Monday, December 7, 2009

Just to see you smile

Lineman and I recently celebrated our 16th anniversary.  I had picked up a nice western shirt for him when he called me and said, “we’re not doing anything for our anniversary are we, let’s not”.  So, I hung that shirt in the closet so at least he would still have something new to wear, even if it wasn’t a gift.

He came home from work and we were visiting when he says “hey hon, can you go grab my slippers for me?” So I head to our bedroom when what should I see on our dresser but this….

November 001 That little stinker!  He said not to get him anything and then he goes out at gets me a laptop and all the goodies to go with (the hairspray is an inside joke).  Can you believe that guy.  After 16 years you think I would know all his little tricks!

He gave me a nice little card that sang “Just to see you smile” by Tim McGraw. 

Yes, his little surprise gift made me smile.  I’ll tell you what else makes me smile.  When he laughs, when he plays with the kids, when he laughs, when he smiles, when he laughs, when he is ornery to waitresses, when he laughs.  Oh, his laugh is infectious, medicine for my soul, I could never get enough of it!

The laptop is pretty great, it has Windows 7  and so far I’m loving it.  I hadn’t realized just how old and slow my desktop was. 

And in other news… right now it’s minus 15 feels like minus 29.  Phew, this Global Warming is tough to take!

24 comments:

carrielt said...

Yes my dear you have a wonderful husband! And he better get you awesome gifts for having to put up with him. lol. Oh boy I'm sure I'm gonna hear about that. :)

Carin said...

You are so right Carrie!! I have so much to put up with!

Kristen said...

What a wonderful husband you have. I can tell from the way you write about him that he makes you so very, very happy. I love it!

babyyahyah said...

how sweet

Robyn said...

What a wonderful man you have! A great gift for a very special woman!

Stacey said...

Your husband is awesome!

All American Family said...

awww...how sweet is this. When I read your title I thought 2 things: 1. Tim McGraw 2. This post will be about Lineman

You do have a wonderful husband...and he has a wonderful wife. You two are great together - and a great example of what true love should be. Reading this made me think about the Alan Jackson song - "Once In A Lifetime Love". It's on his Drive CD. You should check it out if you don't already know it.

Anonymous said...

Leave it to Carrie to read my small mind--at least you know better!! YOu know its pretty well blank most of the time!!

Lineman

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

What a great surprise present! A surprise present would make anyone smile!

He & Me + 3 said...

What a sweet sweet stinker. I Love that he surprised you. That is awesome! Congrats on 16 years.

Sharon said...

Congrats on your anniversary.It sounds like he is quite the stinker for sure.
I never my hubby when he says we are going to do anything. After 44 yrs you will know something is up.LOL
Thanks for sharing.
It is snowy,bitter cold and more on the way. Drats!!!!

Darcie said...

Those husbands can be SO tricky can't they! Somehow...it makes me smile so big to think of him doing this for you. Truly wonderful...enjoy your new lap toy!

jen@odbt said...

What a great surprise! I need to have my hubby read this. I've been dropping hints since last year about wanting a macbook ;)

The J's said...

Aw! That is so awesome! I love it!

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

Oh my goodness! Now aren't you just a lucky lady!!

I love my HP and Windows 7. You'll LOVE yours!!

Congrats!

Becca @ Our Crazy Boys said...

SO sweet! Happy Anniversary... you are one lucky girl!

Did you give him his shirt?

Alice said...

carin, happy anniversary! that laptop looks pretty sweet! congrats on 16 wonderful years :)

Robyn said...

It is cold but not as cold as your house. It is 6* right now.

Kim said...

It just makes me smile just reading about it! My hubby would do the same thing, isn't it great? Enjoy your new gift!

Alicia said...

Awww!! What a great hubby!!! You are blessed, Carin! He sounds so sweet & romantic!!

Enjoy your new laptop!

Alison said...

Oh WOW! How great is that! I bet your having fun with it.

We were at -11 this morning. But what a beautiful sunshiney day!!! Won't hear me complaining about the temp if we can see the sun like that!

Hugs, Alison

ourtinydot said...

What a great surprise!! I'm smiling with you! :) I don't know your man, but you do have a way of telling us he's a keeper! Congrats on 16 years. (Hope he liked the shirt!)

chili pepper said...

Happy Anniversary! Last December my hubby gave me a new laptop for our anniversary. I guess there are two out there who think alike. The family gave him a lot of teasing about how unromantic it was... he explained he got the flamingo pink one so it would be "bling."

A few years back, a year when he had been out of work. He pulled that lets not get any gifts for Christmas. Then filled my stocking with lovely things. Last year he tried that again. I didn't fall for it this time!

Glad to hear you had a nice anniversary and that you are enjoying your new laptop. I, for one, am blessed by your loving relationship and the happy family you are raising.

Kat

Rae said...

Dear Lucky Lady,
I love those kind of suprises. Way to go, Lineman.
Love,
Lucked Out in Nebraska