Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Celebrate - Cause That's What You Do When It's Someones Birthday!

On Friday I celebrated the life of a very important person in my life.  He is my best friend, my other half, my babe and my boyfriend.  Philip turned 28 and I know that celebrating all stapled up wasn’t his idea of a freaking party but we made the most of it. He opened his gifts first thing in the morning because the inner child in him couldn't wait and I think was presently surprised.  He has been eyeing a new briefcase/travel bag for quite sometime and I knew he wouldn't buy it so I went ahead and purchased it for him.  I've had it for 3 weeks and it's been killing me not to give it to him.  I loved seeing his face as he opened it!  After work we went out for dinner and drinks with his dad and he had his first drink or two since surgery.  He wasn't stumbling on his crutches, so that was a win.  Much to be celebrated.  The rest of the evening was spent snuggled up watching Dallas Buyers Club, which Dragon really enjoyed. She literally could not take her eyes off of the TV.

This is a flattering picture of all of us.  My Mom's and the dog facetimed Phil to wish him a Happy Birthday.  I was of course busy sucking down my Mango Margarita.  

I really don’t know if he reads this blog of mine, he says he doesn’t but I think he actually really does.  Who knows.  Phil is a special kind of guy.  And people might say that I am a special kind of girl, others might call that wackadoo, cough cough Erin. :)  But together the two of us have a great thing going on.  I think the great thing about celebrating birthdays is appreciating that person and letting them know all of the great things about them.  He may or may not need the ego boost but you get one special day a year all about yourself so I figured I might as well give it to him. 

Let’s rewind a bit.  I had every intention of finding a guy that enjoyed the outdoors, among other things that I enjoyed.  On a random day I got an e-mail from this cute guy who in his profile picture was wearing a business suit.  Not the typical guy I would go for.  He said something along the lines of “Hey, I’m getting off this thing (match.com). I think you're cute, here’s my number if you want to continue this.”    That was among the less creepy e-mails I received, I gave it a day and on a Sunday afternoon I decided to text him.  I had all those warm and fuzzy feelings when we were texting back and forth like we had known one another.  He asked me out for drinks and even though he was afraid of bugs, I decided to give him a chance and I’m so glad I did because he is the best thing in my life, next to dessert of course. I can't express how much I appreciate him and how happy I am that he is part of my life.  

Pictures from our first two months of dating.  

He is one of the most passionate and ambitious guys I know.  I put those two together because he loves his job and works so hard.  He is always trying to find ways to better what he is doing and looking for new endeavors to undertake.  He never wants to settle and that’s what I love about him.  It doesn’t hurt that he happens to be strikingly handsome.  He is patient with me, I know sometimes I push him out of his comfort zones because I tend to be more expressive emotionally and affectingly then he is.  It’s much appreciated, especially the little things.  I love that he loves music and that two of us can spend half the day blaring music in the house, maybe we are cleaning maybe we are just dancing.  These are the moments that I live for.  I can’t help but to smile when I watch him dance and when I say dance it’s him pointing his index finger, tapping his foot and twirling me around here and there.  And it’s not because I’m laughing at him, I smile because it’s just the cutest thing.  I love that we can just sit on the porch and not say a word but we are able to enjoy our own thoughts and having one another by our side. 

Personality wise the two of us are very similar but our views and opinions are complete opposites.  But that’s what makes him great because the two of us can banter back and forth.  My perspective on things changes because I can hear the other side, sometimes I’m like “wow, didn’t think of it that way” or “yea no you’re totally wrong Phil.”  :)

He brings something out of me that no one has before and I love him for that.  I’m proud of the man that he is and the man that he strives to be. It's been one hell of a year and half and I can’t wait to celebrate 70ish more birthdays laughing with him. Oh and if you are reading this babe, Happy Birthday and I love you more and more everyday and enjoy your new briefcase from your amazing girlfriend.  *End the cheesy, romantic music here.  

P.S.  I’m really not sure why I get so sappy and emotional all the time but maybe that’s what love does to you.  Anyways thanks for reading along and if you need a barf bag now is the time to reach for it.  


  1. that bag looks awesome! glad to hear you guys had a nice little evening!

  2. ahhh yay for celebrating a happy birthday with your man friend!

  3. no barf bag necessary - this is so sweet! happy birthday to your guy!

  4. Nothing wrong with getting a lil' sappy over your man!!! ;) So glad you guys had a good time celebrating and that bag is pretty frickin' sweet!

  5. Its definitely okay to be sappy and emotional. It's better than being unhappy and grumpy...I know a lot of those people. lol.

  6. Happy birthday to yo' man! It's GOOD to get sappy every once in a while... nothing wrong with being aware and appreciative of what you have! :)

  7. What a very sweet way to celebrate your guy. Please wish him happy birthday from Blogland (since he doesn't read this) ;)