Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Russell!

Today is Russell's day.  He is a whole quarter of a century old! So anyhow, I thought I would post a little "Ode to Russell," if you will.  I'll try not to make it too mushy, okay? If you don't want to read it I understand, it's more for him anyway, and for journaling purposes.  But if you want to wish him a happy birthday, leave a comment and I'll make sure he reads them!

Russell is a great hubby and supports me in anything I do.  He has come to every volleyball tournament I have coached in for the last 3 years just so I wouldn't have to drive alone and so that I wouldn't have to be without him and the girls for a whole day.  He even took over my club team for a couple of weeks after I had the twins.  He is always encouraging me to go out and do something fun for myself and he is ALWAYS willing to watch the girls while I do it.  He adores me and always makes sure I know it.  

I couldn't ask for a better dad for my children.  His girls love him SO much and get so excited when he gets home from work.  And the really great thing is that he gets excited too!  He is the perfect partner for me I picked the perfect person to have twins with, I'll tell you that!  He is a very hands-on kind of dad- he is very organized and involved and doesn't just leave everything to me.  He takes more responsibility than most dads and always wants to know everything about every doctor visit, every tooth coming in and every thing they eat and do during the day (sometimes it's kinda annoying actually, but I secretly love it).

One of the reasons I fell in love with Russell is because he was and is such a good uncle and so great with kids.  I saw him with his niece and nephew and with my nieces and nephews and knew that he had something special when it came to his love for children. 
Here he is with his sister's daughter, Staci on our wedding day and here we are with my brother Spencer's kids.

These are my 2 best friends- my mother and Russell.  It means the world to me that they get along so well.  They are really great friends now and  it's awesome. He really is a great son-in law and I think my parents are lucky in that respect.


8 comments:

Liesl Law said...

Happy Birthday Russell! And I love that picture of him holding both your girls while looking at them! That is SO Sweet!

And Katie...I agree with you on boys being sweet with babies. Jeremy was AWESOME too! And I loved it. I also think you got a great husband! Russell is a pretty cool guy!

Jennifer Lomenick said...

How fun to read how much you love Russell. That is so touching. Hope you guys were able to go out and enjoy it or even another day. Happy Birthday!

Staci looks so little, wait she was! That looks like Stefani.

(P.S. Stefani wore that dress the other day and it reminded me so much of Staci wearing for your wedding!)

Melody said...

Happy Birthday Russell! He is such a great guy for you, Katie. I am so happy you are so happy! :) The pics with Russell and the girls are just precious. Hope you guys are able to celebrate!

Reed and Natalie said...

Happy Birthday, Russell! (I'd have to say you're a pretty cool guy, too!)

The Parkers said...

Happy Birthday Russell!!!!


Katie you are always welcome to come to craft night. I just need your email address, and I will add you to my list. If you look at the side panel you can see what we are doing in Dec. Craft night next month is Dec. 12th @ 7 pm I need to know what you want to make by the 28th of this month at the latest!!!

Hope to see you at Craft Night!!!

The Parkers said...

Happy Birthday Russell!!!!


Katie you are always welcome to come to craft night. I just need your email address, and I will add you to my list. If you look at the side panel you can see what we are doing in Dec. Craft night next month is Dec. 12th @ 7 pm I need to know what you want to make by the 28th of this month at the latest!!!

Hope to see you at Craft Night!!!

Ruth said...

Happy Birthday Russell! Have a great day and know that I'm glad that you're a part of our family too. You are a great guy, and we're lucky to have you in our family.

Lots of Love,

Ruth

Bob and Judy said...

Happy LATE birthday, Russell! What a wonderful tribute from Katie. You two are such a fun couple, and you've made a beautiful family.