Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Anniversary Confusion

So my 10 year anniversary is Jan. 2nd and a month of so ago I decided that I wanted Austin to get me this plain gold band I saw on the James Avery site. I wanted to wear it on my right hand ring finger and I wanted something engraved on the inside that was special between the two of us. I even went to a jeweler to get my correct size and then emailed the link and size to Austin so it would be easy for him and I asked for nothing more. NOW, let me say that I HAVE in the past mentioned wanting an iPhone. I hate my phone I have and I've always thought iPhones are totally cool they just make me nervous having to learn everything on it.

So today Austin went shopping for my anniversary present while I was with the kids doing errands and the whole day I'm thinking about my beautiful ring. I kept looking at my finger in the car as I was driving picturing it on that hand and being so pretty. Before I got home Austin calls me to tell me that he's home and he has my anniversary present. Austin and I BOTH do a horrible job at keeping something a secret and we get too excited to wait so he tells me that if I want, I can get it when I come home. I was sooooo excited!

When I get home I tell him I DO want it now so he tells me to close my eyes. He turns around, rangles with something and then puts my gift in front of me and tells me to open my eyes so I did. Wanna know what I was looking at? Well, I was SOOO caught off guard thinking I'd for sure get the ring that when I opened my eyes and saw the iPhone in front of me I made this horrid face (I'm sure) trying to figure out what it was. Austin immediately asks me why the face and that's when I figured out it was the phone. Oh. Ok. So I get a phone for my 10th anniversary? Alright, I guess that's cool too, I mean I DID really want this phone. I just thought for a big anniversary like the TENTH I'd get something more sentimental like the ring with a special engraving, ya know? But that's okay, I'm cool with the phone. I start piddling with it because I really am happy I have the phone but Austin can sense I'm a little sad and he asks me if I wanted the ring.

Well, I'm not gonna lie. I REALLY REALLY wanted that ring. It's not like it was expensive at all, it was totally affordable. He acts frustrated like he screwed up and then tells me that he WAS gonna get the ring and that he had it online with something already engraved on it and all he had to do was order it but he started thinking that it was JUST a ring and he could get it for me anytime but the PHONE was sooo cool and seemed like a more perfect gift for me for a 10 year anniversary present. Hmm.

NOW, don't get me wrong or call me high maintenance. I LOVE my phone. I really really do. I was just thrown for a loop I guess so I do feel a little sad that I don't have the ring that I could look at everyday for the next 50 years reading the engraving that Austin chose for me on our tenth anniversary unlike the phone that will fade after about 5 years at the most. But that's okay.

Oh well. Maybe a gold band on my 11th? I hate that number though. It's so odd and One-y.

I love you baby, and I love my phone. Thanks for loving me :)

Here are some Christmas videos I took over at Pops and Kim's house for you to view!

12 comments:

redheadsmom said...

What??? I was supposed to get a present??? I was jipped!

redheadsmom said...

Oh wait that was me - Valinda

Amanda said...

well.....Maybe he will still get the ring and surprise you???!!! Happy 10th:)

raschel said...

or MAYBE, since u can get the ring any time...it will be a Christmas present? ;)

nat said...

i totally understand where your coming from with that....i would have felt the same way...

Laura said...

Ouch. And you can't act like you're disappointed or you're a big jerk. Yeah, i'm hoping it may be under the christmas tree. That reminds me of the xmas when jeremy got me a dustbuster. are you freaking kidding me?

Laura said...

And Miah should be in the rubber paddle ball olympics. He's got some mad skills there. What is that thingy they're groping in the first one?

Jess said...

Oh, I'm with ya girl! For anniversaries, I want sentimental gifts, not electronics. But he was trying! Maybe he was throwing you for a loop and he'll surprise you with the ring after all?

The Willis Family said...

Your so ungreatful!!! "A" was just trying!!!! Hahaha!!! I'm with you girl, I know how you feel:( Maybe when I text him and tell him to take you to a B&B and I will watch your kids for you, I'll also tell him to get you your ring? It could happen!

Love the home videos. Not sure what the first one was about, it must be an "inside" family thing? And Ian loved watching Miah! He is awesome at that. Does Miah know that the paddle also doubles as a paddle on his butt when he is bad? Maybe that's why he thought it was so funny?

Miss you, get your Texas butt back here!!!!

Jess said...

Funny that you had to write the part of about being high maintenance. I know who you were thinking of...

SM said...

Well, I LOOOOOVE MY iPHONE! And I wouldn't trade it for a ring any day! :)

What a sweet husband! He tried!

Marnie said...

Happy soon to be 10th Anniversary! I have been on blogging hiatus due to the holidays and company, but am back. I agree with the other posters, I think you'll get your ring at the next big celebration (Valentines?) and then you'll have two great gifts that you wanted.
Did I mention that I got a mini van for my 10th anniversary? Our 12th is coming up in June and maybe I'll have to drop a hint to Kevin for something pretty and sparkly.