I actually may have started doing this before we were engaged...women, so typical!...anyway. He has this great old brick mantle in the middle of living room that just calls to be awesome.
When I met him...it had an abstract canvas painting of this...
stage 2 involves bringing over my lovely bird vase! I'd been eyeing it at hallmark for about 3 months. I was ready to finally buy it and someone beat me to it. Luckily I've got an in there and they ordered me another one. Happy Birthday Emily! Love, mom!
Stage 3 will hopefully involve some pretty candlesticks...stay tuned.