January 29, 2010

Better Than Ever


Yesterday my favorite guy in the entire world turned 40. Let me tell you about him. He loves me and his girls more than anything in the world. He is brilliant and funny and sweet and handsome and nerdy. He loves music, guitar and bass, shooting skeet, dumb movies, lacrosse, college football, ninjas, drawing and architecture. By day he is a Biomedical Engineer but in his dreams he is an architect. He has an ever growing collection of reference books and will happily sit and stare at those books for hours. He loves to draw houses. Houses we might one day build and even houses he knows I absolutely will never live in (earth sheltered house, anyone?).

  
This year for his birthday I surprised him with this old drafting table. Now he has a space to sit and practice his dreams. Several years ago he did the same thing for me when he bought me an antique work table for my birthday. It was the first step in realizing my dream of having a studio. He's never complained about not having a space of his own. He never asks for anything, but he's always more than happy to give to us. I can't imagine a better husband, friend and soulmate. Happy Birthday Jim! I love you more than I ever imagined I could.

27 comments:

  1. I love this! What a thoughtful gift. My father is an architect who doesn't get to do much drafting anymore...but when he does, it is purely for pleasure, and I've so enjoyed seeing the dreams he's poured out onto paper. Maybe someday you can show us (with his permission of course) some of Jim's creations.

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  2. What a wonderful gift you gave him:) It really is wonderful to contribute a gift that encourages his dream...it is a wonderful table:)

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  3. What a sweet guy! I love the gift you gave him, so special and thoughtful. Lovely post.

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  4. It is brilliant! Oh man, did he love it??? Did you keep it a surprise, like a good girl? I like that guy, Jim. I do.

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  5. What an amazing gift for your husband ~ I bet he was thrilled. Happy 40th to your husband. Great name ...I'm lucky enough to have one of those fabulous Jim's too :-)

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  6. What a marvelous gift you have given him! And I checked your older post to see the work table.. and it's gorgeous! :-)

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  7. Happy Birthday to your husband! What a cool gift and I'm sure he'll get years of enjoyment out of it!

    Kat :)

    P.S. I'm married to one of those lovable, generous, nerdy engineer types too! ;)

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  8. Thats so sweet!Happy b-day to your husband!

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  9. What a sweet thoughtful gift! I like the sounds of your Jim!

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  10. Happy Bday to your hubby - what a neat old drafting table. My husband is an architect and he is a very rare breed because he still draws by hand - most people in this business are all about computer drafting. I hope your husband enjoys his new "me space" and that he spends many hours working on dream homes!

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  11. That is REALLY a sweet and thoughtful gift from the heart! He's blessed to have you, too!

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  12. I just stumbled across your blog from Flower Patch Farmgirl and the words "Biomedical Engineer" caught my eye. My dad's a biomed guy too! That's not a common job & I used to hate having to try to explain it to my friends when I was little. :)
    What a great gift too! So special and perfect!

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  13. That is so sweet! I was thinking how sweet...then I got down to where you told his name, and I have a JIM of my own too!

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  14. Love your blog, by the way...I've just now run across it!

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  15. Sounds like he's a perfect creative companion for you, Jen. Happy Birthday to your Sweet Hubby.

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  16. I love the table. What a great gift for him and a great story. Have a nice weekend.

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  17. Awwww. such a sweet post. such a beautiful and thoughtful gift!

    Happy day to your guy!

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  18. happy birthday to your love.
    sweet gift that feeds his dream. love that idea!

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  19. sending a happy birthday to your sweetie!
    ya'll have a fantastic weekend
    xo

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  20. What a sweet birthday tribute to your mister-mister. This was charming.

    Kathy

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  21. Your guy must feel pretty special to receive such a sweet and personal gift. Did your eyes light up when you found it, instantly knowing that it was meant to be his? That moment must've felt great!

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  22. How Fun...I love it when a gift is truly something from the heart...something that lets the receipient know that you "know" them! :)
    I mentioned you today in a post on my blog!Thanks for the tip ..I am always excited when you mention your fav. Indy places! :)
    Since thats not to far from me!
    Blessings!

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  23. what a wonderful gift. happy birthday to your man!!

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  24. Your gift is gorgeous and I love how you both support and encourage one another.

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  25. awwww happy birthday to your sweet Jim!!! You are both SO blessed to have each other! What an awesome gift Jen!!! :)
    Kristi

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  26. What a sweet and thoughtful gift for your hubby. I'm sure he SO appreciates it and can feel all the encouraging, affirming love behind it from his sweetheart! Those are the memorable and incredibly cherished gifts.

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  27. I LOVE that table! What a thoughtful gift to give him!

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