i’ll write a post about how manly and rugged my husband is. i promise. because he’s the strongest and most fearless man i know (i might even tell you how he shot a dog to save ours…).
but can i just gush about how sweet he is, really quick?
he’s also the most patient man i know. when i start to freak out or have one of my pregnancy emotional breakdowns, he’s calm. holds me. tells me we’re more than okay. when i out-of-nowhere start doing incredibly annoying things (i.e. recently i’ve been saying “you know?” ALL THE TIME. why? i don’t know…) he doesn’t show it’s driving him crazy. he helps me laugh at myself. he reminds me how much he loves me, is not afraid to show me how much he loves me, even when i feel
crazy ugly gassy anything but lovable.
i love him more each day.
unconditionally. i don’t love him only because last week he made me feel special by cooking a wonderful meal for me (my favorite herbed chicken, roasted beets, and garlic green beans), dressing in “golf course casual” clothing (rather than our usual after work mesh shorts/yoga pants & a t-shirt/hoodie), setting up a table in our wedding tent, lighting candles, finding 8 extension cords to plug in our twinkling lights, buying sparkling white grape juice for me since i can’t have wine, and pouring it into our gifted wedding champagne flutes. it helped, of course, because i love date nights with him. but i love him because he is the man God made for me. he’s the only one for me, and i feel so blessed to be able to spend the rest of our lives together.
he’s my favorite.
and this is our favorite way to marinate chicken (right now…):
nate’s herbed chicken
2 lbs chicken
1 tbsp garlic (granulated) or 3 cloves minced
1 tbsp seasoning salt
fresh ground pepper to taste (nate says: ’til your arm feels like it’s going to fall off)
2 tbsp rosemary, roughly chopped
2 tbsp basil, roughly chopped
4 tbsp canola oil
mix all in a ziplock bag and refrigerate at least an hour. it’s best to let marinate for a day!