Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy Birthday To James!!

Yes, this post is late as well....too much going on in December I can't keep up. James turned 33 on December 23. I feel that this is a perfect opportunity to say a little something about the amazing man I am lucky to be sharing my life with. He has so many great qualities. Among them are his dedication to his family, his sheer willpower to never, not ever give up, his great love for his Saviour, his never ending generosity. He is so patient with our kids which in my book makes him an amazing father!!He loves life, he is not afraid to try the new and unknown. If he commits to anything he will put his whole heart and soul into it. He knows what is truly important. He leads our family in faith and with great humility. He has a great love and respect for the gospel. He is very, very playful. He loves to tickle and tease (ok, so maybe there are times I wish he would tone down this great "quality"). He is always willing to help out, whether it be with the cleaning, cooking or helping the kids with homework and never does he complain. He willingly sees past my faults (which are many I'm afraid) and continue loving me anyway. He is ALWAYS paying me compliments...I LOVE it! He is very affectionate and romantic. He does everything he can to make me happy...and I am. Happy Birthday to my sweet husband! I don't have very many pictures of James as a child but have posted the few that I do have. He was such a cute kid! No wonder he's such a hottie now!!

James and his sister Monia. James is 2 here.

James with his mom and sis at age 3.

James age 4
James at age 14 on a scout trip in Mexico...see if you can find him.

James in his "Glory Days". Who says, "White Men Can't Jump?" (He's the one catching the ball)
The Temple Wildcats went to state that year and had the opportunity to play in Texas Stadium...which is now no more.

James at age 20 on his way to the MTC, with his favorite cousin Becca.

James and his friend Ashley in the airport getting ready to head to Brasil.

James served the first half of his mission in Brazil...he said he felt tall there.

After contracting multiple parasites in Brasil he left the beautiful 3rd world coastal lands of Brasil.....

To finish up his mission here in Canada....needless to say it was a bit of a climate change.

James and one of his most favorite people, his grandma. Ruth was always so good to James. We miss her very, very much.

James at his UNLV Dental School Graduation

James and I this month. We always enjoy spending time together. We do this as much as we possibly can. James says it's one his most favorite things to do. I agree.

Just before he became dinner :-(
Poor, poor Mr. Lobster....

James and I on his birthday. We had a great evening. We went to Red Lobster, where James consumed more seafood than I thought possible for one single human being, while I dutifully held my nose and smiled. ( I hate seafood, and especially the smell) We then went and did a little shopping before coming home to open his gifts. It was just the 2 of us this year but we had a great time! James got his much coveted PS3, some games to go with it...namely Call of Duty (thanks mom and dad) which he has spent little time away from. I also gave him a Banzai Olive tree, a statue of Joseph and Hyrum Smith and clothes. Happy Birthday James!!


The Wachel Family said...

We sure love you James and we really appreciate all that you do for Aimee and the kiddos!!! Hope you had a good deserve it!!