I can't believe you turn 31 years old today. You're one sexy old man, you know it?
I remember a year ago being on maternity leave, spending every minute of downtime I had planning your surprise 30th, all while our sweet little newborn slept soundly on the couch next to me. Now here we are with a beautiful, fiercely independent and headstrong one year old, toddling around the house. I love that little girl with all of my being, but I hope you know, I loved YOU first.
This past year has been full of long days and sleepless nights. Sometimes we barely scrape enough energy to kiss each other goodnight, let alone actually touch one another. Even though there's not a ton of romance these days, just laying in bed next to you is my favorite. As we grow our family and eventually have sleepy little kiddos crawling into bed with us on a stormy night, I hope you always know that I loved sharing the bed with YOU first.
These days, most of our kisses go to our sweet baby girl, but I still love YOUR kiss the most.
Often, we reserve our hands for Lara. Holding her tiny little fingers in ours as she learns to walk all on her own. But when we steal a night away, I still love the touch of YOUR hand the most.
Evenings are full of sippy cups, chicken nuggets, teddy bears, and puzzles; followed by diaper changes, bath, pj's and bedtime. When our Lar-bear is finally fast asleep, I love sitting on the couch with YOU the most.
A year ago, we gave our hearts to that tiny, 6 lb baby girl.
But I hope you never forget that 8 short years ago, after a few
too many butterscotch shots in that double wide trailer bar, I gave my heart to YOU first.
Happy Birthday Handsome.
I'll love you forever,