Tuesday, August 17, 2010

J'aime mon mari

So something that Thomas asks me on a daily basis is, "Why do you love me?" I've never really been good at answering this simple question, not because I don't have something to say, but because I absolutely have too much to say and I am far from being decent at expressing/articulating my emotions. Thomas is kind enough to let me off the hook when I just seem to struggle anyway, but there are three days a year that I can't let slip by without telling my husband why I love him; his birthday, valentines day and of course our anniversary.....which is today!!! Three years....can you believe it, I sure can't. Anyway, I am going to stay focused, this post is about Thomas and why I love him, not about the amazing, fun, and interesting three years we have been married....maybe I will share tid-bits here and there, but on to Thomas. Here are the top ten reasons Why. I. Love. Thomas. (now I am not really sure how most people do the whole top ten thing, but in this case all my reasons are equally important, it just didn't sound right to say the top ten number one reasons why i love thomas). So the moment all of you (meaning Thomas, who is probably the only one that will really appreciate this) have been waiting for....

1. Movie star good looks---I don't think I need to expound much on this one, but I will anyway. Of course this is where it all started....I remember thinking that Thomas K. Bills was so good looking; he was such a pretty face to look at during those long sacrament meetings, or during the ward prayer song that no one knows the words to without a hymn book, or while playing Mario Cart and losing to Peach (who was Thomas and of course I lost, I was too busy looking at him), or really during any activity and any time of day. I remember thinking that he was just too good to be true and I never thought that someone that good looking would ever be interested in me....thank goodness he was. Next time you see Thomas, really look at his face (I won't mind) he has perfect features...pretty big green eyes, perfectly shaped nose, nice big lips, and very very straight teeth....ok moving on.....

2. Great sense of humor---Thomas is one of the funniest people I know; I pretty much laugh really really hard everyday, like tears flowing because I laugh so hard. In all of our marriage I do not think we have come in contact with someone that hasn't laughed in Thomas' presence, he is just that funny. His jokes are so real, everyone can relate.

3. Wonderful Father---It is very apparent that he loves his son, he would do anything for Krew. He is a natural father; so so so patient (something that I hope will rub off on me) and always looking for teaching opportunities. He is so youthful and finds such joy in playing with Krew. He has great aspirations for Krew and will do whatever it takes to see him succeed in life.

4. Impeccable driving skills---You can always feel safe when Thomas is behind the wheel (that's the real reason why I have him drive the entire way on road trips, not because I would rather sleep.....). I have also never seen someone back-up as smoothly as he does...he can fit any into any space, which is sometimes scary to watch, but he gets it done.

5. Loving spouse---I am so lucky to be married to Thomas; his first goal in life is to make sure that I am taken care of and that I am happy. He's never missed one night of saying "I love you beautiful" before going to bed since we have been married. He thrives on gift giving and surprises. He would hold my hand all day if he could. Sometimes I come home to a clean house, dishes and all, just because he thought it would help. We rarely eat chinese food because he knows it is not exactly my favorite, which means more girly salads and sandwiches all around. He does whatever it takes to make our marriage a strong one and wants to be in love forever.

6. Hard working---Without a doubt, I know that our family will be taken care of because of this quality. Thomas does what ever it takes to get the job done; there are no excuses for lack of hard work in Thomas's mind. Besides being the funny one, I think most people know and define Thomas by this quality. Grueling hours, hard physical labor, or emotionally taxing, Thomas will do it all if it means things get done and his family is taken care of.

7. One of the most selfless people I know---Thomas puts everyone before himself...all. the. time. I honestly cannot think of one time that Thomas has been selfish since I met him. Thomas will continually take the blame for anything just to keep the peace. We do not have much to give (still being in school and not having an income), but that does not matter to Thomas, if someone is in need he finds plenty of ways to give, give, give.

8. Better than 20/20 vision--- Thomas really does have great eyesight (which makes up for his poor hearing...its a touchy subject). He was tested for 20/10 vision. I can't tell you how much this has come in handy. We never miss a turn because he can see the street signs from so so so far away. Its great.

9. A super good memory (which you could love or hate...right now I love)---Never play any memory games with Thomas...you will lose. Or think that you will stump him with those "do you remember...." questions, because he will definitely remember and then go on further to ask you a similar question and end up stumping you at your own game...its not fun, incredible, yes, but not fun. This great memory of his makes me so jealous, especially right now as it is being put to work at school. It is crazy how fast he can memorize....like all the bones in the skull. only took half and hour. yeah...its amazing.

10. Very, Very, Very athletic---Thomas is good at everything he does, especially when it comes to sports. I just sat here for literally five minutes trying to think of one sport that Thomas is not decent at and I could not think of a single one. The only thing I could come up with.....maybe.... is that he is not the most flexible person in the world which is ok because I think he is just way too tall anyway to do any sort of gymnastics. I can't wait to see what kind of little athletes we have running around our house; you know we will with their dad's great athleticism and coaching ability.

Bonus (11). I love that Thomas loves/supports "The Rock" in the movie industry. I am pretty sure we have seen every movie of his from, "Walking Tall" to the "Tooth Fairy." He is all about "The Rock."

Well I love you Thomas, thank you for making a top ten list so easy!!!! Happy Three Years!!!!


  1. Ok I know this post is just to Thomas, but can we just say that we have WITNESSED those excellent driving skills!! ...I think it was the ward christmas party...but getting out of that parking spot was defintiely proof of that! haha I wish we would have had a camera to document such awesomeness! Happy Anniversary you two!!

  2. This was adorable. :) Love you guys, hope the anniversary has been great, even if from a distance.

  3. Oh man, I loved that post! And I would agree on all of those! Congrats on three happy years!

  4. Congrats on three years! I'm glad you liked the fabric! I fell in love with the yellow, brown, and blues and when I saw they had some leftover I had to grab it!

  5. As one of Thomas' college roommates and self-proclaimed best friends (sorry if that's assumptive), I have another reason I love Thomas... I won't say what that reason is but if you know... you KNOW!

  6. So we just found this blog, (I know, we are the creepers that google searched your name) and love it. Grenada looks amazing! What a fun adventure. Krew is darling, I love the hint of red. What a sweet post. It is refreshing to read about a couple so obviously in love.

    As for the perfection of Thomas's facial features, Jesse would like to point out the slight discoloration of his front two teeth in contrast to the others. Thomas claims it was from an "accident" on his mission, but we both know it's from his high school chain smoking period. Maybe in hindsight filling your water pick with the mouthwash wasn't such a good idea.

    You know we love you guys and are just jealous of your flawless faces. Happy three years!