Heather has been asking me for quite a while to do a post on her blog, so I thought what better time to surprise her with a post than her 40th birthday! Heather and I met when she was 30 years old. I can't believe we have known each other for 10 years! (I was only 29 at the time so she was robbing the cradle a little bit and I continue to joke with her every year during the month that she's actually two years older than me.) Despite her older age :-) she has always had more energy than me and is definitely young at heart. When we first met I was immediately drawn to her energy, joy for life and her outgoing personality.
During the last ten years I have truly gotten to know what an amazing women she is. She is highly intelligent, outgoing, adventurous, competitive, loving, driven, compassionate, creative and fun. She desires to be the best at everything she does, whether that was in her career, or now as a stay at home mom and the teacher of our children. She loves to interact with other people and explore new things. She is the constant social planner in our family and I am so thankful for that as the kids would have experienced so much less if I was planning the activities. She loves her family immensely and is always thinking of ways of making all our lives better. She challenges me, which is exactly what I need some times to push me to do things I'm afraid of. Of the two of us she is the less cautious and willing to take risks. A great balance with my calculated and "realist" mentality.
She loves going on adventures and bringing others along with her. I fondly remember going on a way too late at night hike in the woods of a park here in Austin and also remember her climbing up on top of the pergola structure on top of Mount Bonnell with her high heel boots on so we could sit and enjoy the night sky. She is very creative. I'm so thankful for all the pictures and videos she has taken of our family and others and enjoy looking back at them. Not only does she blog to document our daily life, each year she collects stories and pictures together into books for each child so they'll have them to look back on when they get older.
I could write so much more about Heather but decided pictures might help tell the story, so I had some fun putting together a movie of Heather over her 40 years of life. Please watch and get a brief glimpse of the girl I get to spend everyday with.