Tuesday, March 18, 2008

hands down you are the best thing

today is matthew`s 27th birthday! (this picture, of course, is old... i think he was a mere 24 there?) and anyway, in honor of matt`s 27th birthday, i will now list 27 things i like (love) about him (in no particular order):
1. he`s jaunty * 2. he`s oh-so-funny * 3. he`s forgiving and kind * 4. he`s such a good daddy to our lucas * 5. he always goes out of his way to make sure fyo has a nice day * 6. he makes a mean hummus * 7. he also makes very good onion rings * 8. truth be told, he makes a pretty good everything (the days of cola-nut chicken are behind us, what a relief.) * 9. he is so friendly (ie. on a first-name basis with the sample lady and the seafood guy) * 10. he`s very hardworking * 11. he treats me like a princess (and a spoiled princess at that) * 12. he is a crazy-good writer... for example, he would have thought of a better adjective than crazy-good. * 13. he writes the best songs * 14. he learns songs on the guitar that he doesn`t even like, just `cause i like them (ie. juanes) * 15. he is ridiculously good at accents (my favorite of course is when he`s eastern-bloc) * 16. he has the best sideburns * 17. he is unabashed * 18. he is earnest * 19. he is always there to help people out * 20. he is never ever ever rude (even when i maybe hen-peck if i am grumpy, he never ever ever responds in kind. not ever.) * 21. he is quick-on-the-draw and effortlessly charming (you know it`s true) * 22. he once saved the life of a frozen frog * 23. he`s adventurous (maybe too much? at least the time he touched a gator in the wild, that probably was.) * 24. he`s very polite * 25. he`s orfully fun to be around * 26. he is one hip cat but he`s not at all pretentious * 27. he is just altogether too wonderful. (he used to get up at 4 am to make me breakfast before going to work when i was pregnant, and he would leave it in a little dome by my bed, and when he would get home from work at 8 or 9 that night, he would make dinner and wash the dishes, just to avoid the chance that i might feel sick.) he melts me. i love you matty. happy birthday! xoxo

9 comments:

kelly said...

although i think jenny said most of the things that make matt wonderful.... here's another...

28. he is extremely selfless and really lives out what it means to put others first... including being hospitable on the night before a huge test!!! happy birthday matt!!!!

Brian and/or Megan said...

oh, the cola-nut chicken.....i'm glad you have developed your skills and request some hummus when i come next month.

happy birthday!!

The Goodfellas said...

cola-nut chicken: looks like chicken, tastes like coconut cream pie... it is impressive in its own way i guess. ;)

mark and monsita! said...

I agree with Jenny and Kelly...have a wonderful birthday Matt! Here are a few more comments.

29. He can go out of his way to get a car for us even if it is in Michigan!

30. He is a SUPREME sandwich maker! Your's are the best Matt!

31. He is a GREAT son in-law who welcomes us with a big BEAR HUG every time we come to visit!!!!

Marco said...

*32...he loves to go grazing for food at the supermarkets with me!

Happy Birthday Matt!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Matt! I did not realize you and our Christy had birthdays so close to the same date. She was 27 on March 12 so you are only 6 days apart in age. Connie VH

Anonymous said...

His mom says he is a spectacular son, who showed spectacular wisdom in choosing his wife. We adore the 2 of you, and Lucas & Fyo too! BG

Anonymous said...

His dad (who tries take credit for just about everything) looks up to Matt for his kind and compbigshotassionate character.

grubedoo said...

He has lovely folds.