Sunday, August 26, 2007

A new kind of blogging...

So, I realized I am just a picture blogger. Some people have blogs that decribe their daily tasks, some with profound thoughts, and some that are based on cute pictures of their kids. Yeah, that last one is me. And maybe I won't change this (and maybe you don't care) but every once in awhile, I think I should be some real feelings into this... even if it's just so my kids can laugh at me when they read my printed copy of the blog later down the road.
When this thought occured to me, I realized I have not a single entry about the one person who really makes me think (and makes me happy) on here... Here's to you, my cute husband!

10 Reasons why I am the Luckiest Girl in the World!
1. He waited around for me to realize that he was THE ONE. This one freaks me out, to be honest. What if he wouldn't have? What if he would've listened to me all of those times I told him that we were just going to be friends and he needed to find someone else? The virtue I am trying to describe here is PATIENCE. He has it, and I need it. He's a golden example when it comes to this one.
2. He can do ANYTHING. My family has a joke about Ro that there is nothing he can't do. My brother was saying to me, "Can he play the piano?" CHECK! "Can he dance?" CHECK! "Can he play sports?" CHECK! "Well, can he freaking JUGGLE?" CHECK!!!! The talents are endless and the humility is still there. Except I still kick his butt at Scrabble, every time but once.
3. The Dad-ness. This one doesn't need much of an explanation. Just see the picture above. And try to picture the smiles and screams that come out of our two kids when he comes home from work!
4. The spontaneity. One of the first things that attracted me to Ro was his up-for-anything attitude. I love the look on his face and the way he shrugs his shoulders and says "Sure!" when you suggest something a little off-the-wall, like a weekend trip to San Diego. He is SO MUCH FUN!
5. His love of sports. Now, some of you may question me on this one... but I love that masculinity and how excited he gets when watching the last couple of minutes of a basketball game. The thing about Ro is, he could watch sports all day... but he doesn't. If we want to watch Grey's Anatomy together, then he will just Tivo the game and watch it later. Like right now he is in Phoenix, enjoying his birthday present of hanging with the boys for the fantasy football draft. He has had a blast and now he can't wait to come home to us. Just a perfect balance, ya know?
6. His Devotion. It is simple. He is devoted to his faith and he is devoted to our family.
7. Just hanging out. From pretty much the DAY we met, we decided we like each other's company and wanted to hang out ALL THE TIME. I would be going somewhere with my roomies and I always asked if Roland could go with us. They somehow knew when I didn't that we would end up together. There was a time when I was having serious car issues. Roland woke up early every day and came to my apartment to take me to work. We had so much fun jamming out to the Mamas and the Papas in his Tahoe at 7 am. When I finally bought a new car, and we STILL carpooled, my mom said she knew he was in the family forever. (: I just love spending time with the guy!
8. SPOILED. This word is in reference to me, not him. He never misses a chance to make me happy. If I want ice cream after the kids are in bed, guess who goes to the store? If they cry in the night and I pretend I am still asleep, guess who goes to get them? If I just need to relax, guess who draws me a bubble bath? Now I know I am running the risk of making myself sound like a spoiled brat, but I guess that's what I am sometimes. And he still loves me...
9. He works hard for us. Life with young kids is a struggle to have enough money, but I appreciate his positive attitude and hard work SO MUCH! We have been thrown a few curve balls (like the awesome mortgage industry right now!) but he is always finding new ways to make it and doing DJ gigs that he really doesn't think are fun anymore. (: Thanks, DJ RORO!
10. We have the same hopes and dreams. Most of them involve a nice home (mine), nice cars (his), and family, family, family! We think about traveling with our kids, his parents, my family... it's priceless to want the same things. If you can look past the cliche, we really do want to grow old together. I am so fortunate to have found this person and I hope he feels fortunate to have found me.
Enough mush for you? Well, it will probably be awhile til I write another book like this... For now, I am excited to go pick up my man from the airport and hear about his fantasy football team! (And then to get a little foot rub later while we watch our shows together...)
Tell me... why do you appreciate YOUR person? (:


Kristal Mulder said...

Awww, that's sweet! You're a lucky girl. And I've gotta agree, I remember listening to him play piano about 9 years ago, and I was highly impressed, maybe because it was Ben Fold's and I'm a huge fan, but still, he's got talent. Sadly, Jase has no musical talent. We're goin to have to pay major $$ for someone else to teach our kids musical stuff!


Crystal said...

Oh my gosh, this made me miss you guys SO much! I remember when Nat&Ro were part of my everyday life... Seriously, I am super nostalgic all the sudden and I miss you.

JELL said...

I would like to share why I love my husband.
1. He has really cut down on the crack smoking
2. He only drinks 1 12pack a night
3. He shares his unemployment check (if there's money left after he goes to the casino)
4. He always says sorry after he slaps me around.
5. His kids from those 3 other women are sooo cute!

Ahhh, we really are lucky!

Nat said...

Thanks, Britney!!! Miss you, Linz... (:

alison said...

I love that. I am glad we all seem to have awsome loving husbands who spoil us rotten. Jeremy always rubs my feet too. I feel so lucky, I think that is an ultimate display of love when someone rubs your feet! Glad you have a good man, and SUPER glad you are moving back to Yuma!

Courtney said...

I am with Crystal on this one! I remember being in your room when you said you were going to marry Roland and we made you say it over and over and over again...because we ALL knew it all along!

Love it and I do miss you guys...moving back to Yuma? When? That is crazy!

Angela said...

I've never had the chance to get to know your hubby, glad you'll be closer & maybe we can all hang out! I love my man 'cause he's such a hard worker and helps everyone. He can make our kids laugh, even when they're grumpy (when I would've yelled at them) and because he loves me even though I'm fat and don't usually have the house spotless! Lucky me. I think it helps having an eternal perspective, don't you? Any small arguments seem insignificant in the long run. Well, let me know when you guys get to Yuma!

The McEwen Family said...

Natalie you have such a beautiful family I am so happy for you! It's been years since I've seen you! I hope we can keep in touch!

Sam said...

I sometimes forget that Roland and Troy R. have blogs. When I do remember... I'm like,"I wonder whats going on with them". Its nice to see pictures of him and your awesome family. Roland has always been a good friend. It's been nice to get a little glymse as to how your family is doing and see the strong unity that comes from the photos and posts. Keep'm comin!

Tell Ro "Hi" for me.

Sam Salima

Hess Fam said...

Haha, i remember those days...roland was just "one of the girls" we used to say. and it's funny i always used him as a perfect example of perseverence....this is matthew btw.

funny that i posted right after sam huh?

The Hemmings said...

Natalie!! Oh my goodness!!! I was going through some of my friends blogs and when I saw "Natalie & Roland" I thought NO WAY!! so I checked it out and it was you!! We worked together at Teachers Video Company!! and I laugh so hard at your #1 for the top 10 reasons you're the luckiest girl in the world because I remember talking about that so many times!! But I knew you would marry him!! By the way- this is Mandi- I hope you remember me :) You have such an adorable family!!!

Kristal Mulder said...


Tyson said...

I am so happy to see how well you are your little family is doing. It has been sooo long since I saw you guys. I am in Cali right now and have been wanting to get over there to see everyone. I will let you know if it happens. Check out my blog when you get a chance, it's brand spanking new:)