birthday boy benjamin

today is ben's birthday. am i allowed to say how old? take 20 add 10 and subtract 3. then you will have his age.

almost everyday i think about how my love for ben keeps growing and growing. and that's so cliché to say. but it's just the truth.

ben is my best friend.
and i'm not just saying that. it's the kind of best friend-ness where i can call him anytime of day or ask for a hug at any moment to help me feel better and feel close to him.
and just like i've been trying to improve this lately, he listens to my issues even if they are the same thing over and over again.

ben loves to travel and explore and try new things just like i do. we are a perfect fit for this reason alone.

he encourages me to be better and a little braver. somehow he knows what i am capable of better than i know what i'm capable of.

sometimes when i want to be mad at something he inevitably makes me laugh.

he doesn't use cop outs in order to get out of doing dishes or cooking or cleaning. sometimes i'm convinced he's a better cook than i am.

ben makes sure we have fun. and lots of it.
and while we are out exploring or just doing any old thing he always checks to make sure i am happy and i'm having a good time.

ben. thanks for helping me work things out and telling me how i should improve so our little family can function better and also for agreeing to work on things i've asked for.

i hope you have a great birthday, ben. i know it's really hard to keep surprises from you... but enjoy yourself anyway :)

i love you.


communikate. said...

happy birthday to your main squeeze.

i love that last pic. that car totally looks like his style!

Cassandra said...

happy day to mr. techno anthro! hope it's a good one.

Linds said...

HAPPY happy birthday!

i love ben because he really does listen to you and makes you feel like you're worth a conversation.

i also think ben is one half of the best tour guides on the planet.

and randy adores you.

p.s. look for treat in the mailbox soon :)

wishful nals said...

hooray! happy birthday, ben!

Rose Red said...

Happy Birthday Ben!

I'm so glad you found your perfect match.

ps. Love the pic of Ben and the car

our little love nest said...

Happy Birthday Ben!
(He looks like such a fancy pants in that last photo ;)

Ro Ro Riot said...

A great day for a birthday!

kELLO! said...

benjamin! happy birthdizzzayyy!

The Proctor Group said...

Happy Birthday Ben! I can still say this for another week, the SoCal Proctors love you! We love that you are such a great fit/companion for Emily. We also love how great you are with kids. My kids adore you. We can't wait to see you at the cabin!

MyLittlePhotographs said...

Happy Birthday to Ben!! Hope you guys had a great time celebrating.

MyLittlePhotographs said...

oh, and I forgot to mention how much I love that picture of him in the suit with the hot car.

Rhianne said...

I'm a little late but happy birthday Ben! I hope he had a great day x

Peggy said...

when and where were the last two pictures taken. What fun! Happy birthday week once again, Ben.