Monday, February 12, 2007

26 Reasons I Love Grant


1. Always does the right thing. There's never any question in his mind what's right and how to do it. He's honest and trustworthy.
2. I can't stay mad at him. Between funny faces, jokes and general goofiness, he always has me laughing within 3 minutes.
3. The yin to my yang. And believe me, I've got alot of yang. Por ejemplo: He's logical, I'm dramatic. He's practical, I'm passionate. He's flying under the radar, I'm bouncing off the wall.
4. Thoughtful. Always thinks of me first. Brings dinner home to me. Lets me buy clothes, even when he doesn't want to.
5. He'll do whatever it takes. To make it happen. To take care of us. We dream big, and anything is possible.
6. The best person to travel with. Period. We have the same travel standard (seating on planes, hotel rooms, transportation, sights to see, etc).
7. A sweetheart and a softy. No wonder he precedes Valentine's Day. He gives me constant kisses. And cries during movies.
8. He's younger than me. Yeah, I'm a cradle robber, and proud of it. He keeps me young at heart too.
9. Best, best, best cuddler in the whole wide world. Always wants to canoodle/be close/cozy up.
10. He's not afraid to be one of the girls. Whether it's my mom, my sisters or a group of my besties, he'll join the fray and make each of them feel loved.
11. Great date, and willing to indulge all my off the wall ideas. Ballet, opera, art museum, science museum, shake shack, snow cones, walks in the park, cooking class.
12. Gets excited about nerdy things. Charts/graphs/computers/financial models.
13. Social butterfly. Grant is a people person. The best networker I have ever seen. Buzzing around the room. He's the go-to guy.
14. Adventurous. London, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai...these are not places to visit, they are options for places to live.
15. Fiercely proud of his West High days. Even though he's from Federal Heights. Often signs little love notes 'G-Money', and he's only half joking.
16. Full of surprises. Totally unpredictable. Por ejemplo: When I say, "Ooh, idea! What do you think of adding some green to our living room? That could be really cool." He replies "Ohhh, anything but green. Not green. You know how I feel about green!" No actually, I didn't know you had strong feelings toward any color in particular.
17. A 65 year old trapped in a 25 year olds body. An old soul. He proclaims that Seth Cohen copied him when he started making old the new cool. Grant constantly tells me he is 'practicing' for when he gets old.
18. A refined gentleman. He loves tennis/fast cars/sparkling water/golf/steak & lobster.
19. Goofball. Loves to have dumb fun. Loves to play tricks. Loves to tease. Once my mom found her beloved ceramic rooster that resides in her kitchen taking a nap in her bed -- eye shades and all.
20. Got as many pairs of shoes as I do. And that's saying something. Our poor closet.
21. Loves cheesy 80s love songs. I can't tell you how many times I've heard Soldier of Love by Donny Osmond, or I Can't Live Without Your Love and Affection by Nelson. Oh yea, he sings along with them too.
22. Adorable. Loveable. Huggable. Sometimes he looks at me with this twinkle in his eye, and I just melt. Cewwwt!
23. Easy going. Relaxed. Even-tempered. I could be a tiny tornado bumbling/whirring/whipping around our house tearing things apart and screaming at the top of my lungs. During the maelstrom, Grant would calmly sit on the couch, one leg crossed over the other. After I was done he would say, "Why don't you come sit down by me?" And that would be it.
24. Loves to help in the kitchen.
25. Grant is tuff - but sometimes lets me feel tuffer.
26. He's mine. All mine.

Happy Birthday Sweet Love!
xoxo, your jamie anne

4 comments:

marta said...

jamie, you are a sweetheart and grant is one lucky man. but it looks like you are one lucky lady too. happy birthday to you, g-money. that makes me laugh out loud.

ali said...

I'm a little embarrassed to say so, but I'm a little teary as I write this. What a great tribute to our little gangsta/grandpa.

So happy that Grant was born, and that the two of you found each other. What a great match!

Ashley A. said...

What a lucky gal! Happy happy, G-money!

lane said...

This was very thoughtful, Jamie Anne. Aside from his great taste in movies, my favorite thing about Grant is that he makes my sister feel happy enough to write something like this.

Well done, G-Pants.