Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Gift Giving

So if you are up to date on Jeremy's blog you will know that this month we celebrated our 2 year anniversary. Let me tell you that time has gone by SO fast! Anyway, a few weeks before the date I began contemplating gift ideas for my man. Now, I just love giving gifts to people. I love spending time and choosing the right gift for that special occasion and person. But I couldn't think of a single thing that I could get Jeremy that he would really appreciate me spending money on. Most of the things I know he would like are beyond our budget. I could think of plenty of things to get him that I would enjoy, ha=} but that's pretty selfish...so I was stuck.

I spent time finding the perfect card but seriously couldn't come up with a great gift idea. I've spent 2 years living with this man and don't know what he wants for our anniversary?!?! I even called my sister asking her for advice and ideas. She suggested maybe tools or a back massager, but Jeremy has tools and he's not too much of a fixer guy unless he is in the mood - and the back massager I know would spend most of its time in his hands because he's just generous that way. But my sis did give me a great idea for how to know what to buy him for future reference. She advised that we sit down and make a list of gifts that we personally would enjoy that covers different price ranges just to allow for different options. Then swap that list so there won't be any questions as to what to get. So - the day of our anniversary I came home from work a little down because I just had a card to give him. He noticed that I wasn't too thrilled and we sat down and talked and I explained that I didn't have a gift for him, and suggested that we make lists for each other for the next occasion.

Anyway, so of course he was generous and could care less because he was so excited to give me my gift because he knew it was exactly what I had been wanting for some time now. And here they are - two white rocking chairs for our porch!! We use them pretty much everyday now - well when we are home. I'm so thankful for them - way to go Jeremy! So that's the story. Hopefully for his Birthday I'll be able to get him that "perfect" gift. I have some time to plan as it is not until December.

4 comments:

Dirkey said...

So cute, I love it!!
Boys are so hard to buy for!!!

Holly said...

Hey I totally know how you feel! We kinda got stuck this year as well on the anniversary gift ideas, but ended up getting each other something small that each of us wanted. (Although it involved HEAVY Hinting from each of us!) :-) In years past, we've used the "Traditional & Modern Anniversary Gift Table" (http://www.findgift.com/Anniversary-Table/) as a guide to get something together for BOTH of us... although our interpretation is a little goofy. The first year's Modern Gift is "Clocks"... so Robert decided a new TV set (much needed) would have a clock inside of it and tell us the time. :-) The second year is Cotton & China... which are both White... and really we didn't need any more of either... so we bought a WHITE freezer for the garage. :-) LOL... told ya we're goofy with our interpretations! Anyway, hope that provides some fun ideas!

electroluminescence said...

awww. i absolutely adore you two.
You are seriously the most fantastical people ever.
& i love how you are always thinking of each other... you are definitely the OPPOSITE of selfish, my dear.
beautiful story, beautiful chairs, & beautiful people! :]

p.s! i can't even handle how awesome that picture of your sisters & your little face on the computer screen is. that is EXTREME.
Maybe i should buy a webcam so we can linkkkkk them uppp & then i could virtually be on tour with you everywhere you go!
hahahah your worst nightmare.

love you! :]
cherylyn.

Jeremy & Erin said...

Holly -thanks for the tip! I'll definitely check out that site=}. That is SO funny how you came up with your own interpretation of the gifts...I read that to Jeremy and we both got a good laugh!