Monday, December 15, 2008

Happy Birthday to the Man of the House

Handsome in Orange

Aaron turned 29 on Friday. Funny when you realize that 30 really isn't old at all. We had a great day. I gave him a couple shirts and a new penny whistle. He took one of the shirts back and-- with my help as personal shopper--was able to get 2 shirts and a scarf instead and only paid 5 dollars more! And FYI: a penny whistle is a celtic instrument (basically a glorified recorder) with a much prettier look and sound. My mom had one when we were home last and Aaron picked it up and figured out how to play a few he is hooked! The one my mom let him have has been chewed on by Finn and has become a toy in our home so I bought him a newer, more legitimate looking one...and it sounds great!
I think he looks like Finn here...with a lot more hair of course!

On Friday evening, we used our brand new babysitting list (aka our singles ward directory) and had two wonderful girls from our ward watch Finn. We grabbed a bite to eat and saw "Ghost Town" in the dollar theater followed by some holiday shopping (where Aaron got three things for the price of one!). We loved the was so hilarious! I think Ricky Gervais (plays Michael in the British "Office") is so funny.
What a cute scout!

We came home and shared the yummy "Chocolate Blackout Cake" I made Aaron and visited with friends till late into the night. Aaron usually requests the chocolate cake from Costco on his birthday...but this year he let me make one from scratch and it turned out really yummy! We had such a great day.
Our fancy date in L.A. a couple months before he proposed

I know this post is already long, and we didn't get any pictures of the actual birthday :( but I want to end it with 29 things that I love about Aaron, in honor of his 29th birthday:

1. He makes me laugh
2. He laughs at my stupid jokes
3. He is the best dad ever and is usually more concerned about Finn's safety than I am
4. He is the biggest animal lover I know, but still thinks PETA is stupid
5. He serves me ALL THE TIME
6. He vacuums without being asked
7. He is a better cook than I am
8. He is the easiest person to get a long with ever
9. He loves board games
10. He knows all the words to the "Newsies" sound track
11. He's not embarrassed to sing all the words to the "Newsies" sound track
12. He makes friends easily and is kind to everyone
13. He's good with cars and has fixed ours a lot
14. He is informed and knows a lot about history and politics
15. He is a safe driver...which helps him be a safe pilot...which helps me sleep at night
16. He is a righteous priesthood holder
17. When he leaves for work in the morning, he always pretends to close the door and plays peekaboo with Finn a few times...and he always gets a kick out of it
18. He works hard every day so that I can stay home with Finn
19. He knows all the words to "Gangsta's Paradise" and sings it at full volume with me in the car
20. He is always willing to help out a friend
21. He likes to read as much as I do
22. He watches movies I like, even though he knows I'm going to fall asleep
23. He has always treated my family like his own
24. He can be surprisingly crafty and makes me awesome cards
25. He is so thoughtful and is constantly showing me he loves me
26. He always puts the toilet seat down...and usually has to remind me to put the lid down too
27. He likes amusement parks as much as I do
28. He likes to 'talk' to Finn on the phone
29. He is a great penny whistle and trombone player!

Every year we are married I learn more things that I love about this guy. Happy Birthday Aaron!


Anonymous said...

Just remember Aaron - no matter how old you get, I'll always be older than you.

Oh man, big three-oh next year. Aieeee!

Happy Birthday MAN!

Me plus 3 Hecks said...

AHHHHHHHHHHH! We totally forgot to call! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AAROND! Sounds like it was sweet. And I forgot about that movie, but I want to see it because I, too, LOVE Ricky Gervais. Seriously. He was my favorite part of Night at the Museum. Favorite. Anyway, tell Aarond we love him and hip hip hurray for joining the ranks of the 30s! Woohoo!

Kathleen said...

Hooray for Aaron's birthday! Hooray for Penny Whistles! Hooray for your list of 29 things you love about Aaron - Hooray for your babysitters so you could go out and celebrate - would I like that movie???

tara said...

so if my husband dies, can we restart polygamy? not that i'm planning on andy's demise anytime soon...but seriously, all the words to the newsies? that is just plain awesome. next year we hit the big 3-0 and you've inspired with your list. i'd better start thinking now. andy doesn't know gangsta's paradise, but he does know i like big butts. does that count? happy birthday buddy

Jobi Niu said...

CUTE post! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AARON! :] Those pics are AWESOME! I'm interested to hear the peeny whistle. Heck yes-take advantage of that ward list!

Heidi Allred said...

Ashley! your family is so cute! It's nice to see you and how well you are doing. Have a great christmas with lots of family I hope!

Parks' Place said...

That was the sweetest post ever! I like your list of "29 things"

Carpfam said...

I love this post! Happy Birthday Aaron! The list of "29 things" is adorable. I might have to copy you on Matt's birthday.

Dan & Ashley said...

Ah.....happy birthday Aaron! What a fun fun list Ash. I had SO much fun reading about Aaron. We love you Aaron and hope you had a wonderful day!!!!