7.25.2012

happy birthday to my lover

Dear Dan,

I know you don't read my blog. I know you don't believe in blogs. I know you don't even know what my blog is called (usually he tells people "the coffee cup" or "the coffee shop"). So, that means that today I can write whatever I want to in this little birthday letter. Because I know you will never read it. Or maybe you will some day, when you get really old and boring. Speaking of old ...

You turn another year older today. That means today marks the eighth birthday that I've spent with you. EIGHT! Every year you tell me not to get you anything. And every year I fail to get you anything (you know I'm not big on buying gifts for others). Honestly though, we make a pretty damn good team. And this year will be no different. I will buy you a 99¢ card and a case of cheap beer on the way home from work. We will go out to dinner with the family and tonight we will sit together on our half-eaten couch and watch a little HGTV ... Sherman by our side, licking peanut butter from his Kong.

And you know what?
I wouldn't have it any other way.

I am so proud to call you my husband. I am so proud of everything you stand for and everything you've stood by me through. I love you more than words can describe. And so, I will quit trying to describe it and just say Happy Birthday to you, old man.

I love ya.
-the coffee cup girl


P.S. I am totally that girl who forgot to tell her husband
happy birthday this morning.

62 comments:

  1. Awww too cute! Happy bday to your man! :) My hubby doesn't know what my blog name is either, nor does he read it ;) Just gives us room to talk about them, right?!

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  2. Happy Birthday Dan! I think Adam would be the happiest guy if I only spent 99 cents for his birthday card. He doesn't understand why anyone would spend more than that, but I do almost every time! PS cute pic of you two!
    finer feelings

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  3. Happy birthday to your hubby!

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  4. Happy birthday Coffee Cup man! :) hehe!

    xo Kayla

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  5. This is so sweet!! I love this post!

    Happy Birthday to the hubby!!

    p.s. I have missed you lady!!

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  6. Too cute! Happy birthday to your hubby!

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  7. haha i love it! low-key birthdays are the best! (and don't worry about the forgetting to tell him happy birthday part... i totally did the same thing this year :P)

    cheers.

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  8. Hahaha... Happy Birthday Coffee Cup Hubby!!

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  9. Haha, better late than never. Happy birthday to your husband! Hope it's another great one for him!

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  10. ha this is sweet and hilarious!

    i'm TOTALLY down for birthdays that way too. those are the best kind
    enjoy your day!

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  11. Hahaha I love how real you are. Happy Birthday to your man!

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  12. How does your husband have 200+ hobbies and not believe in blogging??? Happy birthday, Dan (who isn't even reading this)!

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  13. YOU FORGOT!!!!!! It has got to be all the veggies which have clogged your brain!!!

    Happy birthday Dan......may your beautiful wife and gorgeous doggie make you feel extra special on your special day!!!

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  14. Hahaha I adore you girl!!!! Happy Birthday to your hubby!!! Next year we should throw a joint bday for our hubs since their bdays are so close. How about we meet halfway between your state and my state and party hard?!? Annnnd give yourself more credit as a wife and stop saying you are terrible! :)

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  15. Happy Birthday Dan! Hope you have a lovely evening celebrating his birthday with family,

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  16. Happy Birthday to your hubby and I'll honest I'm pretty sure my husband doesn't know 99% of what goes on on the blog.

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  17. Haha that was cute! Ryan sometimes reads my blog. Then gets offended if it's a post that doesn't portray him exactly how he wants. Silly boy - it's only the truth lol. So it may be for the better birthday boy doesn't read the blog.

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  18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAN!

    My boyfriend doesn't read my blog either. And I'm keeping it that way.

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  19. Hahaha Chris doesn't read either! This makes me feel so much better about it weirdly. He'll read sometimes, but usually it's like once a month- and only because I told him he's in it. Or because he wants to look at pics of Harlow.

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  20. That's so funny, "coffee cup". A card and a case of cheap beer sounds like a favorite gift for any man. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAN!

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  21. too cute tiff! looks like you have a great partner in crime!

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  22. Happy Birthday to your hubby!! I think most men are weird about blogs! They just dont get it, but one day they will!!

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  23. Give your mum a hug for me today as you celebrate this great man and goofy dog and good life.

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  24. Haha Happy Birthday to your hubby!! :)

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  25. Happy Birthday to your honey! Wow we sound so much alike. I'm a bad at giving gifts and I celebrate Birthdays just as you descibed above... Y'all have fun tonight!

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  26. Haha, happy birthday to your husband. Me and mine have been together 8 years too (not married for 8, but a couple for 8). Sometimes I wish my husband didn't read my blog so I could complain about him without the repercussions. Is that bad? ;)

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  27. Happy Birthday Dad! Man that's going to get people talking. HA!

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  28. Happy birthday to Paul's future eye-rolling at the wives partner!! ('Cause you know they're going to be doing that!)

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  29. Too funny! Blogs aren't meant for husbands to read. Where else would we vent and complain about the stupid crap they do? :) It works itself out because we also post what we love about them so much. Sweet post! Happy birthday to the coffee cup husband!

