Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Warning: Don't read if you are mad at your spouse...unless you want to use it as evidence

Anyone notice, I haven't been blogging much in the last few days? Three posts in seven days...really falling down on the job, huh?


I've actually been too swamped to blog. (I'll let that sink in for a minute...)


Notice I'm blogging now? Is that because my cards are all done? No. Is that because a single present is wrapped? No. Is that because my toilets have gone from brownish to sparkling white? No.

It's because I have the best husband in the world:





Now, I totally hesitated to do this post, because I know that there are husbands out there who don't do the kind of stuff my husband does. And that's okay...or I hope it's okay with the wives. But I can't not talk about this cool stuff he's doing, just because every husband doesn't do it, right? Sometimes you tell people how great your kids are, or parents are, or friends are...and that's okay.

So I'm going to tell you how great my husband is...

Every year, he does the Twelve Days of Christmas for me and it's always fun, but he's SO outdone himself this year.

Examples?

First day--One hour of helping me with my infernal Christmas cards...even though he swore he would not help me, "so that you will suffer and remember what a pain making cards is and never do it again." But he helped me anyway. And it was SO nice to have another adult working, for even an hour.

Second day--Um, money for a new bra--2 cups, get it? (boring normal bra...nothing exciting, but I've needed a new one forever and didn't want to spend the money). Is that too much information for a blog that my dad will read?

Third--THREE backrubs (morning, pre-nap and at bedtime!!) Isn't that the most heavenly sounding thing ever?

Fourth--4 parts to a meal, so I didn't have to do anything on Sunday. Appetizer, Main Dish, Salad and Dessert.



Fifth--Five fun things for a movie...2 treats, 2 drinks and 1 DVD. Except we were too sugared out to eat anything he brought and ended up watching the Survivor finale, but I looked forward to it all day and that was most of the fun.

And today--he gave me 60 minutes of alone time, while he clears the table and puts kids to bed and runs an errand.

So that's why I have time to blog right now. Tell me he's not the greatest husband ever (besides yours, of course).

30 comments:

andrea said...

i have a husband like that too. they are one in a million, and even though sometimes they can be difficult just like the rest of the husbands, the times that they shine...they are magnificent.
congrats... i hope your 12 days continue to be as fantastic as they started. that is a cool tradition, maybe i'll drop some hints about it for next year. or forward your post to my husband. :O) evidence is good.

Karen said...

My husband is great, too! In fact, sometimes when my friends tell me some of the stuff their husbands do I think it's sad for them that their husband isn't as excellent as mine.

I like the 12 days of Christmas, too...I may have to have my husband read this and give him ideas.

Karen said...

Oh, and my pictures are working for the moment...I don't know why they're being so moody!

Auzigirl said...

It's great to have a good husband. Mine is pretty good too. Although your warning was good because I was actually mad at my husband, and reading your blog made me remember that I am married to a pretty good guy. I tend to be to hard on him.

Bridget said...

That is awesome! I am also married to "the best husband in the world" so I know the feeling. Enjoy your quiet time!

Carie said...

Hooray for happy marriages, kind husbands, and love.

(and Christmas and getting presents.)

Me & My BOYS said...

Yea, it sounds like he's a pretty great guy! I hope he wrote the Christmas newsletter because he's just so dang funny.

Denae said...

You have the greatest husband in the world (besides mine of course!) But seriously.. how creative can a man be? I am so impressed. What a good idea. I'm going to have my husband read this now!

gab said...

Love the 12 days tradition. Smart husbands know it's the little things just as much as the big stuff that keeps wives happy. Keep us posted on the rest of the cute things he does...

HILLARY said...

You are one lucky woman. My husband needs to know about the 12 days thing. He'd do it. He was so upset today because he was realllly late coming homw from golfing and felt really bad - I didn't really care. He took out alll the garbage and recycling for the kids. And he made dinner and claned up the kitchen!!!

Tammy said...

Ryan is awesome, I agree with the blog. I love the 12 days idea, and I will immediately share with my husband so that he can do these fun things for me in 2008!! Thanks Ryan for setting the stage.

