We have talked about not buying stuff this year unless we (a) need it, or (b) it is meaningful. Any extra money right now is being saved for a rainy day, our 10th anniversary getaway (sans kids), cop stuff, a house, etc. etc.
So for HF this year, we made a 7 foot Happy Birthday sign from some butcher paper I had on hand, made him a cheesecake, and I made him a card that has 31 things I love about him. The kids helped to decorate the poster and make the cake. They are seeing the movie with a Cinemark gift card we got for Christmas. HF bought a gun-related thing a few days ago, went shooting with friends on Monday, and next Saturday he is going to go play airsoft all day which he rarely does anymore. So I'd like to think of it as a month-long celebration. I also plan on shaving my legs, which is something I rarely do anymore!
Two of the things on my "31 things" list?
- HF is thoughtful: He made me a playlist of my "favorite" music to work out to. Don't worry it won't start automatically.
- HF is a good father: The other night when he was tucking the kids in bed, I walked past their room on my way downstairs and overheard him singing to them with his guitar. This was the song. I shake my head. Then I shake my head smiling. Them iz some lucky kidz. Who sings journey to their kids for a bedtime song?! Hopefully they won't have haunted dreams.