Birthday Surprises

Yesterday, as you are likely aware, was my twenty-third birthday. I am a girl who really has everything she needs...and practically everything she wants. So, when Geoff asked me what I wanted for my birthday, try as I might, I could not come up with anything. I mean, I always want clothes and shoes and purses...but I didn't picture any of those items bringing him any joy to give me (and I really think the greatest part about getting a gift is the joy that the giver has in giving the present). [And, clearly, based on the TIFFANY bracelet on my wrist, that's what mom's are for.]

So, Geoff took it upon himself to come up with something. And boy did he!

I had class yesterday after work. After class, I called Geoff (as instructed) and he told me he needed me to go to Walmart and pick something up for him. So, in the rush hour traffic I traversed down University Parkway and got what he needed.

Then he told me to meet him at a park...which happened to be in South Provo, exactly opposite of where I was at the moment and much closer to campus. But, I good-naturedly agreed to drive back. Afterall, all of this hullabaloo (yes, I really just used the word hullabaloo) was really about me!

I drove to the park and went where Geoff told me to, but he was nowhere to be seen. I called him again and he told me that he was at my work meeting Stephanie because she had something he needed. This seemed a little odd, but I would have believed it if he hadn't taken it a step futher to say that she was upstairs and he couldn't get a hold of her to let him in so he needed me to come and let him in to get it from her.

Anyway, I took the 2 minute drive to work and lo and behold when I got there, Geoff was nowhere to be seen. So, I went inside and called him. He told me to come upstairs to my office, so I did. And I was met with such a wonderful surprise! Geoff had re-done my office! Obviously the hodge-podge of furniture remains (thanks, BYUB), but he bought me new lamps, mirrors and awesome wall art from Ikea and re-arranged everything on my walls. And, he made me a fantastic collage of loads of pictures from our two years of marriage. It's so wonderful! I spend so much time in this office, and he knows that, and now I have a reason to think of him everytime I'm in it. He even got me iPod speakers so I can listen to my iPhone, too!

He put so much thought into the whole thing...and it was the PERFECT gift. From my perfect match.

Thanks, honey!

The view from my desk:
The view of the wall to the left of me (when I'm sitting at my desk):

The view when you walk into my office (he got me the bamboo, too):

The view to the right of me (when I'm at my desk)
The collage up close (boy, have I had a lot of hair colors and cuts in the last 2 years!):


  1. Wow.

    That's all I can say.


    Oh, and shame to any other husband that ever existed.


  2. That's so creative of Geoff. Not every man can think that way. Sounds like you had a great b-day!

  3. cute! What a wonderful husband you have! :)

  4. Geoff did it again!! He is so thoughtful and creative!! How sweet of him!