This morning I taught Kessa to say:
What do I say about BJ? Most of you who read this already know a lot about him. He's amazing. He's my favorite person ever. He's so incredibly perfect for me. How do I spotlight him? How can I show BJ to the world in the way I see him? I have no idea. I actually thought a lot about this when I started doing birthday spotlights, knowing at some point I'd have to do one for BJ. And so I will do his in the same way I've done the others—through pictures. (These pictures are in no particular order. Well, they're in alphabetical order by file name. Which makes them rather random. But BJ is rather random, so it seems appropriate.)
(Sorry Dave, that's a strike against moving to California.) He loves to play in it, snowmobile on it, and just look at it. So how could he not pass that love onto his kids? We made sure to get Kessa some good, warm, snow clothes so in case she's anything like me, she won't freeze to death and hate the cold as much as I do.
Things not pictured: BJ is becoming a handyman. I always wanted to marry a handyman and he knew that when we were dating and he had to inform me that he was not, in fact, a handyman. I married him anyway. But he's proved several times that it is, again, a simple lack of confidence. He has the brain to figure things out. I've seen him repair two sinks (ok, one of them he broke. With his bare hands! And a wrench.) and put together a bunch of stuff from IKEA, because I love that place. Not to mention taking them apart again so that we could move. Turns out, being an awesome troubleshooter for programming lends itself well to troubleshooting in real life, too.
BJ is amazing at games. I've truly met my match. I probably lose to him as often as I win. Except when he's experimenting with strategy. Then I usually win. Unless I'm also experimenting with strategy. Then we're evenly matched. (Except his strategy is usually better. So maybe he wins more with that?) But he experiments more than I do. :) But what's even better, he loves to play almost as much as I do. So we have a few games that are great for 2 people and we invite people over often for games. So I get my fill. Both of our families are grateful we married fellow gamers.
And now BJ is reading over my shoulder and I have written lots. So I suppose it's time to go fix him dinner and let him read this for reals. :)
Happy Birthday, BJ!
I love you so, so, so much.
Thanks for letting me keep you forever. :)