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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  • Veronica

    Happy Birthday to HM!

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

  • he sounds like a fabulous person. you are both very lucky! happy birthday, mike!!

  • Happy birthday HM! I hope you guys have a fabulous day πŸ™‚

  • Happy Birthday, Mike!!!

  • I love that you honored your husband this way!! Happy Birthday to HIM.

  • Happy Day, Mike! You are made of good stuff.

  • Rad

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

  • 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™‚

  • Annika

    Happy Birthday !

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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™‚

  • – Tessa

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

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

  • This is so sweet! Happy birthday HM!

  • 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˜‰

  • Happy Birthday,HM! Bright blessings to day and every day!

  • Happy birthday to HM. He has the blogger pose down!

  • Happy birthday to HM! Keep taking wonderful photos and being awesome!

  • Su

    Happy Birthday to him!! He sounds awesome. πŸ™‚

  • Heather Anthony

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

  • Happy Birthday, Husband Mike!!!

  • Happy birthday to HM!

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

  • JR

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

  • Cate

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

  • Happy Birthday, Husband Mike!

  • A-C

    Happy Birthday HM! You’re both so lucky to have each other.

  • Katrina

    Always nice to see the face behind the camera

  • Oh, this makes me happy to read! But surely not as happy as it made you to write it.

    Happy birthday, Husband Mike!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Kate K

    Happy Belated Birthday HM!

  • Trish

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

  • 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!

  • Eleanorjane

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

  • Me

    Happy Birthday Mike!

  • 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!