Jan 18, 2009

12 years!!







My sweet husband! I was so surprised this morning. Unlike ever before. I don't know what it is about me, but I am not easily surprised about most anything. Our 12 year anniversary is today. Not a big surprise that he is still out of town. I think this will be the third year that he has been gone on the day of our anniversary. I know some women would freak about that, but really I don't mind. We always do something when he does get home. But this time, wow. I am so surprised. This morning, at 8:30 I was finishing up some prep work for my sharing time for Primary today, and Kjell called. I was chatting and had decided a few days ago, I wasn't going to say anything. I usually do say something but this year I didn't. I really thought he forgot. We chatted a bit, and he told me they were going to an early sacrament meeting because they had to help out with the clean up after the horrible flooding they have been having in the Seattle are. So I just said, that's to bad, you'll have to do that on your special day, he totally played it off, like what do you mean... and I finally said, you forgot huh? And, yes my husband truly scares me at how well he can still tell me untruths! He did the whole, oh, I am so sorry. I can't believe I forgot. I even said to him "you are so lucky you have me for a wife." Some women would really care. We just laughed, and looking back I am so glad that I wasn't like some of those women who would have thrown a tantrum or I would have been really embarrassed. Anyway, just then my doorbell rang, and there were the Huston family. A dozen roses in hand, a pretty box from Victoria Secret, and a beautiful gift bag. My first thought was "how sweet of them." I had surprised Kathiann with just a small treat the night before for her birthday. I figured she just felt sorry for me and decided to be a Sweet friend. But then she told me that Kjell had been planning it all week with her. It answered why she had called the other day to ask me if I had any ideas for her, she wanted to go buy some new perfume and wanted ideas. She is too tricky! I seriously had no idea. So after really quizzing her to be sure she didn't just orchestrate the whole thing, I was very surprised and very happy. I LOVE the perfume! The roses are beautiful. They are called Velvet roses. Because they have little lines that make them look velvety. The other gift bag, was two boxes of Life cereal. One Cinnamon, and original. That was so sweet. He knows that they are my favorite. He also wrote me a very sweet letter, with a poem like thing on top. It was so sweet. I love him. Twelve years have gone by, I know a sweet friend told me that was cute, because she has been married much longer, but it feels like a long time. And it also feels like it just flew by. We have both grown up together really. We have both changed so much since we got married. I am so grateful that he is who I get to spend this life with and through Eternity!

I love you honey! Happy Anniversary!

7 comments:

The Freemans said...

Happy Anniversary!! Congrats on 12 years! That's wonderful!

Mark and Kiss said...

Way to go Kjell! Congratulations Crystal. You both are beautiful people! Love you tons!

Jade said...

I was so happy to be part of helping Kjell bring you some joy on your anniversary. The girls and I had so much fun. Although our noses were permiated with perfume molecules LOL! Love you Crystal and "right arm" Kjell. Happy 12th Anniversary and many more anniversaries TOGETHER to come.
Love, The Huston Family

The TAUFA'S said...

Happy belated Anniversary! It is so like Kjell to surprise you. Remember the year that Kjell talked Monti and Sekona into making a Valentines dinner at your place in Lake Oswego. It was pretty fun.

Kim said...

WOW! You are truley blessed. Kjell is wonderful! Hope you both enjoyed the day even if you had to be apart.
Hugs
Kim

Eden said...

It doesn't seem like it's been 12 years, does it? My, how time flies.

Christina said...

happy belated anniversary!