Monday, April 7, 2008

Only Thing Better than Roses and Balloons

...would be roses and balloons delivered by your family to you while you're in the middle of your workout at the gym.

This morning, with about 10 minutes remaining in my Cardio Strength/Sculpt class, I thought I heard Miss K. But since she was supposed to be in child watch and DH stayed home "sick" today, I figured I was just hearing things.

Then I heard chimes from around the class "Nicole" "Nicole" "Nicole!" I looked over and DH was standing at the edge of the workout area, holding a dozen beautiful roses and Miss K was dancing around gleefully with a "Happy Birthday Mom" balloon in her hand. Leah, the instructor, tried to get Miss K to sing "Happy Birthday" over the PA system, but when shyness crept in, the class took care of it for her.

What a wonderful way to be surprised. I am thankful to have such a thoughtful and loving husband. (Not to mention an understanding husband when I said I wanted to finish my class.)


  • Apryl Kuhn

    How sweet! Happy Birthday!

  • Anonymous

    Dear Nicole,
    I followed the link from your comment to Elizabeth Howard and found a photo of two girls who look just like their mom! And that mom reminds me of a friend I had in high school. This friend went by the name of Nikki R. Are you this person?
    I have received a postcard about our class reunion, and it has me on the web WAY more than normal, trying to find people. What fun!
    Meg R. (nee S.) Get out that yearbook!

  • Nicole Brady

    Apryl - Thanks for the well wishes and yes, he is sweet.

    Meg - When I started to read your comment, I had "Meg" and "Elizabeth Howard" in the same breath and knew exactly who it was! Yes, that's me and yes, I got the postcard. You can contact me at my gmail account - it's sahmtoo. If you've gotten in touch with Elizabeth, she has my email already. Would love love love to hear from you!

  • Tara

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You are one lucky lady, with a thoughtful and sweet hubby!

  • Michele

    OMG: You have the sweetest family ever. I have to say I'm totally jealous. My bday is the day after our wedding anniversary and I'm luck if my hubbie remembers it. Happy Birthday to you. I hope you have a wonderful day!

  • Nicole Brady

    Tara - Thanks for the note and yes, he's wonderful.

    Michele - No need to be jealous, you are blessed, as well. When he forgets your anniversary or birthday, just use it to your advantage! :)

  • Paranoid

    Aw, that made me cry. What a sweet, thoughtful family you have.

  • Anonymous

    SO cute- and thoughtful! Although I would love the attention I probrobly would be to embarassed to enjoy it!
    Happy Late Birthday!