Here is a list of things that I love about my husband, Calvin:
Perfect butternut squash soup every Thanksgiving.
Actually enjoys family get togethers.
Free swimming lessons from a certified lifeguard.
Thinks my eggplant casserole is good.
Cranks Bon Iver in the morning.
Vacuums more than I do.
That time he played quietly with Oliver on a Saturday morning while I slept til after 9.
Knows how to order at Starbucks.
Doesn't use Facebook, Instagram, twitter or tumblr.
Knows that "it better be fair trade or less".
Smiles when I make hippy dinners, unless its a curry bowl.
Likes me even though I'm a definite weirdo.
I feel safe when he's driving.
I feel safe when I'm sleeping beside him.
Watches the History channel for pleasure.
Picks good friends.
Lets me eat his pickles.
(Photo from 2003.)