January 27, 2011

someone took over the kitchen

Someone cooked dinner tonight... and it wasn't me.

Someone with nice forearms and a cute butt.

Someone made roasted asparagus, bowtie pasta with alfredo sauce and grilled chicken.

I wanted to observe the magic happening in the kitchen. And stare at the cute boy.

I pulled up a chair from my room and sat down with some cook books. Not a bad way to spend the evening.

Michael came over with groceries, ready to cook dinner for my parents and I tonight. What a sweet man.

I love that he has lived on his own for so long, 8 of his 29 years. He does his own laundry, grocery shops, knows how to cook, gets himself up for work, packs his own lunch, can fix pretty much anything... the list goes on. He is independent, responsible, smart and hard working.

I moved away from home when I was 17 to go to college. Then I spent a year living on my own and working in New Jersey before moving back in with my parents last year. In my head, I think this will benefit our marriage someday. Is that naive? We both know what it takes to keep a household and pay bills.

However, I know nothing can really prepare you for the changes of getting married and living together...

Regardless, someday I will get to look at this face every day. I will get to kiss him good night and snuggle under his arm the morning. Doesn't get much better than that.


  1. Aww...how sweet! Don't you just love it when they cook for you?! Extra point for cooking for your parents too! I would say he is a keeper! ;)

  2. awwwww... yes, he's a keeper. :*)

  3. Love it! Now if he still helps to do the dishes you're literally THE luckiest girl in the world.

  4. Aww you're almost making me cry with how sweet this is! He is a total keeper. I approve and allow you to continue dating him and eventually marry him. Amen.

  5. You girls are too sweet, thank you! And yes - he did all the dishes too. Can't we just get married tomorrow?

    Joanne, without your consent - I don't think I could continue on. What a relief ;)

  6. Wow!! Handsome and can cook, hold on to that guy.

  7. That is great not only that he did such a sweet thing, but that you acknowledged it on your very own blog. It's wonderful to see a responsible happy couple and may I add, nice to see you are not living together - the perfect recipe for a wonderful marriage!

  8. I love anonymous's comment!!! They are such an awesome couple. Yes, it is a recipe for a wonderful, blessed marriage.