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Friday, April 13, 2012

Easter surprises

David and I had one of those cliche-cute moments in our marriage on Easter morning. As you may know (and as David knows VERY well), holiday's are a big deal. I think I just love traditions and making occasions special.

The Easter Bunny told me that it was now my duty to make Easter morning special. This is almost as exciting as Easter egg hunts. I gathered up a few books I got from Goodwill (David almost has all of the Hardy Boy series), candy from the dollar store, and some tooth brushes. Practicality is always appreciated.

There is no better way to give a gift than to hide it first. Our apartment is lacking in empty space so hiding places become an issue. I have already claimed two boxes lurking in our closet (David knows not to peek in there upon pain of Rachel's sorrow), as well as inside the suitcases. The only safe place left was the dryer.

The next obstacle to overcome was getting David to open the dryer. This was a problem considering it was Sunday. That morning I asked David in my very polite, loving, earnest voice "David, I think there are some clothes still in the dryer. Can you get them out for me, please?" David, being the practical man he is responded by asking "Can the clothes wait?" me: "I don't know..." D: "Rachel, can they wait." (it was more of a statement than a question, so I left off the question mark). me: "I guess..."

Drat! My plan had been foiled. I spent my entire shower thinking of another way to get David to look in the dryer. I finally came up with this plan. I asked in my most sweet, puppy-dog, 'I am your wife, and don't you want to make me happy look' voice and asked. "David, pleeeease. (Cue lower lip) Can you at least check to see if they are still wet?"

Ah ha! I'm brilliant.

David, on the other hand, displayed an incredible sense of chivalry and charm. He knew I would miss my parents annual Easter Egg hunt. It is one of my favorite things about life. It is very fair. Everyone gets the same amount of eggs. Well, he set up an Easter egg hunt just for me!

He woke me up Easter morning with this:

It says: "Now I am all by my lonesome. There should be twelve of us, you see. If you would find all my siblings I know it would fill me with glee! --From the lone egg Happy Easter, my love David"

Cue heavy sighs of affection.

So after my shower I went on the prowl. And found eggs filled with these!

He bought me TWELVE Cadbury Eggs. Four of caramel, creme, and chocolate creme. He really shouldn't have. :) I have the most thoughtful husband in the whole world. He is so good to me.

Even if he leaves a mess on the bathroom counter from emptying the above basket with its contents. ;)


Nicole Wendorff said...

So cute! :) Yay for husbands and holidays :)

Julie said...

I am constantly amazed and grateful at how David truly "gets" you.

Erica said...

I LOVE the hiding place. hahah.