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Old 02-05-2014, 03:12 PM
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:18 PM
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Thanks for all the replies.... 16+ yrs of marriage and I'm not sure I've ever nailed a single birthday - she is super hard to buy for.

This is my plan:

Family dinner (everyone) cake and this gift to discuss her real gift(s):

Travelocity find a deal on a night or two in the wine country
SPA day
and a note to discuss what color she'd like her new expedition to be as well as the a timeshare or simply a couple of weeks wherever she wants to go. (I've already tried Lake Powell - my fav place on the planet but I screwed up and didn't make it her idea - which would not have sealed it but would have at least given me a fighting chance )

That should do it I think.


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So wait did she get you your x star for your birthday? Lol
Yes AND a skateboard
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:54 PM
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That's baller! Sounds like you have the bases covered!
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:33 PM
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Thanks for all the replies.... 16+ yrs of marriage and I'm not sure I've ever nailed a single birthday -
Been there. And didn't make 17. Seriously. And every single year was one form of disappointment. I couldn't win. I tried, I asked, I went out on a limb....I won't judge based on 3 small forum posts, but it strikes such a nerve what you've posted. I'll suggest doing as much as possible that way when you fail you won't second guess yourself. Amazing how easy it is to break when you have no regrets. But I digress......Get her a big piece of jewelry.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:36 PM
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Okay, trying to be creative here so give me a little latitude. How about getting her a set of nail polishes matched to the Expedition colors. IOW, one bottle of nail polish that matches each of the available colors. If you can get the brochure from the dealer with the color chips, I'm sure a salesperson at one of the big dept stores can help you find a close match for most if not all.

Then, if you really want to play out the concept, get the same number of matchbox cars (do they still make them?) and she can paint each one with the nail polish for a 'scale model' Might be a fun way to make selecting the colors interesting, and even if she doesn't actually paint the model, the nail polish is a good "angle" for doing the color exercise.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:25 PM
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This year don't get her anything! Nothing, not one thing. Let her be angry and act like you forgot. After that anything you do will be seen as good enough. After all, who wants to be reminded that they are getting older.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:48 PM
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Going on 30 years of marriage but we have no kids . I am lucky in that my wife hunts , skis , scuba dives , does everything I am into . I got her a new deer rifle for Christmas and she was so happy she burst into tears.
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:12 PM
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Going on 30 years of marriage but we have no kids . I am lucky in that my wife hunts , skis , scuba dives , does everything I am into . I got her a new deer rifle for Christmas and she was so happy she burst into tears.
Nice! Where did you find that one?!
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:27 PM
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This year don't get her anything! Nothing, not one thing. Let her be angry and act like you forgot. After that anything you do will be seen as good enough. After all, who wants to be reminded that they are getting older.
HAH Love this! (actually pretty sure that is how last year went... as a matter of fact I think we were broke this time last year - something about buying me a muscle car screwed up the budget )

Anyway I've always believed that life is actually a riskier endeavor for those that don't take risks.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:31 PM
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Nice! Where did you find that one?!
believe it or not she was on a date with my younger brother when I met her
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