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Today is Hubby’s birthday.

Happy birthday, hubby!

I’m a terrible gift giver.  Lucky for me, Hubby and I aren’t huge on gifts.  I think we’ve gone through many occasions in the many years we’ve been together that we don’t give each other anything.

And it’s ok.

However, I don’t want M or K to grow up being a bad gift giver.  I want my girls to grow up thoughtful and good gift givers.

Last year, I let M decide what to give her daddy.

Last year, she decided to give him a set of socks.

I asked her why.  She told me that daddy needed new socks because he was using his socks to wipe off the white board on her easel and that the socks are now too dirty for him to use.  What she didn’t realize were that those socks were old and had holes in them so he really didn’t want to wear them.

It was a very sweet gesture and a very thoughtful gift.

When Hubby heard the explanation, he was very happy to receive his socks.

This year has been a little hectic, she seems at a loss at what to give him.

(I write these blog posts a few days ahead of time, and at the time of writing, we still haven’t gotten him a present yet.  We’ll be going to Target soon, so I’m sure we’ll find something!)

Happy birthday, Hubby.  You are the greatest dad and husband we could ask for.  You work so hard for us and we really appreciate all you do!  Thank you for all you do!  We pray for continued blessings and many years to come!

We love you!!!

It’s that time of the year when I start looking back at Hubby and my relationship.

Today marks the 6th year anniversary of the very first day we met.  We met at a Korean BBQ restaurant, so in continuing our tradition, we will be eating Korean BBQ for one of our meals today.  Yum!

Six years! 

It’s an understatement to say that we’ve grown a lot in these past six years.  We’ve truly become a family. 

We’ve had our share of adjustments, especially when M came along, it was a major adjustment. 

I feel that only in the past year or so that we’ve finally found our stride again.  We are laughing more, sharing more, cuddling more. 

Because M was born so fast into our marriage, we had to learn how to become husband and wife AND parents all at once.  I don’t regret having M so soon into our marriage, but I will say that it was a major jolt to the relationship.  It wasn’t bad, it was just different.  We shook up our dynamic by bringing in a child so soon.  It’s been work getting us to this point, and I feel like we are finally at an equalibrium.  We’ve found our balance between married and parents.  We’ve found our stride.  We’ve found our routine.

I know that eventually we will be bringing in another child into the mix (no, not pregnant yet).  There will be another round of adjustments.  There will be another time of unbalance and uncertainty.  There will be ups and downs.  There will be laughter and tears. 

But I know that we are a team, and above all, we are a family.  We will always find a way to work together and make it work. 

There’s no one else I’d rather go through life with..

Happy “first meeting” anniversary, Hubby! 

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I know its late.. but October 30th was Hubby’s and my three-year wedding anniversary.

Three years.

While it may not seem like a long time to some, it’s still a long time to us.  Not in a bad way, just… in a “none of us have been in a marriage before this” way..

Three years.. he’s still a big deal to me.

After three years, I still look forward to having him home.  I still feel safe when he hugs me.  I still loved.  I still love.

I love the family we have created, and I look forward to what our family will turn into as time goes on.

Raise your invisible glasses for a toast:  Here’s to three years of happiness.. may God continue to bless us with many  more years to come!

Thankful November
November 6 – I’m thankful for coffee.  Yeah, you know it.

A few days ago, we were at my in-laws house so I could do a load of laundry.  We have a washer/dryer at home, but for some reason only MY clothes seem to be eaten up by the washer that I no longer do my laundry in our apartment… long story, maybe for some other time.

Hubby’s parents went out for the night after I came by to relieve them of M-watching duties, so we had the house to ourselves.

I had the TV on for M.  It was The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on Disney Jr.

So, Hubby and I went to deal with the laundry.

M didn’t like that.

She wanted me, so she cried.  She cried for me.  She wanted me to stay with her.  She wanted me to be next to her.

Me:  M, I can’t stay with you right now because I have to help Daddy.  You can always come with me and stay with me. 
M: (cries)
Me:  Do you want to be with Mimi?
M: Yes.
Me:  Do you want to watch TV?
M: Yes.
Me:  Then you have to make a choice.  You can always stay with me.. I will just be with daddy over in the laundry area.

The laundry area was pretty accessible from where the TV is located.  She was always within earshot.

Well. She chose the TV over me, which Hubby so happily likes to point out.  But she cried for me and cried for me.

