an ode to the mr.

the other day, I met taylor's preschool teacher!
she was telling me how she has always remembered taylor because he was SO good.
He was so obedient, and so patient, and he was always helping the other kids.
It was so fun to think about little taylor.
and gosh, was he cute.
I have a few of these pictures tucked into our bedroom mirror--because I just can't get over how adorable little taylor is.
I always tell him that I hope all of our boys look just like him.
But what I don't tell him as often, is that I hope all of our kids act just like him, too.
(tay is on the right)
I hope our future kids are patient like taylor.
proof: he's married to me. ;)
I am always amazed at how Taylor never lets things bother him.
When I get frustrated over a situation or over something someone does, Taylor is always cool and collected.
And then when I ask him, "how does that not bother you!?"
he always responds with, "Because, I don't let it."
He is so carefree--and I admire that so much.
Especially since I worry about every single little thing.

I hope our future kids are selfless like taylor.
Taylor is always finding ways to spend our money on others.
And I am always quick to question him or think of reasons why we need the money instead.
He is always giving up his saturday mornings (something I never give up) to help people move or to do some other selfless act.
and he is always sending flowers to someone. 
...I really like when I'm the recipient. ;)
and see? proof that I'm selfish. ha

I hope our future kids are creative like taylor.
He is constantly coming up with new imaginative ideas.
whether its painting canvases, making a shoe cubby, coming up with a new way to make money, reorganizing furniture--his mind is constantly spinning.

I hope our future kids are dedicated like taylor.
Taylor has recently started walking the 2 miles to work (and then 2 miles back!)
I wasn't sure how long it would last, but so far, he's stuck to his guns!
Not only that, he walks home for lunch, too!
When he has an idea--he sticks to it.
this is exactly what makes him so successful at what he does.
I would be so unfocused if I were my own boss--I have no idea how he does it every day.

I hope our future kids are happy like taylor.
Whenever I meet his mission presidents and wives, they always say the same thing: "Your husband is the happiest person I've ever met!"
And it's so true.
...and sometimes even annoying. ha ;)
He is ALWAYS happy.
He is always smiling and making up weird songs and wanting to wrestle and talking in weird accents and reading me funny jokes.
and gosh.
wasn't he just adorable?

one of the things I cherish most about our relationship is that he genuinely makes me want to be a better person. 
all of his strengths are my weaknesses.
and all of my strengths are his super strengths. ha

this guy is one of a kind, and I'm so happy that he chose me to be by his side.


  1. seriously? this was the cutest post eva!

  2. Seriously just loved reading this. It's so sweet reading about love :) especially between you cuties!!

  3. I absolutely love thinking about my hubby as a boy... Which is one of the main reasons that I want to have boys some day... So I can see more of him through them!

  4. I like to think that if you hadn't married Taylor and I wasn't marrying Tyler that I would be marrying
    Taylor. Lol

  5. This is so sweet!!!!! I want to be just like both you!! Sweetest ever!!