It’s harder to surprise Jeff since we got married. I don’t mean surprise him as in telling him something he doesn’t know about me (although that’s true), but I mean surprise him as in “do something special or dorky or fun”. Since he lives here, it’s hard to “hide” things.
Monday he went to Columbus as normal for dinner with his family and then to band practice. I stayed home as I had some ladies over. Since I then had some time on my hands after they left, I decided to surprise him. I did a few things.
1) Hung a sign in the garage that he’d see as he pulled in. I didn’t have any big paper, so I just used a white trash bag and wrote on that with a big sharpie. Cheap, but fun!
2) The steps up into our back “porch” is a shared entrance between our place and the duplex next door. You go up the back steps, our door is first, then our neighbors. Months ago, I bought these paper footprints at Michaels. Last night I used them to line the path straight to our door. Here’s a picture of the back door to the steps and then the steps:
3) Decorated the back door and window in the back porch entrance with Christmas wrapping paper. Makes me more excited for Christmas and it was just plain fun!
Kind of dorky, yes. It made him smile. And I even more eagerly anticipated him coming home to see what I had done. Life’s just more fun this way!
(Note, it was while taking pictures for this post that I locked myself out of the house. Doh!)