christmas came early

Friday, December 23

When I put this chair on my wish list this year ... it was pretty much hypothetical. We all knew it. Firmly planted in the "in your rocking chair dreams, pal" category. Where it was going to stay. Forever. Boxes of diapers with big, fat, red bows on them is what this mama needed under her tree. Then yesterday while I was getting ready, Tys came into the bathroom with the video camera on, looking suspicious {you can't not look suspicious when you're holding the video camera} and told me to open the door to Everett's room on the count of three. So I did. I threw open that door. And stuff suddenly got real mushy and high-pitched.
{a mushy and high-pitched screen shot}
He got me the chair. THE. CHAIR. And it was so beautiful. Then he brought me my baby so we could give our new body-hugging dream machine a test drive. 

This morning I woke up at 4 am and waited for baby to wake up. {I'm awake, waiting for HIM to wake up?  ... OK weirdo} Once he did a few minutes later, I turned on the night light, brought our blankets over to the chair and rocked Everett straight back to heaven. It was quiet. And cozy. And made me love 4 am like I never thought was possible.

I love that man more than anything. Really knows how to sweep me off my feet sometimes.

123 comments:

Bianca said...

The best gifts have mushy high-pitched reactions ;) Your chair is beautiful and so is your family!

Julianna Farnsworth said...

thats the sweetest i love it!

marissa (stylebook) said...

really amazing!

Melissa, SoChick! said...

Aw, so sweet! The best times will be spent in that chair at 4am!!

Sage said...

while that chair is great, your nursery looks divine! Oh, I want more pictures of the nursery please.

Gail and Rhoda said...

That is the best ever! Merry Christmas! ~ Rhoda

Melody said...

That is so sweet!!

Miss Emily K. said...

aww! that's so sweet!!

the chair looks extremely comfy!

debbiecutieface.com said...

aww! I love rocking chairs :)

avs88keys said...

That is the sweetest surprise!!! Enjoy your wonderful chair!! :)
Abbey @ www.airplanesandpianokeys.com

Laceymade said...

beautiful chair! we splurged on a nice, soft rocking chair when our son was born. he's almost 3 and we STILL rock together in it all the time. enjoy!

Sheree said...

That's amazing..enjoy it's gorgeous!

Haley Rogers said...

cute story!

Sierra said...

Awweee :) My mom said that rocking us at night were some of her favorite memories. It looks so comfy :) Sierra
Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Cause You Are!)

Cait said...

This is such a sweet post, and you have the most beautiful baby boy!! Happy holidays to you and your sweet family!!

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Meghan said...

That gave me goosebumps.
so sweet
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Kelly said...

SO cute!!!! You're such a lucky girl :)

Faith said...

SO sweet! great man right there!

Merry Christmas!

Jamie said...

Soooo sweet--cheers to that hubs of yours! Love the pics, too...they made me get teary! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet little family!

Collette Osuna said...

Awwww, good for you!! The chair seems like a perfect fit for you and the body loving machine:)

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

I LOVE that chair! what a sweetheart. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Sheila @ The FailteHouse said...

This almost made me cry! So sweet :)

Lisa @ MMT said...

That is so sweet! Enjoy your new chair :)

amy said...

That is adorable! And the cutest chair ever!

Makay said...

Swoon...
Your honey is the sweetest. :) What a lovely gift!
I'm sure you will share many memories with your little angel in that chair- cherish them.
Merry Christmas!
Makay
www.thebirdssay.blogspot.com

Ms. Megan said...

Awww!! How sweet!!!

Nicole Marie said...

aww so sweet!! but a sweet and wonderful husband you have

Charlotte said...

Such a cute post. He's definitely a keeper x

Elizabeth Saucier said...

aw this is so beautiful :)

Jodi Ann said...

incredible! That's so so sweet...Merry Christmas to you :)

Ana said...

I think it's funny the things we get excited about as we get older... Before I used to get excited about designer dresses and shoes for presents, today, as a newlywed, I love getting appliances!

Your rocking chair is really PRETTY, and your husband is SO sweet! (I'd say he's the sweetest, but that position belongs to my Mr hehe).

Happy Holidays!

Andrea said...

That is pure awesomeness, I got a rocking chair while I was pregnant and I remember waiting sooooo impatiently for baby to come and I would rock on there with my huge belly hoping that once the baby came she would be soothed by rocking. She was:)

marcella said...

this is like WOW!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

That is so sweet! Merry Christmas!

Danielle Nelson said...

WOW! That is incredible and what great pictures! Merry Christmas! :)

xo Danielle
A Little Bit Adrift

adahliavolk said...

That is so adorable! He is the best. Merry Christmas!
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Adventures in Dressmaking said...

