Thursday, July 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Collin!

Thirty years ago God was in a very good mood when he sent Collin down to Earth. He knew exactly what the world needed...

Someone who could do a great James Stewart impression, "You want the moon? Say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it."

Someone who would live in Taiwan for 2 years and change their lives forever.

Someone who could sing the high note for the Oliver play in 5th grade.

Someone who could handle 3... almost 4 dramatic girls.

Someone who takes great pride in his keen police-dodging skills when his plates are expired.

Someone who could do a tantrum black flip to a blind-slide 180 on a wakeboard to swoon Liz Brown into liking him.

Someone who recognizes the importance of teaching our kids the proper way to eat an Oreo.

Someone who could have Cleetus McDuffy as an alter ego.

Someone who would wake up at 6 am with the kiddos so momma can get some more sleep.

Someone who can find the greatest joy in a delectable Shirley's raspberry roll.

Someone to teach a boy a lesson when he saw him shoplifting a laffy taffy from the grocery store.

Someone who let's his daughters pile-drive him to the stomach and jump on his head because they think it's fun.

Someone who's biggest goal in life is to take care of his family and make sure they're happy. (Well, that goal is exceeded everyday...!)

Someone to post hilarious Facebook updates about the randomest things to give us a chuckle during our work day.


Just before God was finished... He threw in a dimple in that smile and an espionage-like instinct for good measure.


I remember our first date when I was 15, he gave me a silk rose bud from the dinner table. I put inside my heel and walked funny the whole night so I could keep it.


I remember when we were first married and I couldn't wait to open my eyes in the morning and see his cute face... things haven't changed. Well, he has 10 grey hairs. But even better because I knew I'd be with him when we were old and grey.


Man, I love this boy! Happy Birthday!


And just for fun some of my favorite tweets of his:
A good rule of thumb is for every 1 minute I can't hear my kids playing, they've done $500 worth of damage.
Sure, I always envisioned spending the last day of my 20's watching "Goofy Movie" my 2 kids, one of which who just pooped in the bathtub.
One thing I remember most about my grandpa is that he was such a proponent of change, and kept at least $36 worth of it in his trousers.
Guys, if you let weeds overtake your lawn and just mow it on the lowest setting, it still looks like grass. #heretohelp
My 4yr old found a 2-foot snake in our backyard and now I have to explain to her why daddy sometimes screams like Dora the Explorer.
I just saw a bumper sticker that said, "R.I.P America, 1776-2009" and now I'm sitting here crying cuz I didn't know America was even sick.
I'm pretty good at pointing out dogs in the back of trucks to everyone else in the car.
At my current rate, I'm 3 years away from being the guy who calls the cops on my neighbors lighting fireworks past 9pm.
If Cheetos had omega-6 in them, my kids would be doing derivative calculus.
I could probably give more responsibilities to a couple of my toes.

69 comments:

Cherie said...

That is so sweet! I love that you said "God was in a good mood that day" so cute!

Happy birthday Collin!

AnnaMarie Ferrell said...

That is so nice, Liz. I'm glad you two have each other.

I, like probably lots of others, met you at CHA. I was helping Stephanie Hunt out in the Bella BLVD booth. It was very nice to meet you.

Dani said...

such a sweet post! Happy birthday to your hubby!

terri said...

Happy Birthday Collin!!

sophie said...

joyeux anniversaire Collin!! what a wife you have! you two are lucky ones !! have fdun today and every other day!!!

Anonymous said...

My 30th birthday too! Aren't we awesome?
Happy birthday!

sweetcaroline said...

Love that you talk soo sincere about your husband. Do you ever fight? Too cute !!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Guys, if you let weeds overtake your lawn and just mow it on the lowest setting, it still looks like grass. #heretohelp
My hubbys favorite one!!

Happy Bday Collin...The earth is that much more fun with you around!

[Stacia] said...

Love his tweets!

Mandy said...

he's so funny...now I want to be his facebook friend!!

Tales from the Crib said...

can I be Collin's facebook friend??? Very funny stuff. I literally laughed out loud 3 times while reading it. If I laugh out loud my husband says it must be really funny 'cause I don't laugh out loud a lot (he's wrong, I do, just not when he's around, ha!).

