I met Neal. Literally…to the day and almost to the hour. And today, at 3 pm I picked him up from the Spokane International Airport. I had a funny moment, I realized that this was the first time that I had greeted him at the Spokane Airport since his first trip in November. My how the time has flown by!
I wasn’t sure when we were going to celebrate the anniversary of our meeting. I asked Neal if he wanted to exchange gifts today or tomorrow. Neal replied, “Today of course. I met you 52 weeks ago today.”
And so we did.
Neal gave me a beautiful triple infinity necklace that is simple and lovely. He also gave me a baby elephant ring holder. (As seen below)
This gift is perfect as it is practical (a place to store my ring as I do dishes, etc.) plus it is an elephant! How perfect.
My give to Neal was a device that would allow him to charge his cell phones, tablet PC, kindle all in one spot. He simply loved it. In fact, when we made it to dinner he chatted about how great of a gift it is… out of sheer enthusiasm. It’s nice to know I hit a homerun there. Whew.
Another part of my gift to Neal was a craft/handmade gift that I did (yes, inspired by Pinterest…yet again.). The idea behind this gift was to take a deck of cards (all 52) and write something I love about Neal on each.
Add a bit of paint, red ribbon and you have a handmade gift perfect for celebrating the first 52 weeks together. (Get it? 52 weeks? 52 cards? Brilliant!)
Big plans for tomorrow? Not really… breakfast at a local eats place: Chaps. (YUM) Then Spokane’s version of Oktoberfest, then a night out and about. Should be fun.
PS- Although Neal made it safe and sound to me. His luggage didn’t… we are keeping our fingers crossed that KLM/Delta/Alaska figure it out soon!