December 18, 2009

Good Fortune

I'm a lucky girl. I think I'm lucky because not only did I marry an amazing man, but I'm grateful for him everyday. Last week Sweet Hubby was out of town all week and surprised me by coming home a day early. This gave us the unusual treat of having a day together with nary a child in sight.

It was a perfect day. One of those days that is such a rare jewel that you hope you will be able to keep every detail tucked in your memory, taking it out occasionally to hold up to the light and bask in it's brilliance.

We treated ourselves to lunch at P.F. Chang's, our first meal there. A meal at a restaurant with waiters is a rare treat indeed these days. The food was great, but what I'll always remember is sitting and talking with this man I adore. Having him hold out my chair and help me with my coat. Having him look deep in my eyes while we talked about our life and dreams. Knowing that he loves me like no one else ever has. Opening our fortune cookies and finding fortunes that go together almost as well and he and I go together.

Afterward we went to Anthropologie to browse and my sweet man bought me a couple of presents. One of which he couldn't wait until my birthday or Christmas to give me, because he said, it was just a present he got because he loves me and knew I would love. It was a box of monogrammed letterpress stationary and the best part about it is that he said he didn't have any idea what I would do it with it, but he knew I'd figure something out. You see, it never occurred to him that I would use it for it's intended purpose like a normal person. He knows me better than that. He gets me. Good fortune indeed.


  1. Those Cottage Nesters are SO swoony... ;)

    I adore your letterpress. He's a good man. Mine is good too, except he surprises me with ghetto Mexican bling. :)

  2. Aww, definitely sounds like an amazing day! How great that your hubby "gets" you...that's huge! Mine doesn't always get me, but he has learned not to question too much and go with the flow :)

    Have a great weekend!

    :) T

  3. So sweet! Lucky you with the letterpress! Lucky girl to have a husband that "gets" you! Sounds like a match made in heaven.

    Have a the very Merriest of Christmases!

  4. That is so sweet! You and your hubby sound so happy and cute!! You are really lucky to have such a wonderful husband that understands you and has a personality that compliments your own! I love going to eat at P.F Chang's too! But it's rare that I get to go! Love the monogrammed stationary!! Super cute!

  5. What a wonderful day. A soulmate is truly one of the greatest blessings in life.

    I love the letterpress stationary & that he bought it for you.

  6. I was just at Anthro last night with my daughter and I saw those cards! I loved them too but I just couldn't bring myself to buy them for ME just before Christmas. Enjoy them, and your nice hubby!
    Happy Holidays!

  7. how fun.....and I purchased the "K" ones at my rare outing all the way to cincy's anthro. we used to sell this artist's goods in our brick & mortar shop and she was an absolute doll to work with. {i'm not mailing mine out, shhhh. i'm keeping them to do something with in my house}

    how fun to go on "a date" with your husband. those moments are the best!!!

  8. awwww...pfchang's is a perfect place to gaze into your honey's eyes and share a fortune cookie or two.

  9. a. I LOVE P.F. Changs
    b. I LOVE LOVE
    c. I LOVE your monogrammed letterpress (?es?)
    d. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas

    (I've been swamped and I am going to get swampter. I wanted you to know that I wish you much much JOY!!!!

  10. I have a man like that, we are so lucky...many do not! Thanks for sharing yours with us!

  11. So. Much. Fun. A planned date never turns out that great.

  12. oh that is so great! I love days like that. I think my sweet man and I are due one soon! love the letterpress cards also - so lucky to have an anthropologie close!

  13. Hi Jen :)

    That is so sweet! I think all couples need to go out alone and enjoy each other at least once in awhile. Love those letter presses :)

    Merry Christmas!


  14. Sounds like a wonderful day! Love your letterpress. Enjoy them!

  15. Oh Jen, what a GREAT afternoon! I love reading about you and your sweet hubby. It's rare when my hubby and I are alone, but it's such a nice treat. I find that in the middle of the night when one of us wakes up to get a drink or potty (lol) we will have a full fledged conversation about anything that is on our minds. So nice to have that little time. Even if it is at 2 am, LOL!
    Enjoy your birthday!!!! I hope you have a wonderful one! And I can't wait to follow you on this journey :)

  16. Sounds like a perfect date! What a guy. What a guy!!

  17. Just stopped in for the first time. I so related to you with the xmas rush and having to do all the baking and xmas card stuff. I still send out xmas cards but what a chore.Ive enjoyed your blog..will visit again. Sally

  18. Hi Jen I bought these too!!! just love em!!!! Just a shout out for a happy Christmas!!!


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