Jola said...

This is so sweet! And what a funny guy he is!

Liz said...

When I'm in need of cheering up, I just have to read a Collin Tweet and all's good! Happy Birthday to your funny man, Liz!

Olivia said...

Such a sweet post & the tweets made me laugh :)

Happy Birthday to Colin!

Lori said...

Love that you love your husband as much as I love mine, ;) Happy Birthday, Colin. It just gets better every year!

Lori said...

Love that you love your husband as much as I love mine, ;) Happy Birthday, Colin. It just gets better every year!

Paula in Australia said...

Hey Liz

Your hubby absolutely cracks me up. Happy Birthday Collin.... My hubby can relate to the $500 damage tweet. He says the same about out adorable 21 month old daughter!

Take Care

Paula

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Very cute. Happy Birthday Collin.

Lora Oliver said...

Happy Birthday, Collin. The world is truly a better place because you and your sense of humor are in it.

Laurie said...

Happy 30th Collin! Liz is a lucky lady to have you!

keri said...

happy birthday collin! you and liz are definitely one of god's best creations. ☆

and here ... just for you my son's favorite birthday video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUO4FzYLXOo.

Sara Ancich said...

collin you are funny. period.

mommyof5kidz said...

Happy Birthday to Collin! That is such a sweet post...you 2 are The cutest!!!! Now...I don't know which was sweeter...YOUrs to him, or his to you...hmmmm....I think BOTH!!!

Ady said...

Oh, Liz... I'm crying here reading Collin's tweets. My favorites: Dora the Explorer and Calculus... My son would be a genius too. Happy Birthday Collin

Giny Cort├ęs said...

Your 30 years young today!!!! Happy Birthday Collin!!!

{amy k.} said...

collin's fb status updates are always my fav! :) you two are such a cute couple with an adorable family- someday i hope to have even a portion of what you have! :)

happy birthday collin, hope you have a great day!

Alice Wertz said...

as i came from Taiwan, i would like to know how Collin would change it! LOL! this is such a fun post, Liz!!! i love it!!

Happy Birthday Collin!

christy sheffield said...

Happy Birthday, Collin!

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness the last part just made my day. hahahahahahaha :) i needed a good laugh lol :D

Renee Zwirek said...

Happy Birthday, Collin! You're a hilarious guy and a sweet heart. You two are too cute. Sweet post, Liz.

Question: Crunchy, Puffs, or BBQ Cheetos? My husband loves crunchy, but he can't resist no matter what. (he told me that he really likes the target brand cheese balls I get along with the crunchy ones) :)
Also, I'm proud to say I'm 33 and fireworks past 10:30pm...yeah, I call the cops...I sure do! hahahaha! Be proud...no matter when it happens to you.
Awesome tweets!

Jill Dater said...

I'm laughing to the point of tears.

Malina said...

Happy Birthday to your very lucky husband that he can be so loved and you can so beautifully and artfully share this with the world. May we all be as blessed as he when our special days come round.

Elisa said...

happy birthday to your husband!!!!

Queen of Bristol said...

Happy Birthday to Colin! He sure seems to be a funny guy - I love it when he takes over your blog and writes hilarious posts....

Kristie said...

Happy Birthday Collin! You two are such an inspirational couple...your love is so beautiful, such a blessing~

Angie May said...

What a great post! Love his tweets :)

Happy Birthday Collin!!!!

Theresa & Keith said...

His tweets are awesome!!!

What a sweet post! Happy Birthday to Collin!!

rkokes said...

Happy Birthday! Great tweets! :)

Erin said...

Those tweets are hilarious! You are one lucky girl...gotta love a boy that can make you laugh!

ScrappinLita said...

Happy Birthday Collin!

Anonymous said...

Made me SMILE....happy bday

Tam said...

You guys are so adorable Happy bday to your hubby!

krazgrl said...

Happy birthday Collin. You sure have a cutie pie for a wifey. Your not too bad yourself. My friend and I tried talking her into 30 b-day gifts for you but she had this CHA thing to do. Oh well, better luck next year. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Sharla said...

