Friday, November 12, 2010

30 for the 30th

<--------------------  Today is this guy's 30th birthday!  In honor of Nick, I thought I would list thirty reasons I love, appreciate and enjoy my husband.

(in no particular order)
1. He is, hands down, the most generous person I know.  Be it an extra dollar at a store to donate to such-and-such cause to letting someone borrow a possession he really loves to anything in between.

2. Carter & Olivia; they're ours because of him.

3. He loves me no matter what and without cause.

4. We have completely different interests, and that is okay with him.  Because of this...

5. He doesn't make me watch tv shows or movies I don't want to simply because he does.

6. I've always been comfortable around him, in any situation (which is saying a whole lot since we met when we were dorky, insecure teenagers).

7. His great sense of humor.

8. And his obnoxious, yet terribly infectious, laugh.

9. He's never too proud to admit his weaknesses.

10. And he is very proud of his strengths, and rightly so.

11. When interested in the subject matter, he can educate himself and become an expert on just about anything.

12. He's "outside-the-box" when I'm stuck inside.

13. The way he's starting to get a few silver hairs (which bothers him to no end); I secretly kind of like it.

14. He has no qualms whatsoever with the way I spend our money.

15. How excited he gets teaching Carter about comic book characters.

16. His budding skills as a hair stylist to our little girl.

17. He can argue with the best of them, but is never too proud to admit when he's wrong.

18. He genuinely loves his mother and would do anything for her.

19. He would do anything for my mom, too.

20. The way he mispronounces the word "wrestle" and has now taught our children to do the same thing.

21. And the fact that he wrestles with our children almost every day.  And how much they love him for it.

22. He understands that, sometimes, Mama just needs some alone time, and he never denies me of it.

23. His knowledge of the Bible and his heart for God.

24. I never have to mop the kitchen floor because he always does.

25. He mows the lawn, too.

26. The way he can go through ten different shirts and four pair of pants frustratingly getting ready and always comes out on the other side looking so handsome.

27. He makes tough decisions for our family so that I don't have to.

28. He still doesn't know what he wants to be when he "grows up" yet he's currently doing something he loves and is really good at.

29. He could eat the same meal over and over again and doesn't complain when he has to.

30. I get to grow old with him.

Happy 30th Birthday, honey!  Carter, Olivia & I are truly blessed to call you ours.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

DLC Fall Pics

A few times a year, a photography company comes to the kids school to take portraits in hopes that the parents will fall madly in love with the end result thereby forcing said parents to pay the outrageous prices for a few measly wallets and a couple of 4x6s.  As you can probably tell from my sarcasm, the plan has only worked on us once.  This year, they were not so lucky.

There might be one or two in this bunch I would consider purchasing, but with the money I save by not buying these, I'll march right up to Portrait Innovations and get ourselves a real deal.

That is, if my kids will cooperate.  Stay tuned...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Happy Birthday To You...
Dec. 2009
Happy Birthday To You...
March 2010
Happy Birthday, Dear Carter...
June 2010
Happy Birthday To You!!!
Nov. 2nd, 2010

What a joy this past year has been!  Sure, there have been some trying times having a strong-willed three year old, but honestly, I wouldn't trade any of it for the world.  Carter is such a sweet-hearted boy with a serious knack for the silly.  From his "booty" photo poses to his wacky made-up words & songs to his genuine love for his family, you can see his fun-loving attitude and caring spirit in everything he does.  Four years ago, I would have never imagined that being his mom would be this much fun and that I would find it literally impossible to put into words just how much I love him.

Happy Birthday, my son!

P.S. Here is my post from last year.