I happen to be a very lucky woman. I think I have the best husband ever. My birthday is coming up, and Pat really went all out even though he's in Afghanistan. I knew he was keeping something from me but I didn't know what it was. Pat had my mother help him carry out his gift plan and bring the gifts with her for this visit. He wanted my mother to give me the gifts as soon as she got here so that he could call after and get my reaction. To say the least, I'm absolutely awestruck by how great he is. So I bet you're wondering what he sent right? Well, during his travels, Pat acquired some gem stones. He sent them to my mother to take to our jeweler to be set in particular pieces of jewelry. As if this wasn't sweet enough, Pat even drew sketches of what he wanted the pieces to look like. He got me a beautiful topaz pendant necklace (it is my birthstone and Ryan's too), two sets of stud earrings, and also sent an amethyst stone that he wants us to set in a ring when he returns from this deployment. I really don't deserve such a great husband but am thankful for him everyday. I am so happy and just completely blown away by all the thought Pat put into these gifts. He has truly outdone himself. Here are some of the pictures of the gifts.
The topaz necklace and my new hair cut. One set of stud earrings (don't mind my silly face)
Second set of studs. The amethyst stone that we'll set when he gets back.