Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Best Wife Ever

With the exception of Christmas, Cristi and I hate gift-giving holidays: Mothers' Day, Fathers' Day, and, yes, Valentine's Day. With everything else going on, we find ourselves with so little time that these occasions just seem like a chore, rather than something we can put time and effort into to make them special. So we'd rather not make a big deal out of them than to cause additional stress that's not needed. That was illustrated quite clearly yesterday by my low-maintenance wife.

Yesterday, a friend of ours came up to Philadelphia and stayed with Lauren so that Cristi and I could just go out and enjoy ourselves. No big plans...We just wanted to hang out and enjoy being together -- pure and simple. Wow, it was great! We drove up to a suburb north of Philadelphia where they have a huge shopping center so that we could look for some stuff and just goof off. We went into Old Navy, and Cristi found a shirt to spruce up her spring hospital wardrobe. As we finished checking out, the clerk said, "Have a great day. Enjoy your holiday!" As we're leaving, Cristi says, "Oh yeah...I was trying to figure out what holiday it was today." I love that woman!


  1. And I love a husband that bought his own V-day gift and let me shop online for something for myself. :)

  2. It is so nice to see that we are not the only ones that hate gift giving holidays. =) Thanks for sharing! We enjoyed the day in together without 4 kids and relaxed. It was so nice and quiet!

  3. Why do we have these "Hallmark Holidays", anyway? I enjoyed my Valentine's Day sans gifts, and in fact the best part was babysitting my nieces so that my sister and her husband could have some "alone time". :)