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Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy Birthday My Love



Today is my wife’s birthday.  Given the tireless hours she puts into DIY by Design, I thought it only fitting to wish her a Happy Birthday via her blog (for those of you about to get upset at me, I did also wish her a Happy Birthday in person).   What started out as a simple idea built from curiosity, has developed into a passion and desire to share with others all that she has and will accomplish in the design world.  It is an opportunity to share, to educate and to learn.  As her first official follower, I have enjoyed every one of her posts since she began in October 2010.

We have completed many great projects together over the years – wallpapering (the single largest home improvement project which leads to divorce – note we are still married), tiling a kitchen backsplash (we learned that grout hides all mistakes), plumbing (ever install your own trap in the main drain of your house?), electric (ever run 250 feet of underground cable at 11pm just so your shed had spotlights, or crawled through a 110 degree attic so your daughter could have a chandelier?), board and batten (what guy wouldn’t love to use a nail gun?).  We have tried them all.  In her posts, you can often catch a glimpse of my arm, my leg or the back of my head.  We have all the tools, and we are not afraid to use them.

I try to always be there for her (often kicking and screaming, but ultimately I come around).  I’m the hot head, she’s the level headed one who says “of course we can do this”.  I look forward to another 20 years of DIY with you.  After 20 more, can we call it quits and hire the regular guy??

I am very proud of all she has accomplished and very proud to call her my wife.  Happy Birthday.

23 comments:

Gina said...

Awww, Mr. DIY by Design, you are very sweet.

Happy Birthday Judy! I hope you have a wonderful day. (Starting it off like this, how can you not?)

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

Now that's a sweet happy birthday note if any. See my hubby doesn't even follow my blog :p, he occasionally makes a suggestion or two end gets hired when I need help with : power tools that can slice a finger, electricity, being up on a ladder. And he does it gracefully :)

Poppy said...

Aww this is sooo sweet,Mr DIY! Judy is the most wonderful and inspiring person I've met and looks like she has an equally wonderful and loving husband. Happy Birthday,Judy, enjoy your special day. Hugs~Poppy

Pattie said...

Mr. DIY what a nice husband you are....

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUDY !!!!

have a great weekend

~~Pattie~~

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a guy! : ) This was a really sweet thing to do {in addition to the in-person Happy Birthday}! It's nice to meet the person behind the back of the head. I think all husbands are in the same boat ~ they eventually come around. Whether it's because they can see the project coming together or because it just keeps the household happy ~ well, they eventually come around! Happy Birthday to Judy!

Martha said...

How nice of you to take the time ... and happy birthday Judy! I hope you both feel blessed today!! :)

Lisa @ Before Meets After said...

Happy Birthday! What a catch you have :)

Judy said...

Wow, what a wonderful surprise. I went on Blogger to write my post this morning but decided to check out my comments first. I read the first one and wondered how anyone knew it was my birthday. Then I clicked on "view blog" and read my husband's words. As the tears rolled down my cheeks, several thoughts ran through my head...1. How did he get into my blog? and 2. What a wonderful life my husband and I have created together and 3. I am so lucky to have a husband like him to go through the journey of life with me. Thank you, my love.

Lisa said...

Oh how sweet Mr. & Mrs. DIY by Design! How blessed you are to have such a wonderful marriage. Mr. DIY, you just put all the other husbands of bloggers in the doghouse!

Happy Birthday Judy!! Enjoy.

The Gunny Sack said...

How sweet! I am so lucky to have a wonderful supportive husband too! Happy Birthday, Judy!

Sue said...

Sounds to me like both of you found a "good catch" in each other.

;)

Kathy said...

Very sweet & thoughtful!!! Mr. DIY... nice to meet you.
& Happy Birthday to YOU!!! Judy.
I am guessing your day will be filled with love & good things...

Shawna said...

Happy Birthday Judy!!!!! It sounds like you're going to have a pretty fantastic day!

ginger @ literally inspired said...

Happy Birthday Judy!!!! Have a great day!

the cape on the corner said...

so sweet! happy birthday!

Suzann said...

Happy Birthday Judy,
I hope your birthday is wonderful and I think your husband is sweet and I am sure he will have something special planned.
You are a lucky gal!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Jennie said...

Nicest. Post. Ever.

Jennie
www.jennieiswriting.blogspot.com

Traci said...

What a sweet post! Happy Birthday Judy!

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a wonderful hubby you have. You and my dad share the same birth date. That makes you a very special person. Happy Birthday Judy!
Paula of Ivy & Elephants
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Kim said...

What sweet birthday wishes! Happy belated birthday! (since I'm late to the party) Hope your day was wonderful :)

Neha@ Allthingsbeautiful said...

A belated happy birthday, Judy! I hope you had a fabulous day...!
So very sweet of your husband to write up such a nice post for you.

laxsupermom said...

Happy Birthday, Judy! Hope you had a terrific day! Love that your husband posted such a sweet tribute to you.

Modern Country Lady said...

OMG Judy, I completely missed this- Happy belated Birthday - and what a lovely guy you have to share your life with- you are one lucky and happy couple-bless you both- what a guy !!I completely melt away hearing about people being happy together,especially when they've been together for a long time- not having been that happy and lucky myself in love and all that,I think it's fabulous!
You are one day before me birthday -wise- mine's the 18th!!
Hope you are feeling better with your painful affilction- just thought to check up on how you are then I saw this.
You know, it's sort of your own fault, you are so prolific, I can't keep up with th amount of posts and ideas you put out there- hahaha.so I miss some of your stuff!
XOXO
Bea

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