Friday, September 03, 2010


Yesterday was our 15th anniversary! Where did the time go? How can I be old enough to have been married 15 years???

We are going on a trip to Savannah in October to celebrate, but felt like we should do a little something on our actual last minute plans were thrown together!!! I had a $25 gift card to Smith & Wollensky that was getting ready to expire, so we decided to go there for dinner. A quick call to one of our favorite babysitters sealed the deal. She was so excited to see Kendall and Noah that she changed her plans so she could come over! Now that doesn't happen every day!
We had a fantastic dinner...a goat cheese & heirloom tomato tart, gorgonzola topped filets, and green beans pan fried with ham and sea salt (OMG!). They treated us to a complimentary champagne toast, which was a really nice surprise...and after dinner, when we refused dessert (we were stuffed!), our server insisted and bought us a dessert to share...complete with a candle. Wasn't that sweet? And of course, the bonus was that we could see the tv in the bar, where the OSU game was we didn't miss a thing! What a perfect night out!!!

And how can I not share with you the gift my sweetie gave me? Isn't she beautiful? I love it, and am hoping to get the chance to play with it this weekend! I can't share what I got him, least, not yet. It still hasn't arrived and I don't want to spoil the surprise! honor of our 15 years, here are 15 things I love about my sweetie:

1.) His quick wit. He's actually really funny when he gets on a roll!

2.) How calm he is when it feels like everything is going wrong. Oh, how I wish I could be more like him in this way!

3.) His crooked smile. Love it.

4.) The way he is very frugal and smart with money, but not necessarily cheap. He'll spend the money where he needs to, and saves when he can. And for some reason, he never has a problem spending it on in point, my new 55-200 mm lens for my camera! Thanks honey!

5.) How he takes the time to explain all kinds of details to the kids...what causes thunder, how an engine works, how to shoot a bb gun and all the safety rules that come along with it, how the pressure system in the chicken waterer works...basically all the stuff I don't (or can't) explain. LOL!

6.) The fact that the man NEEDS me to help pick out his clothes. Seriously. He NEEDS me.

7.) That he's willing to put up with my craziness and my moodiness and all my hair-brained ideas. And that he always gives me credit for the good ones!

8.) That he can change my oil and my brakes. This is very important! HA!

9.) The man will eat anything I make, as long as I don't put nuts in it. And most of the time, he likes it! Ok, ok...he eats just about everything anyway...whether I make it or not. But still. :)

10.) He thinks everything through...all the time. All the little details are present and accounted for. And budgeted for. LOL!

11.) His forearms.

12.) Oh, and his hands. I love his hands.

13.) The way he calls me Jenny... rarely Jen. Only my family and the people I grew up with call me Jenny. It feels weird when anyone from my "adult" life calls me Jenny, but I like it when he does. :)

14.) His supportive nature...he supports anything I want to do, and of course, helps me think it through...detail upon detail. It's a darn good thing he's around, I tell ya!

15.) The way he loves us. It's easy, laid-back, and unquestionable.

Every girl should have a Barry!! :)


Kayris said...

Happy 15! That's a really great picture at the top!

Kuckie said...

Thanks Kayris...would you believe my daughter took it? :)

Teresa said...

What a great tribute to Barry! It was guys are such a great couple!! Happy Anniversary!! :)

Jen said...

Awwww...happy anniversary! I know I don't get to read your posts as often as I'd like...but I really enjoyed this one and I loved the 15 details that you love about him! I can't believe he doesn't like NUTS though!!!! :o)

Julie said...

What a great post! Happy 15th Anniversary :) Your dinner out sounds fabulous!

Jenelle said...

When is Barry gonna share the 15 things about you that he loves? He can't narrow it down, right??

Congrats. It takes work and lots of fun to make 15 years that great.

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