Well, besides add thousands to your student loans and make you wonder why the student there never seem to understand the importance of pants in the winter. Silly undergrads…
No, no, no. Not that Brown! The postal kind! We got our first wedding presents in the mail! Hooray for presents! I heart them very much, along with the people who sent them to us!
The first gift we received came in this very unassuming box. But let’s be real. We would know those red bulls-eye symbols anywhere. Something from Target! I made a quick move for Dad Library’s jack knife and popped it open.
We got an awesome steak knife set! Our awesome friends Kristin and Steve went online and ordered our wedding gifts ahead of time. Is it obvious that Kristin is a teacher?
Look at them in all of their steak knifey goodness! We cannot wait to use them. A few days after this package arrived, we received another one from Target, and it too was from Kristin and Steve. This time, they sent us an awesome BBQ grill set with the biggest tongs I have ever seen! It came with a note that demanded that we start grilling. With tools like this, how could we go wrong?
The second set of guests to send us a wedding present is near and dear to my heart. When I was eleven, our church received a new pastor from Georgia. His name was Doug. He and his wife Susan, along with their two boys, John and Matthew, became part of our family. I’m still convinced that all good pastors come from Georgia. When it came time to invite people to the wedding, I knew they had to be on the list. They visit Maine in the summer every five years or so, so we had the potential of getting them on the right summer. Unfortunately, they couldn’t come, but they sent us a lovely card that brought tears to my eyes. They wrote about how Mr. Library must be one special guy because they know I wouldn’t feel right with anyone but the one. They wrote about how I was like a member of their extended family, and they would always be there for love and support. They also wrote about how all good marriages are love triangles between the husband, wife, and God. They had taken their time to write both Mr. Library (who has never met them) and me personal notes. It didn’t really matter what was in the rest of the box. I was happy with the note.
But of course, we opened it anyway.
One thing that Doug and Susan do as a couple is cook. They use it as a way to learn together and grow together, so they wanted to share the same experience with us. Little do they know, but Mr. Library and I love to cook too! Perfect! They gave us a great red mixing bowl, a spatula, a rubber bowl-scraper (I guess these are called spatulas too? How confusing!), a whisk, and a spoon. Out kitchen is going to be decked out to the extremes.
Have you received any wedding presents yet? What were they?