Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Enlightened 30?

Thirty Something?

Yep, 30 - 3.0. That's what Paul is! (Now you know)
We celebrated Paul's somewhat dreaded, (but turned out happy) 30th birthday a week and a half ago (yep, I am way late on this post, let alone any recent post. After two or three attempted posts on the birthday boy - I had dug out sweet pics of him from his study abroad - hippy lovin', longer hair than he has now, rock climb every chance he got, live off one outfit and two pairs of underwear while seeing the world days in Italy ..... then the pics kept freaking out on me when I would go to post them, and then the computer went crazy on me .........) anyhow, now I am finally posting on the birthday boy). We went camping and rock climbing for Paul's birthday. This first pic is of Paul's old rock climbing days, but I thought it was pretty cool (we'll pretend he didn't help me pick it out). The 2nd and 3rd pics show our birthday camping/climbing adventure! And then there is Paul pushing Taya on a swing during a lunch picnic where Taya and I went to meet him during his work day. Paul is such a playful and loving dad. Taya loves him so much, and so do I :) ... aawwww...
Then there is a picture of Paul working outside of our garage, painting baseboards that he is going to install in our bedrooms/bathrooms soon. In addition to installing our bamboo floors, smooth texturing our walls and ceilings, making Taya's crib, taking charge of home organization (yes, I know, I am the closet/storage designer & I don't do it? .. a little sad), installing ceiling fans, and lots of other home improvement tasks, Paul has cut, routed, painted and installed all of our baseboards. I am really grateful for his huge initiative, talents, and work ethic. It's too bad for him I don't quite match up to him in these areas.

Besides Paul's talents, hard work and handy-man-ness, I LOVE watching him play with Taya - it's a good thing one of us can loosen up around her - (don't know if I'll say this next time he's flipping her around or feeding her chips or ice cream) ... I love Paul's athenticity and down-to-earth sense, and his sense of humor. I appreciate Paul's friendliness and ability to make people feel comfortable. I wish the post would have allowed me to post some of the old pics that I wanted to like crazy faced pics of Paul from a crazy face picture session of his family.
You are thirty Paul! It's exciting! Older and wiser (we'll see ;)!

Happy Birthday Paul!! (Who says you can't celebrate all month?)







So guess who Paul is told he looks like? ..........
Yes, Lance Armstrong, do you see it? Good thing for Paul, he doesn't have to walk around in spandex all the time though.

This picture from our overnight camping trip turned out kinda funny/interesting. I was trying to get a pic of Taya and me by the campfire when Paul walked up and his head lamp happened to shine a lot of light on us. Don't we look like we're in some dramatic play or something? The wind was blowing too (I promise I didn't bring a fan for effects).



5 comments:

Alexandra and Benjamin said...

Happy Birthday Paul! I am all about celebrating all month. Loved the post and the photos- especially the one of you and Taya. Whatever, I know you brought a fan for that photo shoot! :) We should talk soon. I'm going to France for 3 weeks, but when I get back- let's CHAT!!!!! Love ya!

The Wests said...

Nice photos! Now that James is getting a littler older we should start doing some outdoor-sy things together! I know Mike has talked about going to Rocky Point again sometime soon...

Lauren said...

Happy Birthday Lance! Uh, I mean Paul!

Davis family said...

Happy Birthday Paul. Looks like lots of fun. a month long birthday celebration?! I am all for it.

Meg said...

Happy Late Birthday Paul! I had no idea he was 30! Loved the pics you posted. Yes, Paul does look like Lance Armstrong!