Last year I didn't ask for a thing. In fact I asked my family to just save the money and I was serious.
This year I finally knew what I wanted - a $10 watering can. It's a 2 gallon powder coated bright orange metal watering can. It's truly the watering can of my dreams. That's 3 fewer trips up the hill with a half gallon version. And it's still something I can handle carrying. No, I don't water my half acre by hand. I use this to apply fertilizer and root stimulator for trees and bushes that I recently planted.
And I also wanted a printed version of my 2008 scrapbook. I love shutterfly and my 12x12 scrapbooks. Where else can a person get 60 some odd pages printed for such a great price - of course I couldn't argue with the 50% coupon I received via email.
And the last thing I asked for was a homemade card from my children.
I'm in Mother's Day heaven. I felt totally spoiled this year. My husband went out of his way to grant my simple requests - that watering can wasn't easy to find. I felt loved most of all and that's really what a mother wants to feel in return.