Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! We are a little late with our well-wishing, but that's okay. Nate and I had a busy Thanksgiving day visiting both sides of the family. Then we did go shopping on Friday morning. No, we did not camp out anywhere or even get up super early, we bought some Christmas decorations and that's about it. Also on Friday I made my first turkey and I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out. Nate claims it was the best turkey he has ever had. What a nice husband! Anyway, we hope you had a great Thanksgiving and that your holiday season continues to be wonderful.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Our Heroes

Lots of people have heroes. I've heard of people admiring Ghandi, Mother Theresa, famous athletes, even their mom and dad. This however, is one I had not heard of until now.......

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Nate!

Yes, today is Nate's birthday. Happy 23rd Birthday babe! Since Nate's birthday lands on the 12th, we celebrate the 12 days of Nate. Each day for 12 days I give him a treat or small present to prolong the festivities. In honor of that tradition here are 12 of the many things I love about Nathan.....

1. Nate is fun. I often joke that I am the funny one and he is the fun one (yes, I know it is wishful thinking to think I am funny).
2. He has a wonderful temperament. Nate never holds a grudge and doesn't let the trivial things bother him. He is my favorite of all the red-heads I know.
3. He is great at always making sure my car is clean and full of gas and washer fluid, etc. He even buys the little tree shaped car fresheners for me. That is one thoughtful man!
4. Nate is a fantastic listener and problem solver.
5. Smart! The boy is smart, he never has to study and still does great on all of his tests.
6. I have to admit, I love his taste in music, 99% of the time.
7. No matter what, he always tells me I look nice, even if I am sick or haven't showered or am having a bad hair day.
8. Nathan is really good about helping out around the house (or apartment to be specific) even if he doesn't want to.
9. I love that Nate is always so supportive, no matter what hobby or crazy project I undertake, he is always encouraging.
10. He is such a good example, I truly do look up to him.
11. My husband can cook! He makes a mean teriyaki chicken.
12. I love Nate's laugh. From his little chuckles when he is trying not to laugh at me, to his full body laugh when his eyes water and he can't even talk. I love it when I am able to make him laugh.

So, I hope Nate has a fantastic birthday and that this year is wonderful for him! If you see him tell him Happy Birthday. I love you Nate!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

One Reason to Get Married

Now I am the first person to tell you that marriage is wonderful and has tons of perks. However, since it has gotten colder there is one benefit that stands out to me lately. My husband is among the world's best spider assassins. He could go pro. His stealth and accuracy are unmatched. This is what happens to spiders when I am home alone................yes, they get smashed with a shoe, I've learned over the years to use shoes with flat soles, don't use shoes with a lot of tread or the spider could escape between treads. I smash them and then leave them for my husband to dispose of and then wipe up the crime scene with a clorox wipe (probably on my list of 10 best inventions, can't live without clorox wipes). But, this is how it works when Nate is home. I am usually the one who spots the offending spider and I have a sure-fire warning signal for Nate, it is an urgent "Spider! Spider! Spider!" cry and I am sure to point it out for him (communication is not a problem in events such as these). Then with all the skill of a hit man, Nate is on the attack and eliminates the target and removes all evidence. I then say aloud that I hope all his (meaning the spider's) friends were watching and that if they're smart they'll leave now before we find them. When all is said and done I go back to pretending that spiders and bugs of all sorts don't exist. If there was an award for such feat, my husband would win for sure. So basically, if you hate killing spiders and such, there is an easy answer, just get married.