My wife’s birthday is Saturday. Here are 38 reasons I’m the luckiest guy in the world.


1. …is beautiful.
2. …is the best Mom to Aidan and Erin.
3. …never complains, at least to me, if I make her crazy (and I’m sure I have). 
4. …makes the best chocolate chip cookies.
5. …is very simple — in all the right ways.
6. …is the most unaffected person I know (and this is a good thing).
7. …handles our checkbook.
8. …makes me laugh.
9. …makes me smile.
10. …makes me proud to be her husband.
11. …was my friend first.
12. …gets it.
13. …is the math teacher you want your kids to have.
14. …is commited to things she gets involved in.
15. …can be surprisingly creative.
16. …knows when I’m in a funk and let’s me get through it in my own way.
17. …makes awesome zesty rice lasagna.
18. …likes to watch sports with me.
19. …has learned to deal with my procrastination.
20. …has an incredible way with Aidan and Erin.
21. …went through more than anyone should go through when trying to have kids.
22. …likes Bon Jovi almost as much as I do.
23. …recently entered me for a gym membership in a radio contest for my Forty by Forty campaign.
24. …is the best navigator when we go on trips.
25. …looks better now than before she was pregnant either time.
26. …loves to cook and bake.
27. …is organized enough for the both of us!
28. …will get up early to let me sleep in a bit.
29. …is smarter than she believes.
30. …doesn’t say anything if I leave clothes or shoes lying around.
31. …is, and has always been, a genuinely good person.
32. …looks great with little to no make-up.
33. …has made her parents incredibly proud.
34. …is strong under pressure.
35. …is adventurous.
36. …is a great kisser.
37. …was “it” the first time we met (and I think we both sort of knew that).
38. …married me!

Happy Birthday, Renee. Love you.

16 Comments on “She…”

  1. tia says:

    that’s really sweet.

    i especially love # 7, 25 & 37.

  2. distracted spunk says:

    Aww. That’s super sweet. Happy birthday Renee!

  3. Pessimistic Redhead says:

    Awww. That is so sweet. Happy Birthday to Mrs. Mike!

  4. Stephanie says:

    This is so sweet, Mike. Not only are you a lucky guy, but it seems like she’s a pretty lucky woman herself!

  5. La says:

    This was such a lovely tribute! Happy birthday, Renee!

  6. fritz says:

    that is so sweet mike! happy birthday to her and heres to many more years of happiness to the both of you!

  7. Molly says:

    Awwww. So, so sweet. Happy birthday, Renee!

  8. Melissa says:

    She sounds like an amazing person! Happy Birthday Renee!

    And Zesty Rice Lasagna? Do tell.

  9. elizabethews says:

    Oh, yes – the zesty rice lasagna. Yum. And her raspberry jam!

    Happy Birthday, Renee!!

  10. JenBun says:

    What a great present– and you can keep adding to it, year after year! It’s just going to be even better when she’s 68! 🙂

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MRS. GOT NOTHING (although she, and you, have SO much– love, kids, each other!)!!!

  11. Sara says:

    Incredibly sweet. Happy birthday to the Mrs!

  12. Chelle says:

    1. Super cool post.
    2. Super cool couple.
    3. Super adorable kids.

    Also, must know more about zesty recipe. And still have that damn song STUCK in my head from your comment on Molls’ Disney post.

  13. erin says:

    You are so cute! This is so sweet….Happy birthday Mike’s wife!

  14. heatherdc says:

    I hope “she” reads this one! How sweet 🙂 Hope she has a great day!!

  15. Janice says:

    That’s so sweet I could cry!!! 🙂

  16. You are so awesome!! Happy Birthday Renee!!! She is pretty lucky too!

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