I had to just let her cry.  The laundry had to be done, and she’s old enough for me to not necessarily have to drop everything I’m doing to tend to her cries.  The times when I would just leave Hubby to do all the heavy lifting are kind of gone now.  M is pretty self-sufficient.  She has to learn to handle things on her own while I have to learn to start to contribute more into our daily lives instead of depending on Hubby to take the brunt of it. (Side note:  So very blessed to have an awesome Hubby that does tend to take the brunt end of things… I do love him lots!)

After awhile, the cries subsided into almost meaningless “ahhhhs.”  Most parents know what I’m talking about.  The “ahhs” where they know they should be crying, but they just don’t feel like crying…

I told Hubby, “As long as I can hear her, I know she’s ok.”

The cries turned into occasional whines, so Hubby decided to take a peek at her.

She was lying on the ground, tummy side down, elbows up, watching TV.

She was absolutely fine. 

She was so ok about everything, that when I did return to the TV room, I walked right by her to sit on the couch and she didn’t even notice until I said something!

In the end, the point of the story is… she chose TV over ME! 


The other day, I came up with the brilliant idea of having Hubby guest post on the blog..

That idea did not go over well with Hubby.

But, I think it’s a good idea.  He’s been the subject of many of the my blog posts, especially before we had M..

This blog in 2009, when he and I were dating for a little bit under a year.  This blog has followed us since then..

A little male perspective on our lives would be a fun little change of pace.  I think it would be interesting to see him pop in every so often… don’t you?!

If he did, anything you’d like to see him write about?!

It’s that time of the year when I start reminicing about the beginnings of the relationship that is Hubby and I, or me, or mine.. what’s the correct word to use?!

Anyway, five years ago today was when Hubby and I met for the first time at Korean BQQ.

Everytime since then, or at least since we’ve been living together, we have been going to whatever Korean BQQ is available.  Since we have a toddler, we don’t really go to the “cook your own” type restaurants. 

Last year, M was eating baby food when we went.  Now, she can enjoy some food!  That’s exciting.

We have to figure out where we are going to go.  Because it’s a Friday night, it’s going to get busy fast, so we might have to go early.

I can’t believe five years have come and gone so quickly.  That seems like ages ago, but feels like a blink of an eye. 

Thank God Lent is over and we can have yummy Korean BBQ meat today!  Yay!

Today is Hubby’s birthday.  Today, Hubby turns 35.

When I first met him, he had just turned 30.  Sheesh!  That’s FIVE years ago! 

Hubby is five years away from forty…  what an old man!

When I was young, I never imagined being in my 30s, or even having a husband in his mid-thirties.. it just seemed like that was eons in the future..

Now, we are here.  We are living our 30s.. and it’s definitely not bad at all..

Happy birthday, Hubby.  M and I love you so very much.  You’re a great hubby and daddy.  We couldn’t ask for anything more!

With our two year anniversary coming up one month from now, I feel like there are times I don’t give the hubs enough credit.

In the four years that we have been together, we endured a long distance relationship, long-distance wedding planning, moving in together, and then having a baby..

Four years seemed to have flown by so fast because milestones in our relationship seem to just fly on by..

It’s been nothing but constant adjusting.. from living apart.. to living together.. to living with a child.. and there are days that are definitely easier than others.

But isn’t that true in all relationships?

Now I’m not one to gush and giggle over a relationship.. but I feel the need to give credit where credit is due.

Almost two years into the marriage, we still have a lot to learn.. there is still going to be a lot of adjusting.. but there’s really no one else that I’d rather do this with..

I’ve got a lot to learn about patience, and just letting things work out on their own.. but he’s pretty much mastered that art.. and while I dont always want to keep my cool, I know that he’s there to help me do so..


Hubby is the best.. I truly think I have the best hubby.. EVER..

I’m so spoiled.

Yesterday I totally forgot to get gas on my way home from work.  I was going to tell the hubby to go with me after he got home so we can go get gas, but he came home too late and I was sooo tired that I forgot to tell him until this morning..

So what does hubby do?

The first thing he does when he gets up this morning is to get dressed and go out and fill up my car.. AND in the process.. buy me a breakfast souffle at Panera Bread!  All this while I’m getting ready for work..

I have to remember all the great things he does for me when I’m feeling grouchy about him.. because he truly is a great guy.. I’m lucky to be his wifey..

Hubby had a hall pass this weekend.

I’ve been at my parents house all weekend because of my dad’s birthday and hubby couldn’t follow because he had to work on Sunday.

I don’t know if hubby really took full advantage of the fact that I was away all week.. I know he had fun.. but he wouldn’t go crazy.. I am coming back.. haha..

What would you do if you had a “hall pass” from marriage????

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