Tuesday, June 23, 2009

You Like Tomaetos and I Like Tomatos



This past weekend, we had fun celebrating Randy being the awesome Dad he is to our two kids. But along with everyone, we're pinching pennies these days, and so we didn't really have an actual gift picked out for him. I tried to think about what things we might like to do together...that don't cost money. And things that I could make...hmmm...

One thing that's funny about my Randy and I is that we are total opposites. Most people after they've been around us a little will ask, "How in the world did you two end up together!?" He's a thinker, I'm a talker. I love being around people, and it kind of stresses him out. He's quiet, and I'm ...we'll you know the answer to that. And even though we do like many of the same things, most of our favorite foods are very different. I like cream sauces, he like's red sauces. I like comfort food, he likes raw veggies...all the time. I love steak, and he can do without. I like chocolate pie, he'd prefer apple. He's big into beans and veggies and I'm more of the bread and butter kind a girl. And the list goes on. So, taking my Mom's advice (AGAIN) that "homemade presents are the best presents" and I decided that my gift to him would be making his favorites for the weekend.

I started out with a black bean dip. Then made some hummus. Then, his all time favorite, that I could care less about...vegetable soup. He's had like five bowls already. We had a big Sunday brunch after we got home from church. And then we finished with presenting the cake that as Asher said...."It's GEEEN!!" River had to decorate the top with a "family" of strawberries. The big one in the middle is Daddy.

Even though my sweetie and I are completely different, there's no one I'd rather be raising a family with, and spending my life with. I'm so thankful for how God made him...even though I still would rather have made a chocolate Ganache cake than a Watergate cake. But I have to say, it turned out pretty yummy. Now go check out all those other make-you-laugh-make-you-cry stories over at Chatting At the Sky!

7 comments:

Dawn said...

a great story... and a great love! especially that you would give up chocolate ganache for this man... or at least not serve it on Father's Day!!

emily said...

aww..the big strawberry is the daddy! I love it. And I love the talk about you two and your differences. It is pretty phenomenal if you think about it!

Tee said...

What a sweet story. Your kids are adorable. I like the strawberry part too!

togetherforgood said...

My husband and I are pretty opposite too. Thankfully we have similar taste in movies, tv shows, and ice cream flavors. That's all you really need to make a marriage work, right? :)

Mylestones said...

Five bowls of veggie soup, eh? That man certainly likes his vegetables! :-)
What a great way to celebrate your hubs by making his favorite things!

Hopefull said...

Ah! so sweet - my man is the quiet thinker type too and I made him his favorite bean and ham soup for Father's Day :)

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

i love this post about your man! i love that you took the time to celebrate those differences and didn't go broke doing it ;)

oh - and i LOVE the neighborhood dance program you're doing ... and other posts I caught up on tonite!!!

blessings!
karin