All About Andrew

Annnnnnd it’s April!

Call me crazy, but I just feel like a new page was flipped and a new chapter has begun.

Anyone else get all sorts of energized when April hits?  I start to channel my inner-Athleta model and want to be outside scaling rock-walls and surfing huge waves?  Anyone else?  Ha!

Today, I thought I’d share a little love and talk #allthingsandrew because…

…tomorrow is his birthday!

I met him when he was 21 and tomorrow, he turns 38.

Here he is on our “first date”.  His parents were there.  So were mine.  And all four of my grandparents.  And my brother.  It was all very romantic.

I bet you can’t guess where we had just come from?! #allthepurple

Tomorrow night, he’s coaching baseball, so tonight, we’re celebrating the BIG 3-8.

He’s like my favorite person ever 🙂 .

I thought in honor of his birthday, I would share 38 things about Andrew.  (He doesn’t know that I’m doing this…which will make it all the more fun!)

Ready, here we go…
1: His favorite color is purple.
2: He doesn’t like macaroni and cheese (which I just cannot comprehend).
3: He has three tattoos.
4: He must listen to The Ticket (a radio station here in Dallas) every single morning.  Even on vacation, he listens to it while getting ready/working out.
5: He likes to watch The Real Housewives with me.  Ha!  He used to make fun of me watching it and then one day, he stopped and listened for a minute…and then he sat down, and then he stayed.  And he’s never gone back.
6: He is very handy and can fix just about anything.
7: His degree is in Construction Science but has owned an insurance agency for 13 years.
8: If I beat him at a game, he doesn’t want to play it any more.  We used to play Battleship…we don’t any more…
9: He eats lunch with all three big kids once a week at school (they all get a turn).  My dad did this from kinder to fifth grade and now, Andrew does it too.
10: He will stir protein powder into anything and it makes me gag.  He stirs it into oatmeal, yogurt, pancake batter…whatever.
11: He is the baby whisperer.  Kids respond to him.  It’s actually kind of crazy.  He potty trained Madeley while I was away one weekend.  When I returned home, she was even sleeping in undies.  I was like “how did you do that?” and he was like “I just told her we were doing it”.  I don’t understand.
12: He loves all the shows on TV that I can’t stand…but he’s also a fan of stuff like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
13: He drinks a lot of coffee.  Probably 4 or 5 (or 7) cups a day.
14: He has always been the one to bathe the kiddos at night when they were little.  He’s down to his last kiddo to bathe and that makes him sad.
15: He goes to far away places once a year to share the good news about Jesus and pass out Bibles in their native language.  He doesn’t like attention for that kind of stuff, but he does it and it makes me proud.  He is going again this week.
16: He hates pickles.
17: He serves on three boards.  I think they like to have him because he gets s*&% done.
18: He’s a really good friend.  I see how he is with his friends, and it makes me want to be a better friend.
19: He has a weakness for pizza…and it always makes me happy when he wants to order one late at night after the kids are in bed.  That’s us “being bad”. Ha!
20: He calls his mom and dad every single day.
21: He loves fajitas but hates smelling like them after he eats.  I’ve never eaten fajitas with him without hearing him say “I hate smelling like fajitas”.  Yet, he always orders fajitas.
22: He gets so happy talking about snowboarding.  He’s practically giddy!
23: He doesn’t like anyone to eat in any car.  Ever.  Now, he doesn’t tell me what to do, but you better believe that anytime I eat in the car, I’m secretly thinking “oooohhh, Andrew would hate this!”.  Hahah!
24: Every morning, he does chores.  I see him out the window and he’s trimming something, fixing something, cleaning something…he grew up on a farm and even though he’s lived away for 20 years, you can’t take that “morning chore routine” out of him.
25: He is so fiercely loyal.
26: He eats the same thing for breakfast and lunch every day.  Every. Single. Day.
27: He struggles with back problems.
28: He used to wear glasses, but for his 30th birthday, he gifted himself Lasik eye surgery and he swears it was the best decision he’s ever made.
29: He has huge glass walls that surround his office…and if you ever come and visit him there, you’ll notice that they’re covered in Expo marker…because he lets the kids draw all over his windows so he can see it every day.
30: He is a hunter.  I grew up in an anti-hunting family, so this was an adjustment for me.  I really think his favorite part about hunting is the calmness of sitting in the stand.  He always talks about how quiet and still it is and how much he relishes that time.
31: He hates looking at a menu before sitting down at the table at a restaurant.
32: He likes wild swimsuits.
33: He is always right.  It’s annoying.
34: He wakes up at 4:00 every morning.  Even on the weekend.
35: He always puts gas in my car.  I don’t even ask…it’s like he’s the gas fairy 😉 .  The tank is just always filled.
36: He’s really careful with his time…he only likes to spend it on things that count.  He’s a big believer in not wasting time on things you’re not crazy about.
37: He doesn’t like attention and will hate this list
38: He always puts Jesus first…and that’s what I love most about him.

