Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Birthdays...Make Them Count

Happy birthday to my dear husband!  He turned the big 30 yesterday!

Now he isn't really one to celebrate birthdays.  He couldn't care less, but I think a little part inside of him cares just a little bit. 

I say a 30th birthday calls for a super special surprise.  For the last 2 weeks he thought he was getting headphones for his gift.  They were something he really wanted, but I knew a little something he wanted even more....a Weber Smoker.

He has been talking about getting this smoker for the last 3 years.  He thought it was too frivolous to buy for himself so it was a perfect 30th birthday present.  

Of course I had to trick him into thinking his headphones didn't come on time due to the holidays.  This made him sad and a perfect opportunity to surprise him even more.

I ordered the smoker on Amazon and stashed it at away at my work...yes, another good reason to be a working mom--a place outside of the home to stash gifts.

Weber 721001 Smokey Mountain Cooker 18 1/2 Inch Smoker

I got the smoker loaded in my car and headed home.  At home I only gave him a card.  I told him his headphones didn't come yet.  Oh it was a sad sight.

Then after dinner, I made up some lame excuse for him to go out to my car and then popped the trunk.  Bam!  Inside was the smoker with a big bow.  Don't you just love surprises?  He sure did.

After such a long day I was exhausted.  It's hard work being a working mom and thoughtful wife!  Ha!


  1. Awww, that's so sweet. I love surprises too. Giving them more than receiving them. :)

  2. Oh what a great gift and a great surprise! I love being able to do little things for the hubby but when you can hit him with the big ones like this, it's even better!

  3. What a great idea. Happy Birthday to your hubby :)

  4. Well done Karen! I bet he loves it! :)