Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Birthday Surprise

I had a good birthday yesterday. Even though I had to work (and work hard, I still have a looming deadline) when I usually try to take the day off and relax for my birthday, I enjoyed the day. My co-worker took me out for a yummy lunch (thanks, Suzie!).

When I got home, the kids gave me their present. It was a book off my Amazon wishlist. So I suspect Aaron provided some assistance with this present. My kids are pretty computer savvy and Haley could probably figure out how to place an order - but I don't think they have our credit card number yet. :)

Then Aaron brought over his present. I could tell from the smile on his face that this was his surprise present that I'd been so curious about. He handed over an envelope... I opened it and found... tickets to Wicked! I am SO excited! I love love love the music from this show. I can sing every word of every song when I listen to the soundtrack. I have wanted to see it for so long.

We actually had tickets to Wicked a couple of years ago. We bought them a few months in advance and I looked forward to it for ages. Sadly, on the day we were supposed to go to the show I had a miscarriage. Obviously attending the musical was out of the question. We didn't want the tickets to go to waste, so we called our babysitter for the evening (Shalyn Larsen) to tell her we wouldn't need her after all, but did she want to grab her mom and go to a show? I hear that they really enjoyed it.

So after all this time, I'm thrilled to finally see it. And thrilled that my sweet husband remembered that I wanted to see it and made the effort to get the tickets for us. Thank you, Aaron!

And now... anyone available to babysit on November 11? ; ) We're actually going November 12th.


Tera said...

What a sweet, thoughtful, wonderful birthday surprise. I love it when hubby's can really come up with a great gift, all on their own, and one that wasn't expected in addition!

Cara said...

Such a thoughtful gift Aaron gave you! Big points for your sweet husband. Best of luck to you in finding a babysitter on a Wednesday night. If you can't find one to come to your house, drop your kids off at my house. I've already got five kids. What are three more?!

Jen G said...

I think our tickets are for the 11th also! This will be my 4th time seeing Wicked. I want to name a future child Elphaba. I LOVE this show. I am sure you will not be able to see after seeing it - it will just keep re - playing in your head! Happy Birthday present to you!

Mistaken said...

Yay! That IS a thoughtful gift. Happy Birthday btw. I hope you have a GREAT time. I've never seen it or even know much about it.

Melissa said...

A perfectly perfect day! Enjoy the show.

taradon said...

our tickets are actually for Thursday Nov 12, and we hope my (Aaron's) parents might be in town to babysit but we'll have to wait and see