Happy birthday, Andrew Shull!  I love you so much!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog April 1, 2019 at 4:53 am

    You two are a match made in heaven! Cute post, Andrew definitely deserves one solely dedicated to him! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Erika Slaughter April 1, 2019 at 5:07 am

    What a GREAT list!! Happy Early Birthday to one of our FAVORITE people! Can you check Andrew’s schedule for a weekend he can potty train Britt? 🤣🤣🤣

    • Dawn April 1, 2019 at 8:06 am

      I was thinking the same thing when I read that, Erica…….potty training boot camp he could make a mint

  • Sheaffer Sims April 1, 2019 at 5:13 am

    Awwwww! What a great list! And what a great husband, a great kid, a great friend, and a great dad!

    • Sarah April 1, 2019 at 7:08 am

      He sounds like such a great guy! It’s fun to hear about your other half. 😊 Happy birthday, Andrew!

  • Debbie Hibbert April 1, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Happy Birthday Andrew!

  • jamie April 1, 2019 at 5:45 am

    this list of all things andrew INSPIRES ME and it made me LAUGH too, at 6:45am and i’m one thousand percent curious: what does he eat for breakfast and lunch?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 1, 2019 at 5:50 am

      He eats like 10 scrambled egg whites, 2 pieces of turkey bacon, and an English muffin with honey for breakfast. For lunch, he eats two chicken breasts and a green veggie. Ha! Every. Single. Day!

      • primrose April 1, 2019 at 8:03 am

        10 egg whites!?

        • Mix and Match Mama April 1, 2019 at 12:32 pm


    • Amy April 1, 2019 at 8:00 am

      Clone the guy!
      The world needs more Andrew Shulls
      Happy Birthday, Andrew! Did you know you, Shay and your family bring people joy from all over America/the world?
      It’s true.
      Thank you for that !
      God Bless you ❤️

    • Sarah April 1, 2019 at 9:11 am

      He sounds like such a great guy! And it was so much fun to learn about your other half. 😊 Happy birthday, Andrew!

  • Elspeth Mizner April 1, 2019 at 5:49 am

    Awe love this!!! Thanks for sharing all about Andrew! He seems like the absolute best! Happy early birthday!!!

  • Narci April 1, 2019 at 6:12 am

    Aw!! I just loved this! Andrew is such a great! We think he’s pretty fantastic! Happy Birthday, Andrew!!

  • Amy Heinl April 1, 2019 at 6:19 am

    Happiest of birthdays Andrew..may you be surrounded by love and laughter always. Safe travels on your next mission trip

    • Laura Farmer April 1, 2019 at 10:37 am

      Happy birthday Andrew!!🎂🎁🎉🎈🎊

      What a great husband, father, son and friend. You are both lucky to have each other.

  • Kelly Davis April 1, 2019 at 6:29 am

    How sweet! He sounds like a great guy!
    (He actually sounds so much like my husband it makes me laugh… except mine has never had a cup of coffee . Not even one ! Can you imagine ?)

    Happy birthday to Andrew, and thank you for sharing your lives . It truly is an inspiration to see the way you respect and encourage one another .

  • Monica Quiros April 1, 2019 at 6:46 am

    He’s been our insurance agent for over 10 years now, so it was nice to know more about him personally. And the fact that he eats the same thing each day for lunch and dinner. I waste so much time deciding what to eat – I think he’s on to something 🤔😂

    • Mix and Match Mama April 1, 2019 at 7:13 am

      Hahahaha! He’s not! You and I like variety in our diets. That’s way better 😉 .

  • Paula April 1, 2019 at 6:48 am

    Awww. GREAT LIST OF ADMIRATION! Happy Birthday, Andrew.

  • Dustie Day April 1, 2019 at 6:49 am

    This is so awesome! Thanks for sharing, happy birthday to Andrew! I turn 37 today : )

  • Vivian April 1, 2019 at 7:17 am

    Has he ever missed living in the farm? I live in the country and love it. I don’t know if I could get used to living in the city again. Happy birthday!!!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 1, 2019 at 12:33 pm

      Maybe sometimes. I think he always reminds himself of how much work it was.

