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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I See What You're Saying!


Before you watch the video below, I think it needs a bit of an explanation. You see, I've had the little button above on my sidebar for weeks now. I came across it when a few of my bloggy friends participated in this carnival a while back. I loved the idea that Linda at A 2nd Cup of Coffee had created. I thought, "Hey! That was so much fun watching! I wanna do it!" But, as always the weeks dwindled down to days and as Christmas approached and the craziness engulfed me, time ran out. Just a couple of days ago I decided I wasn't going to participate because I had nothing clever to do and certainly wasn't in the frame of mind to come up with something.

Fast forward to Christmas evening. Sweet husband said to me after the night was almost over, "I have one more gift for you but I need to assemble it. So I'll do it tomorrow." Again, craziness ensued and I forgot about the gift.

Last night, he came home from work, we had dinner and he said, "Don't come out of the room until I tell you. I'm getting your gift together." I had totally forgotten. Finally, about an hour later, he appears. He takes me by the hand and says, "Stand here." as I positioned myself on the marker (a shoe) he had placed in our living room for me to stand at. I also noticed there were two video cameras in the room. One to record him directly as he was speaking to me, the other to record the entire scene. I felt a bit strange, but then again, living with my husband I should know that nothing is strange. The man amazes me.

To fully understand why he had done this I need to explain just a bit more. Shortly after Thanksgiving, I had seen on a friend's blog how she and her hubby had a tradition of exchanging love letters for Christmas (Thank you, Sara!) Sweet husband and I have been trying to save money so I had brought up to him about only exchanging love letters for Christmas instead of gifts. He agreed. Well, as I was shopping, I realized that I couldn't do that. It didn't feel right. Although I loved the idea of exchanging letters. So, we agreed on giving gifts and the love letter issue was dropped.

Going back to tonight, sweet husband's gift was just that, my Love Letter....on video! I had no idea he was putting this together and of course, he had no idea of the blog carnival since he's really not into the blogging world unless I drag him there. So, after having decided not to participate in I See What You're Saying, my mind was quickly changed and I thought I would share with the world what an amazingly, creative and loving husband I have! Here's my love letter from him. It may be a bit cheesy for some, but to me it reminds me of the millions of reasons why I love this man so! Have fun!

By the way, two things you may not know. My favorite all-time movie is When Harry Met Sally and I always seem to burn Texas Toast. Ugh!

(PLEASE REMEMBER TO SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM AND PAUSE THE PLAYLIST BEFORE WATCHING THE VIDEO!)



I hope you enjoyed that! I sure did! Thank you, baby!

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36 comments :

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Ohilda, I'm not able to see your video; it's just a black screen. I'm dying to see it!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Wait--there it is!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Well, I know a guy who is "over the moon" for his girl! How totally, totally sweet this was, although I felt a little guilty for peering in on a private romantic moment. But I know you love him and are so proud of the lengths he went to to bless you and express his love. He's a keeper, but you know that! Thanks for participating. Enjoy hopping around to visit everyone!

Sara@ Butterville said...

This was so entirely sweet. I felt like a peeping Sara looking in on such a tender moment.
This was just precious, thank you for sharing it with us.

Linda said...

oh my goodness...the love, romance and wonder in this video just beamed! if you ask me, you have already won the lottery. great to see such wonderful marriages still so alive and vibrant!
happy new years to you both,
linda

He And Me + 3 said...

I love how you shared this special moment with us. He is such a keeper. Wow what a man! This brought tears to my eyes to see the love that both of you have for each other. What a great idea! Just beautiful!

waiting4Isabella said...

Ahwww - Yes that is toooo sweet. Now let me add my two cents of humor - Munny - I can't believe that you don't like cereal mixed with your milk but you do like it on the side - ME TOO !!!

AND SCOTT - I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT YOU WERE CRYING ON VIDEO IN FRONT OF THE WHOLE WORLD !!!! WHAT A WUSSSSSS - I MEAN AN UNBELIEVABLE ROMANTIC CREATIVE, FABOULOUS HUSBAND THAT YOU ARE. YOU TOTALLY ROCK DUDE !!! THUMBS UP FOR YOU.

day by day said...

Awwww!!! Thanks so much for sharing this, Ohilda! What a beautiful Christmas gift...one you will treasure for always!!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Ohhhhhhh.....that was seriously the sweetest thing I've seen all day. What a beautiful couple you are....and such an amazing family you have!

BIG blessings to you in 2009!

Kim said...

How incredibly amazingly sweet! He's definitely a keeper :-) Thanks for sharing it with us.

