13 March 2007

happy birthday to greg

Yesterday was Greg's birthday. He's 28 now, which makes him thismuch closer to being Old. I didn't write anything yesterday, because I spent too much time thinking about what I could possibly write. How can words accurately describe a man who is equal parts genius and ridiculous; who is the best father to my sons I could have ever hoped for; who makes me laugh every day, even when I'm crying; who builds models of solar panels out of Legos; who can outcook me every time without so much as glancing at a recipe; who mended the lining on his childhood baby blanket for James to have; who sings and dances and invents and creates and cooks and tells stories and otherwise makes life so much fun?

Characteristically, I will take the lazy way out -- but it's no less true for not being wordy. All I can think to say is that there's no one else with whom I'd rather be sharing my life and raising my children, no one else with whom I'd rather spend time, no one else whom I trust more in this world. We've been together six and a half years and it's never been boring. I love him, and I'm thankful to have him in my life, and now I will present photographic evidence to demonstrate things I love about Greg:

Happy birthday, Greg. :)


Emily said...

I love that second picture. Is it in a frame? If not, I am demanding you frame it! Like now, not later. It is too cute.

Heidi said...

Ha, we have practically nothing framed. Poor Evan will sometimes go around the house looking at photos and ask, "Baby Evan?" "No, that's baby James." "Dat baby Evan?" "Nope, James again." Poor kid. We do need to frame some more -- the one that you mention, Emily, is one I've always loved too.

Jaimelyn said...

Awww, that was a cute blog!

nailgirl24 said...

love the pics.

Anonymous said...

Who could argue that you have a great one?
I hate signing my name, but i don't want to look like a creepy anonymous poster all the time.
happy birthday greg!

karen said...

awww - happy birthday Greg. Heidi - this is an awesome post! Thanks for sharin'!

and rudeness said...

Happy happy BIRTHDAY! What a great post.

Great pictures too! I hope you have the first picture blown up larger than a poster and mounted close to your front door.