Saturday, September 26, 2009

Happy 31st Birthday Nathan

Nathan you are turning 31 this weekend! I cannot believe how fast the time has flown by. It was 20 Years ago that we met on the playground at Montevideo Elementary School in Mission Viejo, CA. People say they don't believe in Love at First Sight. I knew from the moment I befriended you that I was going to marry you. I told my mom that and she laughed at me like I was crazy. After all, what could an 11 year old know about love... :)

A dear friend of mine, Lerin had a great idea on her husband's Birthday. She posted a list of things she loved about him that went in accordance with how old he was.... I hope you don't mind friend, I am stealing your idea for Nathan :)

  1. I love how when I tell you "sweet dreams" you always say "Only if they are about you"

  2. I love how you have always signed cards and notes to me "Now & Forever..."

  3. I love how you can make me laugh no matter where I am or what I am doing.

  4. I love how you play video games like you are 10 years old all over again

  5. I love how Sponge Bob Square Pants Makes you giggle like your 4 years old

  6. I love watching you play with our girls.... They are truly wrapped around your finger.

  7. I love watching you work. You work harder than anyone I know.

  8. I love how you selflessly take time away from us to give me a better life

  9. I love how you have no problems watching a Chick-Flick with me and always act like you care about the cheesy plot.

  10. I love how you are meticulously OCD about the Organization of the refrigerator.

  11. I love how you clean the kitchen till it sparkles because you can't stand having dishes in the sink.

  12. I love when I say "I Love You" and you ALWAYS SAY " I love you More"

  13. I love that you have a true gift with people and know no strangers

  14. I love how you go out of your way to make sure I always have an extra special gift

  15. I love how you jump through hoops of fire to surprise me. I know thats often difficult to pull off.

  16. I love that you are a true, good person that people come to when they need help or a listening ear.
  17. I love that you lead our family in prayer.
  18. I love that your are crafty and good with tools and how it took you a total of 7 hours to design build and complete our kitchen island.
  19. I love to see the sparkle in your eyes and the hear the excitement in your voice when you have something incredible to share with me.
  20. I love how you have memorized how I make the bed and strategically place all 15 pillows in their assigned spot.
  21. I love how you clean the house for me when I am working and you are off and I come home to a perfect house!
  22. I love when you cook breakfast. No one can cook breakfast like you.
  23. I love how you have made at least 5 nicknames for everyone in our family including the dogs.
  24. I love that we can talk for endless hours on the phone and always have something to say.
  25. I love that you are are my rock. Through the most difficult times in our lives you have been the strength that holds me up, the glue that binds us and my reason for carrying on. When Kayelyn was sick, you managed to live at Two hospitals for both of us, and be my calm in the storm. I still have no idea how you held your cool when at one point you feared losing both of us. You are the reason I kept my sanity during the roughest spot in our lives.
  26. I love that we have 20 years of history together. I cannot even begin to imagine where I would be without you.
  27. I love that fact that you used to work for a Winery and you are a true Wino. :)
  28. I love your generosity and how you are willing to give up anything and anytime to help me, the girls or anyone for that matter.
  29. I love your ambition and how you are always trying to find a new niche and learn something new
  30. I love the way you always manage to understand, even when I do something totally stupid, you never get mad or make me feel bad. You always fix the problem and make me feel better about it.
  31. I love how you encourage me and everyone else to chase our dreams and pursue our passions. Without you I would not be where I am today.

I love you with all my heart and soul. You are my everything and I still cannot believe you chose me. Your kind, smart, hardworking and handsome. Thank you for giving me 20 years. Thank you for dedicating your heart to me for 8 of those, for being engaged to me for 5 of those and married for almost 7. I cannot wait for everyday of the rest of our lives. Happy Birthday Love.


  1. Do you enjoy making people cry on Saturday nights? WOW! That was amazing Melissa!! Ya'll are wonderful together and are an amazing family! I love reading all of your posts about Nathan! I know I have only known him for a short few years, but he is an amazing man! I know everytime i'm around him that my stomach is going to hurt from laughing so hard! He always knows how to put smiles on peoples faces!! Happy Birthday Nathan!!!!!

  2. I don't mind a bit! I loved reading your list. Happy birthday!!!