the big 3-0.

by Janetha on October 16, 2013

in love and marriage

marshall is thirty today.

happy birthday, marshall!

he does not loooove attention. in fact, he kinda shies away from it.

but.. you know me.. love giving it to him.

and.. you know me.. love lists.

so, for his birthday, i want to share thirty reasons marshall is the bee’s knees. the cat’s meow. the cream of the crop. the best there ever was, is, and will be.

1. he has the most amazing smile and has never even had braces. it’s hard to capture him smiling on camera (he hates photos) but the pic above captures it PERFECTLY!

2. he makes me feel safe and secure at all times. he’s the human equivalent of a baby blanket.

3. he opens the door for me. always. chivalry isn’t a thing of the past.

4. he is proud of his opinion and sticks to his guns. this may be cause for stupid arguments between us, but i admire this trait.

5. he cares about every living creature. he especially loves birds and pups, but he even loves the mice and spiders that find their way into our house.


6. his love for dogs might be greater than mine. that’s hard to beat. i don’t want to admit it but i think pen and rand love him more.

7. his love for cereal definitely rivals mine.. which is a quality i can appreciate.

8. he has an incredible imagination and i really think he should become an inventor. or a scientist. or an astronaut. or a musician. such a creative guy.

9. he’s FREAKING SMART. and he retains knowledge so well. very impressive considering i have the memory of a goldfish.

10. he’s easy on the eyes.

11. he is passionate about all his interests—whether it is football (packers!) or music or space.. he loves it and loves it hard.

12. i love his sense of humor and goofiness. it makes for a fun life.

13. he puts up with me and my crazy extroverted ways.. which i know can be tough at times.

14. he makes friends with my friends. he’s fun to be around. fun for everyone! i love that we can all hang out together and have a good time.

15. ummm.. he has a super sexy bod. i shouldn’t have waited until halfway to say it.

16. he will try anything once. even if he doesn’t want to. like sushi and snowboarding and wakeboarding and wine. i’m sure this builds his character.. which, by the way, is amazing.

17. he still holds my hand.

18. he is honest. i don’t think i have ever caught him in a lie.

19. he encourages me and lifts me up. he pushes me to go for my hopes and dreams.

20. he makes THE BEST TACOS EVER. and spaghetti. and a mean grilled cheese.

21. he loves going on adventures with me. one day we will travel the world and we may never come back.

22. he vacuums. fact: i have vacuumed our house no more than five times in the 3+ years we have lived there.

23. he is extremely thoughtful and always knows the right gifts to give and the the best things to say. he’s constantly making my day.

24. he likes to make up weird words and use them as much as i do. we are real weird together, and i like that.

25. let’s face it.. his hair is incredible. most girls would kill for those curls.


26. he fits right in with my family and loves them as much as i do, which is very important to me. he’s gonna be an amazing father.

27. he is an ice cream monster.

28. he has a great appreciation for live music.

29. he works hard. harder than me. harder than most. he has a great work ethic.

30. at the end of the day, his face is the only thing that i need.. and i am lucky i get to have it in my life.

happy birthday. love you lots. and then some.

xo. janetha g.

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Jan @ Sprouts n Squats October 16, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Love this post!! Happy Birthday to Marshall :)

sarah October 16, 2013 at 5:48 pm

my guy does the floors too! since we’ve living together the past three years, I have NEVER once had to do the floors.
Happy birthday marshall

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine October 16, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Happy Birthday Marshall!!!!! You both are so lucky and blessed to have each other!

Lili October 16, 2013 at 6:01 pm

So sweet of you .. Happy bday to him. He does have great hair

Clairerose October 16, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Happy Birthday Marshall!! He sounds like a keeper:-) I especially love #3.I wish there were more men like that around. hehe…

Erica October 16, 2013 at 6:17 pm

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww melt!

Corrie Anne October 16, 2013 at 6:20 pm

yay happy bday marshall!!

Momma b October 16, 2013 at 6:25 pm

I’m crying! Pretty sure I love this guy almost as much as you

Melissa October 16, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Happy birthday Marshall!

you are a lucky lady!!!

Starr October 16, 2013 at 6:37 pm

I really loved reading this. I think your hubby is hot and I think his eyes express his whole self; he appears to be the exact way you described him. Tattoos and gentle. Happy birthday!

