Thursday, November 20, 2008

This Blows

Let's just face it...weddings (as we know it) are for girls. Most guys do not care about round tables vs square or veil lengths or grandmother's corsages. They do not care about flower centerpieces or aisle runners or something blue. And they definitely could care less if the color scheme was red/white or crimson/cream or firebrick/ivory. Here is what is important to the XY's when it comes to nuptials: food and gifts.

And so naturally Jeremy was excited at my 'generousity'. I said that he could use one of our wedding gift cards to purchase whatever he wanted. It really wasn't generous on my part. Afterall, I did get my twelve place settings of lenox. And it was his wedding too.

Here he is - scooping the peanuts out (cut thumb and all)...and what is inside?!?
A shmancy new blower! Jeremy has been talking about a gas powered blower for our entire marriage. If you saw our yard - you would understand. And curtesy of my great uncle Bill and a few supplemental bucks - this baby is all oursJeremy's.

I simply like the fact that it is red. and shiny. and new. It's almost like a motorcycle. That is how my boyfriend should think of it...except safer. and more productive.

11 comments:

Kim & Ryan said...

LOL -

I love that you "let" him use a gift card. What a fabulous wife you are.

We registered at Sears and this made my husband very very happy. He recieved several hammers, a weed eater, a blower, a trimmer, even a hand saw.... the boy was in heaven. =)

Freckles Chick said...

If Mr. FC saw this, you bet I would come home to a leaf blower in our living room instead of a new kitchen backsplash. It's so purdy!

Your comments about my kitchen made my week, K!! Coming from the ultimate DIYer such as yourself and all =)

Laurel MacD said...

My hubby's favorite wedding gift is his power drill. It has come in handy, though, many many times.

mrs.leah.maria said...

Lol at the color schemes all being the same but different!

Nice work on letting the man have some fun! :)

G+D said...

Very nice! G's "man gift" for our wedding was a punching bag. To each his own I guess, lol!

Jen M said...

I've never seen anything so phallic in my life.

Boys!!

Michael said...

LOL, he would have been in some serious trouble if you didn't get those place settings :)

Carrie said...

great post!

Bayjb said...

That is very sweet of you. He looks so happy opening it! And at least it's productive :)

Emily said...

My favorite part of yardwork is using the blower, good purchase! We registered at Home Depot - worst registry experience ever. But, Mr. B LOVED getting tools for our wedding, so I feel justified in keeping the gift cards for purchases I deem necessary.

The Rauths said...

you ok? haven't heard from you in a while. oh and i've flaked and have not mailed the boxes to you...promise i will tomorrow. i cannot believe how busy it is around here!