Saturday, November 8, 2008

Sweetheart Surprise

(My favorite picture of my Mother and I)
Every year, about a week before my birthday, Sweetheart will ask what I want. This year, he did not. I knew he was terribly busy with his job. He is now working a full 6 days a week for at least 60 hours. I knew my birthday was not in his view, and to be honest, it was no big deal. Last night he came home from work, tired, hungry and ready to relax. When he came in the door, he saw this....A new electric broom...which I LOVE, by the way! My mom had stopped over to bring me birthday gifts. She also gave me a new digital scale...God love her...so I could have an exact weight instead of taking the best out of 3 on my almost 30 year old bathroom scale. He also saw this on the counter.... A book of Amish quilting, crocheted dishcloths, a set of 8 fall coasters, and a birthday card from Winona.
Sweetheart looked a bit confused when I answered his question of where it all came from. I told him my mom brought gifts by for my birthday, and about the package I had received in the mail.
"Your birthday?"
"Yes, Sweetheart, it is tomorrow."
"Really? Gosh, I guess it is tomorrow.", said with a look of regret.
I told him not to worry about it and that I knew how stressful things had been for him.
This morning I got up at 4:30, went down to grab a cup of coffee (already brewed since I had not reset the timer for the time change) and on the counter was this....That stinker had not forgot my birthday at all!!!
Inside was a "new" antique tea cup for my collection. It is a beautiful pink with roses on it.And tucked in the bag was this cream and sugar set in rainbow glass....It perfectly matches the tea cup he bought me for Mother's Day.See why I call him Sweetheart??!!

20 comments:

Sue said...

I'm glad I'm the first one here :)

Happy Birthday to you!!

I hope you have a marvelous day. Relax, put your feet up and quilt on something fun.

Love ya!

Milah said...

He's a keeper! Happy Birthday!

Paula said...

What a great guy! Happy Birthday. I hope you have lots of time to sew and play with fabric on your happy day!

Andrea Cherie said...

Happy Birthday, Bren!!

May I ask, what is an electric broom? I've never heard of that before.

moreofhim said...

Happy Birthday and many, many blessings, Bren!!! How fun that we share the same birthday! I can't think of anyone I'd rather share it with. :o)

What lovely gifts! The electric broom looks like something this girl could use! I love teacups, too, and your new one is beautiful. Your one from Mother's day is beautiful, too, and now you have a set! What a great hubby!

I haven't opened my gifts yet. I have them sitting on the bed ready to open later. I'll post pictures, though!

Have a wonderful day! Happy Birthday!

God bless you - Julie

P.S. I don't think you have any years on me at all. I'm 47 today. *sigh*

Alesha said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BREN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope you have a wonderful day! It certainly started out well, didn't it? lol!

I'm happy to share a birthday month with you. Mine is the 14th!!!

Wishing you the best day ever,
Alesha

moreofhim said...

Oh, please. You do NOT look older than me!! You look very young! Thanks for saying I look young - you just can't see all the wrinkles and all that in that photo. LOL

Have a fantastic birthday!!!

Love in Christ ~ Julie

Mrs. C said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!:)

One Christian Mom said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! He really is a sweetheart. What a wonderful man to go out looking for antique teacups! :-) I am glad you are enjoying them, and the other gifts you recieved look wonderful, too.
Shellie

Connie W said...

Sending some more Happy Birthday wishes to you! celebrate!

Copper's Wife said...

Happy birthday, Bren!!! I'm giggling at your husband's little joke on you. What a peach! Have a blessed birthday!

Winona said...

Happy birthday Bren! I hope you have a wonderful day. Maybe you can get some quilting in. Your guy really is a sweetheart. Don't know many that would look for antique tea cups, etc. They are beautiful, by the way. Take care, my friend.
Winona

Sarah said...

Happy birthday, Bren! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Happy Birthday Bren! I agree that your hubby is a sweetheart. The gifts are beautiful. Have a good weekend. =) karen

Niki RuralWritings said...

Happy Belated Birthday, my friend!!! I'm sorry I haven't commented sooner, a little crazy here right now. I'm glad you had such a lovely day and it doesn't surprise me at all that your sweetheart didn't forget, because he is a sweetheart, after all :)

Love the china. I've never heard of an electric broom before...

Hugs and blessings to you
Love
Niki

Marilyn R said...

Yes, I would agree - Hubby is a Sweetie! Happy Birthday Bren!

Guðrún said...

Happy birthday to you Bren.

Mountain Mama said...

Happy Happy Birthday! And wishing you many more!!

What a beautiful tea set. And what a great husband!

in Him,
ashley

Mountain Mama said...

PS Oh ya! I tagged you. Go check it out at my blog.

Debi said...

Happy Birthday and what a thoughtful and loving DH you have.