Oooh, that is a great chair! Looks like you have a lovely nursery, too.

Ana said...

lovely chair! that's so so sweet of your husband to do that! LOVE!

Katie Blacker said...

how fun. Christmas just rocks. period.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh my gosh you lucky lady!

Linda Rose said...

it's pretty fun having a husband who likes to knock your socks off! merry christmas to you!

Collections said...

Love this post. So adorable. The rocking chair looks incredible!

Fashionable Collections

Kassie said...

Babies can make you love that time of morning. My little one would wake up 5 am and be all smiles, like play with me mama! I had to make myself put him back to bed sometimes!

That really is a lovely chair...great gift, great hubby!

Sarah-Anne said...

this.is.precious.
<3

Laura said...

congratulations and happy holidays Sydney! enjoy every minute with your babe in that comfy chair :)

Kultur und Stil said...

Such a great story!
The chair is really beautiful ;-))
xxx Anita

Sarah said...

Awww that's the best thing ever!!!!! What a good hubby. It awesome getting early Christmas presents.

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Mrs. Ham said...

so sweet!!! love that he got it on camera!!!

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Sara said...

you look soo happy! its a beautiful gift. merry christmas!

Lydia - Running Wild(er) said...

That is awesome...and he wins even more points for bringing the video camera! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!

Lena said...

That is beyond awesome. And so extra awesome that he got it in your house and set up with you there! Very very cool. Merry Christmas!

Katie said...

Love this!

Urban Nester said...

SO amazing! I bet you're in rocker mama heaven.

xo.
http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

Kristal said...

How freaking sweet of him! Surprises like that are the BEST! So happy for you! Have a wonderful Christmas!!!

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jessica said...

That is the cutest story ever. I like how he got the camera and recorded it all. That's so special and sweet. You are one lucky girl, but I'm sure you already knew that.

Britta Marie said...

aw that really is such a sweet gift! you are so blessed to have such a wonderful husband. i'm sure you will enjoy that chair for years to come!

Rae Veda said...

Gosh you two are so adorable! I'm so glad he brought the video camera. Perfect. xo, rv

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Cori said...

Wish our nursery {currently a work in progress for our anticipated April arrival, eep!} was big enough for the same chair! V cool design.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

anything that makes waking up at 4am better sounds like a straight-up miracle to me. plus, look how cute it is!

Joy said...

Love the visual of you hounding the baby at four a.m. lol "come on Everett wake up! I want to rock in the chair!" That's awesome! Have a happy holiday!

Emily said...

What an awesome gift! Love your happy faces. :) Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Jenn said...

I love everything about this post! So happy for you :)
Merry Christmas!

Anja said...

Aw, what a wonderful gift! <3

dara said...

Soo sweet. that is a great man. that chair is so cute and when we have kids i want one like that! Here's to making 4am glorious!!! Merry Christmas!

Redheaded Daybook said...

OMG! congrats mamas. you totally deserve the best :) what an awesome husband. can he start a class for the rest of the men in the world? "How To Sweep A Woman Off Her Feet In 3 Seconds". I would pay for that lol.
CONGRATS AGAIN!
totally enjoy.
&& Merry Christmas!

Simply. Splendid. Living. said...

SOOO thoughtful of him and I love the chair!

Who is G? said...

That's incredibly sweet! Baby E has great examples in his daddy and mommy :)

Kelsey said...

That's so sweet!

Petchie said...

Aww how sweet! I love it, what a beautitful chair!

xoxo
Petchie
http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

MrsLord said...

TOO CUTE! And seriously - what an awesome chair, and hubby!!!

Christa @ themeandminebook.blogspot.com said...

Awwwwwwww.....
Soooo much happiness!!
Merry Christmas!!

Ana Magdalena said...

how sweet!

you two make such a cute couple.

Merry Christmas.

melissamevans said...

LOVE that chair! it's GORGEOUS!!! You are GLOQING! Wishing you guys a VERY Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy new year. All the best to you guys :)

Devin Felicity said...

True love. so inspiring!

Raych said...

Pretty sure that chair is on my 'need' list. Love it!

Jacqueline said...

how awesome! what a sweet hubby :) Merry Christmas!

The Cantelmo Family said...

I love rocking my kids, enjoy that rocking chair!!!

aislin said...

so adorable! what a sweet, sweet man. i'm sure you and babe are going to have the bestest 4am dates ever from here on out! merry christmas love!

Lottie said...

What an amazing gift and so thoughtful...I really need a new chair and i would love this one, maybe I should start dropping hints!

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

he is the sweetest ever :) love the photos :)

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

Shabana said...

That's amazing! I hope I get a sweet guy like yours someday! Merry Christmas!

www.thesilverkickdiaries.blogspot.com

Petite mommy said...

