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A Day of Anniversaries & New Celebrations! Top Ten Tuesday

Over the past few months, I’ve come to realize just how many milestones in my life have occurred on Tuesdays…and today is no exception. In fact, today is a day of multiple anniversaries and new celebrations!

First of all, I appeared on Talk of the Town again today highlighting Back to School Bargains – marking my 2 year anniversary with the show!

I also launched my site redesign (thanks to the amazing talents of Jeff Master!)…what do you all think?

Something new to celebrate: I’ve joined the team over at the Family-Friendly Morning Show with Doug & Jaci Velasquez as their Savings Expert!

But the most important anniversary/celebration of the day: it’s my 8th wedding anniversary!

I can’t believe I’ve been married to Ricky for eight years now – what a ride it’s been…and I can’t imagine anyone else I’d rather ride on this journey of life with :)

So to celebrate my man, I want to dedicate this Top Ten Tuesday to him:
1. He loves me
This may go without saying, but there is something powerful in knowing that you are loved by someone. He has no hesitation in showing or telling me he loves me – and I love him for it.

2. He is talented in areas I’m not
We always joke that he is more equipped to run our household than I am, yet he supports me in my desires to ‘play house’. While he never steps on my toes when it comes to doing things around the house, he’s quick to assist and take over when I need him to.

3. He is a hard worker
This man has a work-ethic like none other. Not only does he get things done faster than anyone I’ve ever seen, his standard of quality is so high. This is what makes him such a good leader: he leads by example.

4. He has a servant heart
If I had to describe him in one word, it would be selfless. He never thinks of himself first, and while I think that it gets him in trouble sometime, it also sets him apart in so many ways. I admire him for this because it’s not one of my best qualities…

5. He appreciates who I am as a woman
Again, may seem like a given, but he still thanks me for giving birth to our children! (And rightfully so, in my opinion!) This just goes back to his servant’s heart – that he never takes anything for granted.

6. He loves being with our family
If given the choice of doing anything at all, I think he would choose to just be with us, regardless of what we were doing. That’s saying something.

7. He’s a head taller than me
Don’t think I’m silly, but when I prayed for my husband, I prayed for someone a head taller than me so when we hugged, I fit right in under his chin….bliss…

8. He comes with his own catch phrases
Don’t ask – you just know if you know him…

8.5 His names
I love that you can immediately tell how someone knows Ricky & from what era they met him based on what name they call him by.

9. He never forgets anything – literally
This man still remembers the phone numbers of everyone he’s grown up with. He never forgets a face (or someone’s drink, for that matter, which comes in handy since he works at Starbucks). It’s endearing and annoying all at the same time (especially for this girl who’s ALWAYS forgetting things!)

10. He loves God
I honestly don’t know how marriages survive without something bigger at the center. He and I are both imperfect, flawed human beings who, when we let ourselves get in the way, can get pretty annoyed with each other. But when we step back, get outside of ourselves and remember, “we love because He first loved us“, this marriage thing works pretty well.

Babe, happy 8th anniversary. Thank you for loving me and I promise to love your Forever and For Always 😉


  1. I have know Richard Allen since he was called “Richard Allen Cone” by his mother when he was in trouble. He has been such a great friend to me and I always knew God would bless him with someone really special and He did….you Sami! Love to you both and wishes for many many more happy,blessed years to you both!

  2. Sweet! Happy Anniversary!

  3. Happy anniversary! Love your list & your heart for your ministry and family!

  4. Thanks Lindsey! So glad you’re here!

  5. So true – Trina. Glad to have you as a friend!