grow old along with me


My sister has oft reminded me that it’s obnoxious to wax eloquent about my beautiful, muscled, gorgeous husband. But since he’s turning 40 today, I’ll take a moment to ponder the man sublime.

Not only does he give 007 a run for his money– but he

puts away his own laundry

and irons his shirts

bakes a mean batch of chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

trims tiny fingernails

does a fantastic rendition of Elmo

dances in the kitchen

shops at Costco

and hauls the loot into the house– OK, I’ll stop. Clearly, I’m bragging here. Here’s to a fantastic, chocolate-filled birthday.


Ah love, the best is yet to be!

The last of life, for which the first was made:
Our times are in His hand
Who saith, “A whole I planned,
Youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid!”

January 29, 2009
February 2, 2009



  1. Alyson (New England Living)

    January 30, 2009

    That is so sweet! Happy birthday to your man!

  2. martha corinna

    January 30, 2009

    Happy Birthday!
    That last piece of poetry is wonderful. Perhaps it will help my perspective.

    My husband shops at Costco too!

  3. Annie

    January 30, 2009

    what a perfect tribute! Hope he has a wonderful day.


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    January 30, 2009


    Thanks for being
    a great example 🙂

  6. Jan Russell

    January 31, 2009

    Happy birthday to your hubba, hubba, hubby!!!

  7. Andrea

    January 31, 2009

    you are perfect for each other. Happy birthday!!!

  8. Nightingale

    January 31, 2009

    I agree–he’s a catch.

    And by the way, I saw you quoted in the newspaper today!

  9. Darlene

    January 31, 2009

    “Nightingale” was me. (“Was I” is correct, I guess.)

    Must. Remember. To. Sign. Out. Of. Segullah. E-mail. Account. Before. Leaving. Comments!!!!

  10. Danielle

    January 31, 2009

    You are lucky to have each other – he sounds like an amazing man and I know you are an amazing woman, so a perfect match! happy birthday!

  11. Brenda

    February 2, 2009

    I’m just stopping by (saw you on Segullah) and have to say you take amazing pictures! Just gorgeous! How do you get them to post so big?

  12. Katie

    February 2, 2009

    So darling!! Okay, I don’t know if I know Dan Snyder? Where did you see or know that I know him?? I miss scripture class… but it is a crazy time with two at home!!

  13. Tracy

    February 2, 2009

    Happy Birthday Mr. Michelle. Being 40 is fabulous! Enjoy!

  14. tjhirst

    February 2, 2009

    Beautiful pictures to go with those beautiful lines.

  15. martha corinna

    February 2, 2009

    Happy Birthday Michelle!

  16. Denise

    February 2, 2009

    Dang, I’m late to the party. Happy Birthday, Erik!

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