Lisa-Marie said...

That is so fabulous!

It can be hard sometimes to tell people how great your hubby is. It's like having a great labor and delivery story. People tend to get a little angry cause theres wasn't so wonderful.

What fun for you! Keep us posted.

brooke romney said...

Greatest!!! What a fun guy. I must admit, I think it runs in the Romney genes. They seem so tough and manly, but are super kind and hopeless romantics!

Celia Fae said...

My husband did something like that for me once. Before we were married. It was really fun.

He has other strengths now, which I appreciate.

Nortorious said...

Great, now my husband is bugging me even more.

Ilene said...

Isn't it nice to know that you married the perfect guy for you?

Thanks for sharing- sometimes it is so easy to treat the person who we are supposed to love and cherish the most as someone we just love and cherish when we have a spare minute.

Congrats on a new bra. A little underwire can do a lot for a girl's ego (I can say that without any fear because my dad does not read this blog).

John Holly Levi & Faith said...

I get you on the bra thing. For some reason, I hate spending money on a bra that's not seen by the entire universe. I need my money to go for something that's seen. But... I guess a bra really DOES shine through if you know what I mean.

Of course my husband is the best in the world too. I'm constantly bragging about him to everyone I know and when I hear horror stories about people's husband I'm always so grateful that my husband is not a jerk. I know SOO MANY HUSBAND jerks!

Paige said...

No yours totally wins. He is that cute and awesome so you should brag. I'm so excited for polygamy, even if you are the first wife. Scared, Ryan?

Lauren said...

Yay for your AWESOME husband! That was a lovely post and I think you should extol his many virtues on your blog whenever you want! I need a new bra, too...one of the underwires is busted on one side and will occasionally jab me. Nice, huh?

Rochelleht said...

That rocks!!! You know mine is fab as well. What lucky girls we are. My dh would never help me with my cards. Mostly because I would not ever let him touch them. BUT, he will do all the cleaning, putting kids to bed, etc. while I'm doing them and never complain that I ignored him for 3 days straight.

rubberbandgirl said...

You were silly to hesitate. Too much husband-bashing in the world. The world needs us to brag about the great men they are and I think it'll help women take a closer look at what they have.
Anyway, FUN for you! Sounds like Ryan knows you very well.
All the better to gift you with, my dear...

Abbie said...

Hoorah for great husbands! I love when they do stuff like that. But I pretty sure Forrest gets the "best husband in the world" award. But I think we all have that award to give out - hopefully we can give it to our own husbands.

PIP a.k.a. Pineapple Princess said...

WHat a great guy! How many more days left? You better share the rest.

zeeny said...

What a great guy!! I must say I too lucked out in the husband category! He does so much for me and the girls that other husbands would never think of. I guess we picked wisely!

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

I think cooking dinner on Sunday alone is reason enough to keep him. But the other things? Sheesh.

Kristin said...

I can't wait to pass this along to my husband, what a great idea. I love the sixty minutes alone, oh what to do with 60 minutes to myself.

Lorena said...

Yeah, yeah, he's great, we get it! I'm emailing this to Dane right now!

Shally said...

I do have to say that my husband is so great too-- but a good man is hard to find! That is such a great idea to do the 12 days for your spouse. I might steal that for next year-- or the next... I have 4 kids 5 and under, so maybe I will get to it sometime! :) I do have good intentions.

Jill said...

What a total stud!! Isn't that so sexy when they are amazing like that...it's like those pictures of the men vacuuming and stuff "women porn!" Hilarious and true.
I have to say my hubby is fabulous too.
I used to work nights as a nurse and all the nurses would bag on their husband's and talk about how they've been cheated on, or how their husband is so lazy...on and on and on...I could not in any way shape or form take part of their conversations. I felt terribly sad for them. Can't even IMAGINE!

Adrianne said...

Yeah, whenever I try to tell MArio about things like this - in forms of hints- he pretneds to have a language barrier.