Blogging has been complicated lately. I am still behind. My time feels more full than ever. I just spent 6 days in Dallas visiting and helping one of my dearest friends with her new baby. That is the reason for my most recent silence. I will share all about that later. For now, at the end of February, we celebrated Rick's 43rd bday.
Elaina's beautiful sign at Life Group
Rick spent the day at a conference in Denver.
When he got home that night, we went out for a bday dinner at "On The Border."
Every time I see this man, I am still amazed that he is mine.
We came home after dinner for dessert and gift opening. Each child presented him with his/her gift.
Reading the entries in his "We Love You, Dad Journal"
A couple of gifts from me
Still lookin' good, honey!!
Celebrating is exhausting!
I love you, Rick. I love the man that you are as my husband, as a father to our children, as a pastor at our church, as a boss to those you work with, and as a friend. Your wisdom and ability to lead others well continues to impress me. We have lived a lot of life together. I look forward to growing old with you(because we are not old, yet!). My love for you grows stronger with each passing year. I have more respect for you than anyone I know. You are handsome and funny and a blanket hog. Your ability to calm me and center me in my freak-out moments is truly a gift. I love watching our shows together late at night. I love that neither of us are morning people. I love exploring the world with you. I love going to the beach with you(Hint! Hint!). I am so thankful at how you lead our family financially and am always amazed at how you make it all work for us. I love that you can both handle and appreciate my sassiness. I am so thankful that we share a love for the country and people of Swaziland. Your gentleness, strength, and steadfastness are exactly what I need from my man! Happy Birthday, Hubby. Love ya, dove ya!