Tuesday Ten: Anniversary Edition

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So this week, I’d like to tell you my favorite things about my husband:

  1. I love that he is a handy man. I know I sometimes complain about projects not getting completed or taking things on when they don’t really need to be taken on, but I love that he can fix anything from a leaking toilet to a leaking ceiling to a broken mailbox.  And yes Ellie, the mailbox has made it’s way to the post at the end of the driveway!!
  2. I love that he can build anything I ask him to. He may disagree with the outcome of what I want and he may research for countless days and nights over the perfect plans, but the end results are always more than I could have imagined myself.  Typically more expensive too, but that is beside the point 😉
  3. I love that he loves to travel. I have traveled the world myself so being with someone who enjoys my passion for travel is huge.  Granted we never seem to have the money to actually travel anymore, but regardless, we both love to and talk about how we wish we could do it more often.  Some day, some day.
  4. I love that he puts up with me and my OCD. I admit that I like things done my way and on my time.  And he deals with it better than I would.  He helps out around the house; he is an awesome daddy; and he is an awesome husband.  I know I don’t always say it, but when for those moments I don’t he can just look this post up on my blog and know that I love him each and every day.  And that I appreciate everything he does every single day.
  5. I love that he chews loudly. Ok, no, I don’t.  I lied.  But I had to add that one in there because I do complain about this often.  I mean seriously, who chews ice cream?!  Sorry hon!  I still love you despite your loud chewing 🙂
  6. I love that he drives every where we go. I know that seems silly, but it’s true.  There was a time that I enjoyed driving and was always the one to drive everywhere we’d go when it came to outings with friends, but these days I hate it.  I love to be a passenger and sit back and relax.  Oh wait!  There is absolutely no relaxing in a car with two toddlers.  Regardless though, I love not driving.
  7. I love that he laughs out loud at the TV. Whether there is a TV show or movie on I love that he laughs out loud.  Not many people do this, but it seriously makes me smile whenever he does it.  It’s typically over something really stupid which makes it even funnier to me, but I love this trait about him.
  8. I love what an awesome daddy you are. I know you worried about this before Ryan was born.  You would talk about whether or not you would make a good dad, but honey, you are the best.  The boys absolutely adore you.   I know they don’t always show this and I know you get frustrated when they ask for mommy, but they love you!  They idolize you.  They laugh whenever you play with them.  They love your attention.  They love to spend time with you.  They love how silly you are and how you make them laugh all the time.  They love when you read them stories.  They especially love when you let them watch TV (because mommy doesn’t) and when you give them strawberry milk.  Yes, Owen has a limited vocabulary at 22 months, but he does know how to say strawberry milk.  They love you.
  9. I love that you research everything over and over and over. I know that whatever decision we ultimately make is the best for our family.  I don’t have to put much thought into the end result because I know you researched every aspect of whatever it is.  And I take your word on it.  If you did the research I have full confidence you can make the final decision.  Talk about power!  Don’t let it go to your head though.
  10. I love what a great husband you are. I know I’m not the easiest person to live with on a daily basis, but you do it well.  You are the love of my life and even though you may annoy me at times and even though I may get crabby with you from time to time, I love you through and through.  I love everything about you.  “Today you are You, that is truer than true.  There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”  — Dr. Seuss  And there is no one I want to spend the rest of my life with other than you!  Well, and our boys of course.  Delta and Milo are questionable though.  Kidding (Lacey), just kidding!

Happy 5 year anniversary babe!  I love you even more than I did the day I married you.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the last 5 years and look forward to the next 5, 10, 15+ years together.  Yep, you’re stuck with me.  I love you.  And now I have to share a few wedding photos with you just because it was one of the three best days of my life so far (along with the birth of Ryan and of Owen).

Happy 5 years Jim!  I love you more than you could ever know.

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  1. What a wonderful post, Jean! This is a great reminder of how wonderful my husband is too. 🙂

  2. Happy Anniversary!


  3. That is a great Tuesday Ten! Honestly, I love you both so very much, and hope you two are as happy at your 25th (which we will celebrate this year) as you are right now. I can see how much you love each other each and every day, and you both are so very special to me! Ok, Ryan and Owen rate up there as well, but what are grandchildren for but for Grandparents to gush over!! Happy 5th Anniversary to two of my favorite people!

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