Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentines--oooh, Baby!

My man has always been a sentimental kind of guy, though not always a detail oriented guy. Sure, it took almost 10 years before he actually brought me flowers...well, maybe only 8. But he is that poetic soul who is nothing but committed. His gifts are always thoughtful and usually spot-on in some degree. But he really blew me away last night. Things have been exceptionally tight financially, and emotionally we've each been through a lot with our jobs in the last few months. But we have never been closer (cue the "awwww!") It's true!

In April, we'll celebrate 15 years of marriage, and he's been wanting to do a little something extra. So when he brings me a box of my favorite chocolates--Gertrude Hawk Dark Chocolate Cherry Cordials--and a stunningly romantic card, complete with a Shakespearean sonnet that is so perfect considering our lives right now, I was already snuggled in the warm fuzzies. He's hit a home run, full of love and sentimental stuff that I adore. But it gets better... whoa, does it get better! As luck would have it, a tiny windfall blew his way, and he chose to blow it all on me. (Good husband!). I can't get a decent picture, yet, and jewelry is difficult to photograph anyway, but looky, looky! I know it's hard to see just how stunning this ring is, and I hope to get a better picture of it eventually, but you get the idea.

Now, I'd love describe the rest of the evening, but my YA rating prohibits it!


  1. awww - way to go professor!! :D

    Its beautiful MA, beautiful!

  2. How sweet, and the ring looks beautiful from what I can tell.

    My husband surprised me 2 years ago with a ring on our anniversary. He had apparently been paying on it for 8 months and went to all the trouble to get cash to make payments and do small amounts, so I couldn't figure it out. That was the sweetest thing of all, I think, knowing he'd been wanting to surprise me and the lengths he went to.

    Men are incredibly sweet sometimes and sounds like you have a great one.

  3. Wooo Hooo! How beautiful, Mary Ann. And how sweet he is.

  4. Very nice - 15 years - almost - way to go too on that - see you in the postings - E :)

  5. Wow! Congrats on almost 15 years with a GREAT GREAT guy! The ring is beautiful!

  6. WOO-HOO!

    Congratulations on 15 years, by the way.

  7. Good for the two of you for making is a long term marriage! And to him for knowing how to make you happy.

  8. Congratulations. What a great story.


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