05 August 2007

Happy Birthday Joe! (from Lacy)

This is Joe's wife Lacy. I broke into his blog to be a little conspicuous and praise him "publicly". Today is Joe's 28th birthday and I wanted to share that he is such a wonderful husband and father. Most of you know he is very bright. I have always been amazed at his ability to read about politics or current events and put it in context of our lives. You all know he is very funny and eloquent and good with his words. You all know he has a very high standard for what is loyal and he lives up to this standard. He makes very good friends with people and maintains his friendships very well. A few things you might not know...

You probably don't know that he gets up every night with our 2 year old son so that I can get my rest to take care of our three month old baby. He is tender and caring despite his natural ability to be the disciplinarian in the family. His tenderness, interest and involvement with the kids increases daily. When he is home he splits the tasks of parenting evenly with me. I am embarrassed to admit that he cooks more than I do lately and his meals are just as tasty as mine! He deals with my natural ability for correcting him(!) very well and continues to love and support me despite my weaknesses, which are not few. He treats me like I am the neatest person he has ever known. He works so hard to keep our little family happy and humming along. He makes it a priority to take me to California to visit my family at least twice a year and never makes me feel like it is a burden. He loves my family almost as much as I do. I love him so much!

With the help of my sister Lillie I have created a little slideshow of our lives together. If you are in the mood, have a look. I apologize to those of you who prefer a post that is less personal. I'm not really good at impersonal.

As usual, click play twice.

7 comments:

Lowdogg said...

It's a little weird to comment on my own blog on a post in praise of me. I just wanted to thank Lacy for such a sweet gift (and also Lillie for helping her with it).

Maret said...

Happy Birthday, Joe! Welcome to the 28 Club.

Lacy--way to make it Awesome Video Sunday! I'm very impressed--what program did you use to make your video?

Taylor & Jaime said...

Happy Birthday Joe! You have such an awesome wife! Lacy, you're such a sweetheart, that video made me a little teary-eyed!

rachelle said...

Joe, I hope your birthday was incredible. :) The slideshow Lacy put together was beautiful.

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

Well, I usually leave comments trying to make you laugh Joe but this time I am going to try to make you cry. I love you so much. I know that it sounds gay but it is true. The past ten years have been awesome and you are one of the main reasons it has been so awesome. Your faith and personal strength inspires me to be a better person. You are such an amazing friend. You really would do anything for me. That video made me cry. Excellent job Lacy

Happy Birthday buddy

The Nielsen Family said...

So sweet Lacy. I (Amber)loved reading the things you said about Joe. What a great man and what a great woman you are as well. Just so you know, your slidshow totally made me cry. We love you guys! Happy (belated) Birthday Joe!

Walmir said...

Happy B-day Jose! Just saw the post and the video (I'm a little behind). I would like to let you know that I also think you are a great friend. You are a great example to me in all that you do. Much love!