Today is Husband Mike‘s birthday.

His favorite color is plaid.
His favorite month is fall.
His favorite number is 3,000.

He is kind and patient and curious and hilarious and supportive and amazing. He has taught me that marriage means working as a team, and that being a spouse means being a partner. He cooks, he lets me have our tiny one-car garage for my car, he talks to our cats, he never gets mad when I’m late. He helps sick, poor, and vulnerable people at his day job, then takes gorgeous photos in his spare time. He puts up with my moods, showers me with praise, and is my #2 fan. (He says he can’t hold a candle to my mom, which is probably true.)

If there is a photo on this blog that has me in it, he has taken it. Without him, you’d be seeing me at some VERY funny angles each day.

I won’t tell you how old he is, but if you knew you’d be clamoring to know his secret. Clamoring, people.

Happy Birthday, HM. You deserve treats!

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40 Responses to “HM”

  1. Terri

    Happy Birthday, HM. You sound like a truly wonderful man, and you and Sal complement each other well πŸ™‚

  2. Rad

    Happy Birthday, Husband Mike. Awesome photographer, partner to the awesome Sal, and fellow Gemini!

  3. Lili @ Relatable Style

    Aww, Happy Birthday, husband Mike πŸ˜€

    A favorite number of 3000? That is pretty hilarious πŸ˜€ I don’t even know why, but it made me chuckle as I read it. Also, that thing about your mom? Priceless! πŸ™‚

  4. Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

    Happy Birthday Mike! It’s mine too! And I’m not writing my birth year here either : >

    I love what you wrote about him; you are truly a team. Keep loving each other and enjoy the day.

  5. Amy

    Happy birthday, HM! Now I’m curious to know what he does for a living. (Is he a social worker like me?? I’m always on the lookout for others!)

    • HM

      I work on disability claims for Social Security. Thank you for the birfday wishes. – HM

  6. Georgina

    Happy birthday Mike! I hope that you have a wonderful day.

    Thank you for all your marvellous photos of Sal. You’re clearly a great team πŸ™‚

  7. - Tessa

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY HM! You sound as wonderful as my own Husband, M. And THAT is truely amazing. Sal, we should start a club.

  8. Andi

    Happy Birthday to HM! What a wonderful guy, and how lucky you are to have each other!

  9. Patricia

    Happy b-day, Mike! As we say in Chile “salud, dinero y amor”! (health, money and love)
    You have a wonderful wife, so I guess that the love part is already covered πŸ˜‰

  10. Heather Anthony

    Happy Birthday Mike and big thanks for all your good work!

  11. anne

    plaid as a color? LOVE that!
    you are both lucky to have found each other. yay!
    HB, HM

  12. JR

    Happy Birthday, Mike! Your pictures of Sally are always good. Did she take this picture? The trees are a great backdrop.

  13. Cate

    Much birthday happiness to Mike! Sally, you chose well.

  14. Anna

    Happy Birthday, HM, and many more.

    On the screen as we visitors see it, you are looking directly up at the photo of your wife in the upper left-hand corner. Surely you, as a fine photographer, had that all worked out. It’s truly sweet.

  15. Chelsea S.

    Awwww… Sal, I love when you talk about Husband Mike. You two seem like the perfectly imperfect (because no one is perfect, oui?) pair πŸ™‚

    Also, HM and I share the same birthday! Also, we share it with country legend Wynonna Judd. Woohoo! Happy BDay, HM! xoxo

  16. Trish

    Happy Birthday, Mike!
    I wish you 3000 more years:-) !!

  17. Audi

    Happy birthday, HM! I’d say that you’re the blog’s unsung hero, except that Sal sings your praises all the time — your the behind-the-scenes hero, perhaps. And I for one am dying to know your secret!

  18. Eleanorjane

    So sweet! Lovely to see a happy partnership πŸ™‚ Bless you both.

  19. Jennifer

    Happy Birthday Mike! When I first started reading your blog Sal and you referred to your husband as HM I thought you were referring to him jokingly as “His Majesty” and just recently figured out HM was husband Mike. Too funny!