3.31.15 – Day 429: You’re talented

Did you know that?

You have skills that you might not realize you have. Things you take for granted because they are your skills and you assume all other people have them.

Here are ten talents or positive character traits that you possess that aren’t nearly as common as you think they are. You might not think they are a big deal, but they paint a picture of a very wonderful person:

  1. You’re punctual: This means  you’re responsible and you’re respectful of people’s time.
  2. You’re disciplined: You’ve been working out for 3-5 days a week for at least a year now. No matter how you feel about your eating habits (which aren’t as bad as you think), you are an extremely disciplined person.
  3. You’re hilarious: If I could videotape your dance moves – when you’re trying to be funny – you’d understand.
  4. You’re sweet: You are sweet, gentle, and loving with your children.  In cuddle moments, I’m typically second string to you.
  5. You’re principled: You stand for things. You are positively stubborn when you need to be.
  6. You’re pretty: Beautiful, sure. Cute, yes. But there’s something about ‘pretty’ that describes you. Some might not take that as a compliment, but I see it as a natural inner attractiveness that makes its way from the inside out.
  7. You’re good with numbers: I hate numbers. I suck at them.
  8. You’re committed: I always think of how you pushed your way through college without incurring debt while saving up to buy your own home. Amazing.
  9. You’re smart: You see things differently than I do. I value your insight – and you have very good insight (you don’t give yourself enough credit here).
  10. You’re faithful: I know I can count on you. When you say you’re going to do something, you do it.

There you have it. Feel free to let me know which ones I missed. 🙂

3.30.15 – Day 428: Meatballs

You made some.

They were ready when I got home from work.

You also roasted veggies.

Everything tasted delicious.

And you ended it with strawberries, dark chocolate, and cool whip.

Thanks for cooking for me babe!

3.29.15 – Day 427: Chess games and sleepovers

Smart boys.

Social girls.

Of course, they are all sociable and they’re all smart, but given the choice, our boys would be doing math and tinkering with a science experiment while Maggie would be making a new friend on the playground.

I love how unique and awesome these kids are – these children that I’m blessed to have with you.

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3.28.15 – Day 426: Our Girl is Getting Older

Our little baby girl turned 8 today. She’s getting older. She’s also becoming sweeter and more talented and prettier and smarter everyday.

I’m so thankful for her soft heart and her courageous spirit.

And I’m thankful for her Mom who’s done so much to help develop those things inside of her.

2 Most Beautiful Girls I Know

2 Most Beautiful Girls I Know

She's growing up!

She’s growing up!

3/19/15 – Day 417: You Make Me Healthier

I joked that you got me into this Whole30 mess, but I stuck with it. I was giving you a slight hard time.

But this thing has been so good for me. I wouldn’t have done it if you hadn’t found it. And I think, finally, I found a way to eat that works for me… that will keep me healthier and more energetic.

You did this to me. And I’m so glad you did. Plus you get to eat my killer homemade mayo with hot sauce. It’s a delicious dipping treat!

Thanks for always cheering for me to take better care of my body – more sleep, more exercise, more healthful eating. Even though I don’t always do it, I do it more because of your encouragement.

Thanks for the Whole30 Idea!

Thanks for the Whole30 Idea!