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  30. BAHAHA! That text is hilarious.

    I'm sure mine couldn't even get that close if he tried to name my blog. They just don't know what they're missing out on.

    Happy birthday to your hubby!!

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  31. hahaha! YOU ARE AMAZING. I laughed out more than twice reading this short post of yours.

    Natasha
    http://picablocks.blogspot.com

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  32. Why you're so awesome? I do not know, but I heart you for it. Happy birthday to your hubby! I like how low key your lifestyle is, Coffee Shop girl. I think it's funny that he doesn't read your blog (M reads mine regularly and encouraged me to start mine). Enjoy your cheap beer :)

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  33. Haha, too funny! Totally something I'd do. Sweet post to your hubs! Mine is the same way.. so simple and never wants for anything. Makes it hard to buy gifts for! Cheap beer, dinner out, and a night on the couch sounds perfect. Enjoy :)

    xoxo

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  34. Happy Birthday to your husband!! Your birthday plans sound like ours! Except sometimes we don't even go out to eat, just take out ;)

    P.S. I see some mascara in that pic!

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  35. Happy Birthday to your hubby!!!!

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  36. You would think for the man's birthday you could at least class up the beer a little bit!! Happy Birthday Engineer Dan!

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  37. Happy Birthday to him!! LOVED this post and your half eaten couch!

    Have a fab evening with the hubby!

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  38. Awww, this is such a sweet post!

    And don't feel bad at all. On my husband's last birthday, we were in New Orleans for his marathon. We were staying with my family and we all got up on his birthday and took our Little Guy to do the 1 mile fun run (the marathon was the next day). Every single one of us forgot completely about Nate's birthday until his mom called him around 3:00 in the afternoon. I felt simply AWFUL!

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  39. You guys are us. Or we are you. Anyway, happy birthday to your hubby! Shawn's birthday is tomorrow. Gifts? What gifts? Yeah, I'm a horrible wife too. Twinsies!

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  40. Love it! Also beer really is the best gift. Hope your hubz has a fun day!

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  41. Aaannnndddd I just fell in love with your blog a little bit more. Sounds like a perfect bday to me!

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  42. "shit, I'm horrible" is pretty much my catch phrase when I forget important things. I get you.

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  43. So sweet. Sounds like the perfect night!! Enjoy and happy birthday hubby.

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  44. happy birthday, dan!

    may tiff get you the best 99cent card, EVER.

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  45. Ok so you just wrote Sherman will be setting beside you licking peanut butter from his Kong. And being a lover of beasts known what you mean but god it made me laugh.

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  46. Great Post. I follow your Blog now.
    Please follow me.

    dramaticmode.blogspot.it
    A.

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  47. Haha your text - awesome! I may said Joey's birthday was on the 17th instead of the 16th of July a few months ago. We've only been dating about 16 months but still, a major fail on my part. Enjoy celebrating tonight!! :)

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  48. Happy Birthday Dan! Tiff you guys are so wonderful together. I think it's so amazing and wonderful that you are married to your soul mate. Doesn't it make life so much easier and liveable? I hope you have a wonderful night enjoying each other! Sherman has 2 awesome parents!
    BTW can I just tell you how brave I think you are? Skydiving wow That's amazing!!! You couldn't pay me to go on a ferris wheel let alone jump out of an airplane. no way! You are my new hero! seriously! :)

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  49. Happy Birthday to yo man! Sounds just like our celebrations..cheap beer, cheap card, lounging around daydreaming about our next house and yard HA! Cheers!

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  50. So sweet! My hubby rarely reads my blog. But he will say things like "I better not piss you off, you may blog about it." Damn right I may blog about it, buddy.

    And if you think you're a bad wife for texting him HBD, I hope it's some consolation that my husband's birthday card that I meant to give him last week on his birthday is still sitting on my nightstand...unsigned...and open for him to see every morning. Whoops!

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  51. You are so sweet... happy birthday to dan!

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  52. This is too cute. Happy birthday to him!!

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com/

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  53. Happy Birthday to him! And haha, that's hilarious! I'm sure he didn't mind :)

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  54. Happy Birthday to your husband!! Have a lovely day celebrating! xo Heather

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  55. I love this because I can totally relate. Shawn doesn't get my blog or why I do it. He reads it once in a while but not very often at all. I wrote him a birthday post and he has not idea. I never get him a present because he tells me not to and I listen. He hates cards so I have only every given him one. We spend his birthday doing nothing and I forget to wish him happy birthday before he goes to work. You have validated me! :)

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  56. Happy birthday to your lover boy :)

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  57. my boyfriend doesn't read or really care about my blog either ... better for us i say! hope you enjoyed that cheap beer!

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  58. Ha your text is hilarious! Happy Birthday to him! and my husband doesn't read mine either... I'm actually not sure he has any idea what it's called - and it's using his surname too funny!

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  59. That is hilarious! Don't feel bad.. When people ask me when my hubby's birthday is, there is a LONG pause while I try to think of the correct answer... and then I get it wrong :)

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  60. How cute are you two? :)

    Happy Thursday!

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