Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Happy Birthday Stephanie!!!

Hello everyone,
I wanted tot take some time and blog about the best wife a man could ask for. As you may know, it is Stephanie's 28th birthday May 9th.  Stephanie has been "politely" hinting at the fact that we have been here for two years and I have yet to blog about anything so I figured a perfect time to blog would to be about Stephanie.
We have been here almost 2 years now, with a couple geat very memorable vacations thrown in there but for the most part, working 5 days a week 10-7.  It has started to feel like groundhogs they say here, "same same, but different."
 Through all of it, Stephanie has been the rock that has kept us positive and upbeat.  On the days where I want to tell my boss off or kick a side of a car that almost hits me in a cross walk or elbow people who have no idea how to wait in line, walk on a sidewalk or wait for an elevator (because there have been A LOT of those days) she is great at reminding me why we are here and points out all of the positive things that have came from this experience.  With out her, I would not have been able to experience so much in my life, the places we have been, the people we have met, the memories we have made all in a short few years of being married.  I am so excited to spend the rest of my life with her and continue making countless memories together.
I am so proud of my wife, it is unreal.  She is the best teacher I have ever met, everyday I see her with the children, I am in awe.  She has this talent of being able to connect with every kid in a special way which makes me strive to be better.  She is also the most determined person I know.  If she wants something, there is nothing that is going to hold her back, she has the belief in herself and work ethic to achieve anything.  Stephanie is also one of the most humble people I know.  For all her talents and beauty, she still acts as if none of that matters.  I love the way she can be proud of herself and be confident, but in a way where no one would ever feel threatened or underappreciated.
I just wanted to wish Stephanie a happy birthday and tell her that I love her with all my heart. As well as share a few of my favorite pictures from this past year.

The beautiful queen and her princesses

Best. Trip. EVER!!!

Steph and her favorite....4 legged creature

New Year's in Korea (a really fun hike with some good friends)
Christmas in Hawaii

After completing our half marathon

A fun filled Friday night in Korea (We are so lucky to have met such great people)
I hope you have had a great year Steph.  Love you and happy 28!



  1. You two are blessed that you found each other! Glad you appreciate what you have and realize how lucky you are to have such a wonderful life together!!!
    love you both!

  2. Joe, you are such a kind man. I loved reading about how awesome Stephanie is!

    Happy birthday friend! I hope this year is your best one yet!

    Love you both!