Friday, May 2, 2008

Sorry Ladies, He's Taken

For as long as I've known my husband, he has traveled for work.  In the early days of courting me, he would often come home with goodies he picked up along his travels.  A guy who can shop for his woman is pretty hard to beat.

Then, the kids came along.  The shopping breaks went on.  His good excuse is that he tries to fly home sooner to see the family, so there's been no time for shopping.  Okay, okay.  I guess I'll buy that.

So when a recent snaffoo in travel arrangements left him stuck in Portland for many extra hours, guess what he did?

Bingo.  And there's no sales tax, so he was extra giddy.

He brought these lovely purchases home for his wife:

3 dresses (which look cuter on, than on the hanger):


A (bumblebee) top
A pair of camouflage bermuda shorts
And he didn't forget the kids...how cute are these?
And my new FAVORITES ...

I'm feeling lucky today.  He'll probably be feeling lucky tonight too.  ;)  So, can you guess where he shopped?

34 comments:

Misty said...

How great is that?

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I have no idea where he went, but DAMN did he do a good job! You might want to keep him so that you can rent out his services to other husbands.

Mary said...

I would give that a very big "job well done" to your hubby :)

Lori said...

wow that is really nice! what a treat

Cheri said...

Shut the fffffffront door! He. Shops. For. Clothes? Wow.

I LOVE a challenge. Did he buy everything in one spot? If so, given the variety of designers (Nike, Converse, Bumblebee, et al.), I would say . . . the mini mall in Portland's airport.

Jamie, you deserve the best. In and out of the mall.

Karen said...

If he's not available, maybe you could have him give classes to the less clued in men.

Amber M. said...

Patrick ROCKS!

OHmommy said...

My husband shops on his lunch break. However, yours has style. :) WTG!

utmommy said...

Wow! Very impressive! I like the new purchases.

Lindsey said...

What a sweetheart!!!! And he has great taste!!! And he better get lucky tonight!!! HAHAHahahahahahaha

Wendi said...

I. am. so. in. love. with. your. husband!
I am thinking he definitely needs to be giving tutorials on shopping to my man.
My guess? The duty free shop in the Portland airport.

Amy said...

Ooh lah lah!!! Nike of course! I love the duds - very cute.

You got love a hubby who likes to shop (and not just window shop)!

Here's to everyone getting lucky! ;)

My Ice Cream Diary said...

WHAT??? You have a husband that knows how to buy clothes and shoes??? Where on earth did you find him and are there more of him out there? (Not for me... but you know, I'm just curious)
=)

I love the bumble bee top!

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Kristen said...

WOW! I am impressed! Crap, I would have been thrilled with just ONE item. But, all of that! YIPEE!!

Hmm, I am guessing Niketown? Or maybe Kohl's? Only guessing Kohl's cause Anya has those cute girl tennis shoes, and I got them at Kohl's. Notice, I got them, not the hubby who would have NO idea what size she is!

Way to go!!

just jamie said...

Patrick bought all of these purchases (and about a dozen for himself) at the Nike Employee Store. We have a friend who works there. It's like a Nike Town, but with better discounts, and no sales tax. GREAT place that I'm itching to go to myself.

Nike owns Hurley, Cole Haan, and a few other retailers so it has a diverse selection.

:)

Cheri said...

Sweet!

Wendi said...

Who knew?
I saw the Nike symbol on a few things, but I knew not everything was Nike.
You done good!
(intentional bad grammar teacher)

Chrissy said...

I am so jealous, and so impressed, on so many levels. He shops better than I do!

david mcmahon said...

Gotta love a man who shops for his family. I started going out with my wife when she was in pigtails!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

All very cute. I guess the decline of the timeliness of air travel is not all bad!

Angela said...

Oh so nice!
Does he give lessons?

LaskiGal said...

What the hey!!! Whenever T goes anywhere I get one of those, "My husband went to X and all I got was this stupid t-shirt." shirts.

You lucky gal! And, what fashion sense.

Come to think of it. I'm OK with T not buying me clothes. I'll have to write about his Apple Jacks shirt one day . . . that'll explain it all.

Jennifer H said...

Your husband rocks.

Such great picks (I especially love the Bumblebee top).

Lucky you!

Courtney said...

That seems pretty *special* to me!! He's a keeper!
love, C

Trish said...

The NIKE EMPLOYEES STORE OF COURSE.

I love the stuff he bought too. He really knows your style too. To prove it, try them on and then model them for us!

dkuroiwa said...

Very cool!! All are good stuff, but,I'm loving that second dress the most!!

I also have a hubby that does great gifts!! When we were dating, I planned a birthday party for him and he was pretty freaked out that people came AND they brought presents for him!! THEn...when Christmas came around and my family, who had not met him yet, ALL sent presents...well, let's just say that both those experiences cemented in his brain that Amercians (especially us girls!!) do love presents and Debbie is happy when she gets good presents!!! After 14 years, he still can find the best things!!! Now....if he would just help around the house more...:-D

Lisa said...

What an awesome guy!

debawriter said...

Cute, unique clothes! I especially love dress #2 and the bumblebee top!!

WOW!
The last thing my husband bought me was a gallon of Soy Dream non-dairy dessert.

Deb
sandiegomomma,com

Lisa said...

Are you serious!???! You are a lucky, lucky lady!!!!

tommie said...

P has some mad shopping skills


When I did coaching, I was able to participate in the Nike coaches program....one of the few things I miss about teaching and coaching!

MamaGeek said...

I AM SO STINKING MESMERIZED at his GOOD TASTE! My hubby would have picked out something (a) fugly and (b) 4 sizes too smalll!

He is SOOO getting lucky is right!

Kathryn said...

Wow! He'll have to give my hubby some pointers. I love that bumble bee top!

Kristen said...

Yea! I just checked to see if you had said where the goods were from!

I was really close! :)

Again, kudos on the super cute clothes! :)