Jesse and I typically do not make a lot of large purchases because Jesse will get a case of buyer's remorse. Only when he really wants something or sees reason does he let his white knuckles get some blood flow to the funds. I'm okay with this because I can be a bit of a shopaholic and he balances me out nicely. No need to lie to anyone...I LOVE to SHOP! The other day I finally convinced Jesse that we needed a larger table in the kitchen area because we now have 3 kids. Our table now only seats 4 and who wants to eat in the dining room every night where they would destroy my carpet? I have searched everywhere and found the table of my dreams....Pottery Barn.....only problem is Jesse squashed my heart and said the words I hate most "NO".....too expensive for a table *sob*! I recollected myself and started my search again, I found a few, but nothing that would suit us both (cheap, stylish, sturdy and 5 chairs). I wasn't having much luck until one day I happened upon a table that was perfect! 8 chairs, Walnut finish, leather seats....beautiful! I drug Jesse to the store Sunday after church and we made the purchase...a little more than he wanted to spend, but he knew I was happy with my find.....and did I mention 8 CHAIRS!!!