Thursday, November 17, 2011

Boyfran Birthday!

Today is a very special day - the day my boyfran! was born. I am very lucky to have this guy in my life, so I thought I'd write a post to tell you why.

Why he's cool in general:
1. He cares a lot for his family. He makes it a point to spend time with them and go on trips with them, even his extended family.
2. He cares a lot for his friends and is always there, especially in times of need.
3. He cares a lot for strangers. Just kidding. But he can become friends with almost anyone within five minutes of meeting them. 
4. He's rugged and manly. He does physical things all day, plays basketball, kayaks, camps, hunts, catches fish with his teeth...okay, maybe some of that is untrue. Heeeheee. 
5. He's an "old soul."
6. Despite the love for brew and "za," he cares about his health.
7. He ran a marathon because he wanted to and had the discipline for it; and then he decided not to run one again because he didn't enjoy it that much and it took a toll on his body. I like that he recognizes what he likes and doesn't like and does what he wants to do.
8. He's really friggen cool, but he doesn't act like he knows he's really friggen cool.
9. He's silly.
10. He's extremely fun to be around.

Why he's cool with me:
1. The boyfran is chivalrous. Even after three years, he still opens my doors, holds heavy things, walks me to my car, and puts my jacket on for me. I like to think of myself as pretty independent, but even I can't turn these gestures down.
2. He knows how to change it up and takes me on dates to see funny comedians, will stay in for a game night, go to a musical, a sporting event, a day trip, a shopping trip, anything!
3. He gives thoughtful and creative presents. (Ice skates, running kit, handmade cribbage board...)
4. He has an impeccable taste in music and is the best concert buddy even though our heights make it odd to position ourselves in a room.
5. He doesn't mind that I extended this list to 5 to meet the needs of my OCD.

And he makes things like this for me:

And best of all: he loves me! :P There are about 80 billion other things, but we'll save those for another day. So boyfran, today is your day. I love you (and so do all of my family and friends, which kind of makes things awkward).


Happy birthday!


  1. you are adorable, and it sounds like your boyfran is too! very happy for you Jenn!


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