Friday, February 3, 2012

It's His Birthday

Safety First Italian Stallion

So it's Tony's birthday today and I've decided to go mushy and lovey dovey for a day. I know, you probably want to vomit in your mouth and will probably stop reading.  That's fine...I'm making sure that I add pictures so you at least have something to look at.

On February 3, 32 years ago - yes 32 (sorry babe) - a little Italian Stallion was born.  And in honor of his 32nd year, I figured I would list 32 things that I think he's pretty great. (I could have said loved, but that even a little too mushy for me in blog land). So here we go:

1. He loves me. Simple as that.
2. He loves his family - all of them, in-laws and everything.
3. He's a great Uncle - after being thrown into the chaos that was my family, he's now a favorite and is asked for often, probably more often than me. But he was so excited to be an Uncle again when his sister had her baby and loves that little guy a ton!
4. He's good to his friends. This man has a lot of "buddies" no lie - and he stays in great contact with all of them, which was probably why he didn't have a hard time coming up with 16 people to be in our wedding.
5. He saves money. Yes,weird for me to say that - but he makes sure that we have savings so in case our house ever does go up in flames, we're okay.
6. He spends money. That boy loves to shop - and even if its at his two favorite stores (CVS and Express) he doesn't make me feel so bad about spending money. Okay, so he spends less than me, but I usually get something out of his shopping sprees too.
7. He laughs so hard he tears up. Its probably one of the funniest things for me to see - as we put together our New Year's card, he was giggling so hard that tears were welling up in his eyes, which of course made me laugh.
8. Number 7 brings me to number 8 - he makes me laugh. Plain and simple, he can me me giggle. (That almost rhymed)
Should I add something about the tongue? Nah.
9. He laughs at me and will even admit that I'm funny...sometimes.
10. He is obbsessed with Tyson.
They probably are the two best friends that anyone could have. If Tyson could go to offices with him, I think Tony would take him. They might have their moments of annoyance, but Tony can't resist that puppy face.
11. He can't stay mad for long. Even when he gets annoyed, he doesn't make a big deal of it and he calms down fast.
12. He always tries to make dinner. Even if he thinks he ruins it, he'll always try and gets excited to grill.
13. He loves the beach. Which helps us go on vacation more often, not often enough, but at least we can go somewhere tropical together.
14. He dances with his thumbs. Makes me laugh every time - it's like his thumbs know a good song and just want to party.

Thumbs in full effect

15. He lets me have my crazy moments....and generally calms me down after they happen.
16. His hugs are the best.
17. He encourages me daily. When I have a goal, like losing weight, taking more pictures, etc., he always supports me and tells me I can do it.
18. He loves his sports teams and sometimes just likes them. He watches his teams with passion...and sometimes that passion includes no one. He also doesn't expect me to respond to his comments.
19. He researches everything. The man looked at wheels for the car for almost an entire year before he found the right ones.  And now, he's looking for houses....because he knows he has a picky wife.
20. He talks loud on the phone. Now you're wondering why I might love this one, but I always knows when he's on the phone - and it's pretty funny to hear his voice get louder as his conversation goes on.

This car makes his voice echo...he loves it.

21. He's clean....ridiculously clean, but in a good way.  That boy can scrub a bathroom like no one else, which is a great thing since I hate it.
22. He piles things. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not always the neatest, but he too will straighten a stack of papers just to make them look better, as do I.
23. He enjoys a fat kid day. Yep, there are days when I just want to eat that Mexican food and all the fixings...and rather than judge me, he'll join me. Of course we'll pay for it after, but at least I had a partner in the fun.
We probably enjoyed a Fat Kid Day after this night
24. He would rather fly than drive. Being in a car all day has given him an aversion to road I don't mind when we choose to fly places...quick, easy and with accessible potties.
25. He took a chance on me. After meeting for just one night, he figured he would ask that girl on a date. Of course he researched me through friends, just to make sure.
26. He makes me feel safe. Yes, he may ask if I have locked the doors, taken the duter (for the house alarm), and asked me to text him every place I go (which sounds a little crazy as I type it), but he just wants to make sure I am safe.
27. He likes to look good. The man has 74 different colored polos, and wants to make sure he makes a good impression. I love it - and I might tease him about spending more time in the mirror than I do.
28. He doesn't always use the correct words....and maybe makes them up.  Like, he wants to carve his craving.  I'm not sure why he wants to cut up his cravings, but usually a scoop of ice cream will take care of that problem.
29. He shaved his head for a good cause.  Without hesitation and with a passion for doing something in memory of friends and family, he took all his hair off. And for those who know him before shaving, he loved his hair.
30. He breaks out into random song....and then laughs when he makes up the words. It's true, and he probably didn't want me to put that out there.
31. He's my best friend. We can tell each other everything (except when I do stupid stuff, i.e. leave the trunk open...and yes, he did find out about that) and actually like spending time together.
32. He asked me to spend the rest of our lives together (all together now, awwww). He knew that moment on the Broadway bridge would be one that I would remember forever....and that day on October 30, one that would start the beginning of our forever after.

He made me walk in the cold, but I still said yes!

Happy Birthday babe! Thank you for all of the 32 wonderful things about you and for making my life even better. Now if we could only work on that spending money part....spring is coming and my pants don't fit. Love you lots!

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