♥ HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETNESS ♥




today is my loves birthday...he turns 40 today!!! so i'm going to continue the tradition and list 40 reasons (in no particular order) WHY i am totally, utterly and completely in love with him...

1. watching you grow in your walk with the Lord, I love that so very, very much.  it makes this tenderhearted wife teary.  

2. you love self expression just as much as i do

3. those shoulders…yeah…I still love them super huge amounts…

4. it doesn't matter what size I am, you always tell me how beautiful and sexy I am…and I totally believe you see me like that…and you have no idea how much I appreciate it…

5. 100% devotion to your family, always…

6. your daily "uniform"…Harley shirts, jeans and work boots…enough said…

7. you love to hate candy crush just as much as I do 

8. you are THE best dad ever, hands down...

9. you always support me...no matter what, no questions asked...and that is so comforting...

10. i can ask you to go anywhere...and you will...on a complete whim…totally willing to drive every single time…

11. you always know the absolute perfect time to give me a hug accompanied by "it will all work out"…ps, you give the best hugs ever!

12. that big plow truck you drive, yeah, it’s totally hot…

13. you hissing at the woman in walmart...seriously...almost peed my pants…CLASSIC!

14. how easy it is for you to make me or others around us laugh HARD…

15. your willingness to send me to a womens faith retreat just because you know how much i want to go and how much I need it…while you stay home all weekend with the kids…you have NO idea how much this means to me...

16. how you get totally excited about the same simple pleasures i do…

17. RATT…

18. even when your skin is melting off you still let me cuddle…all night long…i don't know what i would do without my furnace

19. long summer 4-wheeler rides (aka...me sneaking in some snuggle time)…

20. how you encourage me to get back to my art…because you know it fills my soul with happiness…

21. you totally kick my booty at geography...and i'm happy you do...while my "amy map" is entertaining at times, it wouldn't get us very far...

22. you let me take pics of you even though you HATE having your picture taken…even if you don’t smile, I still appreciate it (and i think you secretly do enjoy those pics sometimes)

23. your love of trucks equals mine...love that!!!

24. your silly songs you can make up on a moment’s notice…even though they are about me sometimes (it's ok...i act mad but secretly laugh inside) 

25. you always are quick to apologize to me…even though you know I’m not so quick (or good) at it…

26. after i had jade you said "thank you for giving me a perfect little girl" and kissed me on the forehead...i will NEVER forget that moment…

27. your love and compassion for animals {cutlers home for wayward animals} 

28. sneaking around the corner and see you doing a crazy dance with the kids...yeah, i saw it, many times…and every time it makes me smile…

29. your obsession with the news (or politics)...you ALWAYS know what is going on…which is a good thing because I never do…

30. you will let a little girl do your hair, makeup and paint your nails...just to make her smile…

31. your passion for all types of music…

32. "get it to go and it won’t be cold", "my mom has never showed her teeth at cindy" and "legs...LEGS"…still CLASSICS!!!!!

33. you are just as obsessive about big brother (new season in July!) as i am...love that…

34. your selfless heart...

35. how you thinks it’s hilarious to chase me around the house, with me screaming like a freak, after we watch a scary movie…you laugh every.single.time…and, without fail, i will scream even though i know it's you...and if I pee my pants you laugh even harder, yeah, good times (eye roll)

36. how you always know the EXACT words to make me feel better instantly...

37. you’re a little bit rock-n-roll to my little bit country {okay, so I’m a lot country}

38. with all my sicknesses, operations and hospital stays over the last year and a half you never ONCE hesitated to jump in and take over everything yourself.  never once complaining of the extra workload on you, on top of your full-time job.  you were such an amazing blessing!

39. your voice still melts my heart after all these years…and instantly takes me back to that day 17 years ago…when you sing "that" song i get tears in my eyes still...

40. simply because you are just YOU…the man I feel in love with 17 years ago…the man I still love madly, more and more everyday…

i love you babe forEVER and EVER... 

out for now
~kisses