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For Drew...

6.11.2013

Hey guys...I'm alive, I'm alive.

It's been quiet around here huh!? :) GOSH there is so much to update y'all on...and SO much I need to blog but I'm in the middle of a maze at the moment ringing bells at my check-ins and haven't found my way out just yet to breathe. I don't want to make this a post about how busy I've been...I don't and I'm not.

 I actually wanted to pop in here for a minute to talk about my hard-working, handsome husband, Drew.

Yep. This guy right here.


I know, I know, I just heard you say, "Rawwwr!" Can't say I blame ya! ;)

I admit, I brag about his hot pants all the time and I know it goes without saying how much I love this man. However, I really wanted to take a minute to tell you guys how hard this guy really works. I mean, just HARD. I don't know how he does it. He's the hardest working man I know.

You see, he started a new job with the state a week before we moved out of our home back in March. Starting a new job isn't easy, and you're tired. It goes without saying. We've all done it. Your brain is fried from learning new material all day, and when you get home, you just want to go to bed. But, Drew didn't have a choice. This guy moved about 90% of our home (me the other 10%, also known as the lighter objects), and he did this in three days. Three. He lifted all the heavy, with my assistance of sorts, and I honestly didn't think we were going to make it. I cried, I panted, I screamed, I had some really sweet moments. ;) But Drew? He just kept going, with none of that. Maybe a few grunts and farts or so, you know, typical man things...but it wowed me just to witness this.

 When he took his new job, he pretty much signed up to have a long commute to work,  which has totaled up to about 1.5 to 2 hours of this guy sitting in downtown traffic, every. single. day. Once he gets home at 6 to 6:30, sometimes even 7, he's dripping in sweat because he takes my car to work to save on gas...and my car has been without an AC for almost 4 years now. So, he comes home, exhausted from a long day at work, a long day of deligating house work phone calls, a long day in the car, sweating, hot, (but still sexy) he walks in the door with a smile, hug and kiss waiting for me, and sometimes he might grab a beer, but after that, the guy is in his work clothes, ready to head back to the house to work on it. On his lunch break, he's either at Home Depot, Lowes or the gym.

This guy has installed our living room floors, our tile in the laundry room, half bathroom, the floors in the hallway, two closets, AND our master bedroom. He's installed the trim (not fun), and he's in the middle of caulking it all right now (again, not fun and A LOT of ground to cover). I've seen this guy put in more blood (trust me, we have proof), more sweat, more "man" tears (he would say it's still sweat haha), more frustration, yet, the most patience I have ever in my life witnessed.

While all of his friends are cracking open a beer after work, at a team Happy Hour, relaxing on the couch complaining about the long day they had (I feel ya here, I feel ya here people!) this guy is still working, and non-stop at that.

We both come home at about 11 or 12 at night (every night), and he's up at 6 am and out the door at 6:30 to head back to work. Weekends? He's working along side me for Love, The Nelsons. He hasn't had a break...and he hasn't complained NOT ONCE. Not even once. I can't even believe it myself.

I'm exhausted too, no doubt, but when I look at his tired eyes, his rough calloused hands, and the paint, dust, blood and dirt that covers his body...I honestly can't even fathom how he's feeling. I sometimes just stare at him across the house as he's working and want to just cry for him. Just typing out that he's done this, and this, and this isn't enough. It's been hard work y'all. It hasn't been easy. It's tedious, and it's the most time consuming thing in the world. He's done it all by himself. He won't stop until he's finished, and he hasn't taken a break, not once. It's incredible to witness how much he cares about his home, how much he cares if things look perfect, and how he just keeps going through all of this with that beautiful, infectious smile on his face. Saying that he's worked incredibly hard is pretty much the biggest understatement I could give him.

I love this man. I love him so stinking much. I don't think he even realizes how proud I am of him. I'm so thankful for him.

Lucky just doesn't even begin to describe it.





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  1. THIS IS AMAZING! God Bless Him! And you, of course :) XOXO

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    1. YOU ARE AMAZING KAIT! YOU and your big heart!!! Love you so much! XOXOXO!

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  2. WOW!!!!!!! Love it! GOD Bless men like him!!!!!!!!!! You guys are always just the cutest most loving people in the world. When the house is finished I hope yall throw the biggest Drew Party and we will be there with beer just for him ;) haha love yall!

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    1. Thank you so much Amanda!!! :) We are having a house warming party at some point and you know you're invited!!! I miss you so much! <3

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  3. and wine for you of course! ;) haha He couldn't do any this without his amazing sweet wifey :)

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    1. Haha I love you! Wine is always welcomed at our house! ;)

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  4. Shay this makes my heart SO SO happy because I've witnessed DDHP and all of his amazingness!! To hear that he goes to work all day then works on house and weekends just proves he is an SPECTACULAR man and you are so lucky to have hiM!! He reminds me so much of my dad who did the same thing growing up (working all hours, then on our house, bills etc) an still coming home with a smile on his face to the fam. A hardworking man is so great and DDHP is such an amazing man!!!

    And to think he doesnt ever get grumpy or cranky even after all the work an can still be so laughy and happy :) I'll never forget something you said to me shortly after I left Texas you were like "drew said no matter what if anything ever happened to Erica, we would drive up to Boston right away to help her!!"

    and YOU!! both of you have just stayed so positive throughout the whole thing with the house an such---such an inspiration! I LOVE YOU BOTH!!

    and DDHP...tssssss (thats a sizzlin sound) loving the chucks and ENTIRE ensemble!! i remember you texting us a pic of him in that outfit i think hahaha!

    love u guys!!
    xoxoxo

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    1. OMG I forgot all about that Erica! YOU KNOW we would do anything for you in a heartbeat! Your friendship means the world to us and we are so glad you're in our life!!! :) We love you and hope to see you soon!!! VEGASSSSSSSS! VEGASSSS! Can't wait to hug your neck again!!!

