Thursday, November 02, 2006

Thursday Thirteen


#9 - Thirteen Things Caylynn's Hubby Brought Back for her from Canada

So last week I talked about the things I missed about my hubby while he was in Canada at National Defence Headquarters for briefings and meetings. This week I'm listing 13 things he brought back for me. These are things that we either can't find here in Germany, or things that are much more expensive here. Plus a couple of surprises.

  1. New Balance 881New Balance 881 Running Shoes in 2E width. I have a very short, but very wide foot (women's size 7.5, men's size 6, but 2E, which is extra-wide, width). I haven't been able to find any shoes in Munich, or even in Germany, that come in 2E width. So hubby brought back a bunch of extra-wide New Balance Running Shoes for me.

  2. New Balance 872New Balance 872 Trail Running Shoes in 2E width.

  3. New Balance 907New Balance 907 Trail Running Shoes in 2E width.

  4. Lemon Zest Luna BarsTwo Boxes of Lemon Zest Luna Bars.

  5. Camelbak CharmCamelbak Charm Hydration Pack - great for carrying water while running, very comfortable, and designed for a women's frame.

  6. Jelly Belly Sport BeansJelly Belly Sport Beans - These contain carbohydrates and electrolytes, and are used to provide energy and electrolytes during long runs (over 2 hours).

  7. Clif Shot BlocksClif Shot Blocks - also used for energy and electrolytes during long runs.

  8. Several comics that we haven't been able to find in Germany, including Rex Mundi, Artesia, Knights of the Dinner Table, Queen and Country, and a few comic books to fill in some gaps in our collection.

  9. Campbell's Chicken Noodle SoupCampbell's Chicken Noodle Soup - I have not been able to find a good chicken noodle soup here in Germany, and when I'm ill, this is what I want to eat. So hubby brought back a couple of cans.

  10. Caesar IVCaesar IV - Citybuilding computer game, and a couple of add-ons for some of my other games, including Civilization IV: Warlords, and Dungeon Siege II: Broken World.

  11. Support Our TroopsSupport Our Troops - Women's Red Golf Shirt, with proceeds from all the "Support Our Troops" items being reinvested directly into morale and welfare programs for Canadian Forces members and their families.

  12. MEC Dash ShortsMEC Dash Shorts - super comfortable running shorts, as well as some other items from MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op).

  13. RingAnd finally, my big surprise! A beautiful diamond ring. It wasn't our anniversary, my birthday, or any other special occasion. My hubby just wanted to surprise me with a lovely gift. I'm an incredible lucky woman. :hug:

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55 comments:

Gattina said...

You are spoiled my dear ! And he counted exactly 13 gifts. That's nice, lol ! You should find Campell soup in München, it even exists in Aachen where I go shopping just before Christmas as it is so close to Brussels.

Hulai said...

awe you are soo lucky! And Im loving chicken noodle soup, though adam thinks its the worst stuff in the world!

ribbiticus said...

awww...he's such a sweetie. lucky you! my tt's up! ;)

Mrs Lifecruiser said...

Wow! That was a lot of things! And so very useful ones! Thoughtful too.

I'm not into running, but since I have a bad back, I really know the value of a good shoe!

And awwww.....to the ring. I bet he really missed you.

Nathalie said...

That ring is soooo beautiful!
(but I bet the biggest gift for you is when he's coming home, right? ;) )
Happy TT!

Tink said...

Wow, that was an early Christmas! ;-) Everyone deserves to get spoiled from time to time!
Thanks for visiting my TT. My hubby's best friend was born and raised in Munich; he treated us to the mini-vacation.

Darla said...

Oooh, what a nice surprise! My daughter will be here for Christmas, and I've got a list of things for her to bring back, too.

Silver said...

Happy TT - thanks for stopping by mine :D

gail said...

I really like those shoes! And a ring too, very nice!
Thanks for stopping by.

Pawpads said...

Wow, what a fab bunch of pressies.

Write From Karen said...

Um ... I take it you're a runner? *grin* Seriously, are shoes cheap over there? Can I give your hubby some money so he can buy me some of those snazzy sneakers? lol

Thanks for visiting and have a most excellent day!

Twyla said...

Wow...sounds like you have a great hubby. Enjoy being spoiled. :-)

Jaime said...

Gorgeous ring! Lucky you!

Happy TT!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

I was going to say yum on the Campbell's soup, it's a classic, but then I got to #13 and now I have to say "YAY FOR YOU!! YAY FOR YOU!!". How lucky are you? Sounds like you have a very thoughtful and loving hubby :D

Dane Bramage said...

Don't you just love getting presents!

Thanks for stopping by my T13 #17 Book List Edition.

K T Cat said...

