warning!!!.. I hi-jacked my own blog from normal scrapbook and day to day activities, to talk about the most important person in my life.. thanks for letting me share :)
I have been feeling especially blessed lately and mostly because of my husband and his huge ray of talents. I just got home from our house and I am seriously constantly amazed at what he does and knows how to do! Most of what he knows has either been self taught or learned from his father, who is also a very talented man. There isn't much Ben doesn't know how to do, and when he wants to know it, he just goes for it.
I remember when we were first married, he bought an old snowmobile so he could go riding with is buddy Devin. He couldn't afford a newer one so he found one that was used and warn. He repainted it and even hand made his own decals for it. The seat was old and falling apart and he wanted a new one. So he carefully handpicked the vinyl seat apart and went to town, bought himself new leather material and sewed himself a brand new seat cushion. I couldn't believe it!
Another time, he wanted a bean bag really bad for our living room, but we couldn't find one big enough or one that fit our room decor. So he went out and bought fabric and made one on his OWN, without a pattern and it even had a zipper!
He is just a jack of all trades. When I say he builds houses.. I mean BUILDS them. He pours the concrete. He frames it, roofs it, stones and bricks it, puts siding on it, he stamps concrete and stains it, he drywalls, textures and paints. He lays the tile, does the wiring, plumbing, and installs fixtures and windows. He lays our wood floors, he builds and creates beautiful trim for our floor, windows and ceiling. He makes mantels, beds, dressers, side tables.. you name it. He is seriously that handy!
But besides being handy.. he is also SOO good at being a dad and husband.
When i worked for Chatterbox, for the first 2 and half years, he was a stay at home dad with our kids. He did that, so I could live out my dream job and although he was always busy doing some sort of project.. usually for someone else.. like a friend or neighbor.. he always managed to do the laundry, fix WONDERFUL dinners (he is a great cook), and just kept the kids healthy and happy. He is soo good about doing things with them, playing games.. taking them on bike rides.. watching movies with them. He will even take all six of them to the store, grocery shopping, just so I can take a nap. He is crazy.. but I love him. Sure he's not perfect but he is a good man and means well. I am just lucky and blessed to have him. He is always sending me text messages telling me how beautiful I am.. or how much he loves me. He makes me feel loved. Sure we disagree.. and we are both very opinionated about how we do things.. but we still respect each other and thats what makes it work.
So this entry is for him. He ROCKs! oh and he hot too.. cute.. handsome.. you name it.. he is it! LOL.. love you Ben