Sunday, March 22, 2009

Fun Little Surprise...

I am extremely fortunate and blessed to have amazing in-laws.

I hear so many horror stories of overly forward, annoying, intrusive and don't-know-how-to-mind-their-own-business in-laws. I'm very lucky to have quite the opposite.

Seriously, I couldn't ask for better in-laws. And a major bonus is that I have a very close relationship with my mother-in-law. We always have the greatest talks and we helped each other through quite difficult times while Mr. Ruby served two deployments in Iraq.

While on the topic, let me paint a picture for you so that you can fully envision my mother-in-law. Not only is she quite the pretty lady, she dresses super cute and fun, and everything about her screams "girly" and "feminine". She's the wife of a retired pastor and was a stay-at-home-mom/homemaker her entire life. She is soft-spoken when you first meet her, but she gives the best advice and is full of wisdom. I would also consider her poised and proper. (All of this information is necessary for what I'm about to share with you).

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Oh, and she gives the greatest gifts. Like I said, she's quite girly (as am I) so she has great taste! I've gotten fabulous stationary, cookware, jewelry etc.

Well, she and my father-in-law were recently in the Dominican Republic and of course they picked up a couple of souvenirs for us.  Mr. Ruby's dad told him "Make sure to search for the special surprise for Mrs. Ruby..."

Yeah! Something just for me!

I just knew my MIL would get me something great. So, Mr. Ruby opened our gift and was THRILLED to get some cigars. He searched, and didn't see anything else in the box. He searched some more.

Finally, at the very bottom of the box was this:

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wrapped in a pink note that read:

Enjoy!

Mrs. Ruby, the small one is for you to try. It's my new-found pleasure. Who knew?!?! It's vanilla...very yummy!

Needless to say, not exactly what I was expecting but simply picturing my MIL actually smoking a cigar is quite a good enough gift for me.

I can't wait to try it!

14 comments:

Lucky in Love said...

Oh my gosh...that's hilarious! And it was wrapped in pink! Ha!

Wearing Mascara said...

LOVE it! How cute and nice of her! :-)

The New Mrs said...

Aw, you are lucky to have such amazing in-laws :) that is so nice!

Ashley said...

Haha, funny! i don't mind a little cigar now and then either.

Being Brazen said...

Enjoy the cigar :)

Practically Perfect... said...

That is so funny!

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

Haha that is too funny!

My name is Megan... said...

how sweet!! it is awesome to have a good MIL! We are lucky..I love mine too! I have heard horror stories though :(

Emily said...

that is hilarous and adorable.... love it:) love your mac book.. I want one!! Also, you looked adorable on st pattys day!!! I love your heel click pic:)congrats on your promotion:) yeah for you girl! you deserve it:)

LauraAnn said...

That was so sweet!!! It is great that you get a long with your in-laws so well! My future in-laws and I get along great! Both of our families are very close to one another which makes our future marriage even more special. Congrats on having great in-laws!

Ashley said...

I definitely don't picture prim and propers smoking a cigar. I bet you were shocked! haha! I'm a bit of a prude - never smoked anything - so I'm not sure I could try.

jane in the waiting line said...

How fun! Seems like you have a great mother in law!

Miss Adventure said...

That is too funny! Enjoy, cigars can be quite nice on occasion.

tootie said...

Haha! That is hilarious!

And your mother-in-law sounds like a sweetie!