Thursday, December 13, 2012

For Brandon

Dear Brandon,
Today is your 29th birthday! It's hard to believe that this is your tenth birthday I will be celebrating with you. Ten years; a decade. So much has happened in those ten years and not a single thing I would want to change (okay, maybe a few fights here and there).

Three countries visited, 5 years of marriage, one really fun road trip, two amazing children, one home bought, countless holidays and new family traditions.

I knew the moment we saw each other (again)  that you were it for me. You felt the same and it is hard to believe that at the age of 18 I met the person I would choose to be with forever.  We have never looked back. That isn't to say it hasn't been easy. It has been TOUGH, but all things that are worth it can be tough. 

I fall in love with you a little bit more every time I see the way your face lights up when you see your kids after a long day of work. Nothing is more wonderful to me then the father that you are.

You are very unselfish and work so hard for our family to give us all that we need and want. I am forever grateful that I have the chance to be home with my kids.

Anytime someone needs something you are there to help. Even complete strangers. I love that if you see someone struggling with lifting something or if their car is broken down you stop and offer help. You have a very giving heart and aren't afraid to wear it on your sleeve.

You are also sarcastic and a little annoying when you get a few drinks in you (well, it's true and you know it) ;) You seem to think that you are the life of the party, which I guess you kind of are. You hate confrontation and can be a little shy. I have watched you become more sure of yourself over the years and become more confident in yourself and your opinions.

You are unbelievably handy and can fix just about anything and the best thing is that you aren't too stubborn to admit when you can't fix it. I think that comes from your love of learning how things work and taking things apart just to put them back together.

You love football and beer (who doesn't). You like action movies and comedies and anything on the history channel or NatGeo.

Most of all you love our family and it shows in all that you do. You are very loved and we plan on spoiling you today!!


  1. Happy Birthday to Brandon!! Such a sweet and touching tribute to him! How awesome that this will be the tenth birthday you celebrate together!! I wish you all a wonderful day filled with love!

  2. Awww what a sweet post! Happy birthday to your husband!

  3. Such a sweet post. Happy Birthday to your mister!!

  4. What a sweet birthday post! Happy birthday to your hubs!