Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My amazing husband!

I know every woman thinks she has the best husband... but really... TRULY, I know I do! At least the best husband for me! I don't know what on earth I did to get so lucky, but I am SO very glad he chose me :) I have been thinking a lot lately about ALL he does for our family... I have found that it's come up in conversations a lot lately and it hit me that my kids, especially my girls, will really need to hear this someday. I don't know if blogging will be cool in 2025.. but I don't care :) This is my journal and I want Kailee, and those babies that haven't made it to earth yet to know how much I love their Daddy. So here it goes.. I'll just list my favorite things about him.. in no particular order

10. He helps clean up dinner. Every night. Seems like lately, he's done it by himself.. every night. He cleans up the dishes, puts lunches in containers, starts the dishwasher and washes gross pans. I even hate to do that... and he does it with out a single complaint! SO lucky to have so much help! He's even made a dinner in the last week (and TWO Breakfasts')! Best grilled cheese and tomato soup I've ever had! ;)

9. He does laundry. Often. A lot. Okay.... almost always. :) That includes sorting, washer to dryer, folding, hanging up AND putting away. His clothes, Kailee's clothes and even mine... Seriously! He does laundry! And he even does it well! Lucky me!

8. He makes me laugh. Hysterically... at least once a day! I have never had a man make me laugh like he does! He knows when (and when not) to tease me... and has the BEST personality and sense of humor.. He keeps me laughing, Kailee laughing, and really, anyone who is around him! Love that about him!

7. He brings out a side of me that no one else could. He MAKES me talk, he makes me open up, he makes me get it all out. I am so grateful for that. I've never, EVER been able to communicate like I can with him. And it makes me happy that he feels the same way about me. We have our disagreements, and we talk through them ALL. We get it all out, and move forward and upward. So very grateful for that..

6. He blows me away with his musical talents. Last night for example.. I am watching Kourtney & Kim Take New York and he grabs his laptop, guitar and headphones (wonder why?! :)) and just starts practicing. Anything and everything.. I love that he can sing to us, and encourages us to sing. I have a recorded version of him and Kailee singing She is Love by Parachute. Talk about melt my heart! I love to hear him sing and can't describe how proud he makes me when he picks up that guitar! I love it so much! One of the proudest moments of my life was hearing him sing at my sisters wedding. Such a special moment for our family.. Then our wedding.. The song he had recorded.. the same one that he played when he proposed. Beautiful. Amazing. And PERFECT for us :) So grateful to have such a talented man as my soul mate :)

5. He knows how and when to apologize. Seems small, huh? Its not. At all. This has been HUGE in our relationship. Not just the fact that he can apologize, but that he encourages me to. Another area he makes me better! I'm not very good at the whole 'sorry' thing!

4. He thanks me.. for EVERYTHING! We are lucky enough to go to bed together every night. Brush our teeth and climb in the sheets at the same time. What a blessing this has been. We don't go a night with out a little cuddle time and it does WONDERS for me.. And each night.. he'll softly touch my face and tell me thanks for dinner. Or for cleaning up. Or for his lunch. Or for making him so happy. Or for something I did for Kailee. Seriously, he thanks me for everything! To know that he TRULY appreciates me and acknowledges all that I do (or try to do), makes even the worst most exhausting day worth it. Love that about him!

3. His drive. He wants to be better at everything he does. He wants to be the best at everything he does. He has more drive that anyone I know. That was a big thing for me. Someone who wouldn't be satisfied to just get by in life, or take the short cut and the easy way out all the time. He is so motivated and driven to have more, do more and be better. So sexy! :)

2. He is the BEST daddy. His main concern in this life is giving Kailee all she needs and deserves. And most of the time, everything she wants :) He is so good to get down and play with her. To draw with her, paint with her, play Princess Fishing, play Candyland a gazillion times, and even wrestle with her. :) I love to listen to him make her laugh.. which ALWAYS leads to his cute giggle! :) I feel really lucky and blessed that in our special situation, I got to see him be a daddy FIRST... I never will have to worry what he'll be like, or if he'll be patient or how he'll discipline. I already know how he will be. And it's such a blessing to know that my kids will have a wonderful dad who shows them love and teaches them right from wrong.. Gives me so much comfort for our future..

1. The man treats me like a queen. He makes me feel special, different and important every single day. He loves me, likes me, adores me, pampers me, spoils me and tells me every day what I mean to him. At least once every day he tells me I'm beautiful. He makes me feel beautiful. He makes me feel like I am something and I'm worth something. He makes me happier than I have every been in my life. He loves me with his whole heart, and I've never had a love like that before. I didn't believe in fairy tales.. or true love.. or in having a soul mate... until I found mine :)

I love you, Jake. You make life worth living and every day wonderful. You are the reason behind my smile, and my only hope is that I can make your life as good as you've made mine!

I am so glad you chose me! XoXo

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Been awhile since I posted. If I had to guess, I'd say it was the day before I discovered Pinterest? Just a guess. ;) My life has been full of my two loves, work and making/cooking things I've found on Pinterest.. Okay, really.. I am devoting an ENTIRE post to that damn time-sucking, make-me-crafty, make-me-throw-out-old-crappy-recipes, you-can-make-anything-for-much-cheaper, here-are-a-million-dream-kitchens-that-make-me-hate-my-apartment-even-more website. :) No, but really. GREATEST. WEBSITE. EVVVER.!

Quotes? They're on Pinterest. Make up/Clothing/hair ideas? They're on Pinterest. Recipes for a sophisticated meal? They're on Pinterest. Recipes for a quick and easy dinner? They're on Pinterest. DIY EVERYTHING? They're on Pinterest. Decorations for every holiday and season? They're on Pinterest. Dream home ideas? They're on Pinterest. I could go on, and on, and on, and on, and on and on on on.. This website is PHENOMENAL!

My sister in laws were talking about it awhile back.. Once before the wedding, but I knew if I checked it out then, my psychotic, stressed out, psycho-ness would multiply by 10. Thank goodness I didn't do it. My  fiance at the time, and even more so, my mom... would have broken up with me.. :) I finally checked it out one day, at work. OOPS? And didn't really get it. Cool stuff, sure. But didn't spend much time ACTUALLY looking into it. Then one day, I did. Pretty sure I have had it pulled up ever since. On my phone, at work in between running reports (and sometimes when I should be doing something else... Sorry Ryan and Mark), every 'lunch', and on the lap top at home. This website is my favorite! Screw Facebook! :)

My obsession has become slightly ridiculous. I threw out a (maybe made up?!) stat to my husband about football (the stupid Patriots), and he came back with a snide "did you get that from Pinterest" comment. :) It was kind of funny. Even though sadly, it may be all that I have talked about for the past few weeks. :) And I love that I can send my mom a link, and she'll say.. "I saw that this morning"! Let the obsession spread! :)

To ANY of you reading this that haven't checked it out yet. Comment with your email address and I will send you an invite. Really, it will be the best thing that ever happened to you! :) I know it's in my top 5 favorite things in my life right now! :) Yes, babe.. You're still number 1!

Besides Pinterest life has been... ? Just kidding, life has been wonderful! Jake and I are adjusting to married life and all that comes with it. Love going to bed next to him and waking up to him every morning.. He really is the light of my life and my soul mate. Lucky me :) Kailee is as sassy and hilarious as ever! She cracks us up daily and says and does the funniest things! We're all really looking forward to our first Thanksgiving as an official family! Holiday posts and pictures to come! :) Have a wonderful and very Happy Thanksgiving.. I am grateful for so many things, especially all of the wonderful people I have surrounding me. XoXo