Today is Mr. Brian L'Italien Jr.'s 38th birthday and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to create a list of 38 reasons I love him. Our daughter, Margaux Dare, is helping out, too. See if you can figure out which additions are hers.
  1. 1.
    He's an amazingly devoted dad and husband.
  2. 2.
    He listens to some kind of sports (his preference: Watching the NJ Devils) on TV or iPad almost every single day...and that reminds me of my grandfather.
  3. 3.
    He appreciates my cooking.
  4. 4.
    He supports me in my career.
  5. 5.
    He is a reader.
  6. 6.
    He takes care of all our auto issues.
  7. 7.
    He loves scary movies like I do.
  8. 8.
    He takes great care of Margaux when I have to travel for work.
  9. 9.
    "Daddy is kind, sweet, and loving in all ways."
  10. 10.
    "He is kind when he takes care of my boo-boos."
  11. 11.
    He's fair about switching off the mornings with me when we take Gucci the poodle out for her morning walk.
  12. 12.
    He is great at grilling burgers!
  13. 13.
    "When it blacks out (the electricity goes out), he makes it fun until the lights come back on again."
  14. 14.
    He volunteers to vacuum the floors for our weekly housekeeping routine.
  15. 15.
    "He taught me how it was okay to fall down when we're ice skating."
  16. 16.
    "He is great at reminding me to clean my room and take showers."
  17. 17.
    He is gifted at selecting good beer!
  18. 18.
    Likewise, he has a great knowledge about good whiskey and bourbon.
  19. 19.
    He gives great back rubs regularly. (Hooray for me!)
  20. 20.
    His alarm clock helps me to get up every day.
  21. 21.
    "Daddy is awesome at reminding us to stay healthy."
  22. 22.
    He is an excellent partner at reviewing our finances on a weekly basis.
  23. 23.
    I love how he is embarrassingly ticklish. He hates this. I love it.
  24. 24.
    "I love the way Daddy and I both have onesies."
  25. 25.
    "I love how Daddy loves the same sports I do and how we cheer for the same teams."
  26. 26.
    He is well read about world issues and politics.
  27. 27.
    He is passing his love of history and social studies on to Margaux.
  28. 28.
    He also appreciates a good graphic novel.
  29. 29.
    He is a great writer and editor.
  30. 30.
    He is quick to laugh and slow to anger.
  31. 31.
    He cares deeply about supporting our family.
  32. 32.
    He has a great taste in music.
  33. 33.
    Our preferred decorating styles are similar.
  34. 34.
    He likes being home.
  35. 35.
    He doesn't have to be the center of attention.
  36. 36.
    He sends me great articles that support the work I do in social media.
  37. 37.
    He isn't boring.
  38. 38.
    He is one of the most respectable people I've ever known.