Monday, March 14, 2011

Squeezing them tight

Written by Shannon Leigh

Last week was insane.
There were 2 big birthdays and lots of party prepping.
And then there was the earthquake in Japan.
My heart broke while watching it unfold.
It made me squeeze my loved ones a little tighter and also hold on to the infinite wisdom of our heavenly Father and his perfect plan for this world.
And then I prayed.
A lot.
Mostly because I didn't know what else to do.
I will continue to lift up those affected and fervently pray that more people will come to know the Lord and his vast grace in this fallen and broken world.

In other (not so important) news, Matt turned 30 last week!
How on EARTH did that happen?
It seems like yesterday he was a handsome 22 year old 1L that I had a serious crush on.
And NOW he's my baby daddy.
How time flies.

Matt's 30th fell last Saturday.
I let him sleep in (although he still set his alarm for 7:30- I mean who does that?).
I made him chocolate chip waffles.
{look at that bed head-adorable}

I then told him that we could go out to eat to where ever he wanted to go.
I surprised him by getting a baby sitter.
I told him I had to "run an errand" and then dropped her off at the sitter.
{Ruby and Matty before dinner}

We went to Buttita's, a local Italian place.
We hadn't been there for dinner before.
We love the atmosphere.
One of our new favorite C-U spots.
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I highly recommend the artichoke hearts and the tiramasu.
We even caught a movie (it's been a LONG time since we went to a movie).
A special thanks to our friend Charissa for watching miss Ruby.

I made him a photobook of our trip to England for our second anniversary.
More on that later.

A few things that I absolutely adore about my 30 year old hubby.
- He just keeps getting more handsome.
- He is the best daddy to Ruby EVER.
- He calls Ruby, RuFriend.
- He gets up with her in the morning so I can get extra sleep.
- He rubs my feet before I ask.
-He's a soft place to land and lets me complain but also encourages me to move on.
-He brings my wild ideas back to earth.
-He has so much integrity.
- He works hard to provide so I get to stay home with Ruby.

There are so many other things that I love about him but my list would go on for days.
I love you Matty, here's to 30+ more years!
(even though you won't read this).