My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Let me count the ways…

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There are lots and lots of reasons why I love Jeff.  Here are just a few:

He understands me.  Or at least he does a good job of being  empathetic even when he doesn’t really understand.

He is thoughtful.

He’s easy to please, and has lots of different interests.

He speaks with lots of different accents.  Without even knowing he’s doing it.

He can fix anything.

He appreciates the little things.

He is tenderhearted.

He shaved his beard.

He is dependable.

He’s game to try new things.

He is strong.

He takes care of all of us.

Happy Valentines Day to my best friend!


  1. I'm most of these things because of you. Its amazing what a great woman can help a man become. I may not be much, but it is so much more than I would have been without you.

  2. So sweet! I'm so glad you got to marry your sweetheart and that I knew a little about him because you talked about him while you served your mission... even though you tried not to talk about him a lot I feel like I know him a little!! ;)