About 6 years ago I gave my husband a picture of a new grill for his birthday. It's what we do when we can't quite afford the real thing. I always intended to somehow save the money and buy him one for real, but as time went on it just didn't seem to be in the budget. So a couple years ago I began buying Lowe's gift cards in whatever denomination I could afford at the time, and saving them. We finally had enough to cover the cost of the grill he wanted, so off he went to the store. Oh happy day!
Little Man helped him put it together.
We are a bit sentimental, so it was with a small pang that we said farewell to our old grill. 22 years old and still getting the job done, with many repaired or hacked parts to keep it working. It had been our house warming gift to ourselves when we bought our first home as a married couple. Lots of memories made with this old grill....
....but now we can make many more with the new one! My husband is very happy, and that makes ME happy. :)