  • Bev April 1, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Happy Birthday to the amazing Andrew! So much to love about this list but as a mom of a just turned 38 year old son, #20 made me say awwww. And I loved #35 and especially loved #38! You Andrew sounds like a real gem!

  • Denise April 1, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Awesome post, love these kind 🙂 I get up at 4:15 daily so I must ask, what time does he go to bed if he gets up that early? Is there something he likes to do in the morning to get him up that early? I always work out at 5am sharp which is why I’m up 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama April 1, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      I would say he goes to bed around 10:00ish. He likes to get up and do his quiet time/study the Bible. Then, he’ll read the paper online, flip through social media, work email, etc before heading to the gym.

  • Lori Reggio April 1, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Happy birthday to your sweet hubby! What a nice guy!!

  • Jodie Kingsbury April 1, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Happy Birthday Andrew!!!

  • Amber Vance April 1, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Awwww….this is awesome! Happy Birthday!!

  • Melissa Terry April 1, 2019 at 7:49 am

    So sweet! This makes me want to make a list for my hubby…Happy Birthday to Andrew! I hope y’all have a great day of celebrating!

  • Colleen April 1, 2019 at 7:49 am

    This is so cute!! Happy Birthday Andrew!

  • April April 1, 2019 at 7:52 am

    I hope my 10 month old son will call me everyday when he’s all grown up with a family of his own!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 1, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      This just melted my heart, April.

    • Kristen April 2, 2019 at 11:46 am

      Just curious if you can share which group he does mission trips with? My hubby is looking for something just like this! Thanks!

      • Mix and Match Mama April 2, 2019 at 1:45 pm

        It varies. He typically does what’s called extreme mission work with men from different churches all over the country (they all have connected over this kind of mission work).

  • Jo April 1, 2019 at 7:59 am

    What a great list!
    Happy birthday Andrew!

  • DONELLA G DULWORTH April 1, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Happy Birthday, Andrew! I loved looking at these pictures and reading about the grown up Andrew! Some of these must be in the genes! I know several in our family who also have these genes! Hope you have an awesome day!

  • Dawn April 1, 2019 at 8:08 am

    What a wonderful idea I’m stealing this idea for my husbands birthday in September I think I will frame a copy 🥰 HBD Andrew

  • Christina N April 1, 2019 at 8:12 am

    You all have the cutest family! It makes me happy to read all your blogs and stories about your family members. Happy Birthday to Andrew! Cheers!

  • Taylor R April 1, 2019 at 8:14 am

    So fun to get to know a little bit about your best friend! Thank you for sharing. Andrew and my husband have quite a few similarities, which made your list extra enjoyable to read!

  • Maureen Werner April 1, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Happy Birthday to Andrew from the land of Purple!! (Kansas) I love your list! I agree, you were a match made in Heaven! I hope you both have a blessed day!

  • Jeni April 1, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Sounds like Andrew needs to write a post on potty training tips and tricks!!

  • Lisa N April 1, 2019 at 8:17 am

    And now I love Andrew too😊 mainly because I don’t like mac and cheese either😂 …but for real because he’s the kind of boy a mother dreams of in a son and a girl dreams of for a husband❤️

  • Steph C April 1, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Love it – what a wonderful tribute! Happy birthday, Andrew!

  • Elyse Rose April 1, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Happy birthday to Andrew!!! You guys are couple’s goals!

  • Laci April 1, 2019 at 8:24 am

    What an outstanding guy!

  • Alison Trauger April 1, 2019 at 8:29 am

    What a wonderful husband, you have! Thanks for sharing bits and pieces about him. Happy Birthday, Andrew!

  • Janie April 1, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Hope you have fun celebrating Andrew’s special day !!

  • Keisha Dawson April 1, 2019 at 8:48 am

    What a sweet, sweet tribute to your husband!

  • Clare Butler April 1, 2019 at 8:54 am

    Numbers 15 & 38 are huge!!! God honors that – and it shows with how Andrew lives out the little details of his life too!

  • Michelle N April 1, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Happy Birthday Andrew! After watching the video and reading this list, I see what a great guy he is. You’re a lucky girl Shay! And for my husband’s 40th next month I’m going to write a list like this. Or maybe 40 things I love about him. <3

  • Staci Patyrak April 1, 2019 at 9:00 am

    What a lovely tribute. On a side note…I too LOVE fajitas, but I too HATE smelling like fajitas after eating them. Actually I hate smelling like any food/restaurant after eating and I especially HATE when the dinner cooked at home lingers for way too long after it is gone.

