happy birthday to THIS guy

 This guy is one of the most generous people I have ever met.

He makes me laugh out loud with his wicked sense of humor and sarcastic wit.

He is incredibly thoughtful... doing all sorts of little things to take care of me.

He even reminds me to call my parents when it's been a while. 

This guy treats his nieces and nephews like his own sons and daughters... playing with them, teaching them, cheering them on at all their various performances, and showing the ultimate patience and love when dealing with them.

This guy makes me jealous every time he puts a pen to paper... he's able to bring the most awesome creations to life. (And YES, the following image really IS one of his latest creations.)

He re-introduced me to the fabulous world of cartoons and superheroes.

This guy is incredibly musically gifted... he plays piano, taught himself guitar, and has a beautiful singing voice.

He would sometimes even sing me to sleep while holding me close.

This guy's intellect can lead us into some of the most interesting discussions for hours on end.

He goes head to head with me... because neither of us like to admit that we are wrong... ever.

This guy swept me off my feet over nine and a half years ago.

And I am incredibly proud to call him my best friend and husband.

Wishing a very happy birthday to this guy... Tony Carrillo!