It may be that I am still in the high school reunion mindset, but all I can think about after this past weekend is how lucky I am
that you are the one I ended up with. We've done nothing but grow closer and stronger in this life we have together.
When I think about what I love most about you lately, I think of...
you getting up each morning with lack of sleep and never complaining about it
your fascination with sushi and lunchmeat
you snuggling on that awful couch with me while we watch tv
you braiding Ellie's hair
you happily making waffles for the kids
you allowing me, more like encouraging me to take alone time
your ability to fix any problem or at least knowing where to start
you dealing with all of the crap you deal with... way better than i ever could
you teaching Hayes to draw
you finding the humor in my cooking catastrophes
your fascination with those dang online 'deal' websites
you taking Embry on special jeep rides
you exploring your new passion of biking
your different voices that make us all laugh
you sitting down at the piano to unwind
your bedtime stories for the boys
your bedtime songs for the girl
you truly loving me for who i am
you dressing the kids on your own and bringing them to church to meet up with me
your fascination with drawing the perfect tattoo
you encouraging me to see past the things that get me down
I could go on and on, but you get the picture.
I like you. A lot.
Happy Birthday, birthday boy.