Happy Big 3-0 Birthday Babe!

Happy July friends!  Today is my husband’s big 3-0 birthday!  And of course I couldn’t let this milestone pass without doing a blog post about it, right on.  Marvin was born the youngest of 3 boys and throughout the years he has grown to be an intelligent (people will often turn to him for useless trivia and random questions), caring (very sensitive to my feelings), domestic (he can cook, enough said), handy (master of house work), thrifty (loves to clip coupons, find deals online, and use cash back to the max), loving (he’s the best husband I could ever ask for) monkey… I mean man!  😉

A special thanks to my mother and father-in-law for raising him to be the way he is.  And to his brothers for always being there for him for advice and support every step of the way – and not ganging up on him too badly! 😉

Now let’s take a journey back to the 1980s and see how his 30 years of life have progressed…


There’s no words to express how deep my love is for you!  Thanks so much for always being there for me these past 5 years.  🙂  I have lots of birthday surprises planned for this milestone, but of course I can’t share it here, because it wouldn’t be a surprise then, right?  (Geez, I almost spilled, I’m SOOO bad at keeping secrets/surprises from him!)  Here’s to many many more years of monkey silliness!


  1. July 1, 2010 / 5:56 am

    Say happy birthday to him.

  2. ChantaleP
    July 1, 2010 / 6:01 am

    That is SO sweet! Happy birthday to your babe from me. haha! Love the photo collage.. You guys make such a cute couple!

  3. alely d. lee
    July 1, 2010 / 6:46 am

    happy birthday to marvin! great post to honor this milestone! i’m sure you have a loveLee day planned for him!

  4. July 1, 2010 / 8:05 am

    Happy Birthday to Marvin! I am sure you have fabulous surprises planned!

  5. July 1, 2010 / 8:05 am

    I know the secret!!! haha…I am awful at keeping exciting secrets like that too!!! Love the picture collage!! Happy Birthday to your Hubby! <333

  6. Jane
    July 1, 2010 / 8:20 am

    The big 3-0! Happy birthday to Marvin from all of us in Columbus 🙂

  7. July 1, 2010 / 8:39 am

    Awwww, Happy Brithday Marvin!! Love the little kid photos. Hope you have fun with all the birthday festivities!

  8. July 1, 2010 / 8:59 am

    this is adorable!!! happy b-day to you hubby! i can tell you love him very much…that is so sweet. 🙂

  9. July 1, 2010 / 9:05 am

    Whoa, small world.. 😛 I came across your blog via Lilian.. we met sometime.. I forget when, but there were Ruggles and Rice Village involved.. She said you had a cute blog she thought I’d love! And now you’re my swap buddy 😀 !

  10. July 1, 2010 / 9:06 am

    Oh, P.S. You and your husband are the cutest!!! Happy 30th to him! 🙂

  11. July 1, 2010 / 9:38 am

    Happy July and Happy 30th birthday to your husband!! You are adorable together and I hope he has an excellent day. 🙂

    Very nice to meet you as well, fellow Rosebud!

  12. July 1, 2010 / 9:55 am

    Happy Birthday, Marvin!! Thank you for making our dear friend Sandy so happy! 🙂

  13. July 1, 2010 / 10:12 am

    HAPPY HAPPY DIRTY 30 (why is 3o dirty anyways??) to your wonderful hubby!

  14. July 1, 2010 / 10:51 am

    Happy bday to your honey. I hope he has a fabulous day!

  15. July 1, 2010 / 11:47 am

    yay! happy 30th birthday!

  16. July 1, 2010 / 11:52 am

    what a great birthday, the first of the month!! happy birthday to your sweet husband!! 🙂 hope you 2 have lots of fun today!! xo.

  17. July 1, 2010 / 11:58 am

    love the collage! and a happy birthday to the bday boy!

    p.s. don’t forget to send me a childhood picture! i’d love to include you in my feature tomorrow! 🙂

  18. July 1, 2010 / 12:08 pm

    great collage! happy bday to your guy 🙂

  19. Valerie
    July 1, 2010 / 12:53 pm

    Aww, what a sweet post. Happy 30th Birthday to your husband. I love all the pictures of the two of you.


  20. Sonja
    July 1, 2010 / 2:15 pm

    Happy Birthday to your husband! 🙂 Hope you guys have a great weekend!!

  21. July 1, 2010 / 3:22 pm

    the two of you are adorable! happy birthday to your husband! hope you guys have an amazing day together! 🙂

  22. July 1, 2010 / 3:41 pm

    oh my goodness this is precious!!!!
    i hope his day is just the best and filled with joy and happiness!!!

  23. July 1, 2010 / 3:50 pm

    A very happy birthday to your husband! I hope you two have a fantastic day and weekend together!!

  24. steph
    July 1, 2010 / 4:44 pm

    Yay!! Happy Birthday, Marvin!!!

  25. tintin
    July 1, 2010 / 5:19 pm

    awww what a sweet post! happy birthday marvin! =)

  26. July 1, 2010 / 6:40 pm

    How sweet!!! 🙂 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Marvin!! 🙂 Hope you guys have a very wonderful celebration tonight 🙂

  27. July 1, 2010 / 7:14 pm

    Happy birthday to your hubby! 🙂 He gets to be greeted by complete strangers! I giggled about the coupons. The other day I was just talking to a friend who said his dad clipped coupons, too. I didn’t think those kinds of men existed.

    Thanks for boutique comment! Will let you know when it’s up 🙂

  28. July 1, 2010 / 7:26 pm

    Aw what a cute collage of photos! Happy Birthday, Marvin!!! Hope you guys have a great day and weekend!

  29. July 1, 2010 / 11:04 pm

    What a sweet post dedicated to your hubby….he’s a lucky man! I’m sure he’ll enjoy the surprises you’re planning for him. Have a great weekend, Sandy. 🙂

  30. jennifer young
    July 2, 2010 / 12:01 am

    cheers to birthdays!!
    soooooooooo……what were the surprises!?!?

    • July 2, 2010 / 12:03 am

      @jennifer – the one today was taking him to the free julianne hough concert! i just found out about it yesterday and it was an impromptu thing, but we had a good time! more to come later! 😉

  31. July 2, 2010 / 10:42 am

    Happy birthday to him!!!!


  32. sooae
    July 2, 2010 / 1:19 pm

    you guys are seriously one of the cutest couples I know~ i love all of your pictures!! ^^ Happy 30th to your sweet hubby, hope you guys enjoyed a wonderful celebration together!

  33. July 2, 2010 / 2:10 pm

    happy big 30 marvin!!! he doesn’t look a day over 20!

  34. July 2, 2010 / 3:49 pm

    Sandy, you are such a sweet wife.
    You and Marvin are fabulous couple! Wish you two were my neighbor!
    Happy Belated Birthday to Marvin 🙂

  35. July 2, 2010 / 3:50 pm

    oh btw, my mom’s birthday is also July 1st!

  36. July 4, 2010 / 12:38 am

    happy birthday marvin!!!

  37. July 7, 2010 / 6:55 am

    love it. i love the last picture, your guys’ wedding photo! 🙂

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