Thursday, October 7, 2010

My Hubby Is The BEST!

In all honesty, I've had a difficult week so far.  Work has been hectic, productive, but hectic.  And with my back bothering me so badly, I was unable to workout Monday & Tuesday.  Despite my attempts to stay positive, there have been many small, irksome events this week that have kept me at a constant state of annoyance.

But - there is a light at the end of the tunnel!  Steven and I are attending the South Carolina vs. Alabama game this Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium.  I am so excited!  This will be my first live Alabama football game and I get to share it with my hubby!

Which leads me to the point of this post.  My digital camera is a piece of crap ancient horrid outdated.  The battery will not hold a charge longer than an hour and uploading pictures is a nightmare.   I have wanted a new digital camera for some time now, but have not been willing to spend time doing the research for a good deal or willing to spend the money.

But I have dropped quite a few hints to Steven that I would love a new camera but just do not want to deal with the stresses of buying one over the past few days.  I kept mentioning how sad I was that I wouldn't be able to properly document our first Alabama game together because I didn't have a sufficient camera - you know...the good guilt trip.

Last night was my first workout this week due to my back injury and I had to significantly modify the workout.  I was bummed and really sore while driving home and kept thinking, "How awesome would it be if I came home and Steven had a new camera waiting for me!?!"  But I knew better....I mean how often does your hubby telepathically know exactly what you want him to do at the exact time that you want him to do it? 

I walked through the door to find Steven preparing dinner and cleaning the dishes.  (What a pleasant surprise!)  I entered the kitchen and we began catching up on each others day.  He nonchalantly asked me to put the lid to the crock pot back in the cupboard.  So I grabbed the lid and opened the cupboard.  But there was something in the crock pot, so I just shoved the lid in an open spot somewhere else. 

Steven quickly asked, "Did you put the lid on the crock pot where it belongs or did you just throw it somewhere?  Dang - he caught me! "Umm...I put it where it belongs of course", I replied.  To which he sighed and asked, "Really, you wouldn't be lying would you??"

Caught with no excuses, I opened the cupboard to put the lid where it belongs and noticed the blue package sitting in the crock pot that originally prohibited me from putting the lid in its rightful place.So I argued, "Well I was going to put it on the crock pot - but there is something in it!"

To which Steven replied, "Well take whatever it is out then."  Slightly exasperated by this little crock pot fiasco, I begrudgingly removed the package from the crock pot.  Strange...why would a Best Buy bag be in my crock pot?!?  To my complete surprise the bag contained a brand new pink digital camera with memory card, tripod & carrying case.  Woo-hoo!!!!

I was so excited I started jumping up and down like a giddy little school girl.  :)

As I went to bed last night, I couldn't help but think about all the ways that Steven treats me like a complete princess.  If I am being honest, I may have milked this whole hurt back thing for all it's worth this week.  He has made multiple ice bags each night, rubbed my back with Stop Pain numerous times, gotten up in the middle of the night to get me something, taken care of the dogs, and so much more. 

And he doesn't just take care of me when I'm hurt or surprise me with a new camera when I've had a rough week.  He truly takes care of me in so many ways each and every day.  I am so unbelievably blessed to be married to him. And the sad part is, that I take him for granted more often than not.  Truth be told, he treats me so much better than I treat him and he rarely complains about it.  I really am such a blessed girl!

Once again, thank God for good men!!!

34 comments:

Amber said...

Awww, that is super sweet! Have a good time this weekend!

Kelsea Gunter said...

That is so sweet! :) Enjoy the game this weekend - take plenty of good pictures and just relax - sounds like you need it!

Ashley said...

What a sweet surprise!! Don't you just LOVE when the husband takes care of you?!
Yay for a pink camera!! Glad your back is getting better and you have begun your workouts again =)

Michelle (michabella) said...

Awwwww! SUCH a sweet hubby!!! Enjoy the new camera! <333

ty said...

Sweet sweet sweet! Looking forward to lots of pictures now!

