4.19.2013

30: Happy Birthday Brandon

Happy 30th Birthday to the most loving, tender hearted, genuine, intelligent, hardworking, loyal, faithful, dedicated, passionate, enthusiastic man I know!! I thank God every single day for blessing me with such an incredible husband and friend. He makes my life exciting, interesting, and adventurous. His spirit and passion for life are contagious and I hope his fire never goes out. He is a wonderful son to his parents, a true friend to his friends, a gifted leader and asset to the veterinary profession, and would do anything for anyone. The most admirable quality he has is that he loves the Lord and he is always ready and willing to answer His callings no matter what or where they are. He is a true and faithful servant with winged feet. I thank his wonderful parents and family for raising him right. I am so thankful for Brandon and who he is, what he represents, and his love. He is truly one of a kind.
I think about what this man has accomplished in his first thirty years of life and it takes my breath away. His hard work and dedication are paying off more and more each day and it is evident in all he does. He has earned two degrees, been a leader amongst his peers, was President of Christian Veterinary Fellowship, President of the Veterinary Business Management Association, a class Senator, led and served on several missions trips, is a Sigma Chi alum, was in multiple other clubs and organizations, had more job offers than anyone else in his vet school class, bought a house, bought his own practice, still drives the same truck he got almost 10 years ago because it's paid off and still runs, and the list goes on.
The best part about witnessing it all is his humility.
He is humble and knows that nothing we have is ours, it is God's.
He knows that no matter what he accomplishes in life, he should always treat other's the same regardless of their background.
I see it every single day in our practice. He gives everyone the same care and attention regardless of who they are.
He has really made the most of his 20s.
Did he make mistakes and does he have regrets? Absolutely.
But, he knows that God never let go of him for a reason and he does not take that for granted.
I am excited to see what else God has in store for him during his 30s.
 30 Thoughts about Brandon:
1. He has a photographic memory and has an incredibly high IQ.
2. He can learn quicker than anyone I've ever met.
3. He plays the guitar, banjo, used to play the saxophone, and can play the piano some, too.
3. He snowboards, snow skis, water skis, hikes, camps, and loves anything extreme or outdoors.
3. He played football, basketball and baseball and had college scholarship offers to play both football and baseball, which he decided against since he knew he wanted to go to vet school.
4. He is a great swimmer and swims laps almost every day from April through September/October.
5. He LOVES food and cooking. He is like Ratatouille.
6. He loves cartoons and Disney movies.
7. He is a little boy at heart. Everyone who knows him agrees.
8. He will wear anything from Carhartts and cowboy boots to seersucker and bowties.
But, forget about skinny jeans and punk looks-he has issues with that.
9. He says ma'am and sir, holds doors open, opens car doors and is a true gentleman.
10. He is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
11. The only food he really doesn't care for is olives.
12. He doesn't like tattoos or motorcycles.
13. As much as I hate to say it, dancing is not his strong suit...but he tries for me.
14. He loves cats. He loves all animals.
15. His cursive handwriting is better than his print.
16. His dream truck is an F-250 diesel.
17. He loves fishing and hunting, but deep sea fishing is his favorite, and mine, too.
18. He loves all seafood and Cajun is his favorite, just like me.
19. His teeth are perfectly straight and he's never had braces.
20. He is obsessed with boats.
22. He listens to the radio while he performs surgery.
23. He talks really loud, drives fast, and fears nothing.
24. He is still taller than me with heels on. This makes me happy.
25. He never says anything bad about anyone.
26. He studied tree frogs of the Lowcountry and had a paper published on them in undergrad.
27. He lets me decorate the house however I want and always loves the outcome.
28. He loves me unconditionally.
29. He provides for us so that I don't have to work "another" job if I don't want to.
30. He is a dreamer and we love to dream about our future together.
( I know I said 30, but I have a few more I thought of :)
31. He is passionate about farming and agriculture.
32. He is not a city kind of guy. Rural living is his preference.
33. He loves cows. A lot.
34. He loves Southern and Classic Rock, Country, and Blues. He has zero tolerance for vulgar Rap music.
35. He never took a single note in accounting, just naps, and aced every single test.
That was the only class we took together I and swore it would be the last.
36. We have the same nickname for each other: Squeeze. We call each other Squeeze.
37. We can never decide where we want to retire. Good thing we have some time.
38. If you think something is indestructible, give it to Brandon...I assure you can destroy it.
He had an Otterbox Defender destroyed in less than 3 months. He is now working on a Lifeproof case.
39. He goes through shoes faster than anyone I know and wears holes into all of his jeans and pants within months.
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Brandon is my dream come true and I can't believe God chose him for me 8.5 years ago when we first met. Time is fleeting, but the memories we have made are irreplaceable.
I love him with all of my heart and soul.
Happy Birthday, Brandon!


22 comments:

  1. This is SO sweet :) Happy Birthday to your man!

    I'm new around these parts and can't wait to read more. You are a southern girl after my own heart, lol! I consider myself southern (KY), but not near as southern as I'd like to be.
    ~Ashlee

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    1. Thank you, Ashlee!! I am so glad you found me and that you took the time to introduce yourself! I look forward to getting to know you! Kentucky is Southern-y'all have the Derby!! :) Lots of love and blessings to you! xoxo

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  2. Absolutely LOVE this! I love how you build your husband up! Sounds like such a wonderful man, with a wonderful wife as well. Happy Birthday to him!

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    1. Thank you, Brittany! You are so sweet! Brandon said to tell you, "Thank you," too! :) Have a fabulous weekend! xoxo

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  3. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your weekend and I hope y'all get to go do something fun to celebrate! Lots of love and looking forward to meeting you both in Nashville soon!

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    1. Thank you, Rachel!! We absolutely cannot wait to meet y'all, either!! Love and hugs!! xoxo

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  4. This is such a sweet tribute to Brandon! He sounds like such a wonderful, Godly husband! Happy birthday to him! Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you, sweet friend!! He thanks you, too! Love and hugs!! xoxo

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  5. What a special post - and such a special couple!! Happy birthday Brandon x

    P.S. Love your new header!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Caley-Jade!! :) You are precious!! Have a lovely weekend! xoxo

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  6. SO sweet! y'all seem like such a sweet couple!

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  7. So sweet! Happy Birthday, Brandon!

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  8. Happy birthday, Brandon! Hope you two have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you very much, Jill! Have a great weekend!! xoxo

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  9. Happy 30th, Brandon!!

    My favorite was, "He likes cows. Alot" haha :)

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    1. Thank you Shannon!!! Haha, well, he really does!! :) Have an awesome weekend! xoxo

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  10. Such a sweet post and it sounds like Brandon is a wonderful man and husband!! Happy 30th, Brandon! I hope the next 30 brings you both even more happiness!

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    1. Thank you, Sweet Brooke!! He really is! You are precious!! Love and hugs to you!! xoxo

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  11. Love your blog! I found it through Kelly's Korner. Happy Birthday to your husband. It's so evident how much you care about him and how proud you are of him. I can totally relate. My husband turned 30 this year and looking back over his 20's made me love him even more. He graduated, started his own business, bought a house, we've had two girls, and the list goes on.
    So thankful!
    Your husband may love to look at the boats my husband builds at www.wintercustomyachts.com

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    1. Hey there!! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and introduce yourself!! It sounds like your husband is a truly wonderful man! It makes me so happy to hear about men who are responsible and loving in such a fallen world. Happy Belated 30th Birthday to him! I can't wait to show Brandon your husband's boats!!! It sounds so interesting!! I hope y'all have a blessed weekend! xoxo

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