Monday, February 14, 2011

One Word Valentines

We hosted a dinner party with two other couples in which one of the attendees had these really interesting conversation prompts:  Such as "Besides your wife and kids, of what are you most proud?" and "If you could describe your spouse with one word what would it be?"  I thought the latter was very clever.  So here is one word descriptions of my Valentines this year.

My Valentine #1:  Lover

This boy is a lover and probably the most amiable and easy baby that has ever roamed the earth.  We say every day, multiple times "I love this baby."  He is so easy to love.
He already likes to flirt with grown women.  And I am already jealous.  Heaven help me for when he
eventually marries.  Because I love being the woman in his life.

My Valentine #2:  Determined

Is this happy, animated, friendly, kind, beautiful, emotional girl ever determined.  She is chattering and on the move from the moment she wakes up to the moment she crashes for nap. When she sets her mind to something she doesn't give up.  She's full of life and spunky.  And just like her Mama.
Start praying for us now that we survive the teenage years.

Valentine #3:  Genuine
This man has no pretense, always sees the good in others, loves to relax, is accepting of others,
and has a wicked sense of humor.  He is so good that sometimes I pick fights to try to get him to get mad and make me feel better about my faults.  Not surprisingly, he rarely is ruffled by this goading.  He does everything he can to make me happy and is desperately trying to teach me the art of Zen.  Keep hoping he doesn't wake up one day and ask himself "Why am I married to this crazy lady again??"  He's the glue that holds us together and his son takes after him.


Brian and Melissa Finley said...

I love it! What a great post! I can't believe how big Carsten is--and so handsome! Can't wait to see you guys in person again :)

becky ward said...

You lovingly described your family so well. And their Mom/Wife is kind, funny, caring, creative and so much more, but I am not as good a writer. Love you!

HunsakerMama said...

We should all post with one word for Kristi. Mine is: Brilliant! :)

Lisa said...

Carsten, you are growing up too fast! Awesome post. My word for you is: benevolent. You are kind, thoughtful, and caring of others. =)

Kristi Smemoe said...

You guys are too kind. I am blessed with wonderful friends and family.

mj said...

Great blog, I love looking the photos of your kids, they a really lovely and cute.

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