Thursday, September 28, 2006

My Fairy Tale Come True

For those of you that know Rich I am sure you would agree that although he is a man of few words he has a huge heart. I learned that at the get-go of our relationship. I’ve watched over our years together his generosity spread to so many. I have benefited from his generosity as well; he has always treated me like a princess.

With this in mind, take a trip down memory lane with me. Thirteen years ago today, I set out to top Rich’s generosity by planning a perfect day for him. A day dedicated to spoiling him and treating to him to all his favorites. I even bought him a special gift. It was (and is today) his birthday.

I even decided that I would try my hand at his favorite homemade cheesecake (his mom’s recipe). Let me preface this part with: he did not marry me for my cooking abilities.

When preparing to make the cheesecake I learned I needed a spring foam pan so I went shopping. I eventually figured out what a spring foam pan was and made my purchase. What I did not realize is that the pan doubled as a bunt pan and came assembled as such. I didn’t recall his mom’s cheesecake having a hole in the middle of it or any cheesecake for that matter but nothing was going to stop me. So yes, I made the first cheesecake in the history of mankind with a hole in it. Did I mention that I was blond?

Other than my cheesecake mishap the day was perfect and he was surprised. I finally topped him (not that I have a competitive nature at all). All this to say, at the crux of my victory he pulled a “Rich”; which can be defined as sweetness mixed with nothing but pure intentions.

He turned the tables and surprised me with a never-ending untoppable gift …..a beautiful ring and a marriage proposal.

We celebrate today for two reasons; Rich’s birthday and my fairy tale come true.

Happy Birthday my love, my best friend, my knight in shining armor!
I love doing life together!

……..and they lived happily ever after.


Photo was taken during our engagement, back when we were thinner, both had more hair and when we thought wearing matching rugby’s was cool……oh, my!

21 comments:

Beth said...

Such a sweet story. You guys are cute!

Beth said...

Oh, and Happy Birthday Rich!

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kelly said...

Too funny! I'm glad you put in the last line as a disclaimer about the rugby's...when your post first came up I thought, "oh my...they still wear matching clothes!?". I was deeply concerned and disturbed.
Happy Birthday to Rich and happy engagement day to both of you.

gaylafriend said...

I don't know what's going on, but blogger has put my comment down like 3 times. I tried to delete them, so that's what the 'comment deleted' thing is. Sorry!!! ...life in cyberspace...

gaylafriend said...

I think perhaps that photo could have been taken at Delaware Crossing at 91st and Delaware in Tulsa. Am I right? ;-) I think I even remember you guys wearing those rugbys! (rugbies?)

What a beautiful entry. Congrats to Rich on his birthday, and congrats to you both on a lovely life. I am very happy for you!

Shanygne said...

I am not sure you have put on a single pound, but gotta love the hair!!

What a great story!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Rich and thanks for being my son-in-law. Your the best! Who cold ask for more? God is good! Dad Baumruk

michelle said...

What a sweet, sweet post!

I have to admit I laughed out loud with the rugby pics. We have a few of those too :-)

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Rich.
You are a great son-in-law, great Husband and great father. You guys are a good match (pardon the pun).
Happy anniversary too. We love you guys to bits!
Love,
Mom Baumruk

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Rich!

thanks for treating my baby sister right! Otherwise I'd have to get on a plane and come pound on you :)

We love you guys and are in awe of what the Lord is doing through you!

Andy

Janelle said...

Congratulations! I remember that look and that address too! Isn't it great the direction in which life takes us? We loved being a part of your wedding day...and are blessed to call you guys friends.

stolmit said...

Of course, the one time I check in on your blog you write something sappy. Okay, I admit it, I'm a little envious. But don't let too many people know. Anyhow, Happy Birthday to you, Rich. I am also very happy to know another couple in my life who share such amazing love for each other. I'm glad I know you both.

Molly said...

Fun memories! Happy birthday to Rich! (We had our church's women's retreat this weekend at the Embassy Suites in Tulsa and I thought about your wedding reception as I was eating my breakfast omelet!)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Rich! I remember that picture and thinking at that time that I wanted to take a picture like that with my husband. HA!
Anyway, I'm praying this year is even better than last year for you. I'm also praying that you influence the lives of the people of Africa like you have influenced mine. I love you!
~Jenny

rae said...

Awesome story! What a match made in heaven. :) I remember the rugby days! I had a few myself.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry that I didn't remember or write! I can't even imagine our life without the two of you! Rich, you are the best big brother I never had! You're character and compassion has taught me more than I can explain. Jason and I not only love you both, we admire, respect and adore you! You both are awesome! That's why you're perfect for each other!

karenkool said...

Awwww--HEY Rich and I have the same birthday. Wudduya know... It was hard to pull away from those Rugbies. Did you think that too?

Mike Jr said...

I found your site! I can't wait till one day when I can come visit for a few weeks and serve with y'all.