Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy 25!!!!

Happy Birthday, Jim!
I love you so much.
I thought I'd share with the blogging world 25 reasons
why I love you since you're 25 today!!!!!
(Let's forget that your birthday was yesterday :) )
Here it goes:
1. Jim is a beautiful man. In fact, some of the Young Women in the ward call him "Ken" as in Ken & Barbie.
2. He's a wonderful father. His children think the world of him because he's willing to give them his time and his love even when it's not always convenient for him.
3. Jim has a heart full of SERVICE. I'm always left a widow on Sundays because Jim is out fellowshipping the neighborhood.
4. He's passionate about work. He puts his heart and soul into everything he does and he does it solely to provide for his family.
5. HONESTY - sometimes he's a little too honest and will just say right then and there what he is thinking. He's not afraid to tell you what he thinks. This sometimes has been embarrassing for me, but he's learning to improve on the things that come out of his mouth and I'm learning from him to overcome my problem of being afraid to speak up!
6. INTEGRITY - Jim's heart is one of integrity. He stands firm in what he believes and shows it through his deeds.
7. Jim is a softy. He cries watching just about every chick flick or family movie or listening to a talk given. Sometimes he'll even cry when he tells me he loves me. (he's probably going to kill me for sharing that).
8. He's a manly man. He loves hunting, fishing, camping, watching action movies, and he can even eat a whole box of pizza all by himself! That's pretty manly if you ask him.
9. Love his smile!
10. Good kisser. enough said.
11. He's an amazing wrestler. Okay, that sounds gross and I didn't mean it that way. What I mean is........well.....he really is a great wrestler! He took state every year at Highland High School. Every wrestling photo I have of him, the ref is holding his hand up (meaning Jim won). However, being married to a good wrestler sometimes is NO fun. He knows how to get me in a lockdown that is impossible to free myself from! and then I get angry.
12. Jim has an incredible voice. Just kidding! I know I'm mean, but it's actually an advantage for him because when I'm frustated or irritable he knows how to make me laugh......he just starts singing. Really loud and obnoxious too.
13. Very patient. Back to me being irritable.......he always knows when to leave me be or help out around the house.
14. Sincere.
15. Tall. That's attractive.
16. Gorgeous blue eyes.
17. He tells me I'm beautiful.
18. Dependable. If he says he'll do something for you, he means it.
19. Jim is a family man. He loves to spend time with us more than anyone else.
20. Perfectionist - Being that Jim is a contractor, he makes sure the work that he does is perfect to a T. He would never expect anything less of himself.
21. Gratitude. Jim is always reminding me of the many blessings that we have. If it were Jim's choice, we would be living in a small little trailer out in the wilderness. True story.
22. Jim is not a picky eater. I love this about him because I LOVE all kinds of food too and he's always satisfied with what I cook him for dinner.
23. This boy can dance! One of our favorite things to do together is swing dance.
24. My best friend.
25. He loves me for me. I have never felt like I have had to impress him, even though it is fun to. He knows who I am deep down and even after all I put him through, he still loves me.
Here's a few of my favorite pictures of him.
He still is full of hottiness even if he's wearing five party hats on his head.
That's the smile I love. Look at his eyes when he smiles. So cute.

There he goes with his hand up again. What a stud. Would you get a load of those legs!! Woo woo!!

Getting his haircut right before a hot date with me.

Mission Farewell. There's that cute smile again. Love it!

The Epps Bunch.

Our weddin' day!
I love you, Jim. You're my favorite.Thanks for choosing me.
Happy 25!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

It's about that time........

So I think it's about that time again to post. I could actually post probably a hundred of things right now, considering my lackingness (i think i just made up a word) with the blog, but I'm not going to overwhelm all of you. As the new year has approached us, I have had a lot on my mind regarding self-improvement. There are plenty of things that I could do better at this year and I'm truly going to make an effort to do so.
Here's my list of resolutions:
I'm going to be a better wife. This means less nagging and more praising. Less complaining and more gratitude. Less selfishness and more selfLESSness. There is no other person I would want to spend the rest of my life with than the man below.
I'm goingto spend more quality time with my kids. This means going the extra mile by reading more to them, doing more outdoor activities with them, playing with them, having daily scripture study and prayer, Family Home Evening, and lots and lots of hugs and kisses! I am so richly blessed to have two beautiful babies in my home who trust me, love me, forgive me, and humor me. They mean the world to me and so much more and I am going to prove it to them!

I'm going to step up to the plate and IMPROVE MY HEALTH! After having two babies under two years, my body is not the same as it used to be! My husband bought me a three year V.I.P membership to Gold's Gym which means someone can babysit my kids while I work out during the day! Woo hoo! I used to go spinning at 4:30 in the morning and it stopped shortly after I started because I am NOT a morning person. This will be much better.

Lastly, I am going to improve on my scripture study. One of my favorite things to do first thing in the morning is get on the computer and look at everyones blogs. From now on though, I will not allow myself to look at your blogs until I've studied my scriptures. I know it will strengthen me as a person to be a little bit better in all the other aspects that I listed above. I love my Heavenly Father and am so grateful for the plan of happiness. He has given me a beautiful family and I feel like I owe Him a commitment to improve my life. I don't know what I would do without the gospel. It's my compass in every matter of my life. I'm truly looking forward to this New Year and hope that I can live up to the resolutions that I have set.
happy 2009!!!