I went out of town this past weekend, at a family reception in Houston, Texas. My husband was supposed to be accompany me and my parents, but at the last minute, got called in to work overtime Saturday. When you've only been married 2 years, you don't say no to extra $$!
I told Hubby I was sorry he had to miss it, but he didn't seem to mind too much. We said goodbye, I headed off with my parents Saturday morning at the crack of dawn. We had a great trip, and we got home Sunday evening around 6:30. I pulled up in the driveway, and lo and behold, I had a beautiful flowerbed!
I jumped out of the truck and ran to inspect. The area in front of the house that once held burned out, half dead azalea bushes now boasted a beautiful flowerbed of a variety of bushes, flowers, and vines. I had stepping stones. I had a backdrop. Even a new matching welcome mat at the door! The azalea bushes had been dug up and thrown away, out of their misery at last.
I was in awe. It was so gorgeous. Hubby came outside. "Surprise!" And oh, it was!
It turned out everyone had been in on it. There had never been any overtime opportunity. It had been planned from the start. My parents even knew! Maybe I'm just naive, or oblivious, but his entire family had spent the day at my house Saturday, planting and digging and weeding. His mother even funded the majority of the garden. I was overwhelmed with the unexpected (and undeserved!) display of kindness and generousity.
My hubby rocks! =)
I've attached before and after pics below!