Happy Birthday Goonie!!!

Twenty-six years ago today, the world became a happier place because this guy:

was born!!!

There are so many things I could say about this man... But I'll try to keep the mushy gushy stuff to a minimum :)

My Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Stuart Parrish Milne:
(let's be real though, I have countless reasons...)

1. He is the kindest person I know. He is always thinking of others and always reminds me that everyone is fighting unseen battles, and I should be kinder to them too...
He's a manly man with a soft heart :) He will go play football, watch action movies, pump iron at the gym; and then come home and love on his girls and watch Extreme Home Makeover or Pride and Prejudice with me all snuggled up on the couch. And I know he looooves it.
3. He has always been super protective of me, and now as a dad, he is always looking out for both his girls. He still keeps a bat under his side of the bed, so watch out.
4. He makes the best pancakes this side of the Mississippi! Chocolate chip banana pancakes with peanut butter and syrup... Mmmmmm :) But really, he is such a great cook! And he's always willing to help with dinner (or pick something up) if I'm not too excited to cook that night.
5. He's the strongest, bravest, most loving man I know. And he is a HOTTIE with two T's.
6. He is the best snuggler in the world. I'll crawl into bed after a hard day, he'll wrap his big arms around me and I will melt off to sleep... every time.
7. One word that totally classifies Stu, is "hardworking." He works hard all day long to provide for his family and comes home exhausted, but will still help me fix dinner or wash the dishes. His last semester of school, he worked full-time and took 6 classes! He was gone from 7am to 10:30pm every day with no complaints... Honestly, I complained about it more than he did!
8. He is such a good daddy to our little girl. I love how he looks for her when he comes home and gets sad if she's taking a nap :) He loves to play with her, cuddle with her, and watch Monday night football with her. It's the sweetest.
He can always find a way to make me laugh. I know it's kind of cheesy, but you know that part in the movie Legacy, where Eliza makes her hubby promise to make her laugh everyday? Yeah, I asked Stu the same thing when we were getting married, but I should have known that wasn't necessary. Our life is full of laughs because of this silly guy :)
10. He makes me a better person. (I won't go into this one though because I know it will be all mush and I won't be able to stop myself from crying all over my computer)

Happy Birthday love! I am so grateful for you in my life :)

This picture cracks me up! He is the greatest, truly.