A ring and Knights of the Dinner Table? Wow!

:-)

Jessica said...

Very cool!

Tammy said...

OMG... a diamond ring.. WOOHOO!! my hubby would have gotten lucky after that LOL I appologize that was inappropriate! LOL What a sweetheart you have!

Barbara H. said...

What a great guy!!!

Christine said...

What a wonderful thoughtful husband. Luna lemon zest bars are really good, and my Campbell's Chicken Noodle soup is the only soup my son will eat!
Your ring is very pretty!
Happy TT!

Ma said...

Wow! You are so lucky! New Balance has good shoes, and that camel back is great. My daughter uses hers for when she has drill with her reserve unit, and they do PT. she loves it! Nice surprise gift!

I'm up too.

Jennifer said...

oh, what a sweet husband. #13 rocks!! I was going to say, what-no chocolate???? but #13 makes up for that lapse in spades.

liked the shoes, too.
blessings,
Jenny

thanks for stopping by my TT, my hen is glad you liked her list

Cindy said...

Sorry about the double listing of my name on the Linky widget...not sure how that happened!

Anyway, great list! Thanks for stopping by mine. :)

angela said...

lucky gal!

Caryle said...

Wow! Lucky you with the ring. That's very sweet. :) I just tried Luna bars for the first time, recently, and I'm completely addicted now. They're fantastic for breakfast since they actually have some protein.

Mom's Secret Life said...

What a nice man!

el-e-e said...

Ooh, how sweet! I like the ring! Lucky girl is right. :)

Ghost said...

I have Civ 4 but still play Civ 3 more. Your husband is a dear.

Have a Happy!

Amanda said...

Wow, a diamond ring!!!
New Balance shoes are great, aren't they?

The Little Woman said...

I *love* my Camelbak! Of course, mine isn't nearly as cute as yours. You have one heck of a husband!! :)

Stephanie said...

Awwwwe, #13!!!!

JAM said...

Ahhh. Treats from home, and a ring to boot! He's making us other guys look bad though.

Debby said...

Your hubby must really love you! It must be hard when he's gone, but obviously he misses you too! Happy Thursday!

Domestic Geek said...

Not a bad haul! Happy TT!

Stacitee said...

So incredibly sweet! Your husband is a keeper. (I live in Vancouver BC for a few years after my husbanda and I got married. He's Canadian).

Michelle said...

You will LOVE the Camelbak Charm. I've had mine for almost 2 years and that baby just rocks.

desert rat said...

Jelly Belly sport beans - I had no idea those existed. So now I can eat jelly beans and claim it's 'cuz they're good for me!
Very cool.

Elizabeth said...

Lucky you!

RYC: I think the fact that I prefer more affordable flowers makes me slightly more marketable ;)

~ANA~ said...

you've got a good man there :)

Beth said...

Wow-makes me wish I was married-no one buys me chicken noodle soup, much less a diamond ring! Happy TT!

s@m said...

Holy smokes!!! That's quite the list! What a great hubby - and that ring is gorgeous!

Happy TT!

Julie said...

Very nice presents! I'm especially loving that diamond ring :)

AnnaMary said...

How thoughtful!! Happy TT! You have a lot of Support the Troops stuff...check out my site, you might like it!

Happy TT!!

she said...

Great list. I've got a few of the red Friday shirts too. 13 gifts. Hmmm, the hubby leaves in a few days, I need to point him in the direction of this TT ;)

she said...

Almost forgot, feel free to use the permalink to my T13 re: the rally. I'll be the subject of my blog entry once I get back tomorrow afternoon.

tiggerprr said...

What a nice hubby! So thoughtful! I am going to have to hunt down those Jelly Bellies. :)

Sparky said...

I love my New Balance Kicks, good call. And the Caesar game is supposed to be great

Jenny Ryan said...

My hubby just wanted to surprise me with a lovely gift.

Ah, how nice!

Norma said...

What a sweetheart.

I wear a 2A, and that's virtually impossible to find, but New Balance does carry them. However, I don't run, but I do walk.

My TT this week is on women and finances.

Trish said...

Awww.. that's sweet! But I'm sure your husband is just as lucky a man as you are a woman or he wouldn't be that sweet to you. :D

Thanks for visiting my TT!

Jen said...

Ooh, that's all neat stuff, your husband is so cool!

Thanks for stopping by my T13.

Cheysuli said...

Congratulations on the Ring! What a romantic!

Blond Girl said...

Wow... I am impressed by your husband! I am even more impressed by your comittement to running. fitness, etc. I wish I could love running!

Thank you for visiting my T13.

Soulful_SensitiveStreak said...

Lovely gifts! I love getting presents too especially suprise presents.

Wow, that's a nice ring.

Rach

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