Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Sunday morning i woke up to Grace and Reid at the foot of my bed giving me a CandyBar card--it'd been TOO long since i'd seen one of those!!! The card spelled out the details of a Girls Day Out that Reid and the husbands of 2 of my close friends here had planned for us!!!!! It included gift certificates for a Mani/Pedi, and hour-long pre-natal massage, a 3 hour shopping spree, and a dinner at a fancy-shmancy Italian restaurant downtown Denver. Now, Reid's given me awesome gifts before--but this one took the cake. I mean, the fact that he had to plan this with 2 other guys just blows my mind! And they didn't miss a thing!

Reid also spent all day Saturday and Sunday helping around the house--much of which meant cleaning up Abby's puke (poor girl had the not-so-common 72 hour stomach flu!!) and dealing with an attention-deprived Grace.

I used to avoid the cliche "i'm married to the greatest man in the world" because i thought that everyone felt that way, so it seemed meaningless to say. I now avoid it because i've become too aware of how many people don't feel that way. And truthfully, i don't really know that he's the greatest man in the world. But i do know that i feel like the luckiest person in the world in the evening when he sits on the couch with me and folds laundry while we watch The Office, or Medium, or Eli Stone. And i feel so lucky every day when he walks in the door and all 3 of us girls fight for his attention, which he perfectly shares with us all. And i feel like the luckiest girl when he cares about the things i care about--my many unfinished projects, a recipe gone awry, a 15-wipe diaper change he missed out on, my tree-hugging obsessions, my conversations at play dates, my steal-of-a-deal at the latest garage sale, etc.

I'm the luckiest me in the world and Reid's the best Reid in the world. Who could ask for more?!?!? So, Happy Mother's Day to me!!!

And Reid, I'm forever happy to mother your children...but could we maybe take a break sometime soon!?!?!??!

7 comments:

carie said...

Oh! I love this gift.

I am not surprised at all that you guys like Eli Stone... lawyers!

Stephanie B said...

Great job, Reid. Also, Emily, I loved how you expressed your feelings about Reid. He is a great guy and what a fantastic gift. What more could you ask for?

Em Russ said...

girl, you crack me up. You make such cute babies why stop? And you are right, you are pretty lucky! Good job Reid! (Maybe for your next gift you should come back to Boston for a visit?!!)

Mindy said...

I'm with Emily on the next gift idea. Reid could plan a girls day out with Brian and Johnny! Your blog is always entertaining, Kay actually asked what I was laughing about when I lol over that last line.

merathon said...

what a great gift! and looks like you're going with amber, huh? i'm jealous-- can i come?

Snyder Family said...

What a great idea! Reid you are briliant! I wish my husband would do fun things like that. Emily, how are you feeling? Aren't you coming up pretty soon? Poor Abby, I hope that she is feeling better. That is no fun to go through that. Even more so when it is a little child.

Katt said...

Awesome gift, Reid! So clever and thoughtful!
Emily, I love, love, love your blog!!!! I seriously can't believe how big and adorable your girls are. Okay, I can believe how adorable they are because they have great genes, but I can't get over how big they are. Crazy.

PS- You have the wrong blog address for us. The right one is: http://web.mac.com/ksantistevan/iWeb/Australia/Blog/Blog.html
I know, it's a freak'n long address.