Monday, October 13, 2008

On This Date My Great Mate Nate Turns 28

Happy Birthday Nate!

Some of the reasons I really love him:

He is devoted to his family.

His greatest desire is to serve our Savior and he works hard to emulate Him.

He is dedicated to our country and wants to do his part to serve.

This picture tells two things. Nate loves to be outside...he especially loves hiking and camping. He also helps others without ever thinking of the effects it may have on him. On this hike, he carried his own pack and his grandpa's pack for most of the trail.

Many people may not know this, but he is an extremely talented artist. Someday he plans on doing a painting of Timp.
His hobbies are worthwhile and have helped our family gain a greater appreciation for the beautiful things around us.
See? I told you he was great.

11 comments:

The Nye's said...

Nate is GREAT! Happy Birthday!!!! Nate just radiates goodness. He is so Christ-like and we just like him a whole lot!

Mom and Tim said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NATE!!! What a nice tribute, Jess! And what a wonderful complement you are to each other! Keep up the good work - it does my heart good to see the way you support and encourage each other! You're a great example to all of us and especially to precious little Jansen and Natalie!

Leavitt Family said...

We love you Nate! Happy "Bird"day hee hee

Angie said...

Might I first comment on your rhyming prowess. You are just like my mother, whom we lovingly call Grandma Suess. I too have to agree that Nate is Great, but let's give credit where credit is due...who was the first person in our family to think Nate was Great? Yes, my hubby Shane. Nope, I'll never tire of reminding you who set you up with your man...and the fact that all that you have you owe to that parting interview where Shane said, "Would you let me set you up?" Oh, and then there was the moment after I met Nate and turned over to Shane with a big grin and a "thumbs up" sign. I overwhelmingly approved and he is indeed a rare "bird" when it comes to husbands! He's amazing, we love you Nate and wish you a happy, happy day! Shoot, I didn't realize the Leavitt's already made a bird joke. Darn. I'll be quicker next time...

Lindsey said...

So fun, and Jess, you are looking cute and skinny.

Kyle and Janel said...

happy birthday nate. hope it was great!

kiki comin said...

believe me, you don't have to remind ANYONE how great nate is! hope it was a good night..you better take me up on my offer so you two can go out soon!:) happy birthday, nate!

Kami said...

Whoa, Nate looks really good lookin' in his uniform. Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

I too, love you Nate! You are a good husband and father and that makes it a whole lot easier to have you all so far away. Happy birthday! Love, Grandma Becca

Annie said...

Happy Birthday Nate!

Justin and Jessi said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby!! love the Dr. Suess poetry.. ha ha! :)