Tuesday, April 17, 2012

One day on an island...






Recently, my little family went to the beach for Easter, as we always do to visit Josh's family. My husband, the handsomeness seen above, did a little special trip for us for two days.

We dropped Izzybeans at his mom's and drove to Hilton Head for a day and half of sun, walks, mixed tropical drinks and overpriced seafood ;). We had talked about getting away, but he went ahead and made it happen. Then the next day we drove down to Savannah to eat at Paula Dean's restaurant, Lady & Sons. This was really special to me because I am always watching cooking shows, and have such an appreciation with the South. Southern food means a lot to me, not to be weird, but it represents a lot of what I consider hospitality & home. And it made me so excited it was his idea to take me down there.

If you can't tell... I'm bragging about my man for a minute. something I don't do often.

But my favorite part of the whole trip was a surprise Mister H had for me Easter morning. Now I will kindly preface that in the past some of my gifts have been athletic socks and books. But I woke up to a brown box with the dress seen above, my husband picked out, had shipped over from my favorite store, Zara. He picked it out, sized it & everything without my knowing. This was probably my favorite surprise gift ever. I felt like he finally knew my language. And I love him for it. When I was whining about not having anything to wear for Easter... he had a plan. How special it was to have a new outfit and go off on an adventure. 

In my opinion, it's important for someone to feel beautiful sometimes... and that's what this little dress did for me.

Cheers to our little island adventure, and cheers to getting better at loving.

10 comments:

jessie said...

i just cried.

Jess Gatlyn said...

awww oh my gosh...my eyes are watery. <3

Charis Hill said...

jeez. me too..
that i really sweet. Any thought out gift i always extra special.. but ... a hott dress.. that fits!
now that deserves extra credit.
love these photos.
and you look beautiful!

Grubers said...
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Grubers said...

Anna,
Reading this made my heart so happy.
You are so beautiful, love the dress, love what your wrote, love your pictures and I love you!
Katrina
xoxoxo

Mary Ellen Skye said...

SOO sweet! what a fun time!
the photos are beautiful

Lorni said...

ahhh anna! so so sweet! love this!!

kim dean said...

anna i love you! seriously, you have it all right in the love/beauty etc dept. it IS important, and you've reminded me again to not feel guilty about needing it sometimes. glad he did that for you :)

kim dean said...

anna i love you! seriously, you have it all right in the love/beauty etc dept. it IS important, and you've reminded me again to not feel guilty about needing it sometimes. glad he did that for you :)

kim dean said...

anna i love you! seriously, you have it all right in the love/beauty etc dept. it IS important, and you've reminded me again to not feel guilty about needing it sometimes. glad he did that for you :)