Nicole G October 17, 2013 at 4:39 pm

I agree with everything Starr posted. People go their whole lives never finding someone they mesh so well with. Best wishes to you both always. Happy Birthday, Marshall!

Angela October 16, 2013 at 7:06 pm

LOVE! <3. You have such a way with words. I always liked Marshall from your posts . . . but I just got such a better picture of him!

kendrra thoms October 16, 2013 at 7:08 pm

aww how cute! some of his traits remind me of my Kris. So sweet!

SuzanneU October 16, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Wow. Just wow…. You are an incredibly blessed Lady. Incredibly blessed.

lindsay October 16, 2013 at 7:31 pm

happy bday Marshall. Keep the hair, the smile, the amazing wife on your side.

Amanda October 16, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Happy Birthday Marshall!!!!!

Rose October 16, 2013 at 8:07 pm

How sweet! My boyfriend still holds my hand too.. 4 yrs in. I love that :)
It’s the little things eh? I wish my man cooked but he Does make killer chocolate chip cookies.
And yup I’d kill for your mans hair ha!

Sarah K October 16, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Happy Birthday Marshall!

Calee October 16, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Happy 30, Marshall!! Hope it was a great one. I’m sure J made sure it was. Love the pick of Marshall and the pups.

mindy @ just a one girl revolution. October 16, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Oh man, this is such a heartwarming post!
Happy birthday, Marshall!

Nik October 16, 2013 at 9:58 pm

I loved reading that JanetHa! Happy Birthday Chap!!

Julie October 16, 2013 at 10:18 pm

This was a great read – super loving and gives us ladies hope!

Kelsey @ Ramblings of Change October 16, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Smiles all around after reading this post! Lucky you to have such an amazing best friend in life!

tiffany October 17, 2013 at 1:46 am

aw, such a great post! love is awesome. hope marshall had a good birthday. :)

Lisa October 17, 2013 at 3:24 am

awww, this is so sweet!!! Happy Birthday to your love! :-)

christin October 17, 2013 at 3:28 am

i just got the chills…. the world needs more people like you guys!

Barbara October 17, 2013 at 4:34 am

Thank you so much for granting us a peek into your love for Marshall. He sounds like an amazing guy and I wish him a very happy birthday!

Linz @ Itz Linz October 17, 2013 at 5:33 am

this is so sweet! happy birthday, marshall!! def a cutie! :) :)

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List October 17, 2013 at 6:24 am

call me pregnant, but this made me cry. i love how much you love your husband. keep it up! :)

Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 17, 2013 at 6:38 am

Oh my awwwww… freaking cute!! You two are so lucky to have each other. <3

Katie October 17, 2013 at 7:11 am

This is so incredibly sweet :) You two are one good lookin’ couple!! <3

Carbzilla October 17, 2013 at 7:33 am

Adorable. Both of you. Happy Birthday, Marshall!

Bonnie October 17, 2013 at 8:05 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Marshall! Mikey turned 30 in April…I think it’s a good number. :) I hope you both celebrated well last night and into the weekend! Great list – keep loving and respecting one another and enjoying life together! Love seeing that in other couples. :)

glidingcalm October 17, 2013 at 9:42 am

soooooooooooo cute! HAPPY BIRTHDAY THE MAN

The Delicate Place (@misathemeb) October 17, 2013 at 12:47 pm

aww what a sweet post j! happy bday marshall! welcome to club 30!

Tamara October 17, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Awwww!! What an awesome list and love. Happy birthday to Marshall!

Missy October 17, 2013 at 2:15 pm

This is such a sweet post! Love it! The part that stood out the most to me was the fact that you said he will make an awesome father. Yay! That means human kids are an upcoming possibility! ;)

Annette@FitnessPerks October 17, 2013 at 2:51 pm

This is SUCH a sweet post!! Happy (a lil belated) b-day to Marshall!! :)

Bears Still Suck October 17, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Happy bday to a fellow Packer fan!

Kristie October 18, 2013 at 2:36 pm

This is ridiculously cute. How sweet are you two :) Happy (belated now) Birthday to Marshall!

Toronto Girl West October 18, 2013 at 10:32 pm

Happy Belated Birthday to your Marshall!!!

Cassie October 21, 2013 at 7:43 pm

This is SO cute!! Congrats on being so happy together :)

Dalia October 23, 2013 at 1:27 pm

late to the party… but this post is so so so sweet!

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