within the span of a week falls my birthday, my husband's birthday, and our anniversary. this makes for far more cakes and meals out than our stomachs can handle in one week (well, i could probably handle the cake part). in an effort to curb celebration fatigue this year, we decided that we would celebrate just our wedding anniversary on the actual date and would celebrate half birthdays in lieu of real birthdays. this seemed like a great plan for spacing out the celebration...until we forgot that we made it. (today is josh's half birthday and no cakes have been baked. in fact, i'm working late and he's going to small group tonight. our paths won't cross until about 11pm. happy birthday, honey?). once we realized that the half birthday thing wasn't going to work out, josh suggested that we celebrate spontaneous birthdays this year. the theory being that out of the blue one of us would declare any random day as a the other's birthday and would plan some type of celebration/gift. being the calendar brain that i am, i was initially a bit skeptical about this idea. but josh did pull off a pretty incredible spontaneous getaway weekend earlier this month (we spun a bottle on the counter, drove two hours in the direction it was pointing, ended up at a beachfront inn on the cape, and loved every moment of the adventure), so i decided to go with it.
glad i did.
on his way back from work on saturday, josh called and announced, "happy birthday!" and told me to stay in the spare room until he came upstairs. when he got home, i walked into the kitchen and found this homemade coffee table waiting for me. my brother had found this window on the side of the road and given it to josh a while ago; josh paired it with some pallet board and turned it into a rustic-looking coffee table to fit our vintage theme.
and check out these sweet homemade coasters that our friends gave us as a wedding gift. now i can put them to good use!
now it's my turn to plan a spontaneous birthday for josh. power tools and i don't get along, so there won't be any more sweet furniture creations, but we'll see what kind of surprises i can muster.