Thursday, December 27, 2007

Best.Christmas.Ever.

I am on my laptop at a hotel in Rhode Island. On Christmas morning I unwrapped one of my gifts from my husband. It was a small box and inside was a picture of a house. I looked at him and he was beeming like a little child who just picked flowers for his mother. I asked him "What is this?...did you buy me a house?...hahaha" (sarcasticly)

HE.SAID.YES.

I do not know how he kept this a secret from me!!!! He bought us a beach house in one of my favorite towns in Rhode Island. We have been vacationing in this town for the past few years and we rent a house there for two weeks. Every time we leave I actually cry in the car!

It has always been my dream to have a beach house. I tell him about how when we are old and grandparents I want to have a house on the ocean and ride my bicycle (with a basket) into town. That to me is my ideal life. Have a little garden, spend every evening walking on the beach. During both of my preganacies I actually craved going to the beach. I would drive to the shore, just to small the salt air and listen to the sounds and sit in the sand. There is no greater gift he could have ever bought me (us) than this.

So he had reservations made at this hotel for the day after Christmas and through the weekend so we could go see the house. We will be coming home Sunday. We have been to the house and it is PERFECT. It is as if he read my mind and built a house exactly as I would have wanted it. (He didn't build it-but if he had) There are so many things I can't wait to share about this and as you can tell I am more than excited!!!! The girls love the house and they think it is really neat to be here in the winter.

I am completely overcome with shock and joy and I almost don't know where to start! I have a whole new house to decorate!!!!! I get to be in Rhode Island for the whole summer and weekends and hey - whenever I want!!!!

Maybe some of you have a vacation house and I sound so very silly... but with everything I have been through in my life (and its been a lot) I would have never dreamed that I would actually have not only my beautiful home here in CT but now a beach house as well.

Oh and Christmas was good for everyone else here as well....hehehe.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

More details to come!!!

13 comments:

The 5 Bickies said...

Only one word for that...WOW!
Can't wait to hear more.

pinkpolkadotaa said...

Wow, it'll be hard to top that one!

Stacy said...

That is incredible! Congratulations....enjoy every minute of it!! Oh to have a house at the beach...I'm terribly jealous, but lots of pictures may make it better :) What a wonderful husband you have.

Paula said...

Congratulations! That's one heck of a secret to keep until Christmas. I can't wait to hear more about your new home.

Serah said...

What an amazing gift! I probably would have fainted from the shock of it. Congratulations!

jayne said...

Congratulations!!!!! What a fantastic surprise. As a fellow Rhode Islander I say "Welcome to the Ocean State..." It's a great place to live. Feel free to email me at Jaylista@mac.com if you have any questions about anything Rhode Island :-)

WSU Laura said...

How wonderful! My mom grew up with a beach house on the West Coast and her stories always sounded so amazing. I cannot think of anything better for a family. I will be looking forward to the pictures.

Kiki said...

I don't think there is anything better than life at the beach...I lived ina land locked state for three years and I couldn't wait to move back tot he coast. I felt lost all of the time and felt like I was always missing something.
Hooray for your husband for really getting you the perfect gift, a project!!! You will have to keep us updated on all the progress!!!

Impoverished Preppy said...

Wow! What a fantastic surprise. You are going to have so much fun decorating! We spend part of each summer on the shore of Lake Michigan and you're right - there is nothing more soothing than the beach. Enjoy your new digs!

The Mrs. said...

That is amazing! Your husband is fabulous. That he listens and takes action!!!!! I want to see pics of the house and track your decorating please!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

How EXCITING! Congratulations! I loved living in Rhode Island and near the beach. So jealous. Can't wait to hear & see more! Enjoy!

TCP said...

What an AMAZING gift!! A beach house sounds like the perfect present. How will he ever top this next year?? ;)

Tickled Pink Designs said...

OMG!! That is an awesome gift. We LOVE our precious time on Nantucket, so you will thoroughly enjoy having a beach house! There sure are some beautiful areas in RI. WOW!! Can't wait to see pictures...lots of pictures!!!!!