Sunday, August 8, 2010

Thirty Things.

Today is my husband's 30th birthday. That's right, the big three-oh. Now I shall mercilessly tease him about how OLD he is. (I'm allowed to do that, since I'm still 26, right?)
But, merciless teasing aside, I love him. Oh, so much. And here are just a few of the reasons why (in no particular order).
A List of Thirty Things I Love
about this man right here. 
(this picture is over a year old... you'd think I'd find a more recent one. But I just like this one so much. photo credit Lorie Chambless.)

1. He's really, really handsome. (see above photo)
2. He likes food as much as I do. GOOD food. We love to eat together!
3. He puts up with my incredibly corny sense of humor.
4. Sometimes, he even laughs!
5. He helped me make some very adorable babies.
6. And, he is an AMAZING daddy to those three adorable girls of ours.
7. His hugs. He just wraps me up and holds me close, and I could stay there forever.
8. He lets me snuggle with him in bed, even when he's asleep. I do so love to snuggle.
9. His own sense of humor can be rather... corny. Maybe that's why he puts up with mine?
10. His passion for music.
11. His passion for God and Scripture and the church.
12. His passion for good wine.
13. His passion for me. :)
14. He likes the Harry Potter books as much as I do. We're nerds. But at least we're nerds together.
15. His thick, curly hair. That was actually one of the very first things I noticed about him when we met!
16. He's awfully cute when he plays the drums. And he's very, very good at it too!
17. Speaking of drums... his timing. Thank goodness I married a drummer. My own timing stinks, and quite often you can hear me asking him to help me get it right when I'm practicing piano for something.
18. He's so affectionate with Emma, Annabelle, and Rosalie. Lots of hugs, kisses, and cuddles are given on a daily basis...He truly enjoys doting on his girls. I think that's so important for daughters.
19. We can be delightfully and whole-heartedly silly together.
20. He doesn't judge me, no matter how crazy/odd/weird/silly I can be. 
21. His faith and his trust in God touches and shapes every area of his life.
22. And thus, he is a great example to me, and others.
23. He loves all our family- moms, dads, brothers, sisters, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews- so much, and so well.
24. His boyish charm.
25. If we ever have computer issues, he can fix them in a jiffy. Computer-savvy AND sexy?? What a combo!
26. His voice. It still gives me butterflies sometimes.
27. His laugh. When I hear him laugh, it makes me happy. My favorite? When we're laughing together.
28. He works hard to provide for us. And he never complains about it.
29. He chose me. Further, he continues to choose me, out of every other person in the world, every single day. How amazing is that?
30. He's mine. We're meant to be together. He's my guy, and I'm his girl, and it'll always be that way as long as we both shall live.

This list could go on and on... and I know I'll only add to it as we spend his next 30 years together, Lord willing.

Happy 30th Birthday, my beloved.


Band of Brothers said...

AW, sweetest post ever. I love you two together. So perfect and adorable and charming. Your list is so funny, esp #5!

Jeremy said...

I don't quite know what to say, except that I would never ever want to spend a birthday without you because YOU make my birthdays the most awesome. :D I love you.

alyssa said...

Happy Birthday Jeremy :) This was super super sweet, awwwwwww!!!

Lauryn said...

Talia this is such a sweet little love letter to your man... I hope you two have a wonderful day together! Happy Birthday Jeremy!

i'm lindsey. said...

oh total goosebumps :)
this was SOOOOOOOO sweet!!!!!!!!!!
isn't fun to write about how obsessed you are about your hubby.......i think everytime i proclaim it, my obsession grows even more :)
you, my dear, are one sweet wife to clearly, SUCH a deserving husband!!!!!!!!

Misty said...

i LOVE this... :)

molly june. said...

okay you two. why don't you go & make another baby or something?


SO cute. what a lovely couple. LOVE seeing people in love. melt.

p.s. can't wait to see you. if you don't come to the bbq, i WILL be knocking on your door in the middle of the night. just be warned. :)

*CPA* Su said...

This is oh-so-sweet! I remember when he was planning to propose (or had just proposed - I can't recall) to you...and we were talking about it in the breakroom of the CU! You guys have always been so cute together!! :)

Lydia said...

this is the sweetest ever!!
Love you guys! so much.

Happy Birthday Jer!

Victoria Fichtner said...

This is the best. It made me cry. He is a blessed man to have you, Talia. I wish Jeramie and you many, many more years of happiness.

Sunny said...

Aww, happy birthday to your hubs! What a sweet post! My hubby turns 30 in Oct. I might steal your idea and do my own list. ;)

richelle jean said...

aww this list is so sweet! happy 30th!! so nice to find another sista in Christ. :]

Jerusha Abigail said...

SO sweet! it makes me even more excited to be married and still be so in love after many years. :)
i love you guys!

~D~ said...

I'm a new friend and just wanted to say I love your blog--I so enjoyed reading about you and your family. Also, wishing your husband a late, but still very happy birthday. :)

Melissa said...

Your list makes me think of my own husband, though we've only been married since May. :)
I think I may have found a new blog to follow! Nice to meet you!

sarah marie p said...

Aww, this was such a sweet,thoughtful list! I hope you showed it to him. :) And hope your hubby had a very happy birthday!

sarah marie p said...

Ok. Duh! I just saw Jeremy's comment! Awwww! You two are such lil love birdies! So cute.

Chelsea said...

this is sooooo sweet!

and what a great photo!