Friday, June 7, 2013

What you may not know about Tyler

A lot of you know that Tyler is a pretty funny guy.  He is a hard worker.  He speaks his mind and is very smart.

We are approaching our 7th wedding anniversary so I've been thinking back on my wonderful life since meeting Tyler. 

With Father's Day around the corner, I want to share some other things I love about Tyler, that some of you may not know....

Tyler is very thoughtful and is always helping those around him.  He will stop whatever he is doing to help our neighbors or a friend.  There have been multiple times he has stopped and helped someone move out of (or into) their home.
We were once on our way, walking to a community yard sale with the kids, when a stranger pulled over because of a popped tire.  Tyler immediately asked to help.  Being not far from home, he pulled out his tools and changed her tire for her.
He has been a math tutor for a couple of the youth in neighborhood on multiple occasions.
He amazes me with his willingness to help anyone and how much work he'll put in to helping others.  He is a great example and I love that our kids see him serving.

Tyler loves spending time with the youth in our neighborhood!  He has a great love for them and a desire to see them become their best.  He was really excited when he was called to work with the young men in our church. He is a big kid who loves camping, fishing, hiking, rafting, and plain being outdoors.  So, even before he was called to work with the young men, he would find ways he could go camping and such with the scouts/youth.

Tyler knows a lot about cars.  I'm sure I've actually mentioned this before.  Tyler has saved us a ton of money by working on our cars on his own!  He had spent time in his youth learning with his dad while they fixed cars together and it has helped us tremendously.

He has a gift for understanding things.  Tyler is very smart, but the way he comes to some conclusions is really inspiring.  He can always get the job done and ususally comes up with a plan to make getting there easier.  He's ingenious.  I think he enjoys thinking outside the box and challenging his mind. 

Tyler loves to work with his hands... whether it be a project done with tools or helping me with a craft. Yep. Tyler is crafty. He almost always helps me with a party or project I'm working on.  He has an eye for things.  He is a quick learner and has created beautiful pens from a block of wood and carved wooded Christmas tree decorations and pine wood derby cars from scratch. I appreciate his help because he not only does a good job, but he makes the projects easier to finish. (see above quality)

He is really sweet.  He'll send random texts telling me he loves me or that I'm beautiful.  On cold, snowy days he'll go out 15 minutes before I need to go somewhere and start my car so it's all warm for me.  He also clears all the snow off my car.

Tyler has always been so easy to talk with.  It's definitely his easygoing personality, but I think maybe hanging out with mostly girls in high school helped him to be more comfortable with girls.  I can talk to him about anything at all... even girly problems... and he doesn't mind a bit.  I'll be all emotional and start complaining about something, but Tyler doesn't mind listening and helping me out at all.... at least he never complains. :)

Like being so willing to help others, Tyler is always doing things for me.  He'll call me up on his way home from work and ask if I need anything.  He would travel wherever to grab even one thing for me. I've noticed this wonderful trait of his since we first became friends, but I especially noticed when I was pregnant and sick and couldn't do very much.  This continues today.  I can't believe how willing he is to just do whatever I ask or even unknowingly hint at.  He will grab food or another item I need from the store for me with no hesitation or excuse.  He surprises me with chocolate when he knows I've had a bad day (or just because).  All of this, and more - and never ever ever a complaint or tired look on his face.

He will cancel something he's got going on, just so he can spend time with me/kids.  He always wants to make sure I'm happy.  He is very selfless.

He is so great with the kids.  He is such a fun dad and the kids really love him.  Danica is his Daddy's girl and both kids are always giving him hugs and kisses and telling him they love him.  The kids are so excited when he comes home from work.  "Daaaaaaaad!!" 
The Primary song, "Daddy's Homecoming" definitely tells it right....
I'm so glad when daddy comes home,
Glad as I can be;
Clap my hands and shout for joy,
Then climb upon his knee,
Put my arms around his neck,
Hug him tight like this,
Pat his cheeks, then give him what?
A great big kiss.

I have a hard time opening up to others, even if I've known them a while, but Tyler is always so friendly and enjoyable.  He is not shy... I'm sure you know this about him, but I have found he was not always this way.  He has grown into ( and as I have always known him) a confident man.  I admire this about him.

Tyler is a great cook.  I love to bake, but not cook as much, so I'm glad he enjoys it so much!  While I still make meals, he has taken over as our main cook... and there are no complaints here!  Cooking comes so naturally to him.  He loves to experiment with recipes.  I think he takes pride when he can't tell you an exact recipe of his dish because so much was eyeballed or added on a whim.  

He loves me in spite of my faults (and I have many).  He has seen me without makeup (eek!), during my worst moments, and when I've been sick, and more.  Yet he still loves me and he still takes moments to compliment me.  He makes me feel special when I am not doing the same for myself.  He shows he loves me with no reason at all.  We have stressful moments in our life, but he has never yelled at me and hardly ever complains!  He is always so quick to apologize too.

I couldn't have asked for a better or more loving husband or a more fitting father for our kids.  He is always trying to improve and he brings a wonderful spirit with him and into our home.

I've been with Tyler for 8 years and we have really become each others' best friends.  He always makes me smile and laugh.  He is my other half and makes my life whole, as cliche as it may sound.  My life would not be the same with out him.  I want him to know how much I love and appreciate him.

I hope you have a Happy Father's Day, Tyler!!  You are a great dad, but you are so much more too :)  Love you!

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