Happy Birthday, Dear!

My hubby is an April Fool’s baby!  Apparently, as the story goes according to his siblings, his mom was cleaning the pool 29 years ago and went in to labor that night.  She gets to the hospital, gets all settled in, calls home on April 1 to tell the older siblings that they had a little brother and no one believed it for a second.  The older siblings thought it was an April Fool’s joke!  Seeing is believing so there was no denying a new sibling once he was home and part of the family!

Here’s 29 reasons why I love my hubby:

1- he’s really calm!  Much more calm and collected than me.  He can keep his cool and doesn’t get overly excited and worked up about much.  I tend to overreact!  He is a good balance for me.

2- he makes cute kids.  And they look just like him!  And they are calm, very calm!  I’m still waiting for my revenge that parents talk about… just wait til you have kids….

3- he doesn’t mind cleaning.  We don’t have assigned chores or anything, but he helps out when he sees it needs done.  His cleaning supplies of choice are: baby wipes, Kleenex, and paper towels.  I find it  hilarious, but can’t complain that he’s trying to help clean.

4- He is a computer geek and can fix all my ID10T errors on my laptop and pc.  We won’t talk about how many computers we currently have or have been through, but looks like we’re about to get another one!  I would be clueless without his expertise and would probably still be running on my Windows 95 computer nicknamed Dinosaur!  I do not have a Blackberry though while he has 2.  He hasn’t convinced me of that big techy necessity just yet!

5- He is funny.  He thinks I don’t find his humor funny, but I do.  I just don’t get the punchline the majority of the time, that’s all! 

6- He gives good massages.  We joke and say that he can go back to school to be a massage therapist, but I don’t think I could share that talent with others!

7- He honors his priesthood.  He tries so hard to be a good dad, husband, and provider and I’ve always admired his love and respect for the gospel and how it influences his decisions.  He is the one keeping us on track by reminding us to read scriptures, having family prayer, and keeping us calm and collected when we’ve been offended or are trying to justify a not so good choice.

8- He does a great job grocery shopping.  Lately, I just give him a list (and sometimes coupons) and he gets me what I need.  Usually he comes home with treats too!  Maybe that’s secretly why I like when he shops =o)

9- He isn’t afraid to take a chance.  He started his own business and has grown it to be profitable, reliable, and capable of providing for our needs.  He bought our 1st house while I was on a cruise (before we were married) and told me nothing about it.  He bought me a car while I was out of town visiting my parents.  He does asked beforehand and you would think I would take him more seriously, but I just willingly say, “Yeah, go ahead.  That sounds fine!”

10- He makes my favorite breakfast, french toast, on many occasions.

11- He always drives whenever we go somewhere and he doesn’t complain about my new back support thingy I use in the car that looks pretty uncomfortable sitting behind him.

12- He lets me park in the garage.  Someday we think we’ll have less junk to allow 2 cars to fit in the 2 car garage =o)

13-He has given up watching some of his not so appropriate tv shows so that we can have a more family oriented evening after he gets home and so that our boys aren’t picking up some not so nice language and behaviors.

14- He will totally watch cartoons with the boys on Saturdays so they can bond over Ninja Turtles.

15-  He asks frequently during the week when he gets home if I want to go out shopping while he stays home with the boys.  I usually say no, because I’m so tired, but appreciate the effort.

16- He supports my coupon craze.

17- He encourages me to go to those church firesides/ activities/ “hen mtgs” that you know would be good for you, but there’s so much you could do if you just stayed at home instead.

18- He goes to General Conference Priesthood session in flip flops, shorts, and tshirt nearly every Conference, because we go out of town and I forget to pack Sunday clothes for him.  I will NOT forget this time!

19- He is smart!  Gospel doctrine or trivia or history- he’s your guy.  And don’t get him going on politics, unless you are ready for an earful!  He does the research and shares his findings each and every election season. 

20- He gets up in the night if a kid is crying.  I think it just happened like that.  I take care of the multiple night issues for the first 15 months and he gets them for the rest of the time.  Lately there’s been a ton, but I’m glad we have a big bed that doubles as the family bed when we’re all too tired to deal with crying and we all can fall asleep until morning.

21- He likes cinnamon toothpaste.  I like mint, so we don’t share toothpaste.  

22- He is passionate about being ready for an emergency.  He’s getting us more prepared each and every day.  We have a long ways to go still, but we’ve come a long ways too!  He might like food storage group orders more than I do!

23- He wears pants even after I’ve hemmed them!  I can sew, but I’m no professional. 

24- He can assemble things and doesn’t mind reading the freaking manual.  Thankgoodness!  I don’t have the ability to read (understand) manuals.

25- He isn’t afraid of poop, vomit, or blood!   I’m so glad he’s around when the really bad incidences have occurred!

26- He doesn’t bring up that one time when I gave him a homemade recipe to help his sunburn/ shingles/ etc.  It didn’t go so well, any of the times!

27- He works really hard each and every day, but still gives us a call during the day to talk to the boys and I and see how our day is going.  Sometimes we even sneak a lunch date to visit him.

28- He is loved completely by his boys.  Ask them, “whose boy are you?” and they say, “Daddy’s boy!”  He’s the horsey, automatic tickle machine, wrestling partner, and flying machine.  Mommy- not so much!

29- He doesn’t mind sharing.  We got married the day after his birthday which I thought would be cool, but now I have different thoughts.  He saves me the last bite of anything sweet or of a dessert nature so I get to finish it off.  He lets me use his laptop when he’s in the middle of using it.  He’s always letting me drink from his cup which drives him insane, but he still does it! 

He’s just an honest, genuine, caring and considerate type of guy and I’m so glad he’s a part of my life.   We make a good team!