  • Erica Pollak April 1, 2019 at 9:00 am

    What a lovely post. Merry Birthday!

  • Doreen April 1, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Happy Birthday, Andrew!

  • Amber Barrett April 1, 2019 at 9:10 am

    “He likes wild swimsuits,” LOL, on you or for himself? I don’t know why this made me laugh, so random, haha! I became such a huge fan of you guys when you said he was from the Joplin area. I have lived in Neosho, MO all my life so I thought that was so cool! You two are the absolute best. You’re the kind of gal you just want to grab a coffee with and pick your brain about all the things!! You’re so fun! Anyway, love the blog!! Keep up the good work. And Happy Birthday to Andrew!!!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 1, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      Oh my gosh! I am dying!! I meant for him, but I’m sure he’d love me in a wild one too! I”m going to laugh about this all afternoon!!!

  • Debbie April 1, 2019 at 9:19 am

    I’d say what you just wrote is the best Birthday gift you could have given him! From the heart, simply the best! Happy Birthday Andrew! You picked a winner! That’s for sure! 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳

  • Melissa April 1, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Wow! Hope he cooks his big breakfast and lunch. My husband hasn’t done laundry in 18 years. Does he take care of his?

    I’m in awe that he eats at the school three times a week. I love eating with my daughters, but the entire process takes so long most of the time. Does he take meals to them?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 1, 2019 at 12:30 pm

      He does! He makes his lunches on Sunday afternoons and keeps them in the fridge and then makes his breakfast every morning. He’s also very helpful with the laundry. His mama taught him well! He doesn’t take them meals, he just sits with them while they eat what they’ve brought from home (the big two) or the cafeteria food (Ashby).

  • Cathy April 1, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Awesome list. Can totally identify with hating smelling like fajitas. And loving purple. Have a great celebration and Happy Birthday to Andrew!

  • Kari A Maddox April 1, 2019 at 9:39 am

    What a funny/charming and cute post! I loved it! I love seeing what a Godly man does for a family and obviously he has made you a very happy woman 🙂 Happy B day Andrew

  • Corbie April 1, 2019 at 9:48 am

    This is incredible, what a great way to celebrate your hubby and a great way for us to “know” him better! Lol! Happy Birthday Andrew!!

  • Marcy Norman Cox April 1, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Happy Birthday Andrew !!

  • Lauren April 1, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Hahah can he do like husband trainings?! He seems amazing and such a great husband and dad!!

  • Carla April 1, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Happy Birthday Andrew!!!! I love this list! He’s an awesome son, husband, father and friend. Congrats to his parents on raising an amazing man!

  • Margaret April 1, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your special day.

  • WhittyWife April 1, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Aww, I love this! Happy birthday to Andrew!! Also, I think we both struck gold with our hubbys – mine also fills my gas tank (I think I’ve only done it once, maybe twice, since we met) AND he watches shows like Bachelor, Mrs. Maisel, and Gilmore Girls with me. (And he loves God first, so there’s the absolute best thing.) ❤❤

  • Elyse April 1, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Fun post and a happy early birthday to Andrew!!

    Random question for you: did you buy your kindle with or without special offers?

    I’m ready to start reading some books off your list! 😉

    • Mix and Match Mama April 1, 2019 at 12:29 pm

      I don’t know what that means…so that must mean without???? I don’t know???

      • Elyse April 1, 2019 at 3:03 pm

        There is an option to buy kindles with (or without) ads — they show up as a screensaver. I was curious if yours had them or if it was annoying. Thanks Shay! 🙂

        • Mix and Match Mama April 2, 2019 at 5:06 am

          Okay! Mine does have ads. I never even think about it!! They’re ads for books and actually, I often look at them for ideas.

          • Elyse April 4, 2019 at 9:34 am

            Thanks so much for getting back to me Shay! I am SO excited to get back into reading more. 🙂

  • Kathy Lang April 1, 2019 at 10:44 am

    Those are 38 great things to know about your hubby. The last one is the BEST! Happy 38th Birthday to Andrew!

  • Katelyn April 1, 2019 at 10:49 am

    After the video of the two of you from a few weeks ago I thought how nice it was to listen to you and him speak. He is so passionate about what he speaks and it’s very inspiring. You got a good one Shay!

