Last Christmas Drew gave me an antique violin brooch made of amber and stirling silver. I opened it on Christmas morning, in bed at my Mum's house, where Drew opened my present for him too. I was *psyched* about the brooch because I'd wanted it for a long time but hadn't bought it for myself. But that's not all he got me.
A few days later we went to Waterloo to spend time with Drew's family, and he opened his presents from them (and I opened a present from them too, which was so nice!). I was surprised to find that I had another present from Drew, and opened it to find a window frame, a bit beaten up, with chipped paint. Drew explained that it was going to be restored by his dad, painted, and Drew would put glass in the empty spaces to make it a picture frame. He also explained that he was going to print off photos from our first trip to PEI to put in it. I was really happy with the present, totally loved it, and gave the frame back so that it could be worked on. Seeing my total delight at getting this potential gift and imagining what it was going turn out to be, Drew's dad exclaimed to him "No one but you could get away with a theoretical present!"
Well, this weekend, a mere two months from this Christmas, my present from Drew arrived in actuality! I saw the frame come in the door when Drew arrived on Friday night, but Emma was here, and we were all famished, so we went straight out to get sushi and I didn't think about the frame again. Drew, sneaky man, hid it under a pillow. When he asked me to move the pillow I was totally surprised and so excited to see the finished product. Here it is:
I'm SO HAPPY that it's here! I was saving a place for it on the brick wall, and it looks amazing there. The track lights highlight it really well. Thank you Drew! I love it.