Monday, April 27, 2009

The Silver One

Tuesday is my 25th wedding anniversary with DK. Hmmm… it seems like so much longer! Actually, that isn’t true. I feel like I am about 25, so I have a hard time wrapping my brain around that many years of marriage. To the same person. And having seven kids. With the same person. Go figure… so in honor of 25 years, here are 25 cool things about DK, in no particular order: (Click the photo to see it big!)

1. He thinks I am practically perfect in every way.
2. He is the master of random and strange facts about practically everything.
3. He can do more diamond push-ups than any of the missionaries who have ever lived with us.
4. Never tells me I can’t do something.
5. He loves babies.
6. When our oldest left home for college, he missed him so much that he found an excuse to drive to Utah to see him the very next weekend.
7. He takes Skippy to kindergarten every single day, and volunteers in his classroom.
8. He always tells pregnant women how beautiful they look.
9. He taught himself Italian over the last two years by listening to these crazy Jane and Mossimo podcasts in his car on the way to work.
10. Aside from a reckless (no, maybe distracted is a better word) disregard for traffic rules, he always does the right thing.
11. He makes lunches every day and uses the money he saves by “eating in” to buy me things, like my nice camera.
12. He calls my mom at least twice as often as I do.
13. Once when Cambria was about two, he heard her coloring on the hallway wall and barked a reprimand at her that made her cry. He carried her crayon around in his pocket for a week, to remind himself that little girls should be disciplined in a gentle, loving way.
14. He is going to take me to the new Star Trek movie for my birthday.
15. Despite his love of socks, he never complains that he seldom has any clean, matching ones.
16. He downplays drama. For instance, in DK parlance, “The car got totaled on the way to work” becomes, “I had a little challenge with the Volvo today.”
17. He tries to brag about me to everyone he talks to. You can see how that wouldn’t always be a good thing, so sometimes we have to have a chat about that, but it is certainly nicer than many of my friends’ husbands, who seem to always complain about things their wives do.
18. He visits elderly widows and helps them with anything they need around the house.
19. When the missionaries needed a place to live, he told me we needed to do it, even though we still had six kids at home, one in diapers. I thought he was crazy, but he followed his inspiration, and it has turned out to be a huge blessing to our family.
20. He has a sense of humor that often only I get.
21. He is smart. Definitely in the top five in our family. I think.
22. When our kids have to go to the emergency room (we are not bad parents…it happens, people), DK usually takes them.
23. You know how some people say, “If I tell you something, do you promise not to be offended?” right before they cut you off at the knees with a character attack? Whenever DK says that to me, it always turns out to be something that isn’t even about me…no personal criticism.
24. He is ten times more romantic and sentimental than I am.
25. He reads my blog.

Couldn’t resist this picture...there are a lot of fun faces here. Click it to see it big...what a great memory!


The family said...

HOW SWEET! Happy Anniversary!

Cherie said...

Happy Anniversary!
I love the 25 wonderful things about your husband - What a great guy!
You seem like a wonderful couple with a super family!
I love your pictures - those were the days of the ruffles and foo foo but it was great!!

Enjoy your day :D

Jan the crazy lady said...

Happy Anniversary. You are so cute in that dress. You know I have seen this same dress floating around in wedding dress shops again.

Lovely sentiment you have for your honey.

Victoria said...

If you look up close at my dress, it was made of "dotted swiss." It was sheer fabric with polka dots. I loved it.

Erika said...

What a nice wife you are! In the group wedding picture, it looks like Matt Damon attended the temple with you. (to the right of Kevin) HA!

Carolyn said...

Happy Anniversary! I loved the old photos.

I feel the same way about my hubby. Everyday I am thankful for him. (Well almost everyday;))

Victoria said...

Yes, Matt Damon was there. And right behind him, to the left... Napoleon Dynamite!

Lisa--aka The Gardenweasel said...

Happy Anniversary! How is it possible you two are better looking? That is weird and makes me sort of mad!

I like Kevin, too.....

Cindy said...

Oh, I just love it! Duff's and my apparell was very similar 7 years before. Congratulations to a great couple!

Lisa--aka The Gardenweasel said...

At least you missed the late 80s/early 90s look I have in my wedding pictures.....BIG BIG BANGS (okay, mine aren't that big but big enough) and how can I call people "friends" that don't tell me I had raccoon eyes? My mascara was horrible by the end of the day.

FRIENDS! yeah, those pictures are special. Napoleon and Matt didn't come to my wedding either--dang it.

Della Hill said...

Happy Anniversary and congratulations!
From the list about DK I can unserstand a little how you have made it so long.
That is awesome.
I love seeing people that enjoy being married.

Tyler said...

2. I figured out that he gets the facts as he goes... mission viejo lake.

20. We get it too. Elders quorum not so much. I used to think that he was embarrassing me to much when he cracked those jokes. Now i laugh cause no one else gets them

22. Broken Humerus... "how did you say you broke your arm again?", nurse... Dad, "Hey ty, tell them where you were..." I was playing tag on a jungl gym, on a date.

i thought that it would be nice for everyone to review these ones so I did not give what they were; go back and read them lazy people.

d/k said...

Mission Viejo Lake contains over 1 billion gallons of water.