Starting At The End of This Story...


Before I talk about the "above" picture {which will have to be later this week} which gives a "peek" where we have been the past 12 days...I must start this whole post at the "end"...
the day we came home~

Six days into my trip...I talked to my husband on the phone and he said he had a "surprise"...

He went on telling me he bought me a dishwasher (I really needed a new one). I was excited but in midst of his shopping he bought me stainless steel and I have black appliances. I wasn't sure if it would match or look right. But, I tried to keep my doubts to myself b/c how sweet it is that he went "dishwasher" shopping for me and came home during his lunch hour for them to deliver!!!!

On the day returning, I was checking my home voicemail box and there were at least 10 messages from the company he bought the dishwasher from. I thought...my goodness they call a lot for one little ole' dishwasher.

We arrived home...my kids went in first...as I went through the door my kids were frozen in one spot. I quickly told them to "move on" as I seem to be the only one carrying anything from a packed car. As I looked past them... My husband had purchased not only a dishwasher but stove and a microwave and the most sleekest refrigerator ever. I was shocked!

To put the cherry on top...

There on the kitchen island were a peach roses~

He literally spent the entire week shopping...comparing...installing appliances! He even bought all the appliances from Kitchen Aid b/c it matched my "mixer"...OH MY goodness! Speechless I still am....

To top it off...he went grocery shopping and stocked the new frig with some of our favorite foods and "staples"....

My husband is very careful with money and what is just almost more amazing than anything is that he was saving for something else he wanted for a long time and he spent it on me instead....

simply speechless ...




50 comments:

Mari said...

What a wonderful surprise! What a great guy! You must feel very loved today!

vicki said...

How awsome! For someone who spends so much time in her kitchen cooking for her family these are the PERFECT gifts!!!
I bet they are really nice, and you will use them for a long, long time...
Hope you made somthing great for dinner :-) for Mr. Sandy Toes :-)

Dawn said...

this is so beautiful... oh, the appliances too, but really, the love behind them! and who says appliances aren't romantic!! (the roses are nice, too!) are you sleeping in the kitchen tonight??

duchess said...

Wow. He's great. I just had to show my hubby since he seems to need help in the romantic ideas dept. (yes I think new appliances are romantic).

Susan said...

Wow! What an awesome, sweet best surprise ever!!

Kim... and Her Coffee said...

Oh this is just the sweetest story! You must feel so loved. What a wonderful gift. Enjoy your NEW kitchen. And, what a beautiful picture at the top of your post.... anxious to hear more.

Paula said...

What an amazing man :) That is a gorgeous and thoughtful gift, how very touching.

Can't wait to hear more!

Brenda@ **Dragonflys and Stars** said...

Wow!! Your hubby is a 'keeper'! LOL! What a great suprise! and he even got roses to top it all off. I think you must be well loved. :)

Jodee Leader said...

I agree -- he's a keeper! Enjoy your new appliances. I love them!

Darlene said...

OH.MY.GOSH your hubby is DEFINITELY a keeper!!! That is the sweetest surprise EVER!!! I know you are going to enjoy all those wonderful appliances for a LONG, LONG time!

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a nice guy!!!! What a wonderful suprise!!
I have kitchen aid appliances and LOVE them so much. You will enjoy it for a loooonnnggg time.

Angie said...

Wow, what an awesome surprise! You have got yourself a good man!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a guy! :) Such a blessing you have, first to have such a thoughtful & generous husband, and then to arrive home to basically a brand new kitchen!! The roses are gorgeous too! I'm so happy for you, you certainly deserve such a treat! :)

Liz said...

That is incredible! What a sweet husband you have!

Astrid said...

OMG! That has to be the best surprise ever! Hurray for Mr. Sandy Toes!

(ooooo....love the stainless steel!)

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

My mouth is hanging open in awe.
Your hubby ROCKS!

Mrs. S. said...

What an AMAZING husband!! Enjoy the new appliances!

Tara G. said...

I bet the joy he had in doing all of this doesn't hold a candle to the special something he was saving for!

Jo said...

What a wonderful welcome home! I'm sure this was the biggest shocker you've had in awhile. Enjoy your brand new kitchen!

Jo

Amy said...

That is almost too good to be true!! Wow!!!! How exciting to have a "new" kitchen!!

squawmama said...

Wow what a wonderful surprise and it was gorgeous... I love the stainless steel it looks so classy... Great husband, Great Kitchen, Great Story

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Scrappy Girl said...

