Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thirty to the Two & ya don't stop

 Happy Birthday Mike!!!
(Photo courtesy of Mike, being Mike, pretending to be me at Lake Powell this summer)

Mike turned the big 3-2 yesterday & we spent the day sleeping in, having doughnuts as our breakfast of champions, lunch at Kneaders & strolling around Barnes & Noble (one of our fave past times) & then getting Pizza for dinner while watching Jazz BEAT Orlando. Very laid back & relaxing, just the way Mikey Likey. The celebrating is being drawn out till tomorrow though, as we are going to the Greg Laswell concert tomorrow night. So excited for that, I adore Greg Laswell & his beautiful man voice.

32 things I ADORE about Mike

1. He is super goofy (refer to picture above if proof is needed)

2. He is so great with kids. One of the first things that made me fall in love with him, when we were first dating, was watching him play with his nieces & nephews, so cute!

3. He makes me & the boys pancakes every Sunday morning.

4. Whenever I am sitting on the couch, he'll come into the room, grab a cozy blanket & wrap it around me, just in case I am a little chilly.

5. He built my beautiful Dance Studio for me (now that's a dream maker right there)

6. He lets me cry whenever & for however long I need on his shoulder

7. Even when my hair looks like I just stuck my finger in a light socket, & I am in ratty old sweats without a stitch of make-up on, he looks at me & says "Man you're beautiful!" Makes my day, even if he is lying through his teeth.

8. He is obsessed with basketball & is an awesome player. He IS the white Michael Jordan.

9. He researches every purchase that he ever makes. And I mean RESEARCH.

10. He is the Best Dad to our two little boys. So hands on & loving. I am more & more impressed with him everyday I see him with them.

11. He changes the words to almost every song that I am ever singing.

12. He reads his scriptures every single night, no matter how tired he is.

13. He'll watch chick flicks with me.

14. He ALWAYS remembers the important dates (birthdays, anniversaries, valentines etc..)

15. He supports me in my dreams & ambitions

16. He helps clean the bathrooms

17. He gets just as excited for the holidays as I do

18. After making fun of the movie "Phantom of the Opera" the first 40 minutes of me MAKING him watch it with me, it has now become one of his favorite movies of all time.

19. He could sit & draw floor plans all day if time allowed

20. He works so darn hard for our family

21. He is more than respectful to his parents

22. He makes me laugh until I cry on a regular basis

23. He's the first one to volunteer when any one is in need of help

24. He gets along with my family so well that sometimes I wonder if they get more excited to see him than me, pretty sure the answer to that is yes, & I would agree with them. I would definetly get more excited to see him over me any day of the week.

25. He doesn't complain when our dinner for the night is cereal... again.

26. He was there for me month after excrushiating month that I didn't get pregnant. Just there to listen, cry with, take my mind off of it, get me flowers, the list goes on & on.

27. He knows just how important birthdays are to me

28. He loves taking on a challenging game of Soduku

29. He's worthy & willing to give me a Priesthood blessing whenever I am in need of one

30. He does the funniest dance moves for me whenever I am jamming to my music in my bathroom getting ready to go out.

31. He encourages me to go on 'Girls Nights' with my girls. Which means a lot, cause I've seen some girls have to practically beg their husbands for a night out.

32. Because he is just HIM, plain & simple (refer to picture above, if needed)


Becky said...

Such a sweet list! You are a lucky lady! Happy B-day Mike!

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday Mike!! Glad to have ya in the fam and be my bro-in-law!! Love ya!!

Krista said...

What a cute list, it really brought tears to my eyes. I think the best of you and Mike and you are both great examples to me. Thanks for the fun times:)

Natelli Johnston said...

Mike is a pretty special guy, I told David like three times yesterday it was Mike's birthday and he kept saying he needed to call him. what a sweet post. You two are so fun and funny, Ilove it!

Tiffany said...

Laura you are so cute. You are such a great example to me for how I should love my husband. Hope Mike had a good birthday!! See ya sunday.

Staceroo said...

Happy B-day Mike! We love ya - and yes, we do get excited to see you, but of course with Laura by your side. You guys go well together. Can't wait to see you in a few weeks!