one another, having been a part for the past 6 days or so.
When we got home, he couldn't wait to share his card with me. If you've been a "Bleep" for a while, you'll know that last year he got Dawn McVey to make me an anniversary card, so I was really excited to see what he was going to do this year. Well...he made that card pictured above! When I pulled it out, I screamed, "YOU MADE THIS?" Don't get me wrong, McArthur is a great painter and artist, but card maker, never thought about it! While away, he went to Target and bought all of the paper crafting supplies he could find. I call the card a 'hybrid' card because he used some pre-made cards (the butterfly portion) and combined it with other papers. He wanted a focal point, so he cut out "TODAY" from USA TODAY newspaper that the hotel so graciously provided. This is one of the cutest cards! What do you think?!
So, the story goes a bit like this: Thursday, McArthur calls me around lunch time to ask if I was at work. I told him no, but was on my way back because I met my high school cheerleading friend for Pho! So as the day went on, he started texting me about a 'delivery.' I told him no delivery. At that point, I knew he was getting anxious. Long story short, the florist never made the delivery. He was so upset. Fast forward to Friday, and the florist finally delivered the flowers pictured above mid-afternoon. I took a photo and sent to McArthur to express my gratitude, but only to find out that is NOT what he ordered. I felt so bad for him because ordering flowers can be a daunting task. Regardless, I thought they were pretty and it was a thoughtful gesture!
As I was on my way home from work on Friday, I told McArthur I was making a few stops (to the mall) to pick up some items for my Thanksgiving dinner plans. Did I mention I really like Williams Sonoma? Okay, back on track! He said it was okay and I told him I would be home shortly. Well, after an hour passed, he called again. I had to make a U-Turn from my second stop to rush home per his request. When I drove towards the house there was a what I like to call a "random" van parked in the driveway. I drove past and parked. Walking up to the door, I peered into the windows trying to figure out SOMETHING! He never gets anything past me! So, I figured he was getting our ice maker fixed (which is broken). He heard me at the door and opened it swiftly. He ushered me upstairs and VOILA into our updated kitchen. I think I was speechless; not because I did not like it, but because he REALLY SURPRISED me this time! It is so beautiful and the fact that he took a photo of the tiles I picked out at the store over a year ago, remembered that he had them, and came up with the design himself was really, really thoughtful. Since moving into this house, I wanted my backsplash tiled and now it is!
Live in the Washington DC area? Tile work was completed by Global Remodeling, Inc. - Jalal Tosi. If you're interested, I have additional contact information.
At the crack of dawn, I'll be on a bus heading up to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on a shopping trip with my mom. Let's hope we find some good deals!
My brother-in-law just 'opened' his website, which features his music. Please note, if you do not like hip hop or rap you may not want to listen! I really like it and is proud of his talent. One of his singles is also on iTunes under his artist name, Hendrix Law. Check it out here.
Thanks so much for stopping by and reading about our anniversary and extra tidbits. I hope it was somewhat entertaining!
Enjoy your weekend, Bleeps!