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21 January 2010 @ 09:09 am
Adventures in Marriage  
A first happened in this, my (and Nolan's) eleventh year of marriage.

He took me shopping on my birthday.

I know.  I was as shocked as you are.

He didn't set limits or parameters, and except for being a little tight-lipped and pale of face about pulling out his credit card to pay for an admittedly pricey set of bejeweled hair combs, he was a peach. And he really did make the day about me; we lunched, spent an hour sniffing perfume, lolled around in many different shoe departments, he waited patiently as I tried on fifteen million pair of boots, and he only diverted into Johnston and Murphy once.  If you knew Nolan's shoe fetish like I do, you would have indulged him, too.  All in all,  I call the day a success.  I didn't find any boots I liked, but I ended up with a few pairs of tights, some new perfume, and THESE bad boys.  (I couldn't find the exact picture.  I think mine are even cuter, though.)  EDIT:  Nope!  HERE THEY ARE!

I'm not gonna lie.  They make me a little giddy.  And I had to leave them at mom's house due to space being at a premium in our luggage. * pitiful sob*

Maaaaybe that's why Nolan and I are so well suited.  We BOTH have a shoe thing.  Huh.  Go figure.

And I got not just one, but two awesome, HOMEMADE birthday cakes by two of the best cooks on Earth.  Mom made  my favorite cake in the world, and my sister Em made a dynamite chocolate raspberry with a ganache frosting that made me want to weep with joy a little because it was so fabulous. It got inhaled so fast I didn't have a chance to take a picture.  And many, heartfelt thanks to all of the people who sent good wishes on the day, or after.  I really appreciated them all.  You people make me smile.
I feel:: complacentcomplacent
I hear:: Scrubs
Sylviaticklethepear on January 21st, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
with a head full of foliagekitty_mrowr on January 21st, 2010 03:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, that sounds lovely!

And I completely lurve those pumps. Oooo aaaaa..

Glad you had fun in Louisville! :P
Katemugglechump on January 21st, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
*sigh* I will always be jealous of women who can fulfill their shoe desires. My feet are too wide for anything remotely stylish. I've given up completely.

It sounds like a great birthday, though. Nolan's a keeper. (Not like you didn't already know that.)
sue_bridehead on January 21st, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you had a great day! I love a guy who loves shoes. ^_^

Ooh, what kind of cake is that? It looks yummy.
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on January 21st, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
It's the ever hard-to-find yellow cake with chocolate icing. :)
sue_bridehead on January 21st, 2010 06:27 pm (UTC)
Ha! Now that's creative. Personally, I love German chocolate, but my husband hates coconut, so we rarely get it. If we did, I'd probably be the only one eating it, which would be counterproductive to any weight loss goals I might have. :-[
Adelagia: mst3k | we like itadelagia on January 21st, 2010 04:17 pm (UTC)
Oooh, those shoes are fabulous. Glad you had such a wonderful birthday; you deserve it! :)
O Demanding One: *NY's Squee Fireworks!heyurs on January 21st, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)

Well, I wasn't shocked. I think Nolan is the cat's meow. And don't tell me I haven't known him long enough...*g*

I'm so very happy that you have had a wonderful birthday, hon.

Love!   :D

Elleelvishly on January 21st, 2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
Those shoes are perrrrdy. ;)

And that cake looks ridiculously yum.

Edited at 2010-01-21 05:18 pm (UTC)
Jessica K Malfoy: party stripper shoesjessicakmalfoy on January 21st, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
You are getting those shoes mailed to you right? Cause they are made of win!
Elle Blessingway: Hot Shoes Great Sexelle_blessing on January 21st, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
I'm coveting your new shoes. Seriously.

Also, I'm glad you had such a fab birthday! Way to go Nolan!
Not a lady at all: wordy: happy bdaycosmo_jenny on January 21st, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a prrrretttty good birthday :D
maureen: Cakemaureen on January 21st, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
The shoes = get on with your bad self.

Your day with Nolan = now THAT is romantic.
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on January 21st, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
It was, and later that night we went to the theatre and a late supper. It was perfect. :D
seegrim: twirlseegrim on January 21st, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
This post made me so happy!

Well, and hungry for cake. ;)
dragonsangel68: Happy - Wootdragonsangel68 on January 21st, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
I've had a birthday like that... just once *g* It's lovely when the entire day is about you :)
Numbaby: chaos brookenumbaby on January 22nd, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)

I may cry.

No, really. I'm still debating whether or not I buy mine when I'm in Paris. I WANT I WANT I WANT I WANT.

I also want a husband who shares my shoe fetish :D

Glad it was a lvoerly, shoe and cake filled day. Two of the bestest things ever!!!!