Chad's birthday always falls during our craziest time of the year. October is often a blur of college fairs, soccer, midterms & homework & lots of time spent running in different directions.
This year I didn't want it to go un-celebrated especially because he will be gone at a 3-day intense graduate class in Fresno on his actual birthday.
My husband loves to shop but hates to spend money on himself. He can rationalize himself out of any purchase -- even at Dollar Tree.
So after breakfast in bed.....
...... & Keller's soccer game, he received this envelope with a letter inside:"You have this cash to spend on YOU today: new clothes, shoes, watch, ties, suit....It's all yours. BUT, whatever you don't spend at the end of the day will be taken back. Choose wisely & have fun!"
He was actually very excited & off we all went -- to Burlington Coat Factory, Ross, TJ Maxx, Costco -- you name it. We even went here:
That's right...nearly Mexico - Las Americas Factory Outlet - at Exit 1A on I-5. You can actually park & walk across the border from where we were. My husband will go anywhere for a good deal!
That was his haul at the end of the day. He didn't ruin any of the fun & after a late night trip to Marshalls he spent every penny.
We also had this great Oreo Chocolate Cake.
Happy early birthday to my favorite bargain shopper, hard worker, love-to-pick-on-you, laughable, trustworthy guy.