Thursday, August 20, 2009

Emotional Bank Account Deposit

Ryan and I had an amazing pre-marital counseling group. We learned so much, and refer back to it all the time. One of the best things our leaders talked about was the Emotional Bank Account. In our marriage, we want to make sure our bank accounts are so full, that when the occasional withdrawal comes around (which nobody likes!) our accounts will be so full, it won't make a huge impact.

Last night, Ryan made a major deposit in my EBA! I worked one of those all-too-common 14 hour work days, starting with recovering from a substitute teacher from the previous day, and ending with Open House. I didn't make it home last night until just after 8pm. Considering my work day technically ends at 2:45, I'd say I worked a bit of overtime! When I pulled up, the first surprise was a parking spot right in front of our house! When you live at the beach, good parking days are few and far between! Ryan had been hanging out by the spot for over 1/2 hour to make sure I got it!

Ryan then had me get straight into his truck, which was packed with warm clothes, our air mattress, pillows, and blankets. We drove over to Ski Beach and set up our little comfy place in the bed of his truck to watch the Sea World fireworks! I am a fireworks junkie! In fact, my favorite holiday is the 4th of July for that very reason!

While waiting for the fireworks display, Ryan brought out strawberries and dipping chocolate, kettle corn (one of my FAVORITE treats!), and some specialty chocolates he bought at a chocolatier earlier that evening!

Perfect ending to a long day! He said he was trying to win the "Husband of the Month" award. I think he just may have!


  1. Oh my goodness! That is so sweet and very thoughtful of him. It sounds like a perfect evening. He really thought of everything!