Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A new decade

Friday we celebrated Marvin's 30th Birthday, in a very low key way of course.  Our apartment was being cleaned, which meant we had to be out for the morning.  It was a rainy cold day so we started our morning with Krispy Kreme donuts, which we all enjoyed. Then we headed to the mall to pick up a few random things.  Marvin took Calvin bowling for the first time, it was a success and both of them had a good time, then we grabbed a bite to eat at the food court.  We even ran into an sweet friend who we hadn't seen in almost 3 years, so she joined us for lunch too.

We had a doctor's appointment and were able to get another 3D sneak peek at our little man. (We are  fortunate that they are a part of routine care here.  We get one every doctor's appointment.) 

We were able to chat with some great teammates who watched Calvin while we were at the doctor.  Then when we got home we got a call from some friends inviting us over for dinner and games.  It was a fun family day and so thankful we were able to do some fun things to celebrate the start of a new decade.

I am so thankful to celebrate another year of Marvin's life.  Here's 30 reasons why he's worth celebrating!

1.  He makes me laugh.
2.  He's so thoughtful.
3.  He's my helpmate.
4.  He's patient when I'm stubborn.
5.  He always tells me thank you after every meal I make.
6.  He loves to dream with me.
7.  He listens to my crazy random thoughts as we drift off to sleep.
8.  He wakes up in the middle of the night to listen to football games and basketball games.
9.  He always picks up a few unexpected sweets at the store.
10.  He's always up to learn something new.
11.  He protects his time with Father.
12.  He's often my voice of reason.
13.  Even though he hates grocery shopping he's been going with me this entire pregnancy.
14.  He volunteers to run to the corner store if I've forgotten something.
15.  He pays our bills which include: various offices, standing in lines, lots of paperwork, & often requiring another trip.
16.  He plays with Calvin when he comes home from work.
17.  He's my compass and loves to figure out how to get from place to place.
18.  He hangs pictures up on concrete walls for me to make the place look like home.
19.  He can always tell me random plant names.
20.  He can makes some pretty mean cars sounds.
21.  He loves being creative.
22.  He is such a servant.
23.  He is competitive
24.  He tells me I'm beautiful, even when I don't at all feel like it.
25.  He prays earnestly for our family.
26.  He drops me off at our apartment door, even if it means backing up and around a million cars.
27.  He wrestles Calvin, aka letting Calvin jump on top of him.
28.  He still give me warm fuzzies when he grabs my hand.
29.  He protects our family time.
30.  He's an amazing leader of our family.

We're so grateful to have him in our lives.  Happy 30th, thanks for letting us celebrate your life.


Michelle said...

Aww, how sweet! Happy Birthday, Martin! I'm guessing this post means no baby yet? :-/

The Jetsons said...

I agree to every one of those with the exception of “the warm fuzzes when he holds my hand”, I just don’t feel that! :) Just kidding, your family and its overflowing love is an example to every person that see you guys whether they speak your language or not! We miss you guys and pray for a quick and uneventful return to Nineveh very soon.