  • Ronnie April 1, 2019 at 10:51 am

    What an awesome list! I loved watching the video that you did for your anniversary. You are a beautiful couple and your love of Jesus is just fantastic. Happy birthday, Andrew!!

  • Marla Slaughter April 1, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Dang! Sounds like you scored in the husband department!!! Happy Birthday Andrew!

  • Jorie April 1, 2019 at 10:58 am

    This was really cute! I enjoyed your anniversary video and thought this was a really sweet follow up. It’s always nice to hear about marriage (especially a happy one). Thanks for sharing with us!

  • Nichole April 1, 2019 at 11:10 am

    You have a good one Shay! Can I ship my 3 year old to Andrew to have him potty train her??! 😬 😂

    • Mix and Match Mama April 1, 2019 at 12:28 pm

      He should start a business. Hahaha!

  • Tish Ferry April 1, 2019 at 11:24 am

    What a sweet and fun list! But 4:00am every day?! What time does he go to bed? Happy Birthday, Andrew!!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 1, 2019 at 12:28 pm

      Like 10ish!

  • carol April 1, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Happy Birthday!
    Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…about those tattoos……that surprised me..(where are they?????).
    Can you share where he is going this week?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 1, 2019 at 12:27 pm

      Hahaha! He has two on his chest and one on his leg. He hasn’t put out there where he’s going (and I’m not sure if he will…he hasn’t the last few times he’s gone), so I don’t want to say.

  • Susie Harrold April 1, 2019 at 11:38 am

    That was so sweet! You two are a great parenting team. If you don’t want to answer this or blog about it I understand, but are you guys through adopting? The posts where you take off suddenly (Shull Family – Party of 6!) are so thrilling and unexpected for those of us who only “know” you via the blog. I’ve always wondered if you were going to adopt a boy. I have 3 kids and it is joyful, but a lot of work, so I know that with 4 you may be finished. I always wonder, though!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 1, 2019 at 12:27 pm

      Ah! Every time I say “yes, we’re done…we do it again!”. Right now, four feels complete, but I never want to tell God what He’s capable of. I appreciate you asking though.

  • Laura K April 1, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Oh my gosh, so cute! I do love those mid-western boys. Happy Birthday.

  • Olivia April 1, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    4am?? Does he nap every day? 😁

    • Mix and Match Mama April 1, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      Hahaha! I don’t think so!

  • Angela Ellingson April 1, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    This is so great! Such a good man. I read a few of these out loud to my hubby and he’s wondering what kind of protein powder he uses.

  • Nicole April 1, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    You’re an early bird too, right? What time do each of you typically go to bed?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 1, 2019 at 1:37 pm

      We go to be around 10:00.

  • Jacqui April 1, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Oh this was the best thing. We rarely do get a peek into the lives of the men “behind the blog”! And as I read down the list I had about 15 items that I’d also have written about my guy and that made me laugh 😛 Happy Birthday Andrew!

  • stacey taylor April 1, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    one of my favorite things that you have said about him before that didnt make the list, was how he was not on the same page with you about adoption until he read ‘not a fan’ and the way God changed his mind.
    that is one of my all time favorite books!

  • Connie April 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Wow! What a man you have! I loved the video of you two as well. Perfect couple, great marriage and family. You sure are an adorable family. 😊

  • Marina April 1, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Love this list. Happy Birthday yo Andrew! Tomorrow is also my daughter’s birthday, she turns five!

  • Sara April 1, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    So sweet! And I’m with him on the fajita smell so when we go to Joe T’s, I order fajitas on a regular plate. No smelly clothes afterwards!! Surely other restaurants do this.

  • Christine April 1, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDREW! I was so impressed with the video interview you two posted. Just a little peak into your lives, that made me smile. #38 makes all the rest possible! I love reading the blog about your wonderful family.

  • Hannah April 1, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Happy birthday Andrew!!!
    What are his tattoos of?!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 1, 2019 at 2:02 pm

      He has a cross, a Kansas State University Power Cat and my name along with the initials of all the kiddos 🙂 .

  • alice h April 1, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    he and I have a few things in common, I like purple, I hate mac-n-cheese and I am always right LOL! Happy early birthday to Andrew! I will be turning 37 on the 20th!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 1, 2019 at 2:01 pm

      I do not understand you people who hate mac and cheese!!!!

  • Jill Connors April 1, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    This is awesome! you have a keeper there! Happiest of Birthdays to Andrew!

