Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

In my family we have a special birthday song that has been in the family for years. I love how it makes the person feel special... Matt's birthday is today, March 12th! This ones for you sweetheart! Happy Big 28!

"As years go by they seem to do the nicest things for you and every time you have one more you're 12 months dearer than before! A very Happy Birthday, a very Happy Birthday, a very Happy Birthday especially for you! Somebody has a birthday, its dear Matt here. Our Father in Heaven bless him throughout the coming years. Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Matt! Happy Birthday to you!"

Happy Birthday Matt! I wanted to share with you all something that I love about Matt. Now there isn't just one thing but many things but I am going to focus on this picture above and the story behind it. 

I love the goofy look of Matt in this picture.... His eye brows turned up makes me melt... so cute! I remember this day, Matt decided he had too many shirts in his drawer and we were doing some late spring cleaning and while I was cleaning and he was TRYING to clean he said, "I have a confession to make and  I've realized that there is something that you are way better than me at. And I hate to admit it but there is nothing I can do about it." I said, "What is it?" He said, "Now there are a lot of things that I am ultimately better than you at like rummikub (yeah right), no matter how hard you try you'll never be better than me. But I have to admit, that I can never keep up with you when we're cleaning. I've tried, but when you go on your cleaning rampage, I get left in the dust! You can clean like 7 rooms before I can clean one. Its because I get distracted by other things like cleaning out my drawers or whatever." I laughed knowing full well that was true (excluding the part where he says he is better than me in rummikub... I beg to differ and say we both have won our fair share of games).  While Matt was attempting to work he did get distracted and started cleaning his drawers out. He was having a hard time getting rid of shirts. I told him if you haven't worn it for weeks then chuck it. I was giving him reasons why he didn't need some things. There were some shirts he just could not quite depart with and was still emotionally attached. When he wanted to keep a shirt he said, "I'm keepin this one, not you or nobody else is telling me otherwise." Hahaha LOL! He told me how each shirt has a story to it and he has memories attached to it and getting rid of a shirt is like getting rid of a part of yourself even if you don't wear it anymore! We made it through and we were able to get some a few bags of clothes to send to the DI. 

The point of this story is... Matt has such a funny sense of humor and knows how to make me laugh! I love spending time like this and although cleaning is not his best trait, he still helps me no matter what! I love you Matt and I hope you have such a wonderful time in Seattle! For those who don't know, Matt is competing at sectionals right now hoping to get a qualifying time for Nationals. He loves to swim and tries to see how far he can go! He looks so hot in in full body black swim suit! Good Luck Babe! 


Loni said...

That story is so funny. I remember him getting distracted like that when we were little too, he would get distracted trying to deep clean one thing (drawer, closet, under bed) that he would end up being burnt out on cleaning before the original project of cleaning the room was completed. Thanks for loving my brother so much! And Happy Birthday Matt!!!!!

Aimless said...

seriously, if i didn't know better, i would say that Amie wrote about me. It is crazy how much we are the same. Amie kicks my butt in cleaning too. I think i find things i haven't had in months and i end up playing with it or trying to find other things not related to cleaning. Also, Amie and i seriously just had a spring cleaning where she said "if you haven't worn it in the last 6 months.... chuck it" i have this leather jacket that i got on the honeymoon... needless to say it has sentimental value. The problem is that i wear it about once every 6 months. Amie always tells me to get rid of it.... and i say "NOT GOING TO HAPPEN" haha

Aimless said...

P.S. Matt i hope your day went well. Happy birthday.