Maggie said...

So sweet! Have fun at the game!

Miss L said...

awww! What a sweet guy you have :) I'd keep him around for a while if I was you! lol

Ashton said...

Aw! He wins Hubby of the Week! :) How sweet of him!

Enjoy your exciting weekend ahead! Can't wait to see all he fun with your new camera!!

ajs {of MN} said...

cute! soo... where are the pics!! :)

Rebekah said...

What a sweet surprise! And the whole telepathic thing with husbands? It hardly works ever, but when it does, it's the best!

Hope you have a great weekend and that your back feels better!

baby love said...

Awww!! THAT IS SO CUTE :) And sweet of him!!
Have fun & enjoy this weekend...and have fun with the new camera :D

oxox-Camille

Mrs. Pick said...

What sweet hubby! LOVE that your camera is pink! Take lots of pics this weekend! I can't wait to see how much fun you have and how great the pics are from your new camera!

Mrs. Nelson said...

Awww loved reading this. Very sweet of him! And yes, THANK GOD for GOOD MEN! :)

Miss Southern Vol said...

So funny you posted this today- i have been thinking over the past few days the SAME thing. I often take for granted how good my husband is to me especially when I have my "moments" and not nice comments. Its nice when you have those moments of wow I really am lucky. Hope you start feeling better! You are working out while hurt- wow I am lazy :)

Jessica said...

You have a good egg! :) That was a super sweet gift.

An Inquiring Mind said...

Sounds like you got one of the good...no, GREAT ones! :) He's sounds like a super guy. Congrats on your new camera....I'll be expecting more pics on the blog now!

Christina said...

Very sweet :)

Ms. Emily Ann said...

What a sweet hubby you have! And I love how he perfectly orchestrated the crock-pot surprise!

Can't wait to see how the pics from the game turn out... and you're so luck to have a tripod, I have been dying to get one!

Kelly said...

That's so sweet! At least he picks up on the hints! Did you read my blog about the "best" Christmas present ever???? When I dropped the best hints in the WORLD about the camera I wanted.... and got a gun?

Hope you guys beat the crap out of the Gamecocks! (I'm a Clemson Girl myself) ROLL TIDE! LOL

Natalie said...

how sweet!! : )
and how extra sweet that he went to the work to make it a fun surprise! enjoy the game--and your new camera!

GirlSunday said...

Nice! Maybe he can start a blog teaching other men his wise ways.

Karah said...

what a sweet hubby!! :)

Laura said...

yay yay yay!!! this post makes me sooo happy for you! (minus the tough week and back issue... wtf!!??) but i can't wait til you take pics this weekend and share with your new super awesome pink camera!!! woohoo!!! xoxo

Newlyweds on a Budget said...

that is really really sickeningly sweet : )

Aimee @ Life As An Oakes said...

What a great hubby!

I'm going to the Alabama game too! Have fun in Williams Brice! :)

The Shaw Family said...

I love when hubbys do romantic things. Your so lucky. enjoy the game... wish we could be there! I have to work though, boo! You know I'll be pulling for the gamecocks!

Brittany Ann said...

YAY! Nice work, Hubby!

Kassie said...

Aww, what a great guy! And a fun way to surprise you. :)

Jordan said...

Aw! What a sweet Husband!It's nice when they read your mind.. I try to make mine read mine more often but usually I end up disappointed when I think "what if my hubby surprises me with so and so tonight.." Oh well, not sure why I think he should be able to read my mind!

Melanie said...

What a great surprise! Can't wait to see some awesome pictures you take of the football game!
So glad to hear your back is getting better too..and don't worry..I think we're all guilty of 'milking' an injury a little bit! The attention is well worth it!

Squirmy said...

What a sweet hubby! Can't wait to see the pictures you take with your new toy =)

Nicole said...

Awe, I love it! That's so awesome!

d.a.r. said...

This is so precious and sweet that it almost gave me a cavity :)

Hope you are enjoying that new camera!!

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