Jan 31

This is such a cute kit! I seriously love it! Here are my two layouts:

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Aug 5
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What is his name?
Stephen Goodwin Shaw
How long have you been married?
5 years +
How long did you date?
2 weeks…I only knew Steve 1 week before that…then we were engaged for 4 months
Who said I love you first?
He did, but I think I said it right after he did…I was too “busy” loving Steve to write in my journal so I don’t recall all the details
Who sings better?
I do…he will tell anyone and everyone that you know you can’t sing when the mission leader asks you NOT to sing in the choir.
Who is taller?
Steve
Whose temper is worse?
I’d say mine…I get fed up with the kids all day and snap at them more by the time he gets home.
Who does the laundry?
I do, unless Steve needs something cleaned right away and I didn’t know about it
Who does the dishes?
I do
Who does the cooking?

Both of us – I have been trying to do better, actually having dinner for him when he gets home, but it doesn’t always happen. AND, if I’m having a rough time with the kids, he’s good to me and cooks.

Who is more stubborn?

Me – hands down

Who proposed?

Steve did – but I knew he was doing it – he’s not as sneaky as he thought.

Who wears the pants in the family?

Uh…sorry babe…me, mostly. I mean, we discuss things, but when it comes to our plans, I’m the “boss” – Steve will say it too though. But when it comes to making big dicisions, I guess we both wear ’em.

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?

Me again. It’s closer to the door and therefore closer to the kids

Why do you love your husband?

Steve is seriously an incredible man. He is my best friend, the one I can always count on. He tries so hard to make sure we’re living a comfortable life, making sure our debts are getting paid off (we’re really working on it!), and trying to find ways to always keep us moving forward. He is a hard worker and, like others, I don’t think he knows his true potential…sometimes not giving himself enough credit. He’s a real family man, and although he doesn’t always show it, he’s a social-aholic. He is a great friend and really likes to give people the benefit of the doubt, without being used. He shows a great amount of charity to others, and I feel for him when there is no gratitude in response. I know it must be trying, giving without a single word of thanks. He loves me and thinks I’m beautiful, even when I don’t. He is a ober great father and the kids love rough housing with him. He’s super smart and always interested in learning more. He can pick up and learn almost anything in a short amount of time. He has enough patience with me to know that I’m not perfect and that sometimes I need my space or my own time and is always there when I need him. He is a great kisser and always knows where to squeeze to make me jump (although I slap his hand anytime it’s on my knee…even if he’s not doing it to get a reaction out of me). He doesn’t complain when I shrink his shirts (and believe me, it happens often). He has a drive and passion for learning and for helping others (especially me!) He has a stong testimony and surprises me with the things he discovers during his studies. He understands when I’m down and is always there to comfort me. He is my true best friend and I know I wouldn’t be as happy as I am today if I didn’t have him as my eternal companion. Thank you, Steve, for all that you do for me and our kids. We love you!

Who do I want to tag?
Nicole, Leona, Annette, Mom…who else reads this? Hmmm…

May 19

Steve and the kids spent Saturday outside while I “enjoyed” being sick inside. I kept the door open and pulled up a chair whenever Steve needed to get something done or go somewhere so I could keep an eye on the kids. Sweet Evie had more fun than I could say…and here’s the proof!