Thursday, June 26, 2008

I'm afraid it's time...

For me to brag. A little. I'm always reading posts about other husbands and how grateful all the wives are for them... so today its my turn. The only thing that was keeping me from doing it before was... I just didn't want to overwhelm anyone with mushiness (Bre); I have way too much to say. But today I feel like its fast Sunday and if I don't get up and express my gratitude... I'll feel horrible.
Pretty much I just love my husband. I am so grateful for him and everything he does for us. He is working so hard right now and it's not easy. He is doing such a good job and is proving his work ethic again (he worked a nasty construction job last summer). He is such an amazingly hard worker. He never complains about anything and my happiness is always his main concern. He continues to do sweet things for me all the time. The other night I was talking about how I don't feel like a good wife; sometimes I make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for him cause they are faster even though I know he would probably like a chicken sandwich better (but he likes PBJ too okay). One time I forgot to do a load of whites and he had to wear his gray shirt (white is better... hence the heat out here). Also his favorite meal is Meat-loaf (which I have never made before) and I tried to surprise him and make it one night and it was the grossest thing ever. (hahhahaha I'm laughing just thinking about it). I realize these things sound so small but they are big to me. My goal is to do anything and everything I can for him because he is doing SO much for us right now.
Anyway, he was so upset at me for feeling that way. So he then made me name everything that I do for him. Which I did. And he continued with, "Okay so Britt did you just hear all that? And what do I do for you?" And I was like..."You go to work every day... you have a really hard job!" And then he said.. "Ya but Britt, that is all I do. I go to work. I never do anything for you. Here, I have an idea. Stay right here, watch some TV and don't move."
Curious to know what his idea was...I waited and listened. Heard some stuff going on in the kitchen. The fridge opened. The cupboard opened. The blender went off. Then in he walks, holding a MAMMOTH Oreo shake...AND a huge smile on his face. He felt so good. And of course... you guessed it. I started crying. (maybe I do that too much?) But I can't help it because when I am filled with so much love...I feel like my whole body is going to burst and the only thing that ends up bursting... are tears.

Grant who sometimes walks over 9 hours a day, is always aching, deals with people who are scary (at least in my mind) (and sometimes won't even let him in their house when he needs to pee.. which okay I see why you wouldn't want to let in a stranger but hello? Who cares. If my husband needs to pee then let him in) ... was so happy because he could make me an Oreo shake. If that doesn't reveal the level of his caliber then I don't know what will. He keeps me a happy girl and if you can't tell... I'm absolutely crazy about him!!!

12 sweet thoughts:

Kristine L. said...

Ahhhhh... that was so sweet! I know what you mean. Sometimes it is so easy to feel like you aren't doing enough for them because they work so hard. But I am sure you are doing a great job!

My sister has a cooking blog and she has a REALLY good recipe for meatloaf. I don't even like meatloaf, but this is yummy. Here is a link:

http://hotgarlic.blogspot.com/2007/10/saucy-meatloaf.html

She has a lot of other great recipes and stuff, so if you are in the need... here's the place to go!

Dallin & Megan said...

Britt, that is SOOOO CUTE!!! I feel like I just read a mini romance book! :) Is that what your life is like?! I am soooo jealous!! You guys are so stinkin hot together! I am glad you have such a WONDERFUL husband, YOU deserve it!!

Nate and Bre said...

OK, yeah, I'm not gonna lie (I learned that phrase from you) that was a little mushy, but I am thrilled that you guys are so happy. Grant deserves to be bragged about and you deserve to do some bragging. Mmmm. Milkshakes.

Nate and Bre said...

Oh, and Grant meatloaf is yucky. There is a reason she doesn't know how to make it- it is yucky. I think I'd rather have squid and you know how I love calamari.

Nate and Bre said...

I'm so sad we got dumped off your BFF list. Was it what I said about the meatloaf?

Nate and Bre said...

never mind. I am stupid (and apparently psycho with all these posts) we are family. I'm gonna cry now. We love you guys!

Jake and Jenna said...

i love this post. can't wait to see you next week!

Zach and Katie Hillstead said...

you are so cute:) did you get the job at zara? by the way i love that you started crying...you are so cute. sorry i already said that.

Jess and Matt said...

That was seriously the cutest thing ever. Besides, I am a sucker for mushy stuff anyway. Britt, you are like the best wife ever....so you deserve the best husband. When Matt and I were engaged he sold security and one time I went out to visit him and actually walked around with him ALL day every day, and it was MISERABLE!!! I hated seeing people be so mean to my sweet man, and he was so hot and tired and he just put on a smile and kept going. I appreciated him even more (and felt totally worthless), so I totally know where you are coming from. I am so glad that he is doing so well though, and pushing through, and still making you yummy, delicious milkshakes!

Cydney Jensen said...

Hey Brittany, I am so glad that I found your blog! It sounds like you are really happy and that you found a really great guy. How long are you going to be in DC? I don't even know how long people usually stay when they go and do that. Anyway, it is good to see that you are doing well!

Cassie and Doug Hansen said...

That is the cutest post I think I have ever seen! you two are just way too sweet. I know what you mean, its easier to post funny things about them and make fun then gush over them with emotion. I think I just might have to start being more sentimental myself...very inspiring I must say!

andrea.roche said...

Brittany -
I was friends with Grant at BYU, and have heard fabulous things about u through the grapevine (brandon fieldsted is a childhood friend). I found your guys' blog, and I just had to say this post was the cutest! I love that Grant is being such a good husband~

Our blog is andreatrevor.blogspot.com if you want to take a peek!