December 24, 2011

Surprise [Gift]

So in my husband's last week of training, I decided to send one last care package to him, to arrive just before I got there.

This is what I came up with, and I couldn't help to not share it:

I made his favorite cookies, butterscotch oatmeal, and wrapped them.  I wrote on them "Open me right away!!" Apparently he had them gone in less than 3 days, and he didn't even share. ha ha!

I picked up this champagne at the grocery store. It's the champagne that we had for our rehearsal dinner and for our wedding. I wrapped it and wrote "Do not open me but put me in the refrigerator".  We share it the last night before we left San Antonio.

I saw this idea on pinterest, and decided to try my hand at it. I didn't have much time, so I did it quickly in about 2 hours the night before I sent it out.

Inside each card, there was a hand written statement that explained 52 reasons why I love... (things about my husband). Here are some of the pages:

I had wrapped them and put on the tag: "Do not open until I'm on my flight to you".

It was kind of like an early Christmas present for him, and he really enjoyed the surprises, during that last week of training. I am super proud of myself with them, and most likely will do something similar if(when) he goes away for a while again.

What are some surprises you have done for a certain someone special? I'd love to hear!


  1. So sweet of you to do a surprise gift box for him right at the end. I'm currently working on the 52 deck of card "why I love you" book as well. My Husband leaves for drill school soon and will be gone for 9 weeks. It will eb a great way to help him get through training. There are really some spectacular ideas on pinterest arent there.

  2. you always come up with the cutest ideas!!!
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  3. love it!!!

  4. Thank You so much for your comment on my resent post it really touched me. I do hope we are able to become great blogger friends & who knows our paths could very well cross in the outside world one day as well :) I'm glad I came across your blog as well, I enjoy reading. fill free to chat anytime!!!!

  5. The card gift turned out so cute!! I also saw it on pinterest, and I'm planning on making one for my hubby to take with him on his upcoming deployment. Your hubby is a very lucky guy to receive such thoughtful gifts :)

  6. Awww.. That's really cute!! I love surprises like this. How fun! Merry Christmas to you as well!!


  7. That is so cute!! I bet he loved it!

  8. Ahh! That's so funny that you did the 52 card deck thing! I also saw that and decided that I needed to do it for my hub's upcoming deployment :) :) sounds like it's a pretty popular idea amongst us military ladies!!!