Monday, February 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Jake!

Yesterday was a big day in our little family. Jake turned 30 years old. WOW! I remember thinking he was old when we were married and he was 24!! I guess I was wrong though, because as often reminds me, "you're only as old as the woman you feel" : )

Of course we had a rockin' party, because I love a good party, and my husbands 30th just had to be the best! We had a Casino Night, complete with blackjack, poker, roulette, craps, karaoke and bingo! The chips were flowing freely and the lucky couples with the most chips at the end of the night won awesome prizes! (okay, they were from the dollar tree, but don't tell!) Most of Jake's dental buddies were there to party the night away, and it was said by many that it was the best party they had ever been too!! Woo hoo! It was a great night.

These are some of the dental school widows! These girls are awesome!


Five card draw

Now for a few words regarding the man who we spent the weekend celebrating.

My husband is amazing. Hummm...I wish there were a better word than that. Maybe I should say phenomenal! Or unbelievable, or incredible....he's just fantastic!

I love him so much. He is always everything that I ever need him to be. He is level headed and SO smart, he is hilarious, and can make me laugh even when I am determined to have a bad attitude! His kids are head over hills in love with him because he is so good to them. He comes home from 12 hours of school and spends an hour playing batman with Jaxon and cuddling with Sage. When Jake walks in the door at night the kids are overjoyed. It's really cute. Today we went to surprise Jake at school and he just beamed with pride as all of his friends told him how cute his kids were. My kids don't know how lucky they are.

Did I mention that he is so stinking smart? He is the #1 student in his dental class at OHSU, and has been ever since the first semester. Every now and again I really think about that and it blows me away. He is such a hard worker, and I can't count how many times he has stayed up all night long studying for a big test. He knows how important it is to be a good provider for his family, and he is determined to be the best.

More important than that though, is how much Jake loves me!! : ) He tells me on a very regular basis that he loves me, that I am so beautiful, and that he is the luckiest man on earth to be married to me. And I'm not even making this stuff up!! I love that we have been married long enough to feel like we've been married forever. I just can't remember him not always being around. He is the love of my life, and I'm so happy that he chose me to be the love of his life.

Happy Birthday Jake!

I love you!


brenda said...

Wow, that was so sweet. You two are perfect for each other. Two great catches who caught each other (corny, I know, but not more so than your mushy post ;))

hedrad said...

That was beautiful. Almost makes me wish I was married to him...almost...ok...not quite...but I sure do like that husband of yours. One in a million.

Heidi said...

That big smile of his makes him such a lovable guy. You really are a lucky girl.

Bridget said...

I'm with Brenda. That was so sweet. You two seem perfect for each other. Love the wedding photo!

Danielle said...

wonderful husbands are such a great blessing in life.

Mahina said...

happy birthday jake! sounds like you had a rockin' time at that party! you must really know how to throw a slammin' bash!

mirm said...

I love that blogging allows me to wish you a happy b-lated birthday. And believe me 30 is nothing it only gets better. Wait till you get out of bed and realize it was your bones creaking and not the bed!!!!