Tuesday, April 27, 2010

This One Goes Out To The One I Love

Josh turned 34 today.
We met when we were 23. I clearly remember saying at the time, "If I wasn't already dating someone, I'd think he was pretty cute." He hung on until I had come to my senses and asked me to dinner at PF Changs. Which is still where we go for his birthday dinners.
Here are some b-day facts about my husband:
1. He is the oldest of five. Three younger brothers and one youngest sister. When we met, he carried around Cara's picture in his wallet. He called her "Sweeps," which was short for Sweetpea.
2. He doesn't carry a wallet anymore and firmly believes that men should be allowed to carry a purse. If so, he might not have lost my wedding ring during my labor with Kate. You know... because it was in his pocket after my hands swelled up like pitocin-induced sausages.
3. He never calls me by my name. Ever. He refers to my by it, but never says it to me. I'm "Babe."
4. He is the ying to my yang. Certain to ground me with wisdom and a considerably less amount of crazy girl emotion. He thinks before speaking. I don't. Generally.
5. He has a man-crush on Mark Driscoll. Wanted to name a child "Driscoll." He likes names with a good story behind it. We had this little orange cat once...
6. Two years ago, he decided to start his own business. Quit his job. Spent countless hours making his dream happen. I can't even put the last few years into a sentence. He has the most awesome work ethic. I'm so proud of him.
Introducing... My First Piano
Happy Birthday, Love.

11 comments:

Robyn said...

Happy Birthday Josh! We're proud of you too :)

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday! Not so sure about the man crush ... but we'll let that one go ... for now. And by the way, your daughter thought you were turning 47 last week. And today ... told me you were 37 ... the same age as her mom. I tried to tell her that you were BOTH now 34 but she didn't believe me. Just know ... I tried. Although, you look great for being 47.

Jen said...

What a sweet post, Kel!

Happy birthday, Josh! Hope it's full of lettuce wraps, crab wontons and all the edemame you can eat!

Kristi said...

Suddenly I have a crush on your husband. You're cool with that, right? ;) Happy Birthday, Josh!!

Kristi said...

I meant Happy Birthday HOT Josh. Hee hee!

Mrs. Spice said...

Happy Birthday Josh! I wouldn't even laugh if you carried a purse/man-bag. You could pull it off.

Kristin said...

Happy Birthday HJ. Mmmm...PFCB.

mini and brother said...

Love him too!!

Dana said...

Happy Birthday to Josh! Pick up an extra man purse for my husband. His cargo shorts' pockets are full.

Jasmyn said...

I love this post! I am also a "babe" around my house too!

I hope you got him a man bag for his birthday...he could totally start a trend!

Happy birthday Josh:)

Rachel said...

Josh is probably the only guy I know of who could work a man purse. And a guy crush on Marc Driscoll? Totally understandable, he's amazing! Congrats on your new business, love the website and happy birthday!