Friday, September 3, 2010

10 Things I Love About You

Hello blog world, this is Matt, the other half of the Matthew and Rachel blog. Rachel's 21st birthday is coming up on the 9th so I thought a little list of 10 reasons why I love her would be fun to make. These are not in any specific order. Just 10 random reasons why I love my girl. Happy Birthday MaMa!

1. Entrepreneurship skills
It was always a dream of mine to start my own business. Who would have thought that Rachel would have before me? Her photography business is blowing up and I’m so proud of her for all the time and effort she puts into it. She has shown me what it really takes to be an entrepreneur.

2. Cooking skills
I would have never thought how important cooking was when I was single. There’s just something about a home cooked meal that hits the spot and Rachel is the bomb diggity at cooking. I am grateful for every meal she cooks because frankly I’m not good at it. Cook on babesters!

3. Social skills
Whenever we go anywhere, be it school, a Chuckers game, my parent’s home ward, Rachel will know someone there. I’ve always had a kind of keep to myself personality when it comes to meeting new people but Rachel is great and starting conversations with anyone and everyone. I think that’s one of the reasons why her photography business is doing so well.

4. Positive Attitude skills
The attribute that trumps all others. Having a positive attitude makes so many other things possible in life. Rachel is the owner of a very positive attitude. I’ve noticed that a lot of times things just seem to go right for her. I think the main reason why is this very skill.

5. Motherly skills
Even though we don’t have any babies yet, we have a pup named Murphie. It’s been pretty interesting to see how both of us react to different situations that Murphie puts us in (i.e. peeing on our clothes, always crying at the door when she was just let out, etc.) Rachel has handled almost all of them with a lot of patience and kindness. (Yes I said almost :) ). She will make a superb mother some day.

6. Sympathy skills
The few times that I’ve gotten sick or something has happened to me, Rachel has nursed me back to full strength. I almost feel bad at how much she waits on me when I’m feeling gross. My sympathy skills are definitely sub-par but I am trying to learn from her on how to care for others.

7. Freestyle rapping skills
Say what? Say what?? Believe it. You give her a beat and she will throw it down. Will it rhyme? Eh, at times it will. Will you laugh? MmmHmmm. Nikki Minaj ain’t got nothin on my girl :)

8. Style skills
When I was looking in my closet the other day I noticed something: Rachel has bought me every single shirt I own in there. She is a lover of clothes but only of the coolest clothes. And I am a lover of her because she is the coolest.

9. Humor skills
Rachel makes me laugh more than anyone on the planet. Some of it is from the silly faces she makes, some of it is from the things she takes almost too far, some of it are just good ol funny jokes. Either way she makes sure there is never a dull moment in the Taylor apartment.

10. Texting skills
Every morning when Rachel wakes up (around 11 or 12) she will always text me. She’s been doing this for a long time and I’ve enjoyed every single one of them. Nothing helps me with my morning/afternoon more than a simple “good morning babe” text. It is sweet and something I’ve come to depend on.

In the comments section feel free to put any reasons why you guys love Rachel and be sure to wish her a happy birthday! This is a big one!


Jace and Whitney said...

Rach I think you are wonderful too! You always make me feel good when I am around you. For one I love being around you because you never seem to judge anything I say or do. You are so sincere! I also agree with Matt that every time I have been around you, you always make me laugh. Also I love your pictures; I think they look awesome! There is more I could say but I will end with a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it's a great day!

Tory and Lindsey said...

Rachel Where do I begin? You are such a fun girl to be around and an extremely positive person. It seems like you are always putting others first! You radiant very positive energy and I love being around you too! You always encourage me and others and try to see the best in EVERYONE! Thanks for being you and I am so glad we get to be related! Hope you have an amazing b-day! PArty like a rock-Star on your cruise! call me when you get back! Happy Birthday! P.S. You have a super sweet hubby! Great Post MAtt!

Terry and Kelci said...

Aw, how cute! Great hubby you have :) I love that you always have a smile on your face and are just so dang sweet. We love you! Happy birthday Rae!

Silly Gille's said...

Aww what a great husband! First off HAPPY BIRTHDAY! So fun y'all are on a cruise right now =)

What I love about rachel?
Hmmm let's see. I love that everytime we hang out its always a great time. We have many similarities so makes it so much fun. I also love being on your team for pool volleyball to dominate wilmer.

What would I love most?
For you and matt to live in texas! Kingwood preferably =) hurry up and get down here!

Love ya
Hollie and Matt Gille

Julee said...

