Tuesday, October 28, 2008

One Fine Day

Casey is out of town. He's in Sweetwater, Texas speaking at an honest-to-goodness revival. Due to his absence, I did not go to Pilates, nor did we have our small group. So today, Tuesday, which is normally our craziest day, turned out to be a very slow, quiet, long, luxurious day. It was fabulous. It seems like everyday we have something. But today, nothing.

We took our time with breakfast.
We spent most of the morning in our pajamas, just playing and coloring and reading.
She took a long nap. And it is possible that I might have rested my eyes for a brief period, as well. I can't really say, for sure. ;)
When she finally woke up, we decided to venture out into the beautiful day.
We went to the park.
We met a new friend.
We had a quiet dinner.
We finished our day snuggling on the couch, watching It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! (Always a classic!)

Now, if that was all that had happened, it would have been a wonderful day, but a little bonus landed on my doorstep this afternoon. (A little back story before I proceed - A while ago, I was talking to a close friend about the cuteness and surprising versatility of a mustard yellow ballet flat. After this conversation, I began to be convinced that my wardrobe could indeed benefit from a pair of mustard yellow ballet flats. Well, after some reading, a convicting sermon on simplicity last Sunday, and a little personal reflection, I decided that I did not, in fact, need these shoes or anything else for that matter. The subject was closed.)

So onto the story. Today, on my doorstep was this.
And inside the box, were THESE!!!!!
Gasp!!!!! Casey picked these out (with a little help from a friend ;), bought them and sent them to me! A shoe surprise! I have never received a shoe surprise before! Shoe surprises are delightful! These are by far the coolest shoes I own. Well done, Casey! ...and friend!

Casey and I were talking a few weeks ago about being more intentional with each other, being more thoughtful, going out of our way for one another. Well, with the Bible and now these, Casey is two points up. I'd better get my wifey act together here! ;) (Not that he's keeping tabs.)

To Casey...thank you AGAIN for thinking of me and making me feel so special.
I miss you.
I love you.


Jenny said...

Yellow. What a fine color. Bold, bright, happy. I would have cried if I received something like that in the mail. How thoughtfully romantic. Thanks for sharing your sweet day with us.

Abbasgirl said...

What a sweet surprise from your husband. The ballet flats are not quite the same w/o the pink elastic.

Cynthia said...

Wonderful choice! I've got shoe envy!

Alicia Z said...

Oooo those are some nifty shoes! I could use a pair! Good ole Case.

Melissa said...

That's so sweet and thoughtful! :)

Terez said...

That is so sweet!! How wonderful to get a surprise like that from your husband!! Great job, Casey - and those shoes are adorable! I just wear my ugly mommy shoes all day long - I could use some pointers from you!

Casey Cease said...

You're so welcome, my love. Thank you for all you do for Braelyn and myself. I love you and miss you, but I will be home tomorrow!!!

- C

Alex & Tonya said...

Sooo cute!! Good job Casey!

mandi said...

oh my...those are awfully pretty. maybe casey should be more intentional in our friendship and send ME some yellow ballet flats!

Casey said...

those are the cutest yellow shoes ever, and i agree, yellow flats are versitile! :) and, well done to casey for remembering you wanting some. very thoughtful!

The Duty's said...

Such a thoughtful hubby! What a blessed lady you are!