Saturday, August 07, 2010

Getting Back To Being That Guy You Met All Those Years Ago


Dear Amy,

Thanks for taking off for the day to play in a tournament in Rexburg.
So while you are enjoying yourself you have given me and the kids the perfect little window to finish our little surprise. Hopefully you did not look at the bank records too closely this week and it is still a surprise.

In the past year I have pretty much neglected you. I did not plan any
thing for you for Christmas. You were probably not too surprised when I forgot to get you a birthday present. I continued the trend when I skimped out for Mother's Day as well. In fact in general I know that I am not a very good gift giver. Yet somehow you looked past all of that provided me with a wonderful birthday this year.



I know that you have wanted a piano for a long time. I know that you really enjoy playing and that at times you are somewhat frustrated plunking away at our little electric keyboard. So just to come clean, on Tuesday when you thought I was at work, I had really gone to Utah to pick up an old piano that I had bought at an auction. I know, I buy lots of junk, but that's me. I spent the week tearing it apart and refurbishing it. I am surprised that I didn't get caught. It is not the greatest but all the same I hope that you enjoy it for the years to come. I love you.

Love,


Jacob

7 comments:

Martha said...

Can I saw, awwwww? That is so sweet. I bet Amy will love it and be so grateful that you care.

hanner said...

awesome job jake!!

Earl and Vickie said...

yep, giving your wife a piano really racks up the brownie points......

amy k said...

I love you too and Thank you!

Earl and Vickie said...

So, I showed Vickie this, and her first comment was to ask if Jake and I were related. She was referencing the general lack of gift giving...... well, and the piano... I replied, yes we are both men.....

bet[c] said...

I am impressed you got it done so fast Jake. I was so excited for Amy. Btw I think you are a great gift giver when you set your mind to it.

grannybabs said...

Can't go wrong with a piano!