That is the coolest surprise! I love stories like this...bravo to your hubby...he's a keeper!

Christa said...

WOW!! Speechless is right!

Our Complete Family said...

Oh this literally gave me goosbumps to see a hubby do something this amazing! Gotta love a good family man!
Now, go have fun with your new appliances! You'll be baking up a storm in no time just to try out that snazy dishwasher girl!
Your fridge looks like mine~ TONS of Capri Suns! The neighbohood kiddos know that we always have drinks for the thirsty playtime visits!
Summertime hugs~ Les

Tim said...

Go hubs! This gave me chills! That is so awesome! I geuss you made him a pretty great meal with those brand spanking new appliances huh.

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Smelling Coffee said...

Wow! What a man!!! Congratulations to you on the new kitchen - and on the love of a sweet husband who blessed you. :-)

Joanna said...

What a fabulous husband and what great taste! Love your new appliances!

Carrie said...

wow

April said...

You hang onto that man of yours...he is definitely a keeper! How very sweet of him! I'm left speechless, too! Give him a big ol' pat on the back from me for a job well done!

Angela said...

I'm sitting here teary-eyed after reading about your hubby's thoughtfulness. What a sweetheart!

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh my God! That's so sweet! Make that man a PIE!

Genny said...

You lucky woman! What a wonderful husband you have!

(btw, we just got that exact same mirco and dishwasher...LOVE them!)

LuLu said...

Welcome Home!!! Holy Cow how awesome is that!!! we love wonderful husbands! so beautiful and sweet and all for his lovely wife! yippee !!! missed you while you were gone! did you bring me any sand?!!!! :)
hugs,
LuLu

Windy said...

Wow! What an awesome "welcome home" surprise:) Love them all!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Wow!!!!!
LOVE it all-what a lucky girl you are-that is what I am hoping to have soon at our main house-our fridge has bit the dust, but everything else is just fine...do I replace with Stainless steel, or white like what I already have??? I wish Mr. Sandy Toes would make the decision for me!
How did you make the candle light??I love it!!! I need a few of those-or did you buy it up here??!! I will be off to buy it in town.

We had soo much fun with you all-glad you are home safe!

The Redhead Riter said...

I love your refrigerator! Obviously your family wants you to continue cooking, so that's a good sign. LOL

Stopped by from SITS to say Howdy!

Sandy said...

You have a GOOD man. YES YOU DO!

So happy for you, friend!

Holly said...

Oh my goodness. . .all I can think to say is how sweet is he!!! I think I have the same look on my face as your kids had on theirs when they walked in. . .

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a fantastic surprise.....you have an incredible hubby:) Everything looks great....the fact that he did the shopping was the icing on the cake!! Enjoy your new kitchen appliances!!

Lisa

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a fabulous surprise, Sandy! This is just the sweetest post ever. Mr. Toe did well on this! He gets BIG brownie points from me!

Applause! Applause!

XO,

Sheila :-)

glenna said...

HANG ON TO THAT HUSBAND! :-)

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

WHAT A MAN!!!!!

CONGRATS!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh. I love him. And I ADORE your kitchen. ADORE to the max!

Blessed Mama said...

SOOO glad you stopped by today and left me that sweet comment. I have been such a blogging slacker lately that your comment directed me back to your site...must add you to my faves! Hey, by the way, your husband scored so major points with the kitchen surprise! Now, maybe I should leave your blog on my screen for my hubby to see. I am dying to have a stainless fridge to match everything else! Hugs!

Kacey R. said...

OK, I am speechless and totally want to give you my phone number to pass on to your hubby so he can call my hubby and give him the low down on how he accomplished all of this fabulousness!!!

I am SO happy for you! What an awesoem surprise....and PLEASE tell me you staged your frig to look that organized...please. Lie to me if you have too. LOL
{{HUGS}}

becky @ misspriss said...

How sweet of him to do that for you!

Julie, Little One-of-a-Kind Design said...

your husband needs to do a blog for other husbands on how to make wives happy...matching appliances. pure heaven!! via SITS!

Laura said...

Wow! How very loved you must feel. What a precious thing for your husband to do for you. Thanks for sharing with us!

theArthurClan said...

I'm speechless for you! What an amazingly thoughtful and marvelous gift. Just a complete WOW.

Amanda said...

that is probably the sweetest thing i have ever heard...what a precious man! sounds like "maybe" something my bryan would do...now, the pressure to cook!!!!!! ha, ha!! enjoy, they look smashing!