Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Husband of the Year

I am unspeakably blessed to have a husband whom I enjoy being with and hate to be separated from. As we said goodbye last Tuesday before my road trip, I remarked how glad I am that spending several days apart is something we dread, not look forward to with relief. The reunions are sweet, and no matter how much fun I have when I'm away, I'm always anxious to get home to my man.

When we arrived home Saturday night, I was greeted by this amazing sight. Not the flowers--although they are a sweet and thoughtful gesture. The table. Isn't it beautiful? When I left home, it looked like the chairs: unfinished. We got the set at a great price from Unfinished Furniture, knowing Steve could stain and varnish it himself. That was three years ago :)

I had NO idea Steve was planning to work on this while we were gone. He had another project he had said he'd be working on (running HVAC ductwork upstairs to the guest room, via holes in the kitchen--which he also finished). I thought it was strange when we talked on the phone and he refused to tell me what he was working on. But I certainly never expected this!

Add to that the maple nut streusel coffee cake he baked from scratch for breakfast on Sunday morning (he cooks every Sunday morning--but not always that fancy) and the fact that he let me sleep in while he put together the roast for lunch...and I am feeling like one spoiled rotten wife. Have I ever mentioned that I adore this man?

7 comments:

zz said...

Wow, Amy. That table is gorJUSS! I love the mixing of wood tones and how shiny the table is. How long were you gone? That sounds like an amazing amount of big-project type work in a short time. Plus breakfast and lunch? Yes, HOTY award is what your man deserves.

Amy said...

I was only gone Tuesday afternoon through Saturday evening! it's not *quite* done though--it needs to cure for two weeks and then he has to sand the surface once more and do a final coat.

Emily said...

That table is absolutely beautiful. Steve did a wonderful job and what a gift to come home to...the gift of Steve:)

Marcy said...

That is awesome! The table, the food, everything! What a guy!

Sandra Leigh said...

Long live strong marriages!

jennymarie1981 said...

What a beautiful table and what a loving husband...both blessings to be sure!
And by the way...want to hook a girl up with recipe to that coffee cake goodness. Even without a picture, the name alone is making me hungry :)

dancebythelight said...

Wow, what a wonderful surprise. It's beautiful! A great color and sheen!