Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Birthday to Mitch!

Thursday, December 2nd was Mitch's 24th birthday. He and Nathan are 23 years, 11 months apart. Mitch and his dad are also 24 years apart, which is pretty cool!

Mitch has worked very, very hard in school this semester. His GPA has gone up and he is loving his new major. So, since the semester is wrapping up in a week or two, I thought let his present be something that would also reward him for the hard work.

He was insanely jealous last year when all his siblings got Wii's for Christmas and we didn't. We both wanted to improve our grades, and we thought a game console wasn't the way to do that.

I did a bit of research and, with the help of his brother, discovered that an original Xbox is what his heart most desired :o) So, I found one, complete with wireless controllers, a dvd remote, and a free game thrown in. There's a store in town where he can buy pretty much any Xbox game at a rock bottom price, so he's going to enjoy that as well!

His parents will be pleased to know that we have set time limits and restrictions on when and how long he can play. We've set up parameters that will still allow him to be productive, while still enjoying his gift!

I got a video of him opening it. Mind you, he convinced me to let him open it a day early. I agreed b/c Thursday, his actual birthday, is his busiest day of the week, and I wanted him to enjoy it. He wouldn't let me wrap it, either, saying it was pointless to wrap it and bring it out so he could unwrap it. Okay, I kinda see his point! I was able to keep it a surprise--woo hoo!

You'll have to listen for my "Michael Scott" moment. I tend to misspeak as often as Michael Scott from the Office does ("oh, how the turn tables..." "the early worm gets the worm..." "Afganistinanis with AIDS", etc.). Most of the people that know me well enough know what i'm trying to say, so I usually don't notice. This video features a "let the record be known..."

yep, "let the record show" and "let it be known."
It's hard to believe English is my native language sometimes!

I love you, Mitch, and I'm so grateful for everything you've done for our family! I never knew husbands could be this much of a help, and that a guy who never babysat could know so much about babies! Thank you for helping me keep my emotions in check during this "fun" hormone transition, and for being such a wonderful husband, father, and provider for our family!


  1. Aren't husbands (fiance's) the best?! I'm so happy for you! Love your little Nathan too :)

  2. A 'cranker'. Haha, that cracks me up! This is so cute. It seems like you guys have a great relationship. :)

    Also, your baby is adorable. I don't know if I ever told you but congratulations Alaina!

    I can't believe we are old enough to have kids and stuff...


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