Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Let me count the ways . . .

Today Philip and I have been married for three wonderful years. I cannot believe how quickly it has gone. To celebrate, my wonderfully romantic husband surprised me with a weekend trip to a great bed and breakfast in Texas's hill country. It was perfect. I feel so lucky to be married to my best friend, and thought I would share just a few of the things I love about him:

I love his sense of humor, and how makes me laugh constantly. I could be steaming mad (for some silly reason no doubt), and Philip pops his head in, makes a comment and all of a sudden, I've forgotten why I was mad in the first place.

I love his dance moves. I have absolutely zero rhythm, but Philip is always the first one on the dance floor and the last to leave. I even love the "tentacles" he gets from working himself into a sweaty frenzy from those crazy dance moves.

I love his sense of adventure. He is willing to try anything, and his spontaneity has made me try things I would never try. I particularly appreciate this quality in him when it comes to food. Any recipe I find and want to try, he is game, and I love how he is honest, but sweet, in evaluating the results.

I love his sensitivity. Philip wears his heart on his sleeve, which sometimes he thinks can be a negative, but he always has the best intentions, and I love what a great heart he has.

I love his passion . . . from everything to Longhorn football (well really, sports in general) to people, he puts his whole self into everything he does (except maybe cleaning, but that's ok, I hate cleaning too!)

I love how he loves his family . . . and mine. He genuinely enjoys spending time with family and checks in with everyone on a regular basis. We both feel so lucky to have the families we do, and can only hope our children feel the same way about us that we do about our families.

I love the way he looks at me. It gives me chills sometimes. As I said earlier, he wears his heart on his sleeve, and I definitely feel how much he loves and adores me everytime he looks at me. It makes me feel incredibly special.

And finally, I love what a great dad I know he is going to be. I have no doubts about how much he already loves this baby, and I love to watch him as he feels the baby move and kick and how he says good night to my belly! He hates shopping, but he has gone with me to look at baby stuff, and last night, he went to pick up the crib with me, and put it together, even though it was 9 p.m. and I know he was starving!

This is just a small list of everything I love about Philip. I am so lucky to have a husband that I am so crazy about, and I look forward to celebrating anniversaries for MANY years to come!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Nursery Progress . . .

I can't believe it is less than two weeks before school begins again (at least for teachers). I have been anxiously trying to get as much done as I can before that date, but of course time has gotten away from me. Luckily, I still have 7-8 weeks left before baby arrives, and a VERY helpful husband, so we'll get everything done. At least I hope so!

Our crib still has not arrived, which makes decorating the nursery a little difficult, but thankfully Philip's grandmother made sure we were not without a place to lay baby's head. She (with Mary's help) made sure we are now in possession of the Collins' Family cradle, the same cradle Philip's grandfather, and many since, slept in nearly 90 years ago. Mary brought it up for us last week, and fitted it with a sheet and bumper. It is a beautiful cradle that also rocks to lull baby to sleep (yay!) Oliver has already been sniffing around it, wondering what the heck it is doing here! Here is a picture of the cradle awaiting baby's arrival!

And a quick picture of the nursery "in progress." We've painted it and added a chair, and as you can see, Oliver snuck into this picture--he definitely doesn't want to be left out! Will post more pictures of the nursery as it is updated!

And finally, a big happy 21st birthday to my brother! I know he is happy, and my parents are relieved, that he is finally legal! PTD, hope you have a wonderful day--wish we could be there to celebrate with you, but doubt a pregnant lady would do much to up the celebration factor of a birthday centered around drinking :)!