Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Let the Birthdays Begin!

Many of you may not be aware that in our house today starts a week long streak of birthdays. All the men in my life - immediate family - have their birthdays over the next five days. Yes, I said five days.

It is fitting that today is Doug's birthday - since he is the first man in my life. Douglass Charles and my Dad share their birthday on Thursday and my brother, Owen has his on Sunday, the 28th.

But today, it is about Doug, my sweet husband. He is 31 today and before bed last night we both laughed at the fact that we have known each other for ten years. Who would have thought ten years later and two kids that we would be together. We are and I am blessed because of it. :)

I am so thankful for many things about Doug - he makes me laugh (and often), the fact that he calls me every day on his way home from work (something I look forward to), that we just enjoy hanging out together, and he is such an involved father. We have always been the best of friends - even before we became romantically involved - and he always puts the family before himself.

I am also so proud of him. Doug is not one to toot his own horn so I will do it for him. In just a couple of months he will be finished with his Masters in Administration. To say the last two years have not come without personal sacrifice on his part is an understatement. Going to school while holding down a full time job, coaching multiple sports, taking leadership classes, and being a family man is no small task. His hard work has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated.

There are so many things I could write, but I just want to say, Happy Birthday, Honey. Thanks for all you do. You mean the world to me and I look forward to sharing many more birthdays in the future. I love you with all my heart! xoxo

Let the Birthdays Begin!!!


The Barge's said...

Happy Birthday Doug!! You are an amazing husband, father, and brother! Thank you for all the laughs you bring to all of us! My child will be soo lucky to have his/her Uncle Doug!!

The Kimmels said...

Happy Birthday to Doug!! ..and Douglas Charles...and your dad...and your brother. What a wonderful present to have a son born the week of your birthday and it happened to your dad & Doug! Fun fact.

Amy said...

What a great point, Suzie!!! Neat fact! That's sweet what you wrote, Alison! Happy birthday to them all!