Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Bryan

I feel so lucky to be married to my best friend. I seriously can't imagine a better match for me. Today Bryan is turning 27 (I can't believe how old he's getting!). So, I thought for his birthday I would talk about 3 of the many favorite memories I have with him.
  1. Bryan's family game is cribbage. I think it started with Grandpa Don. Pretty much as soon as Bryan and I started dating he taught me how to play. Let me preface that cribbage is an old man game and it requires serious counting skills. It's the card game where you'll hear people saying "15-2, 15-4, a pair for 6, and a run of 3 for 9." I love that cribbage is still our game of choice on Sunday afternoons and whenever we go home to Okanogan (mostly because big Lare won't play any other game). I have to admit that I still don't have the counting thing totally down yet and that Bryan beats me almost every time, but I'm glad to know that it's a game we'll pass on to our kids and hopefully they'll teach their spouses.
  2. When Bryan was back home to work for the summer, I decided to stick around Provo and take some exercise science classes to fill my time and help me better relate to Bryan. So, I took beginners golf. When I went to Okanogan to visit Bryan we went golfing. While we were golfing Bryan told me he was going to marry me. I think we both knew that there was no one else we would rather spend our lives with.
  3. I love how comfortable Bryan was with me and all my crazy sisters right from the beginning. I love that he can call them and just chat. I was living with Summer and Cindy when Bryan and I started dating. One night, Bryan came over and Summer and I decided we needed to have a dance party. So, we were teaching each other dance moves and imitating. That was such a fun night and I can still picture Bryan shaking his hips. hehehe - I'm laughing just thinking about it! Bryan and I still have dance parties every so often - it's always a good time.

Happy Birthday Bryan! I love you - thanks for making me laugh and playing all my silly games :)

(Bryan on his birthday last year)

p.s. Happy Birthday Kim and Jill too!


L Johnson said...

Happy birthday from the SC Johnson's!!

Cindy Merris said...

Happy b-day bry-guy!

Summer Carlile said...

Happy B-day!

bethany said...

this is so mushy, you'd think i'd be gagging instead of fighting tears of joy. what can i say, i just love happiness. oh and happy b-day bryan, oldster! ;)

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