October 29, 2008

Happy Birthday, JD!!!

With all the hubbub (how on earth do you spell that word?) of today, I totally forgot to tell you that it's JD's 33rd birthday! I didn't forget to wish HIM a happy birthday, just forgot to tell you.

The poor guy is so tired. He's been up somewhere between 3-5 nearly ever morning this year, not going to bed until midnight and he's taken nearly 130 tests already - and it's not even November. I don't know how he's doing it. I admire his determination and stick-to-it-iveness. I know there's a great eloquent word for that, but I'm drawing a blank.

Since Lorelai normally gets the spotlight of this blog, I figured I'd post somepictures of him and some of the many qualities I adore in him....other than the fact that he has a pretty cool wife. Here are some pictures of him over the last five years we have known one another. Yes, we've only been married five years. For those of you who don't know, I met JD and married him two months later!! Crazy and blessed!

This is JD's Dad (Ernie), brother (Storm) and JD
at Storm's Ranger School graduation.
Right Storm?

Here is a photo from one of our first dates. Yes, that's me with the afro.
Do you even really want to know the story?
The fact that he still married me after this, makes me love him even more!

That is his mother on my left and his sister-in-law (now mine too) in front of him. I'm really surprised they didn't try to talk him out of marrying me after this. Or did they?????

But, he's not afraid to dress up too!!!
And he's one HECK of a father!!!
Always tries to smile for me...even though he can't seem to keep his eyes open.
And he puts up with me, my quirkiness and my silly faces!!!

I love you, JD! Happy Birthday! Get some sleep. We'll celebrate next year!

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34 comments:

Uma and Wil said...

Happy Birthday, JD! Hope you have a good one and don't have to take a test today. Isn't it amazing how those BDU's look completely old school now?

Rach@In His Hands said...

You two look like the perfect match!

Happy Birthday to your hubby ~ I hope that he gets to sleep soon, poor thing!!

The Phillips Place said...

aw, happy birthday!!! old man :).

Rebecca said...

Happy BIRTHDAY JD! Great pictures and yes, I would love to hear the story of the afro :)

Elizabeth said...

love the photos. you guys just "match" perfectly. i don't know how else to put it. you both look just so genuine. Lorelei has those some kind & genuine eyes, too. love the photo where she's walking with her daddy.

Brenda said...

TWO MONTHS?? That's insane!!! Looks like you guys hit the jackpot though. Love the hat, JD. Happy birthday!

Dee said...

AWWW...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Lori Hoag said...

Happy Birthday, JD! I had almost forgotten about the afro. I remember him saying, "That's Rachel--right there". Me, "where?". Him, "The one in the wig, singing". Me, "Oh, hmm. Ok." You two were already so smitten with each other, it was cute. :)

Baby Kry said...

That was so sweet. I may have to copy for Dave's b-day coming up! Happy Birthday JD!

bauer zoo said...

i had no idea jd was that old!

ok, that seems mean, but i didn't realize he and my husband are the same age. jeff's birthday is nov 3, and he's going to be 33 too.

weird.

happy birthday!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Happy Birthday!

How cool that you got married after only knowing him two months. If it's right...it's right!

Tara said...

Happy Birthday JD! Love the pics! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Becs said...

What a great tribute! Thats quite a birthday gift, if you ask me... well, that and sleep for him ;)
Happy Birthday!

Mari and the girls said...

I love your blog and read it all the time, but this is my first time commenting. Such a sweet birthday blog! Also, 2 months is amazing. God works fast sometimes huh?

-Mari

Feagans 5ive said...

Happy Birthday!!

Love,

The Feagans

the fortenberrys said...

Awesome pictures, Rachel. Happy Birthday JD! Here's to a better birthday next year after you've had some sleep.

S G said...

Happy Birthday JD!

Great pictures, Rachel! LOVE the afro!! You really should rock that look more often!! :-)

Toni said...

Happy birthday to your handsome hubby!!!!

Love the pics!

Jenny said...

Now I know where Lor get her funny facial expressions!! Happy Birthday to your hubby.

mdx3mom said...

Happy B-Day to your hubby!

That is the only date MD and I never forget. We always seem to forget our anniversary though (yes both of us) how weird are we?

Anonymous said...

This might officially be the most b-day wishes you have ever received JD...thanks to Rachel's blog shout out. Happy b-day. We authentically wished you a happy b-day - hope you got our card :)

kel

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Awww this is so sweet it brings tears to my eyes!

Happy B-day, JD! :-)

~melody~

Anonymous said...

awesome pictures!!!!!
Happy Birthday JD!!!!!
The Priebes :)

itsahumanzoo said...

Happy Birthday JD! And I just have to say, the picture of him and your daughter walking is one of the sweetest things I've ever seen!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday JD!

The Fitz's

Heather said...

Happy Birthday JD!! Y'all are a precious couple!!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

You guys are a terrific couple! Happy birthday to your hubby.

Renee and James said...

Happy Birthday.. you are just a young man (compared to James) but an old man (compared to Renee).. heheh... Wow, 33, that's old!
I hope you had a good one (despite the old age)..

Carissa Anne said...

Happy Birthday JD!!!

Our Complete Family said...

Aw, you guys are a cute couple! Give him an extra birthday happy wishes from us for serving in our nations great military, too. Big huge salute to him for this thankless task! Happy day wishes~ Les

Heidi said...

What a great looking couple! And you look EXACTLY as you did when we were in Francais classe with Madame! :>)

stormhuse said...

Great pics! (and yes, that was ranger school graduation.) Happy Birthday, JD (again)!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday JD. Hopefully we will get to see you later this month!

Keppel

joey said...

awesome. I did NOT know you met and married 2 months later though!! How awesome.....!!! =) Gotta tell me the story sometime.