Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Big D!

Yesterday was my better half's birthday. We celebrated with me in the bed with a stomach virus. Isn't that nice??? Hopefully, we'll get a chance to celebrate tomorrow when he is off for the day.

Happy Birthday, Derek!

Derek and I met (over the phone) the day after his 17th birthday. That means we've been together 21 years now! That's hard to believe. I always tell him I knew him back when he was all elbows and knees (oh my, he was SO skinny), but sooo cute! I still remember the outfit he wore the first time he came over to my house to watch television (I couldn't date yet). It was a pink and blue plaid shirt with acid washed jeans and completed by snake skin cowboy boots. Oh yeah!!!

I can honestly say Derek is everything I wish I was...handsome, smart, a loyal friend, has the sweetest heart of anyone I know, incredibly nice, generous, funny, athletic...I could go on! I'm a better person for having been his wife. I'm so thankful God brought us together at such a young age!

I love you, Der Bear. Happy Birthday! He's is going to LOVE this post (hee hee)!


Katie said...

Happy Birthday to your husband! What...we don't get a picture of your him clad in snakeskin boots? :o) I love the knee-socks picture. Sorry to hear you've been sick...hope you're feeling better!

Megan L Hutchings said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK ;)! Thank you for being such a wonderful husband to LAH!!! Hope you have a GREAT day!!!!

LAH ~ I hope you are feeling better beautiful :)!

The Garners said...

Happy Birthday, Derek!

(L, hope you feel better!)

Kandi West said...

So sorry you've been sick! Tell Derek I said Happy Birthday! Such a good boy! I loved it when you called him BF in college. I can't believe it has been so long...feels like just yesterday, yet we've all done so much.

Lauren said...

Awww! I love those pictures!! I think Evan looks so much like him.

Happy Birthday, Derek! :)

Jenna said...

Aww, sweet! Happy Birthday to Derek! And I hope you are feeling MUCH better today!

Jacquie said...

Sorry about your stomach bug. Yuck.

Happy Birthday, Derek. I'm LOVIN' the white belt and baby knee-socks!!

Meagan said...

I think it's funny that the start of this post says, "Ysterday was my better half's birthday. Weclebrated with me in the bed..." LOL!!! I wasn't sure what was coming next! HA! Sweet post! Tell Derek I said Happy Birthday!!!!

Meagan said...

And Hope you feel better!!!!!!

Angela said...

Happy Birthday Derek (late as always :))!

Girl, I hope that you get to feeling better and NO MORE STOMACH BUG!

Have a good evening!