its wade's day!

whenever he sits down and takes off his hat, he rests it on his knee

he blows me kisses when I'm driving away

he says the best prayers

he is quite the cook - one time he took me to the liquor store to make pasta

his whole body jumps when he's falling asleep. ha.

he wants to go to school for the rest of his life

he knows a little something about everything...and if he doesn't, he makes it up
- and i usually believe him

he has lived in Tennessee and Chicago, but grew up in Smithfield, Utah

he had to feed the cows on Christmas morning before he could open his presents

he used to show pigs at the fair

he plays the guitar

his hair gets curly when it gets long

he got drunk on his mission...on accident of course

he also got ran over by a car on his mission

one time, he was running away from a drunk guy who wanted to beat him up,
and he ran into a door and knocked himself out, also on his mission.
He still has a scar on his eyebrow.

none of the three prior incidents were related. no joke.

his definition of camping is getting lost in the wilderness and sleeping on the
ground under the stars

he wrestled in high school - sometimes I find myself in a headlock

he is never afraid to apologize first

he loves vanilla coke

he has a bachelors degree in psychology

his skin gets unbelievably dark after being in the sun
(something he inherited from his momma)

he is obsessed with Indiana Jones - sometimes he thinks he IS Indiana Jones

he is my personal therapist, I completely understand why he is going into mental health
- he's so good at it

he likes to make up outlandish scenarios when we are making decisions,
just to see my reaction, e.g. "let's get a big blow up castle to jump on for our reception"
or "we don't have anywhere to live? thats okay, we can pitch a tent in Cabella's"

he has blue eyes

he loves to wear shirts with cartoons printed on them

his biggest pet peeve is when people drive too slow in the fast lane

he wants to see the Taj Mahal someday

he likes to eat from the vendors on the streets in big cities

he likes to eat at Thai restaurants

he likes to eat at fancy, expensive restaurants

he just plain likes to eat. all the time.

right now, he is reading my old statistics textbook...just for the heck of it

he loves the Kite Runner, just like me.

he secretly cries in movies, namely "August Rush" and "P.S. I love you"
and "Dan in Real Life" and...I should stop embarrassing him...

he uses Adidas aftershave

he wears Hollister cologne that I gave him for Valentine's Day

his middle name is George, after his grandpa

he has two sisters, Tina and Niki, and one brother, Jared

he is the second oldest

he was seminary council president

his family made a cardboard cut-out of him when he was on a mission
so he could be at his brother's wedding

he loves the smell of freshly cut fields

he broke his arm when he was little, apparently "saving his sister's life"
when they both fell off the bed

he knows the types of at least six different kinds of cows.
and he tries to teach them to me. I get mixed up by the spots.

he likes to make up ridiculous new lyrics to the songs we're listening to in the car

he truly believes in sasquatch, aka bigfoot. Ask him about it if you dare,
but expect a two hour conversation.

he was born on this day, twenty-five years ago

June 16, 1983

and i'm so glad he was :)



susette said...

Wow Kali, pretty impressive that you know so much about Wade in the short time you two have known each other. What a jewel of a man you have there. So glad he is joining the family soon. How many days, hours, minutes, seconds left till the big day???? Who's counting right? Love you and Wade bunches.

susette said...


Jill said...

Kali... you are so cute! What a great post! Got the announcement! love it! I'm so excited (and a little nervous) for you!!! If you ever need to talk... I've recently been through the whole hell of engagement. Remember that. :)

Anonymous said...

Kali thats great you know so much about Wade. He has always been a sweet Boy, I am so glad he came to our family, and we are glad you'll be joining our family very soon.
Happy Birthday Wade!!! we love you guys.

Felt Family said...

I'm so happy for you! ok, my address is 100 east 600 south #2 orem ut 84058. I really just wanna come and congratulate you so you can just email me the address to your reception--also where are you registered?

Tina said...

This is SO Wade. That's awesome you know so much about him. Happy Birthday, "Tid-Bit Man" (Wade's nickname us siblings gave him, but i'm sure you knew that)OH!.... and 2 more weeks! word.

kristen said...

way too cute. love it.

kristen said...

you'll be sorry that you chose Boston when you are suddenly kidnapped by your mom and I and kept in my basement. That is all.