Sunday, February 27, 2011

Shem turned 30 today!

Shem and his twin, Quinae, both turned 30 today.  They are the youngest and that means that everyone on Shem's side of the family are in their thirties...except me. :)  Weird thoughts.

I'm not sure how he feels about being 30, but I don't think he's had time to let it sink in with how busy he has been lately.  He is a man that works so hard and is almost always focused on a project for work.  This past week (our week off) he has accomplished the following:
  • Balanced finances for HOA (which was a nightmare since they were so off and many things didn't make any sense at all).
  • Folded laundry
  • He has done the dishes almost every night this week except for maybe two nights
  • He wrote some papers for his National Boards (which need to be done by March if I remember correctly).
  • Balanced our finances for January and started February.
  • Worked on some church calling stuff and went to Scouts on Tuesday night.
  • Made dinner almost every night which included two or three new recipes one of which was this amazing veggie wrap.
  • He did the Costco and Winco shopping
  • I'm sure he has done some lesson planning for whatever unit he is teaching at work
  • He bought and learned to play a new board game: Small World (I like it a lot too.  It's a good game).  Oh, and buying it meant driving up to Lynnwood to get it.
  • He talked on the phone with me for a good 30 minutes on Monday night when I was visiting my brother in Portland.  He missed me. :)
  • On Wednesday and Thursday he took extra special care of me as I stayed in bed most of those days.  I pulled my groin/ligaments (don't ask me how, because I have no idea what I did.  I was probably getting in or out of my car or just sweeping/mopping my house...dumb, but whatever.  I've never been in so much pain in my life.  I've cried a couple of times because it's so painful to walk.) 
    • heating my rice pack
    • bringing me food to eat (that he cooked)
    • running to the store for me
    • going to the doctors with me on Friday
    • helping me up the stairs
    • he's done so much for me this week
  • We also had some guys over working on our leak, and he took time to talk to them (not like he had a choice...the guy is just so talkative!)
  • He cleaned up the house for his game night party on Friday.  Sad, I know that I decided to throw him a party and he had to do all of the prep work.  But it was worth it!  We had so much fun and I can't wait to have more parties here!
  • On Saturday he continued to take care of me and mostly played with his Buckyballs from Corom all day long.  Literally all day long.
  • Wednesday we went out as well to the game store to play Small World.  That was the day that I couldn't walk out of the store and I cried because I was in so much pain.
I know that I don't have to convince anyone of how amazing my Shem is, but he truly is!  He works so hard and is so willing to do so many different kinds of work.  He is a great blessing and a help to me and to many other people that he works with.  I hope they all know how special he is because he is one amazing guy.

Speaking of amazing, he's decided to kind of grow a beard until he is finished with National Boards.  I've always loved his facial hair and I especially love it when he has a nice layer of scruff on his face.  To be frank, it makes him look front of GQ magazine sexy if he were to pose like a model sexy.  I'll be sure to snap a shot of him in his glory when I get my new lens. :)


Ashley Welling said...

My brother-in-law got Small World for Christmas. It took my husband and his brothers 3 hours to play the first game because they were trying to figure out how to play. It is a fun game.

Mags said...

I'm so sorry you are hurt. Being pregnant and hurting really is no fun. I hope Carly didn't irritate anything at Church. I had no idea. On a god note, Happy Birthday Shem!