Saturday, March 8, 2008

Happy Birthday Jim!

Today is Jim's birthday! He's 29! I can't believe I'm married to a 29 year old! When did 29 go from old to a normal age? The sad news is our whole family is sick. Jim caught what Tralee and I have, so instead of partying it up, we're still in our P.J's watching the boob-tube. I did managed to make Jim and nice breakfast, and I have plans to make him a cake later on today. I also woke him up with presents. He got another Irish shirt (tradition, he gets an Irish shirt every year), some of his favorite treats, and some new jeans. He seemed to really like them.

I'm really blessed to have such an amazing husband. Jim works so hard for our family, and I honestly believe if he could, he would give us the world. Jim is sweet, funny, kind, wonderfully weird, an amazing father, supportive husband, and worthy priesthood holder. He's so kind and giving of his time. The list goes on. In fact, I will make a list of 29 of the many reasons I love Jim.

1. He can't resist pulling over at a lemon aid stand, and giving the kids more than they're charging for lemon aid.

2. He's a crazy Canadian, who takes me to his beautiful place of birth every summer, and gets excited to see his family.

3. When I'm REALLY stressed out, he'll drop everything to come rescue me, take care of me, and do whatever I need him to.

4. He makes up silly lyrics to popular songs, sometimes it drives me crazy, but I mostly love it.

5. He's good at EVERYTHING he tries. Whenever we try something new Jim becomes a pro within a few hours, while it takes me years to master his skill (this also drives me crazy that things come so easy to him, but at the same time I'm so proud of my talented husband!)

6. Even though he complains about her, Jim helps take care of my dog when I need him to. He even lets her sleep between his legs every night. There's no other place she'll sleep!

7. He LOVES food, especially chocolate, so he raves about EVERYTHING I cook. Even if I under/overcook something, or something turns out discusting Jim will say it's the BEST thing he ever ate.

8. Every now and again Jim will surprise me with an amazing romantic jesture. (He's a romantic at heart, and I LOVE IT!)

9. If someone is having car problems on the side of the road, Jim doesn't hesitate to pull over and help. I don't know how many times he's helped push a car to the side of the road or to a gas station.

10. Jim would give the shirt off his back to some one who needs it.

11. He's the only person who can pull me out of the crapiest mood and make laugh hysterically within a few minutes. (This is VERY frustrating when I'm trying to stay mad at him, and all I can do is laugh!)

12. He HATES shopping, but will go with me if I ask him to.

13. Jim's a SUPER talented craftsman! He builds AMAZING cabinets and furniture. I love his handywork!

14. Jim LOVES kids, and would have an army of them if I approved.

15. When I was freaking out about being pregnant with Tralee, Jim taught me to have faith and know that everything would be alright. He calms me down all the time. Jim's my voice of reason.

16. Jim has a testimony of the gospel, and honors his priesthood.

17. Jim loves his family members, and just wants them to be happy.

18. He's really a good cook when actually does it. I call him my very own Martin Stewart.

19. He loves sports, ALL of them and tries to get me to enjoy them with him. He just won't give up that I'm a horrible athlete and not at all competitive! However, he did manage to convince me to join a bowling league and we've had a world of fun!

20. He's just an all-around good guy.

21. He's really involved in Young Men's in our Ward, and all the Young Men adore him!

22. We share the same love of food, and he'll even watch some of my cooking shows with me!

23. He's a wonderful father who knows how to get on his hands and knees and play! At the same time, he understands the importance of discipline and will help me make sure our children are raised the best way we know how.

24. Jim is very supportive of me, and if I get behind on my housework (i.e. our house is a disaster) he doesn't complain. He also understand how important it is for me to have a break, so he'll watch the baby while I go do things I like to. I can't stay away for longer than a few hours or I'll start to miss Jim and Tralee too much.

25. He teaches me a lot about the scriptures. We'll be reading them together, and it seems like he has the answers, or can find the answers to my several questions.

26. He served an honorable mission, and worked REALLY hard the entire time. He managed to stay positive even though several doors were slammed in his face while he was in Ireland.

27. Jim and I have the same dreams for our future. We agree on where we want to be in 10, 20, 50 years from now.

28. Whenever I ask him to change Tralee's stinky diaper he's NEVER once complained about it! I love that!!

29. He'll listen to me (or pretend to listen to me) jabber on for an hour or so when he gets home from work. He doesn't complain about it, because he somehow understands that I need to have an adult conversation. He will sometime says, "do you every breath?" He'll tease me, but that's okay, cause I'll tease him right back!

Happy Birthday Jim! I love you!!


amy said...

Hey - Happy Birthday to Uncle Jim!

Hope he had a good day...despite the Costco kid-fall-out-of-cart scare.

Mary Ann Carlile said...

Happy Birthday Seamus!