Thursday, November 29, 2012


Traditionally, Kevin and I do not go crazy on gift-giving holidays/birthdays (and often don't really celebrate them at all when it comes to one another).  We have spent so many of these holidays apart, that we just kind of shrug them off.  I suppose now that we have a little monster to dote on, these days will be more and more celebrated and anxiously awaited with each passing year.

So, here I am, keeping with tradition and only thinking a few times about what small token I'd like to get for Kevin to celebrate Christmas.  We agreed to celebrate before he departs for Afghanistan again, but I fully expected a Riley-centric event...boy was I wrong.

We parted ways on Monday to run some errands and Kevin made a pretty big deal about doing his errands without me, so I knew something was up.  Of course, my errands involved meeting my mom for lunch, getting groceries, and picking up dog food.  Kevin's errands...not so much.

When I returned home, there was a decent sized rectangular box wrapped on the table and Kevin quickly suggested we go outside (presumably to let Riley play around a bit, since it was nice) to open it.  "Ok, whatever you say." First, I unwrap the Ariat boot box (I know he didn't buy me new riding boots, lame). Next, I unwrap the Apple Mac Book Air box (I seriously got excited, because I love his new compy).  Then, open it up to find an empty box except for a tiny Reis-Nichols Jeweler box tucked in the corner.  Oh. My. Gosh.

Please excuse my sad nails.

There is not a chance in the world that I can top this gift.  It is so incredibly beautiful.  I am not much of a jewelry girl, but we agreed that my engagement ring was actually kind of sad (diamond is nice, but the setting was sort of janky).  I would've NEVER expected to get this as an upgrade though...holy crap.  I have an awesome husband.  Give him a pat on the back or a hearty handshake when you see him, because he done good.


  1. Kev hit the jackpot on that one. Nice work!

  2. Nice job in making Ashley sound girlie. Better job in picking a great ring.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! What a good hubby!