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  5. What a good man! I sure hope you guys treat yourselves to a nice looooong vacation somewhere tropical after all this house stuff is done. You (HE) definitely deserves it!

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    1. A looooong vacation somewhere tropical sounds like Heaven to us right now! :) You are welcome to come with when we make that happen!? :)

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  6. sweetest post ever! I love that he is working so hard, with no complaints whatsoever. Doing it all with love...and a few man tears ;) He sounds like the most amazing husband and oh so perfect for you! :) love ya girlie!! ;)

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    1. Thank you so much Lindsay! :) He's the absolute best. Love you too! <3

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  7. What a great man. Love this post.

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  8. Oh my goodness! Go Drew! Haha..but seriously! I have to say, although I only started following your blog a little while ago, your posts are by far my favorite. :) You seem to have THE biggest heart and make me smile every time!! Drew sounds like my Dad, who is the hardest working man I know and nothings beats it. I'm proud of Drew and I don't even know him!! Anndd especially his attitude when he comes home after the commute with no AC! Ha I have the same commute with no AC in my car as well and by the time I come home I can't say I'm never grumpy... So go Drew again! and you! You guys are awesome :)

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    1. MOLLY! This is so sweet of you to say! THANK you so much!!!! His attitude and hard work ethic are admirable no doubt!!! You are awesome! Thank you thank you for making my day!

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  9. Awwww this is so sweet!! You're one lucky gal :)

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  10. That is so sweet.
    I can relate to a lot of this so much! Sometimes I even get annoyed that after coming home from work my husband is off to go fix something or build something instead of hang out with me. Those are the sacrifices we have to make at some seasons in our lives I guess.

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    1. Yes!! Love this! The sacrifices are so worth it, I promise. Hard work pays off, no doubt!

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  11. Such a good man! I can't wait for yalls house to be completely finished! I know that's got to be tiring. How much longer do you think? Keep up the positive attitude :)

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    1. Thank you Dara!!! We are pooped but we are looking to be moving back in early next week! :)

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  12. I read your blog religiously but have yet to comment until now. Men like your Drew are SO rare a find these days Shay, and I really do see that you appreciate this. This post just radiates happiness & I hope you guys never lose this love for one another!

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    1. Ahhhh YAYAY!!! Thank you so much for following and commenting!! This makes me so happy! :) It really is a rarity, and I promise I don't try to be annoying about it, but I honestly can't help it. I feel so blessed and I just love sharing our life! Thank you so much for your sweet comment!!! It made me smile! :)

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  13. How sweet are you two?! You're a lucky girl to have found such a hard working husband and seeing the love you both have for each other makes my heat so happy.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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    1. Ahhh Chelsea!! I stinking love you and your sweet comments!!! They are cherished no doubt friend! :) Love you lady!

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  14. What a great man! I just cried through this thinking about how selfless my husband is too! Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. Awww you are so sweet!!! Of course!!! Love this so much! <3

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  15. You both are the cutest! I love this post because sometimes husbands are overlooked and need that little simple thing to make them feel appreciated.

    I'm sure Drew smiled when he read your post.

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    1. Thank you so much!!! You are so sweet!!!

      P.s.) He did smile :) XOXOXO!

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  16. This is so sweet. DDHP is such a sweetheart and the two of you need to get your hot little booties on a vacay when the house is finished! You BOTH deserve. it so much! XO.

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    1. Thank you so much Kristin!!!! I love you so much friend! :) A vacation sounds amazing right now!!! Hopefully when his job let's him take off we can plan something! AHHH! XOXOXO!

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  17. Wow! Amazing amazing amazing! Seriously, what a guy and to do it without complaining makes him a saint. You're a very lucky lady!

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    1. You're amazing!!! Thank you so much! I really, really am!

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  18. he wins the award for husband of the year. he is really amazing!

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  19. Oh this is so sweeeet!!! What a wonderful man, you two are truly blessed to have each other.

    PS. My fiance has this exact same outfit ! LOL J.Crew?!

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    1. Victoria!!! Thank you! And YES! J. Crew!!! LOL! I love it! :)

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  20. So good to see you back, Shay, and I just love, love, love your sweet post about your adorable hubby...who seems to have been really hard at work! :)

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  21. Drew is amazing... as are you ma'am! I think of you guys often when working on our house. I knew y'all were pulling some INSANE schedules but, I had no idea! He's such a good man! I say keep him around for a little while! ;)

    P.S. Remember to breath... there's a light at the end of the tunnel! :)

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    1. I love you so much Shayna! Thank you so much!!! Our schedule has been so crazy, I can't even tell ya lady! Thank you for always lifting me up! You're the best! Seriously! <3

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  22. What.a.guy! You are so blessed to have someone as devoted as he is :)

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    1. Couldn't say it better myself! ;) Thank you!

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  24. So sweet! We all see how much y'all love each other!

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  25. Can I just say...dang. Girl, you got a good one. I know, you know how blessed you are. Y'all are just the sweetest peeps ever. Like, ever.

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  26. What a man! I've loved reading about you two and seeing your love shine through in all your pictures together. Bless him for being such a hard worker for you and your family! You got a good one!!

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  27. I loved reading this! He sounds like an amazing man!

    You're both lucky to have each other!

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  28. Looking super fabulous.. All you need is a stylish pair of goggles for men with this outfit, and you would be out of this world.. :) XOXO

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  29. What a keeper! You two are absolutely adorable together.

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