Spoon Art and a Love Story Sliver

We’re coming up on our 9 year wedding anniversary this June, but it’s been 10 years since I saw him standing there.

Across the room, with his back to the wall…one knee bent up, and the bottom of his sneaker planted up against the wall behind him.

He had his hat on backwards. I’ve always been a sucker for that. I was at-first-sight smitten with his long-ish hair and perfect nose, but I definitely wasn’t looking to fall in love right then. I was concentrating on my job, and definitely wasn’t going to be distracted by his (dreamy) arms, and broad shoulders. *sigh*

I was working, and he was waiting. We exchanged small smiles and tiny waves…his, because he was shy…mine, because I wasn’t quite sure if he was looking at me.

Was he looking at me?

He was. *smile*

That’s just a small sliver of what I remember about the day I met my Valentine, ten years ago this March.

We’re spending today working on the half bath, ’cause he knows I’m not a “chocolate, and roses, and night out on the town” kind of a gal.

He knows that demolition and hex tile are the way to this girl’s heart- ha!

I’m going to surprise him with this spoon art when he wakes up…

I’ve got a couple more fun little goodies to surprise him with today- but since he also knows that I’m a “surpriser” by nature, I’m sure he’s already figured that out!

Happy Valentines Day!

*The spoon art was created by my talented friend, KariAnne, who has published some super sweet love story posts over at her place: A Pancake Love StoryOnce Upon A TimeLove and Lee Press-on Nails.

Paper Palmers
Half Bath Redo

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  1. Amy says

    Just have to say that I didn’t realize I was a sucker for a cap worn backwards until I saw my photographer husband turn his around so it wouldn’t be in the way when he snapped a photo. OMGosh! Swoon!!! :)

    By the way, the spoon art is so very creative and clever! Great idea.

    I like the flowers and a night out but I love it when my hubby does “acts of service” for me such as projects on the “honey-do list.” Wasn’t aware of this either until I read, The 5 Love Languages book. Have you read that?

    Wishing you both many more years of happy “spooning” together!

  2. Genny says

    Aw, such a sweet story! Love how you met – and love your “spooning” surprise.

  3. says

    How fun to have a new home as a blank canvas. It looks fantastic and I look forward to lots more on how it is coming along!
    Did you do the spoon art yourself or have it commissioned? Love it!!!!

  4. says

    precious love story…..
    can’t wait to see you both with your little one, when the time is right.

    love the spoon art..is she selling them?

  5. karen says

    I’m sitting in the hospital with my dad catching up on my blogs and your spoon art is so awesome I laughed out loud. What a great idea! Happy anniversary.

  6. Vicki says

    I love the spoons. Does your friend by any chance have an Etsy shop? They are too cute!!!

  7. Anne says

    What a lovely gift to share with your special valentine.

    I’m looking forward to seeing your new powder room. I have an older house and am trying to return it to its 1930’s glory. Your faucets look perfect – would you share the brand?

    Keep up the lovely writing. Your adventures are great fun to follow!