So last night I gave McHubby the first of his Valentines Day gifts. A sea turtle!! (Don't worry, I'm not a nut ar who went out trolling off the coast of Florida or anything) Sea Turtles are McHubbies favorite ocean creature. So much so that I spent about an hour flirting with one at the Atlanta Aquarium trying to take the perfect picture of it!
I went to the Caribbean Conservation Corporation last night and adopted a Sea-Turtle.
This is McHubbies turtle! She's an adult female loggerhead sea turtle encountered nesting on May 21, 2009, in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, Florida. She was named by her sponsor, Academy at Ocean Reef, and participated in the 2009 Tour de Turtles. She measures 107.5 cm in curved carapace (shell) length. We can even Follow her marathon migration. I think she's beautiful!! McHubby cried when I "gave her" to him. I think part of me felt, if I can't, right now, give you the baby we so badly want, I can give you THIS incredible life.
But I did say McHubby and I were BOTH horrible at keeping surprises, right?
We got home from dinner and he told me to go out of the bedroom for a minute. He called me back in, and there on the floor of the bedroom, was the most beautiful log cabin doll house I had ever seen!!
McHubby works at an Adult Rehabilitation Center. If you've ever seen a Salvation Army Family Store, My Hubby works at the center behind the scenes that benifits from the proceeds of the stores. There are guys on the program who have incredible skills, and at this particular center, they have a great wood working department that re-finishes tables, builds stuff for in house programs, and a number of other things. (Right now they are re-finishing my dining room table after Munchkin decided to carve a picture into the top of it using his breakfast spoon!)
Last week we were in talking about the table, and seeing what they could do about it. While McHubby was getting down to brass tacks, Munchkin and I were wandering around. We came across this beautiful doll house, and I couldn't take my eyes off it! It was incredible! I've ALWAYS wanted a doll house, and so they thrill me to begin with, but the craftmanship in this one was unbelieveable. And now here was that doll house, on my bedroom floor!
I love it! But I think what put me over the moon was when McHubby, with tears in his eyes said "Can Becky play with it?" I love this incredible gift that satisfied a longing I've had since childhood, and am uncontrollably thrilled to be able to share it with my daughter as she grows up!
Just when I think its impossible to love my husband, or our much awaited, yet to be created little girl any more then I already do...