Thursday, July 8, 2010

Early birthday gifts

Josh and I quit giving each other birthday gifts years ago.  It was decided that instead of gifts we would take camping trips.  This year we will be in IL for my birthday, so I just kind of assumed that would be my birthday gift/trip.
As we were walking out to the car after work yesterday...
Josh: "So do you want your birthday gift today or on your actual birthday?"
Me: "What?!?  We don't do gifts anymore." 
Josh:  "Ok- so I'll give it to you now."
Isn't it pretty?  It's amber!  (and of course it's plant related- because it's from my Josh)

I've never really liked amber jewelry until our recent trip to Galveston.  There was a store there that had the most beautiful amber I had ever seen.  I didn't know that amber came in such beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and green!  Usually it's just some ugly brown/yellow/tree sap color.  Of course, I didn't buy myself anything and that was the last I thought of it.  Well, Josh found this necklace (on his own!) that has all 3 pretty colors of amber.  I absolutely love it!  Thanks hon!
I've also received one other early gift.  A few weeks ago, my mom sent me these:

Purple and gray Teva mandalyn wedge sandals.  If you don't know how much I love these, click here.
These go perfect with all my ACU clothes- thanks, Mom! 
I guess turning 30 isn't so bad!


The Denney Family said...

What stores carry Teva's...I want to try some on and see if my wide foot likes them. :)

Kristi said...


ksstableford said...

Beautiful necklace! Josh did very good! I'm sure you'll enjoy wearing it. Wow! I got mentioned on your blog. I'm glad you love your Tevas.

Amanda said...

he did well - its pretty! happy early bday!

Nina said...

let me say --- "He loves you soooo much"