Love the chair!!! And your baby dresser too- where is it from??

frenchtippedwanderlust said...

This is AWESOME!! Glad he captured your reaction!! I want a future husband like yours!!

Jay said...

Those types of gifts are always the best ones. My fiance got me a shelf I've been wanting since forever, and it was basically on my wishlist meant to stay there forever.

Enjoy the chair!

Kar-N said...

aww thats is so sweet!

JessicaLynn said...

Omg sooo sweet. What a great man :)

The Stratton's said...

How fun! (I spy my pal Cierra's photo in the background... also fun.)

Emily said...

Aww I love how sweet your husband is to you. Hopefully there's two great men out there - obviously one's already been found by you, but I call dibs on the second one :)

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

first of all, i'm pretty much obsessing over your outfit right now. second, that chair looks like heaven! i'm so happy for you, and that you get to enjoy your early mornings THAT much more! you got a lucky man, hold on to that one ,)
xo TJ

S.C. said...

Aaaaw that's super sweet <3
Merry Christmas to you all!!!

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jamie @ [kreyv] said...

LUH-KEEE!! That chair is gorgeous--Major points from the hubs on that one!

Sandy a la Mode said...

you are such a lucky girl! i had that chair on our registry too and have been wanting it sooo bad!!! enjoy it!!

Nessa @{Casa Braaflat} said...

looks like the cadillac of rocking chairs. wow! a nice chair makes all the difference in the middle of the night. I can definitely vouch for that. I loved my glider and wore a nice butt mark in it with my two boys.

DoolittleDesign said...

what an awesome gift! You will definitely get your money's worth with that. That was also very thoughtful how he presented it to you. What a sweetie! Enjoy it

Christina said...

Where did he get the chair? We are still looking for one for our nursery, and that looks super comfy!

And you should post pictures of your nursery!

dani said...

All of your husband/baby/lovey stories make me cry. In a good way. And I love it. :)

<3 The Daily Dani

Ashley said...

This made me cry! Merry Christmas!

Bretty said...

aww you lucky! so many priceless hours are spent in a rocking chair =) happy christmas!!

Iamonewithmuchope said...

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L!$@ said...

Awww so sweet! Awesome looking chair!

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Lindsay K {lastyearoftwentysomething} said...

That story made me teary a bit! So sweet! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

K said...

Congrats! That looks like one fantastic rocking chair! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Holly said...

that so sweeet!! merry christmas to you!

Liz Brown said...

AW.

Enjoy baby rocking in your new chair of awesomeness.

Merry Christmas!

the lye's said...

congrats on getting your dream chair!! can i just say how much i enjoy reading your posts? you are such a GREAT writer. i never want your posts to stop!

Miss C said...

I almost had tears in my eyes from the beauty of this and your family.

Darcie said...

That's a great Christmas story! You are so lucky to have a husband that WANTS to sweep you off your feet. Love that!

emma said...

merry christmas nice outfit! xxx
thebowgirlstyle.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Merry Christmas Syd to you and your family!!!!!!! So happy you were blessed by your hubby to get that fabulous chair!!!!!

Stephine said...

This is seriously awesome. I love the expression on your face and it LOOKS like a heavenly chair!

Tereza {Drastic Plastic} said...

Hello Sydney,

I'm Tereza, the creator of Drastic Plastic Blog, and I did a small feature of you and your style on my blog.
Here it is - feature post, I hope you liked it.
http://drastic-plastic-fantastic-plastic.blogspot.com/2011/12/i-like-your-style-2.html

I want to wish Happy Holidays and a beautiful New Year next to your beautiful family and friends.

All my best,
Tereza

MIRIAM said...

Merry Christmas to you, sweetie!

Kisses,
Miriam
Fashion Crazy Ball and My Facebook Page

JH said...

merry christmas to you is RIGHT! i've had my eye on a upholstered rocking chair for some time too (for the living room though, no babies in our house for a LONG time!)

haopy holidays :D

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Jessie said...

Most AWESOME rocking chair. Ever. Merry Christmas!!!

Hayley Laura said...

ahh so happy for you! Great chair to snuggle with your babe!

Rapunzel said...

So fun! Such a cute post!

milly pierini said...

hi Sidney, I adore your blog and all your outfit, I adore the way you match colors and items of clothing but please, post more outfits! I know that now you're a mom of a beautiful baby but please, don't give up your blog and your readers! :) milly

wildchild said...

what a sweetie pie. so happy for you :)

kelseyjameson said...

Oh my goodness, that chair is beautiful! Do you mind my asking where you got it?

angie and wes said...

Sooooo sweet, love this chair.

www.angieandwes.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

How romantic! I love a good surprise!

margarita said...

what an amazing gift! what is the brand of the chair?

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