This is what we’ve been doing the past two days… And this is what we plan to be doing for the next two days! :)
Hey, family members & close friends: come visit us!!!
Today is Friday, February 14th, 2014 and I love you more today than I did yesterday. Yesterday, I loved you more than I did the day before, and I’m pretty sure tomorrow I will love you more than I do today. I know that is not an original saying, but it’s the perfect thing to write to you because it’s true. Since we’ve met, I don’t think there has been a day that has passed where I didn’t find a new reason to love you more. You have so many wonderful qualities about you, I really don’t even know where to start, but if I had to describe your character in three words they would be thoughtful, dedicated, and genuine.
Let’s start with thoughtful… Your consideration for the needs of others is commendable. I love that you are generous when it’s important yet practical in purchases for yourself. I love that you always make me walk on the inside of you when we are on a busy street because you think drivers are crazy and you don’t want me to be hit. That’s so thoughtful! The way you take care of me… there are some things that you do that go unnoticed, and you never bring them up, but then I find out that you did them… for me… for my happiness… that is just the most wonderful feeling for a woman. I don’t give you enough credit for all the amazingly thoughtful things you do for me on a daily basis. You are truly a dream, Husband. I love that about you.
Moving on to dedicated… You are by far the hardest worker I know. Not in the sense that you can’t ever unplug, but in the sense of always striving to be the best you can be at anything & everything you put your mind to. Whether it’s to be a better boss, a better husband, a better friend, a better son… a better anything! You are dedicated to putting your all into it. You are really figuring out the work/life balance so beautifully and I admire you for your commitment to my happiness. I love that about you.
And finally, genuine… When I say that you are genuine, I mean that you are humble when most would be arrogant; you put anyone and everyone at ease with your modesty. There are times when you get bashful when people talk about your accomplishments (there are so many to be proud of!!) and I absolutely adore that about you. You are authentic, sincere, and most of all honest. You never make people feel inferior to you, even though we all know you are the smartest guy in the room, and I love that you always, always, always consider me your equal. You make me feel like what I’m doing in our lives is just as important as what you are doing (even though it’s clearly not). I love that about you.
I have said it before, but I will say it again… you are one of a kind, Husband. Truly, a rare breed of man. And I thank God every day for you.
I love you,
WARNING: the following post is going to be super cheesy.
If you tend to want to gag yourself while reading professions of love from one human being to another, please do not proceed to read this blog until after Friday. This is MY blog, and if I can’t proclaim my love for my Husband in a mushy fashion on here… then where can I?!? I guess in a private convo or in a Hallmark card… but then that wouldn’t be a proclamation to the entire internet world!! And where’s the fun in that?!? You’re lucky I have enough respect for my fellow human beings to not only put up a warning label, but I’m saving you the super lame status update on Facebook. You’re welcome.
Next post will be published: Tomorrow, February 14, 2014
More commonly known as: Valentine’s Day
1. Italian Black Truffle Almonds, Squirrel Brand
Go ahead and try to just eat one… you will end up eating the whole tin! They are sooooo good! Order them now, you will not be disappointed! Promise!
2. Lavender Chamomile Aromatherapy Sugar Scrub, Bath & Body Works
I pretty much use this stuff every.single.night before I go to bed. I also have the body wash, lotion, and pillow spray. Kind of obsessed.
3. Bronzing Powder, NARS- Laguna
I love bronzer! If you know me in real life, you know that I cannot stand to be pale, and you probably know that I go through bronzer like it’s going out of style! (which it probably is… crap!) Anyway, this NARS bronzing powder in the color Laguna is the best I’ve tried yet! You can contour with it or just use it as an all over face bronzer and it looks very natural. Love, love, love!
4. Inspire Crop ii Pant, Lulu Lemon
I love these lulu pants so much, I practically live in them. They are so lightweight & breathable. These are great for a run around the lake, weightlifting at the gym, or even yoga! I also wear them to the grocery store and the mall on occasion, they are THAT comfy! Don’t judge me! ;)
**This is the first of a new series of posts I plan to do sporadically, similar to my #insta posts. It’s just going to be a list of a few items that I cannot live without at the present moment, and just so everyone knows, I am not being paid to acknowledge these items.**
and this is the only picture I have to prove she was here…
why have I been slacking on the pictures lately?? oh yea!! I made a New Years resolution to be “more in the moment” and “spend less time on my phone”. so basically, I have been trying to leave my phone alone while spending REAL face time with people. boring! just kidding. (not really).
anyway, my bestest was in town and we had so much fun! there were no plans, no fancy meals, no dressing up, just good old fashion girl time. just like back in the day when we were college roommates and would roll out of our beds and go see what the other is doing, make some coffee, watch Windy Williams & laugh about nonsense. together we caught up on all of the Real Housewives, did some pilates, went shopping!!! it was an awesome 3 days with my sista from anotha mista.
the dogs clearly enjoyed having her in town as well… come visit again soon, Tor Tor!! we miss you!!
I know, I know… it’s already the middle of January and New Years has come and gone… but for some reason, I feel like I need to reflect back on 2013 and give some major props to some pretty awesome moments! First, our trip to Costa Rica- you can check it out here, here, and here. Then, our two year wedding anniversary where Husband surprised me with a weekend getaway to Naples. During the summer, we had both bathrooms renovated- see them here and here. Can’t forget our trip to Nor Cal, which you can check out here, here, here, and here. My best friend got married!! (Still waiting on wedding pictures, Victoria!!) And of course I recently turned the big 3-0 which we spent in Turks & Caicos!! What a fantastic year!
2013, you were real good to us! It’s hard to say farewell, but I’m excited for what 2014 has in store for us!
Happy New Year, Y’all!