Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day Surprise

This morning I got up and went to grab our Valentine's Day cards from Braska and me for M. They were in my office. When I walked in there, I found a present and card with my name on it. M was in the shower, so I took the gift and the card back to the bedroom with our cards and waited til he got out of the shower. When he came out of the bathroom all ready for work, he opened his cards and I started on the present and card. (Very good card, by the way.)

It is a book of Braska's first year. Not a scrapbook with pictures on it. It's a professionally printed actual book. And it's not like it's just printed blog entries, it is completely customized and original. It took me completely by surprise. I gushed and cried all the way through, all 22 pages. That he took the time to compile all this, choosing the pictures, writing the captions, and having it printed in such a magnificent manner.... I'm still so darn impressed.

Here's the front and back. (Remember, you can click on the pictures to make them bigger.)

These are a few of the pages. They are just ALL so great. Great picture choices and really creative captions.






I could not be more pleased. I am an "A for effort" girl, one that gives points for trying. I like to know someone has taken the time to do something nice, even if it doesn't always pan out. I know M has been frustrated about some ideas he has had for gifts or surprises that didn't quite work, but I always appreciate the thoughts behind the attempts. THIS, however, is just overwhelming. The time spent had to be major. This is a big deal...and I appreciate it in a big way.

Thanks, honey. You did super good, #1! :o)

If you'd like to see the whole thing, don't worry....if you see me in the next few weeks, I'll probably have it with me to show off!

17 comments:

  1. What a wonderful keepsake! Beautifully done! Has any lil munchkin ever had her first year so well pictorially documented??!!

    Way to go M!!!!!!!

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  2. That is impressive! What a thoughtful, perfect gift!!

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  3. What a wonderful gift from a very thoughtful hubby. Happy Valentines Day to all 3 of you!!
    Love you!

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  4. This is the most precious book ever made! Beautiful!

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  5. This is the most precious book ever made! Beautiful!

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  6. What a cook, thought-provoked gift! Kudos to Muncher!
    I can't wait to see it!

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  7. Go Munch! That is AWESOME! You get serious points for that. What a guy!

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  8. Wow. A GUY did all of that? Lucky you!

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  9. WOW! WOW! WOW!

    You are a very lucky gal.

    Kristy

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  10. You think she is lucky? After that present I was the one who got lucky. Giggity-giggity!

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  11. To all of you... thanks for cheering him on. Maybe that will help me get more good stuff and thoughtfulness.

    And honey...you don't comment often, but wow...you like to make them memorable, don't you!?!

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  12. Wow!! What an aMAzing gift!! It must have taken hours to put together, and it looks so professional too! Very thoughtful and loving. Something to treasure for ever, just like your love for each other :o) I only wish I lived closer so I could flick through it in real life. Maybe you could somehow put it onto photobucket or whichever digital photo site you are a member of...?

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  13. Mrs Wibbs--Maybe I'll take pics of each page and post them for those of you far away or across the pond. :o)

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  14. What an awesome gift! Good job M :)
    - Auntie Rach

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  15. Rach--Yep, he did good, and even without sister-in-law help. :o)

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