Friday, January 9, 2009

Happy Birthday, Taylor!

On the occasion of Taylor's 29th birthday, I developed a list of 29 reasons about what makes my husband such a special person. Here we go.....


1.Taylor loves to read and learn new things more than anyone else I know.
2. He finds pleasure in extremely hard work. Just this morning, he called and said he was a having a great morning digging a ditch at a friend's house. And he meant it.
3. Even though I was rather rude in my insistence on sleeping a little later yesterday morning, he brought me a cup of coffee in bed and had breakfast ready when I woke up. How sweet is that?
4. He has beautiful long eyelashes
5. Last night, I thought his groans were directed at his unhappiness about not being able to sleep through Henry's coughing and crying bouts. But, no. He was groaning "in empathy for our sick baby." Too sweet.
6.He looks so cute driving his little red scooter around town.
7.His students would stop us while walking on campus to tell me what a great teacher he is.
8.He is passionate about so many topics -- astrology, Norse mythology, Mayan culture, linguistics, German, carpentry, growing peppers, Hinduism, etc.
9.I laughed at him when he was a freshman at Ole Miss for saying that he was going to learn German. He now has two degrees in the language and is completely fluent. Amazing.
10.The same year, I also laughed when he bought an electric guitar and said he was going to teach himself how to play. Now he is the best guitarist I know!
11.He always felt guilty if our dogs didn't go on a walk every single day. He really is a nicer person than I am.
12. He keeps all of our plants alive and thriving.
13. How many people do you know that can give a legitimate tarot card reading?
14.As our friend, Nikki, told me..."he really is a jack of all trades." In fact, he gave me my last two haircuts.
15.He is wonderful little brother to his two big brothers.
16.He calls his grandfather every week, always makes sure we go by his house for a visit, and reminds his brothers and cousin to give Big Daddy a call when they have the time.
17.One summer we ended up in a tiny French town where no one spoke English. Taylor ordered us lunch in French. And they understood him.
18. His Dutch got so good while living in Holland one summer, he was mistaken for a Dane. I do believe that was one of his proudest moments.
19.He really is carpenter and has all the tools to show it. Need carpentry work? Let me know.
20.His ancestors have a castle in Switzerland and he has visited it!
21.He falls more in love with our baby every single day!
22.Our cat has the best cat house in the world because Taylor was so worried about him being cold at night.
23. Our Greek friend, Maria, said that Taylor knows more about Greek mythology than most people in Greece.
24.He is still eating cayenne peppers that he grew in our garden this summer.
25.He is a good son. And his parents know it!
26.As mentioned in a previous post, he is a great skier. I am talking about the kind of skiing where you have to hike to the top of the peak because they didn't build any lift lines that high up.
27.He has a very particular way of holding a sandwich between his fingers. Oddly enough, it's the same way my sister holds a sandwich.
28.He knows all of my family's inside jokes and my parents love him like a son.
29. He is TAYLOR and I love him!

7 comments:

lizbeth said...

Happy Birthday Tay!!! - from a one strange holder of a sandwich to another

Katie said...

Very sweet post Laura! Your husband sounds like a wonderful man. Happy birthday to him!

LT (and Max) said...

that's so sweet laura! happy birthday to taylor!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Taylor!!!!

I must know. How can you dig a ditch a friend's house and NOT DIG THE GRASS AND DIRT OFF THOSE DAMN SIDEWALKS?????

Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Who is Freydom?

Freydom said...

that's awesome laura! tell taylor i thought of him last night - honest! and told the boys it was his bday. tell him i am sorry i didn't call but will call tonight or tomorrow. and HAPPY BDAY!!!

Ryan, Jenny, Crew and Carrington said...

hey laura! i just found your blog!

henry is soooooo cute! and what a sweet tribute to your husband on his birthday!=)

looks like life is treating you well!!!!! take care, and i will keep checking back.

love,
jenny manning holloway