Monday, December 3, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Today is Shane’s birthday. To celebrate, I am going to steal an idea I got from my friend Melanie and write some things I love about him. Here we go!

  1. He really likes to iron, which is wonderful for both of us! I hate it, and he would hate what I would do to his clothes if I were the one to do it.

  2. He loves the Pittsburgh Steelers, and has taught our boys to love them too.

  3. He is always happy in the morning. This makes up for how grumpy I am!

  4. He loves being a dad, and has a ton of fun with his kids. He will do anything for them.

  5. Shane loves his mom. They are best friends, and he can tell her anything.

  6. He loves Christmas music. Seriously, he gets upset if the Christmas stations don't start playing Christmas music on Halloween. Often in September, he will put in one of our Christmas CDs over breakfast just to see if he can get away with it. I have put a ban on all Christmas tunes until at least the middle of October; after that, I just give up. ;)

  7. He loves to run. His favorite thing is to run on the evening after a snowstorm, when the world is really quiet and he can hear the snow crunching under his feet.

  8. He tries to be nice to everyone, even store clerks who don't give him what he wants. This is a talent I am trying to learn from him!

  9. Once you are his friend, he will do about anything for you. It takes a while to gain his trust, but once gained, you have it forever.

  10. He has this talent for being able to get people's rhythm and sound to their voices, and remembering the phrases they use often. This can be so funny at times!

  11. He is really good at retelling stories. The mimicry talent comes in handy then, too.

  12. He works really hard for his family so that I can work only part-time.

  13. He likes to cuddle (I never said I wouldn't embarrass him!)

  14. His sock drawer is a site to behold. Mine is a disaster. Even after 9 years, I still don't attempt to fold his socks because I know I won't do it right.

  15. He fills up my car each week with gas so that I don't have to do it.

  16. He lets me take our kids to church with me, and doesn't tease me too much about it. ;) He even gets them ready for me most of the time.

  17. He gets my lunch ready on the days that I work.

  18. He loves new coats and new shoes. Seriously, he would buy a new coat every week if I would let him. It might be something he inherited...

  19. We have a ton of fun together.

  20. He loves me for who I am, and I love him back.

  21. He doesn't mind when I read in bed, and only rolls his eyes a little when he wakes up and I am sobbing over some dumb book.

  22. He is my best friend.

I'll stop at 22, which is the age he was when we met (and I love that he would never know that fact, but will believe me nonetheless!).

I love you Shane! Happy Birthday, and I hope I didn't embarrass you too much.


Lucy said...

Sweet post. I hope he had a great birthday!

Kayci Bitton said...

What a great post! He reminds me of my dad a bit. (#9 the most.) You guys sound so happy and I love that! Happy Birthday Uncle Shane! We love you!

Amy Sorensen said...

OK...I apparently suck as a sil, but here is my belated Happy Birthday Shane. It's totally on my calender...the one I didn't switch over until today. I love your list (and admire it too).