Liz, I love your blog and was just thinking the other day that I think you posted a link to Collin's pics one time? Can you repost and also share his twitter account? I don't even twitter, but I might to "follow" Collin. :) Love (not stalker) from Kansas!

Donna Tullis said...

ohhhh...happy b-day to your honey bunny...i hope yall celebrate it with lots of smooches and there has got to be some cake thrown in there!

Nancy said...

LOVE this post! So very, very sweet!! You are one fortunate woman - as he is a fortunate man!

Happy Birthday, Collin!!

Jenny said...

love it! you guys are all very lucky.
Happy Birthday Collin!!! I have to add you to my tweeter account, you are so funny =)

Mary and Ryan said...

Oh My Collin really is the greatest ever! My day really is made better by his funny tweets, and im always so happy that my best bud found such a wonderful guy to be with:) Have a great day Collin!

Jewls said...

Wishing you a very happy & fun filled birthday, Collin :)

Tiffany said...

haha. Happy Belated Birthday Collin. Hope your day was awesome!

cindy said...

Happy belated 30th birthday! You have given me some of the happiest tears reading your post/tweets.

Thanks!

carrie said...

Happy Birthday Collin! Love this comical & sweet post! :)

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday Collin! Can't help but have a little chuckle every time I see a Twilight movie (which is a little too often) thanks to your hubby, and one of his earlier hijackings:)

Amber Zimmerman said...

Wowz. . .he is SO funny! I want to be his fb friend just so I can read those posts. Can't wait to share them w/my hubs. He appreciates a good sense of humor (takes one to know one, ya know?). ;-) You guys are just the cutest! Have fun celebrating. . .

Ale♥ said...

Happy Birthday Collin!!! Hope your day is filled with joy and cake!!
Awesome post Liz!

Julie said...

Awesomely cool post - I laugh out loud reading Collin's tweets - free therapy :o)
Happy Birthday!

andreabilich said...

you have made my day with this post - love it !! happy birthday to collin and his lazy toes!!!
hugs from andrea in australia

mstef_87 said...

You guys are so cute!!! His tweets always crack me up lol. Happy Birthday Collin!

Latrice said...

Liz you left off my favorite tweet: The one about when you return home from Puerto Rico your house would look like a toddler fraternity house! Too funny girl!

I miss my new friend already. Big hugs.

kelsterjean said...

Happy birthday Collin! And I love the tweets. I read them to my boyfriend, and he said "That's what we're going to be like as parents one day." But we will love it SO much!

alicia king said...

i just recently started following him on twitter...his tweets are hilarious! total comedian! sounds like he survived without you!

yamille said...

Happy Birthday!!!!Feliz Cumpleanos!!!

grace hester of grace hester designs said...

Happy Birthday Colin! I don't know how but I stumbled upon a video of you talking about "My Favorite Layout" and I was in tears by the end of it. (I love turtles - hilarious!)

Anyway, those tweets just did it again - you are ONE FUNNY DUDE! And I guess that one of the many reasons why your main lady and princesses love you so much. :o)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY and THANK YOU for making the world laugh.

Cheers!

Jen said...

that was super duper lovely! Do you think Collin would be my facebook friend - I need a good giggle!

Helen Tilbury said...

This man of yours is too tremendous! Loved this post. Love it when he hijacks your blog! You 2 really are living the American Dream ;-D

Heather said...

I dont even tweet & I SOOOOO (almost) want to join just to follow ur hubby and laugh every day away!! Mine is hilarious too, but doesnt come up with the same histarics as yours ;). Glad you had fun at CHA! Your booth always looks so fun and girly!! Love it!! Cant wait to get my hands on the new goodies - keep up the good work & God Bless!!

What I Did Today said...

Hahaha! Collins sweets are hilarious! Thanks for the laugh!

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Janna said...

Happy Birthday, Collin! We share the same birthday, except I turned 40. You two are the cutest couple ever.

Princess Danell said...

Bahahahah! I am stealing the Cheetos quote and putting it on my FB status. But I will credit Collin!