Jill said...

Absolutely ADORABLE!!!!
I just enjoyed every minute!
Love to that sweet Scott!

Ohilda! You look GREAT!!! Have you been refraining from Christmas goodies?????

Chatty Kelly said...

Really sweet.

Carol said...

Okay, I'm getting the black screen saying, "Video not available."

Bummer.

sara said...

Ohilda, that was soooo wonderful!! I smiled through the whole thing!!!

Now isn't that a wonderful tradition?!! I think it is awesome how Scott took the idea and made it his own. So special!

Tracy said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! He's a keeper!!!

Becky said...

Can't watch it on vimeo... bummed! You hubs sounds so great and what a romantic idea.

Greg C said...

No comment. Guy here. Ok it was sweet but don't tell anyone I said that.

The Princess's Mommy said...

Oh so sweet! Thank you for sharing this! I love it! Ohilda, I believe you are winning the weight loss bet! You look great!!!

Happy 2009!
Monica

Deven said...

Wow! What a great "I love you!"

Gloria said...

ok, i LOVE how you both are dancing in your spots up and down on your tippy toes cus your so nervous,you look like a couple of teenagers. by the time scott was done i had full blown tears running down my face (i'm such a sucker). That was so amazingly romantic. it proves what we've always known SCOTT ROCKS! and now i see where tito comes up with his "i want to win the lottery" ideas. i love you guys, and we did have a great christmas, we were just missing maggie (our puppy).

Gloria said...

first of all let me say that by the time the video was done i was bawling (i'm such a sucker). it was totally romantic. it proves what we've always known: SCOTT ROCKS! i love how you guys where dancing on the spot moving up and down on your tipy toes like a bunch of teenagers. now i see where tito gets his crazy ideas of winning the lottery (he IS his mothers son). and lastly we DID have a great christmas, i haven't had a christmas like that since i stopped beliving in santa myself. kids do make the holiday.
xoxo
glo

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

How precious was THAT??!!!

Did anybody else notice how the two of swayed together at the end? You two literally were made for each other. Blessings this New Year to you both!

lora said...

So Jealous........

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

What? I kinda got teary-eyed over this and don't even know you two, except for the fact that he loves how you get migraines. Not sure about that one.

Suzy said...

AWwwwww! You made me CRY. Gloria & I must've been separated at birth. I'm going to share this with ALL my friends. Ok, all my happily married friends. It might not be safe for the others to see it...Love you both, even though we've never met in person.

Mocha with Linda said...

Wow. That was amazing. I echo what everyone else said. That was a precious precious moment.

skoots1mom said...

how precious is he...
you already know that!
happy new year, you two.. :)

Waitingfaithfully said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwe, that was really, really creatively sweet! Great job Scott . . . Yep, Ohilda I agree, you already won the lottery (without buying a single ticket)--His name is Scott and he's priceless!

Happy New Year friends!

Tina and family

The Byrd's Nest said...

I can't believe you shared this with all of us...oh it just melted my heart. Sweet, sweet, sweet. Happy New Year you two little lovebirds!

Aus said...

OK - that's right up there with the coolest stuff on the 'net! And ya'll wonder why we say we love you guys? Oh - and Scott - you are a mensch - and cooler than George Bush - maybe both of them! Thank you guys for sharing yourselves with us - many hugs - and may you have continued blessings in the year to come! Happy New Year -

aus and co.

Kelly said...

Where's the Kleenex Ohilda? sniff-sniff. Now that's true love!!! I hope we can raise Kaiden to be as compasionate, loving, caring and as sincere as your sweet hubby. We need more men in the world like Scott(oh ya, and like my awesome hubby too!) Scott.......YOU ROCK!

Amy said...

O.M. GOSH!!!! {{{{{{{{{{BIG BIG SMILE}}}}}}}}}} This is what I LOVE about you two...showing BIG LOVE and blessing the blogosphere in the process! Scott, well done! Ohilda, you look smashing! Scott and Ohilda, you guys were MADE for each other...but then, you already knew that. :) Thank you so much for sharing this precious gift! May you and yours continue to be richly blessed in the New Year. Love, Amy

mommy24treasures said...

beautiful... simply beautiful.

Carol said...

That is the sweetest thing I have ever seen!!
Kudo's to Scott! Ohilda you nare so vewry special and how totally blessed you are to share your life with Scott and the kids!!
Carol

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

Super Sweet! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Ay dios mio Ohilda, I started crying (at work, nonetheless)Scott is the BEST! You guys are awesome, cheesey but awesome!

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