This past Saturday was a really nice day. It would have been better if I got to sleep in, but with a baby that refuses to sleep in himself, that was just not going to happen. I wasn't sure if I wanted Mark to open his gift at our date out, or at home...but I decided that I couldn't wait any longer. So after we ate breakfast we exchanged gifts. He knew that I spent
It was very sweet. It made me cry! :-D
Then it was his turn to open my gift:
I took his box of pictures from him mission, contacted his mom for any other materials I needed from his mission, and I went through all his mission stuff to find anything that I could to make it a great scrapbook. I even covered the binder all by myself with that Chinese fabric I bought at Joann's.I started working on it General Conference weekend, and I finished it with about a week or so to spare. I was so excited when I finished it, and I think he was pretty pleased with it. In fact, after he looked through it for the first time, I saw that he was a bit teary-eyed. YES!! That's what I was going for! He thought it was such a great present that he went and got a couple Christmas presents from under the tree to give to me as my anniversary gift instead. "They were gifts that put me over budget on what I was supposed to spend on you for Christmas, but if I give them to you for our anniversary, then I'm not going over budget on Christmas! Besides, these are the best ones to give for an anniversary anyway!" He got me those Dead Sea Mineral Body Scrub and Nail Pampering Kit. I was really excited because I knew that I really like that kind of stuff, but I wouldn't ever spend the money to buy it for myself. That was a really great idea to give me! Woohoo! He felt like he had to make up the difference because my gift was so much better than his. Whatever! I'm was just so happy that really appreciated that gift. (In fact, he liked it so much that he wanted to bring it to Church to show off...which he did...as did I! We are both so excited about how well it turned out!) Check out the slideshow on the right sidebar to get a closer look at the scrapbook. (Sorry for the glare in most of the pictures, but the camera will never be a good substitute for seeing it in person.)
Mark and I had talked all week about what we might want to do for our anniversary this year to celebrate, but it wasn't until that day that we finally just made a decision and ran with it. Our friend Laura Hawley from our ward had us watching her daughter the day before, so she was happy to watch Canon while we went out to eat. We left as soon as we could to eat at Texas Roadhouse. It was a great meal, and the waiter was just dandy, but the wait to sit down took too long. We ended up missing the showtime for the movie we wanted by about a 1/2 hour. The next showing of anything that we might have been interested in wasn't for another 1 1/2 hours. Also, Mark was starting to feel a bit tired, and we had a Netflix movie waiting to be watched at home already, so we just decided to not spend any more money and just go home. Besides, cuddling on the couch is so much more comfortable than those seats at the theater...even on our awful couches. We had dinner and a movie, and didn't have to worry about the responsibility of putting the baby to bed. What a great night!
Thanks for a great night, honey, and for an amazing 6 years! I love you! Let's do it again next year! :-D