  • Shannon Leyerle April 1, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    I love this! I want to do one of these for my husband’s birthday – but he’s older, so maybe I should start thinking now! Happy Birthday to Andrew!

  • Julie Bradford April 1, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    So fun reading this… his mom and dad must be so proud.. I live really close to my parents and I don’t always call or talk to them everyday.. How Awesome he is!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • gail katzenmaier April 1, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    My husband always gets gas for my car too…… and we have been together for 47 years!! That’s a lot of gas filling in very cold Minnesota!!

  • Eileen Bradshaw April 1, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Loved your love list …
    Thanks for sharing your family, fashion, travel, and food ideas

  • Kristen April 1, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    What a sweet tribute! I love love love that he calls his parents every day. I hope my son is a sweet! So what does he eat for breakfast and lunch every day? I’m so curious!

  • kk April 1, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    I can’t stand smelling like fajitas either – if you ask them to serve it on a plate instead of the skillet – no smell! It works!

  • Amanda Wilson April 1, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    LOVE THIS!!! Andrew is once of a kind for sure!! Thanks for sharing! I am wondering if the 4am workout is correlated to the 7 cups of coffee LOL!!

  • cassie // hi sugarplum April 1, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    I love this so much!! And for some reason, feel a little teary-eyed!! What a gift you have in each other, and are giving to your precious family!! Love you, friend!!

  • Lea Culp April 1, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Well, I pretty sure that Andrew is a “keeper” for sure and it seems that you are well aware of that fact. What a cute post and so thoughtful. Many more happy years to Andrew!

  • Janet April 1, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Love this! What a great list. Happy birthday Andrew!

  • Meagan Ruse April 1, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    How sweet is this?! Happy 38th Andrew!!!!

  • Kacy Mah April 1, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    So sweet! Such a good man and father!

  • GiGi Turner April 1, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Happy birthday to Andrew! I loved this post and the video y’all did. Tell him he did a great job and I hope to see more in the future! The love of God is so evident in your lives. Thank you for sharing!

  • Jenny April 2, 2019 at 6:16 am

    Love this! Andrew sounds like such an amazing person…but doesn’t like mac & cheese OR pickles? Hmmmm…I guess he can’t be perfect, right?!

    Happy Birthday!

  • Jill Koch April 2, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Love this so much! It’s nice to learn more about the guy behind the scenes. Now, I know most people would say “find a man like Andrew” and they’d be totally right but I read this and thought, I want to be like Andrew! You and he really need to run a “how to rock at life” workshop 🙂 You both have it down! And I have to know….what is his meal of choice for breakfast and lunch since it never changes? Must be good! Haha, thanks for the fun post!

    Jill –

  • Jennifer April 2, 2019 at 10:16 am

    I love this list because it is a reflection of what a good wife you are, how you have really picked out the positive things. Even the ones that kind of bug you, you choose to love. I bet you could have written a lot of things you don’t like about him (maybe), but you choose the positive. It’s something I’m personally working on- seeing on all the good in my spouse and celebrating it. I think we see what we look for.

  • Alicia April 2, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    What a fun birthday list! (My husband would also hate it if I made a list!) But seriously, I have a 2 yr old that needs to be potty trained by September. Does he offer classes/baby bootcamps?!

  • Tiffany Stegall April 3, 2019 at 9:14 am

    This is so fun! But I think my favorite is #17. We all need people in our lives that can get stuff done. 😂😂😂

  • Kelly April 3, 2019 at 9:36 am

    I always thought Andrew must be a special guy! He calls his parents everyday AND fills up your gas tank;). Happy Birthday, Andrew!

  • Kayla A Bruce April 3, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    This is so fun! I’m wondering if y’all know what enneagram numbers you are. Wade and I have been really getting into it lately, and it explains so much! Would be a fun post.

  • Stephanie Stanley April 4, 2019 at 9:00 am

    I have a cure for the fajita situation as I too cannot stand that smell. I just ask for the fajitas to be plated on a regular plate, not the hot, sizzling one. Problem solved!

  • Brooke April 5, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    I am married to a #33 guy also…annoying!! LOL Happy Birthday Andrew!!

  • Kimberly C April 7, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    A few of those on your list kinda surprised me, like the hunting. I’m also wondering — what kind of farm did Andrew grow up on? I’m a (small) city raised girl that married a farm boy.
    Hope Andrew had a great birthday!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 8, 2019 at 5:09 am

      Right now, they only have cattle, but his dad has always been a gentleman farmer.