Today is a special day! Zach turns 35 and we are celebrating in the cutest little house in Michigan. I’ll share more about the home later but I wanted to share a sweet little post about my hard-working guy who helps me so much with my business, the kids, and persues passions. A few of you are new so I wanted to share some facts for you to get to know him a bit better. Below are 35 facts about Zach.
35 Things To Know About Zach:
He loves his family
He loves our kids and myself but he also adores his immediate family as well. He calls his older sister’s at least once or twice a week, his mom every other day, and his Dad every single day. It’s the sweetest thing.
He’s a great leader
Zach is a natural-born leader. Don’t take that the wrong way, he’s not one to boast about it but he just has this presence that you can trust what he says. Clearly, he does this every day with his team that he manages at his job which is so rewarding to see.
He helps with the kids at bedtime
Even after putting in a 13-hour workday, he’ll still help me put the kids down for bed, reading a book and cuddling with them to the night. They love having that time with him and I enjoy getting a few minutes to myself.
He’s my therapist
Crazy enough, Zach is incredible at giving advice. He’s my go-to when I’m feeling upset or uncertain about a decision. He looks at the bigger picture where I look at it from an emotional point of view.
There are times I have no idea how to put something together and he can come up with a great idea using a few things around us in the house.
I can always rely on him to help with picking up groceries, picking up something last minute at the store, or helping me with a project for my blog. I’m so grateful for that.
He is 99% always in a good mood
I honestly feel blessed that my husband is rarely in a bad mood. He doesn’t let the small things get to him and I’ve only really seen him lose his temper a handful of times in the 13 years we’ve been together.
He can still sweet talk me
Yes, that’s right. This man sure knows how to make me melt after just a smile and saying “Thank you” for helping with something.
He’s a saver
I appreciate that he also loves to save his money rather than spend a paycheck right away. I’d rather save money for big items or trips that we both can enjoy together.
He has simple taste
Similar to saving, I also love that he has a simple taste in clothes. Of course, we’ll splurge on a few occasional items like shoes that he’ll wear every day.
He loves to travel
Quality time is Zach’s love language so being able to travel together is just one of the amazing things I love about him. I appreciate that he’s open to meeting and trying new things all over the world with me. Be sure to check out our Italy trip a few years ago or Ireland!
He washes our cars
Our cars tend to get dirty, especially mine because I tote the kids to and from everywhere. Without question, he will wash my car and clean it inside and out without any question
He loves being outdoors
His love for the outdoors is infectious. He enjoys hiking, walking through nature, and hunting with his best friends.
He never goes to bed angry
Even in our worst of fights, we both try to hash it out before bedtime so we don’t go to bed angry. He is a lot better at this than me because I admit I’m stubborn but I love that he wants to get our argument fixed and put in the past.
He loves being with friends
My little social butterfly is one to always be surrounded by friends. He loves laughing and having a great time with anyone who wants a good story, an adult beverage, and a fire.
He helps without being asked at times
I say at times because clearly, this isn’t all the time which is fine. For the majority of things that need to get done, he will do his best to help dry the dishes or clean up any leftover hair that I’ve left in the shower. Ya know #LongHairProblems
Coming from a toxic relationship prior to meeting my husband, his honesty is one I truly can count on and know that he’s telling the truth 100% of the time.
He’s always on time
I’m also a stickler for being 10 minutes early to anything and love that he is the same way.
He makes me laugh
If I’m in the worst mood, he can always turn it around with a funny comment, smirk or joke.
He Can Still Surprise Me
I love a good surprise, especially if it involves a trip somewhere. He’s surprised me a trip to San Francisco to see my best friend, a trip to Harry Potter World ( i almost fainted ), and a trip up to Michigan to one of our favorite hotels.
Lord knows I need someone calm because I am the ‘radical’ one at times ha! His calmness is always one I find peace and comfort in, especially when I’m feeling overwhelmed.
He finds the fun in life
I am the more serious one but love that he can always find the fun in anything we do together or with our kids. He keeps teaching me to relax and be present in the moment.
He puts us first
This is a huge thing he also taught me early in our relationship and even after having kids. Putting ourselves first shows our children that we can’t do it without one another and we are a solid team.
He acts like a little kid
He can have his serious side but I love that he acts like a little kid when it comes to watching Disney movies, cartoons, or playing with our kids.
He enjoys grilling
This is one thing I’m awful at but I can never say no to a good cheeseburger that my man makes for me.
He values my job and being a Mother
It’s never a ‘my job is more than yours’ type of relationship. While my job is more flexible he also knows that I will wake up early or stay up late to get things because I’m also with the kids all day helping with school.
He is encouraging
If anyone is my biggest fan when I reach a goal it’s this guy. He always tells me to keep doing my best and not give up.
He kills creepy crawly bugs
I mean, is there any other reason why I shouldn’t keep this guy for helping kill the bugs at 2 am?
He compliments me
After two children, sweat pants, and an emergency eye surgery that left me wearing a shield, he will still tell me I’m beautiful.
He has a kind heart –
Zach is the type of person who will do anything for anyone. He constantly is checking in with friends and family to see if anyone needs anything, makes food, or donates clothes to help those in need.
He still hits my butt every chance he gets
We always joke about this but even after 13 years, he will find any chance he can get to slap my butt, in public, in front of our kids or just walking past me in the bathroom. Why?!
He loves musicals
Cats out of the bag! My guy loves a good musical and one of the biggest reasons why I fell for him. Plus, did you know he can sing too? He sang at our wedding as a surprise to me. Plus I love talking about musicals with some of our good friends for hours.
He enjoys talking sports
I don’t know much about sports but I love seeing his eyes light up when someone wants to talk about sports including football, baseball, or golf. He’s also an incredible athlete in wrestling, baseball, football, and golf. It’s almost annoying how good he is 😉
He takes pride in his work
Not just his work to provide for us but he also takes pride in getting things done around the house, putting our endless Christmas lights, finally figuring something out himself and enjoying that he did it without help.
He puts both our needs first
Whenever there is a decision to make he doesn’t decide just on what he wants but consults and asks for my opinion as well. Does this benefit both of us and our family? Would this be something I would enjoy too? I also do the same before making a decision because I want to make sure he’d be just as excited as I would.
He wants the best for everyone
Zach truly is one of the most selfless people I know and wants the best for all his friends and family to have a successful and fulfilled life. We feel blessed to have found one another at a young age, take time to put our needs and wants first, do the best we can to raise our family right and see the good in everyone.
I hope this helps you get to know one of my biggest supporters and fans of my business. If you find yourself able to catch someone as great at this guy, don’t let him go. I love you, Zachary!