Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Favorites...Hubby Edition

It's Friday.....which means it is time for Friday Favorites!!
I am once again linking up with Andrea , Erika and Narci and sharing my Friday Favorites!  Grab the graphic and link up too!!

So this week I only have one favorite...and it is my husband!  

I seriously just LOVE this man!

I consider myself lucky for so many reasons, my husband really is such a wonderful man.  As a lot of you know from reading past posts of mine, I am divorced, and this is my second marriage.  When I met Mark I knew pretty quickly he was the one for me, and I am pretty sure the feeling was mutual just as quickly on his end.  What I was afraid of was that me having 5 kids would totally scare him off! did not, not only did he fall in love with me, he instantly fell in love with my children as well.

  I really do feel it takes a special person to come in and love someone else's children as if they were your own.  You would absolutely never know he was their "step-dad", he has changed diapers, wiped tears, laid with them when they were scared and couldn't fall asleep, taught them how to ride without training wheels, coached baseball and basketball teams, spent countless hours quizzing spelling words and making school projects...and that is just to name a few.  

He has a huge respect for my ex-husband, and that is so important to me, they genuinely get along.  There is no competition between them, just a dad and a step-dad loving the heck out of 5 very special kids.  I may say it alot, and it may annoy people, but I really am blessed!

Just a girl and her two dads!

Yes, the kids adore him!!!

Lucky kids!!!

Our little (well not so little) family

This just makes me happy

Playground fun

She was so little!

There is no doubt she has him wrapped around her finger!

These two just adore each other!  It really is the sweetest thing ever.

Olivia was only 20 months when Mark came into our life, so the bond that they have is truly special.  
The little boys look up to him and the older two respect and love him.  If you were to ask any of the kids, they would tell you they have two dads...and they, like me, think it is pretty great!

Between Mark and I we have 8 children, he has 3, and they are super great kids.  We also have two little grandaughters, so yup our family is quite large.  We are fortunate that all 8 kids get along.  His children don't live near us, so we don't get to see them as often as we would like, but we always have the BEST time when we are all together!

Aside from being a super dad, he is a fantastic husband.  He works hard to support and take care of us.  He is romantic and funny, and always makes me feel special.  One morning I woke up and he left little chocolates in every space that he knew I would be, it is the little things like that, that mean everything to me.  I love that he loves me for exactly who I am.  I am not always easy, I get stressed out easily, and sometimes lose my cool...but instead of getting annoyed with me, he just asks what he can do to help.  Everyday I wake up feeling grateful, knowing I hit the husband jackpot.

I love him, I love us, and I love doing this crazy thing called "life" with him by my side.

My hubby is not just my Friday Favorite, he is my eveyday favorite!  

Be sure to check back Monday, we have a fun weekend coming up...we are going to the circus Saturday and then it's the SuperBowl !  

Don't forget to grab the graphic up top and link up.  Can't wait to read about everyone's Friday Favorites!

Have a GREAT weekend!!!


  1. I absolutely LOVE a big family and I think it's super awesome you have one!! This post made my heart happy! :) Have a great weekend!

  2. Such a sweet post! I myself was divorced with 1 daughter when I met a very special person that would become our everything! He loved my daughter from day one as if she were his own. We now have 2 daughters and honestly no one would know that he is not my oldest's biological father. So thankful that God put him in our lives!
    Thanks for sharing!
    April :)

    1. Thanks april! I'm so glad you had a happily ever after also! Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great weekend

  3. Kimm, it's one thing to be blessed and not know it, and it's another to be blessed and know for sure! I loved reading your post about your man and the fact that the two dads get along and all the kids get along... well, that's just a blessing!! Have a Super Weekend!

    1. Hi Laura! Thanks so much for your sweet words. Have a great weekend

  4. Definitely takes a special man to love another's kids...and to still respect they have a dad. I don't know if I could do it but my husband has made it look so easy. It really does make the very best situation for your kids. I'm sure he feels just as blessed for what you and your kids have added to his life!

    1. It isn't always easy....but nothing ever worthwhile is right?? Thanks so much for reading today...have a great weekend!

  5. Love how you make your family dynamic work for you guys! Every family is different but the important thing is your kids look like they couldn't be more loved. I enjoy reading your posts about your sweet family! :) have a great super bowl Sunday!

    1. Hi Jen! Thanks so much for your sweet words! Have a great Sunday!!!!!