Wednesday, April 6, 2011

You Had Me From Hello.....

....and you still got me!

I love him even if we are a house divided!
I'm not sure my husband reads my blog since it's all about the business.  He tolerates --- and he is very supportive --- but hairbows and flip flops and girly pretties don't really interest him all that much.  But I'm going to write about TJ anyway.

Tomorrow is our anniversary.  We will have been married for 11 years....and I have to say that they have been, without a doubt, the most amazing 11 years of my life.  It may sound cliche, but I cannot imagine life without him.  He has been a blessing to my life from the moment I met him, and I adore him.

So, I give you 11 reasons why I would still pick him after all this time!

1.  His amazing faith.....TJ reminds me all the time that God has a plan that is bigger than any plans we make.  He believes that prayer works, and he believes that if we set our priorities on Heaven, everything else will fall into place.  And what I love most is that he doesn't remind me of this by telling me --- he lives his life so that anyone would know that.

2.  Emmalynn and Ellie.....we have the most wonderful girls in the world!  TJ is such a good daddy.  He never misses a soccer game or a school program or a cheer competition.  He drops them off at sleepovers and picks them up from school.  He teaches them to do their best at everything and to always try to do what is right.

My girls!
3.  His I mentioned before, he is EXTREMELY tolerant of whatever scheme I have going at the time.  He has loved me through selling Avon, Tupperware, and Lia Sophia....and now he's loving me through Elemenopie Designs (which WILL last, by the way!).

4.  His excellent ability to spoil me.....yeah, I'll admit it...I'm spoiled.  ;)

5.  His Facebook addiction.....because it makes mine not look so bad!

6.  His determination.....he provided for our family while I finished TWO degrees and then went back to finish his own.  He kepts the girls while I took night classes....even when they were both under the age of 2!

7.  His patience.....I don't know how to say no to people, I take on too many things, and I am ALWAYS volunteering TJ for something.  'Nuf said.

8.  His acceptance of "organized chaos".....I will admit it to the world.  I am NOT a domestic diva.  My home is CLEAN, but it is far from neat!  Walk in right now and the couch is covered with ribbon, the bar is loaded down with flip flops, and the dining room table looks like someone's office exploded.  That's a hard thing for a neat freak to deal with...but he does it!

9.  His mad style.....I am SO thankful I found a man who could put together decent outfits for himself, our girls, and me!  He's a good shopper!

10.  His fantastic cooking skills.....and they go way beyond a grill!  He can make some awesome cheesecake and pretty much anything else!

11.  Everything else about him.........

I could probably go on all day....but I'll just let #11 cover anything else I've left out.  I'm pretty much as in love with him as any person could be.  I am so thankful that God placed TJ in my life and has allowed our relationship to only get better.  I pray that we are blessed with many, many more years together because I want to get old with him!

(TJ, if you read this, I LOVE YOU!!!  Happy anniversary!!!)

Dressing up for my Mardi Gras dinner

Giving pedicures at Emmalynn's sleepover

Handing out on the top bunk with Ellie

Cruising to Mexico!


  1. Congratulations on 11 years!! I, too, will be married 11 years this year, in Sept. and I, too, am still madly in love! I just got off the phone telling him that and then read your blog! Your husband sounds so wonderful, and this was a lovely blog to read.

  2. Wow what a cute post! Congrats on an 11 and for having an awesome guy! Here's to 11 more ...and then 11 more....and then 11 more etc :)

  3. Congrats on your anniversary! I'm sure you'll enjoy many more years! Sounds like you've got a great guy! Love the pedicure pic! What a trooper he is.

  4. Congrats on your nice to hear about you and your family!

  5. Its always nice to see people who are really happy together, happy anniversary.

  6. Congratulation on your 11 years together and I pray you have so many many years to go together!
    God bless your family!

  7. A good man can be hard to find!!! I think it's wonderful that youknow just what it is that you appreciate about him. Now let him know ... print this out and enclose it with your Anniversary card to TJ!

  8. Big congrats on the 11 year mark! I love your 11 reasons.

  9. Congrats! You are very fortunate. Deb at: uniquecozytreasures

  10. Happy anniversary and I hope he does read this! It is such a wonderful tribute to the man you love!

    (Sorry for the delete, I had some typos....LOL)

  11. He sounds like a "keeper". Wishing you both all the best.

  12. What a great post! Congrats on your 11 yr anniversary. Hubby sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Awww, you are all so cute, and this post is so sweet :)

  14. Great guy! Happy anniversary!

  15. You are so very lucky!! CONGRATS on the anniversary.