Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Birthday Boy

Photo by: Jessica Lewis Photography

It’s Lukie’s 25th birthday on Sunday. We’re going to Vegas for the weekend to celebrate. Hopefully I’ll have something interesting to blog about when we get back! In honor of his birthday, I wrote 25 things that I love about the love of my life. I just want him to know how much I love and appreciate him! (Plus, this is just another trick for you to read another one of my lists!)

1.) Luke has the most positive, optimistic character. He always looks for the good or possible learning experiences in situations. I hope this quality rubs off on me.
2.) He is always patient with me which is a saintly, saintly thing because I tend to run late for everything, have weird neurotic quarks and he more than puts up with me. Instead of getting irritated or rushing me, he simply calls out the time, “It’s 8:03 in the kingdom and all is well!”
3.) He is one of the friendliest, outgoing people I have ever met. Luke could make a lifelong friend in about .03 seconds. I love this about him because he always keeps things interesting. We often have funny encounters with strangers that we meet wherever we go.
4.) Luke is a cinema fanatic! He is my walking imdb.
5.) He loves his family and would do anything for them. This is one of my favorite of his qualities, because family is truly his #1 priority.
6.) He is so funny and makes me laugh on a daily basis!

7.) He’ll try anything once. He even tries sushi, my weird ethnic foods that I love or he’ll even sign up to volunteer at race events with me.
8.) He is a Dr. Pepper aficionado. Need I say more?
9.) He loves kids and is so good with them! He adores his nieces and nephew and it’s so cute to see them play together.
10.) He works hard. Even when its 7pm on a Friday night and there’s a problem at his job, he is always the one to stay behind and make sure the work gets done right.
11.) He is musically talented. He plays the trumpet and I’ll often come home to him singing and playing his guitar. I can’t tell you how many compliments I’ve heard him get in church on his singing.
12.) I don’t know where I heard the saying, “Real Men Snuggle,” but it’s true. Luke is a real man and a first class snuggler.
13.) He cleans. Oh my word, I could sing his praises all day about this one. Every night after a full day of work, he does the dishes. I think I’ve taken out the trash once in all of our married life and he always helps me with my “Saturday chores.”
14.) He loves to serve. I’ll admit, I’m not the one to sign up for the Saturday morning service projects, but Luke is willing to get up at 6am on a Saturday to give service. What a guy.
15.) He’s a smarty pants. He’ll help me any time with my homework (especially the math!) Now if only he’ll go take that GRE…. J
16.) He loves the Lord and strives to keep the commandments. He’s a great example to me.
17.) He’s got a big, hearty laugh that just warms my soul.
18.) He’s willing to eat what I cook for him without any complaint. I use ground turkey instead of beef and I know that was a change for him. Not to mention some of the culinary disasters I’ve already experienced…burned bacon, runny cream puffs, and other weird experiments gone wrong. He even ate my eggplant parmesan. J
19.) I hope I don’t ruin his masculine reputation by saying he is the sweetest guy. He brings home Hershey’s eggs when he knows I’ve had a bad day or will pull the covers over me in the morning and when I’ve unknowingly kicked my own covers off and gotten cold.
20.) He’s a good kisser.
21.) He’ll watch the entirety of Dawson’s Creek with me. I was informed by a classmate that I was lucky because her boyfriend would NEVER watch “girly” shows with her.
22.) Lukie is my strong man. Which is great if I need any heavy lifting done…but basically its just nice to know that he could probably kill a lot of zombies if they came to attack us in the middle of the night.
23.) He compliments me nearly everyday and makes me feel pretty.
24.) He’s pretty handy. I grew up in a house where we took the car into the shop or called a fix it man. Luke has already fixed a few things on his car and that just wows me!
25.) Luke is a really calm, confident man. This is a really good thing for me, because I tend to worry and he has a way to calm my worries and make me feel at ease.

1 comment:

  1. Yea! Luke does dishes! Good man. I hope when your birthday rolls around he posts a blog like this about you.