the holidays are over. we partied, ate, played games, and partied some more. derek had his birthday. he seems to think he's so old. he still seems young to me.
speaking of seeming young, i got called "miss" yesterday. it was a nice surprise since i usually get called "ma'am".
anyway, back to derek. i think he's just great. sometimes i can't tell him how great i think he is. years ago he asked my why i married him. i was sarcastic and told him that i figured since nobody else was signing up i figured i'd better. now it's become a joke between us. sometimes he'll say "thanks for signing up" to me. it always makes me laugh.
derek is a good daddy. he's loves our children so much. i know he wishes he could spend more time with them. when he is with them he's very fun. this morning he tickled emmy for about 15 minutes, of which she loved every minute. i finally had to tell him to stop. andy loves it when daddy picks him up after school. then he gets to "work" with daddy sometimes. it really makes andy feel special to know that daddy thinks he's special.
i guess what i'm trying to say is, i love derek. i'm grateful he signed up to marry me. i'm grateful that he works to so hard to give us a nice life.