Meet Ralph

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Have I shared with you all what an incredible/hot husband I scored? I don’t think I have: so I will. Here are some things you may not know about my husband Ralph.

Did you know that every SINGLE morning Ralph gets up early to make our whole family eggs (we use a dozen every day!) just so we can all start our days off right with a healthy breakfast? Did you know that he sets the table every morning and then does all the kitchen clean up afterwards on top of making breakfast? Did you know he stared doing this months ago when I was having a really hard time with dealing with stress, especially in the mornings trying to get out the door, and wasn’t making time for breakfast?

RALPH (6) Did you know my husband works extremely hard to support our family and lifestyle?  Did you know he has worked his way up from 3 companies in the last few years and now has his dream job working for Twitter? Did you know he has worked nights and weekends on a side project called Send To Dropbox for the last 3 years to generate extra income for our family? Did you know that he is extremely passionate about being a software engineer and truly loves his job? Did you know he does all this so I can be a stay at home mom and homemaker: aka have my dream job for reals?

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Did you know that Ralph lets me get together with my friends one night every week because he knows I need it for my sanity? Did you know I am also gone an extra night a week to teach catechism at church? Did you know on those nights Ralph takes over all the nighttime duties with the kids and never complains? I’m talking baths, jammies, stories, teeth brushing, baby rocking, prayers. And times that routine by 3 boys under the age of 5.

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Did you know that even when I’m in the grumpiest mood and am stomping around the house Ralph jumps right in and asks what can I do to help you? Even if he is in the middle of something important he makes me feel like my happiness is always his first priority. Did you know that some days I just think to myself, how on earth did I get so lucky, what did I do to deserve such an amazing husband? Did you know that as soon as I tell him something that is stressing me out he is like ok how can I solve this for you?

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Did you know that if we get upstairs and get all tucked in to bed and I have a hankering for a piece of chocolate Ralph will go downstairs for me and bring me a truffle? Did you know that if I am craving a good taco at 10pm Ralph will drive to Taco Johns and pick us up some tacos (and potato ole’s with nacho cheese)?

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Did you know that we almost never watch scary movies even though they are Ralph’s favorite(poor Ralphy), because I wouldn’t be able to sleep for weeks? Did you know we almost always watch offbeat romantic comedies of my choosing? Did you know that Ralph watches all my dumb t.v. shows with me and always pretends to be interested in them (at least I think it started out as pretending and now it is pure enjoyment)?

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Did you know that Ralph is a Holy man and inspires me to become closer to God? Did you know that before I met Ralph I was a Catholic that only went to church on holidays? Do you know just how blessed I feel that Ralph and I met and my faith was restored and God is now apart of my daily life? Do you know that I thank God for Ralph every single day of my life ,for a lot of reasons,  but most importantly because I don’t care (as much) about what other’s may judge me for anymore? Ralph has taught me that at the end of the day we only have God to answer to and it has deeply changed the person I am.

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Did you know that as I type this Ralph is building Lego villages with Jack at the kitchen table and pretending to race around it with cars trying to win trophies and shields? Did you know that I hit the “daddy” jackpot with Ralph and he is the greatest father I could ever ask for my children?

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Did you know that Ralph will fix anybody’s computer for free even though he gets asked to do it ALL the time? Did you know Ralph will fix anything on my blog at any time during the day for me? Did you know that Ralph has done a lot of research on how to keep our family healthy with the foods we eat, and makes a special trip to an organic store once a week?

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Do you know how incredible it feels for me to go to sleep at night with this man by my side? Do you know how amazed I am day after day that I get to be married to this man for the rest of my life? Did you know that I just don’t tell him enough how much I appreciate everything about him? Do you know that saying that goes something like, I love you more with each day that passes? Yep. That is totally true.

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  • http://twitter.com/MrsWeagan Wendi Eagan

    Hannah – I love this post!!! I am finally catching up on a couple blogs today, and I cried when I read this. It is soo sweet and, lady, you are very blessed! Ralph sounds like an amazing husband, dad, and friend. Most importantly strong in faith. I loved your sweet way of writing about him too. Also I am sure with the momma you are your boys will grow up to be a good man like their dad.

    • hannahholzmann

      Wendi that is incredibly sweet. Thank you. Now I am crying! This post was so fun to write! I can’t wait to read your new posts, I love your blog too. I have it bookmarked!