Rae, I just want to say THANK YOU! You have been such a great example to me and I can honestly say that I have learned more from you than you ever did from me. (I miss the 4am text messages) You found yourself a good man, who showed that persistance pays off. I am so proud of you. I hope your birthday has been special. I miss you and can't wait until December. I LOVE YOU BOO!

Julee said...

Hey, Rae, your granny and Papa Elton love you so much!!! You are the centerpiece of so many great memories. First we'll start with your birth...good thing that your mom didn't listen to me that time. You were almost born in our truck! Next come all the years of watching you in dance recitals, modeling contests, twirling parades, basketball games (wow, all those steals and three pointers), "art work" on the fridge, long legs doing cartwheels, beautiful sweet smiles, automatic hugs for granny, the trip to Yellowstone (can't beat that for a vacation), floating down the Rio Frio at Garner, four-wheeling through the cow pastures and ending up in the ditch with our brand new four wheeler with Nikki, playing with the new puppies, sleep-overs with Nikki at Granny's house, fighting with Michael or starting a fire with anything and everything, fireworks, learing to drive down the country roads in Lovelady,TX and Christmas with a sea of crumpled wrapping paper from Rachel's hundreds of presents (we counted them). So you see, our lives would not have been so rich without you, Rae. Love you

Julee said...

Happy 21st Birthday Rachel!
I have to say that when Matt told me he was going to do this,I was thrilled and excited to see what he would write and knowing you would love this. Well, Matthew you rocked this! As I was reading this I see Rae and then myself in all of these except 7&8. I use Rae to help me with #8, fashion is not my thing. It make me as your mother so proud to have Matt as my son in law and to read why Matt loves you. It makes me smile knowing that I raised one AWESOME human being!! Here is my funny spin from Matts list (the madres point of view) on why I love you too.
1. Mom, please dont use your Pampered Chef voice...your killing me. What is the # for the food chopper 2585.. Rachel. Going on the awesome Alaskan cruise and Keystone Colorado and having our own carnival with all Rae can eat cotton candy and almost being blown away in the storm but hey we got our picture, the altitude sickness aka ER room.
2. Learning to cook.. Rachel can you please come help me in the kitchen? Im busy mom...20 min later RACHEL come help answer...Rachel is asleep.
3. Mom you talk/know everyone! Mom please act like you dont know ____ I dont want to wait until you finish talking. Mom Im ready to leave!
4. Positive attitude!! WHOA MATT you got this one right on! Rachel you do own this one and it is something you have always had in any situation. Grudges?? Nope not in Rachels book, I dont think she even knows what they are??
5. Motherly skills. Yes Rae you have no choice in this one either.
From the hundreds of beany babies, stuffed animals, easter bunnies,BEAR that has seen the world and all of them had their special spots on your bed along with your stinky pillow from your great grand mother. Dust mites anyone? I can hardly wait (ok I can wait) until there are lil Taylor babies running around my house. You will be the best mother ever and Im excited for that special day.
6. Will never forget when you called me recently and said that you have never given yourself medicine and you missed that I always did that for you even as a big kid. I had never really thought about that but hey "thats what moms do". Or when you sprained your ankle there in Rexburg and there was nothing I could do but thank goodness MATT gladly came to the rescue. Start to some good times for the Taylors. LOL
9. LAUGHS...we have had too many to mention and funny faces YEP we have too many of those too!! Most recent... Michael almost making us pee in our pants..look up,take yourself there,

Rachel, I could go on for days and days about how special you are and how blessed I am as your madre to have you be apart of my life but I will just say I love you with all my heart. I am so glad you have a real drivers license because you are finally grown.
I have survived not talking to you for 4 1/2 days now and it stinks for reals. I know "some people dont talk to their moms everyday"LOL
Your Madre JUJU

Julee said...
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Edy said...

Cracker, out of all of my nieces and nephews, I have spent the most time with you! From watching hours of Barney to "picnic lunches" in the living room, I was able to literally watch you grow up.

I love how fun and easygoing you are. I agree with Hollie that we are ready to have you guys living in Texas!

I love that you are biracial. I think it has helped you to become the strong and open-minded person that you are today.

I love that you were smart enough to choose Matt as your husband. You two are a perfect match!

I love you and am so happy that you are my niece!

P.S. I am happy that you are back from your cruise. Your mom was on the verge of dying since she wasn't able to talk to you every day.

Matt and Rachel said...

YOU GUYS ARE MAKING ME CRY! Seriously. Thanks so much for yall's has seriously made me feel like the best feeling in my heart. I love each and every one of you more than this little comment box can describe. Yall are awesome and have touched my life in so many great ways. I LOVEEEEE YOU!!!