Friday, July 11, 2008

~ My Husband Rocks! ~

Wow! It's Friday already! Although I'm not quite sure where this week done got off to, I'm really glad that the weekend is almost here!

Thank y'all for tuning in for another fabulous ~My Husband Rocks!~ Friday! I'm so excited to see what everyone has to say this week! I hope that everyone who participates in this little "carnival" not only posts their thoughts on Fridays, but makes sure let their husbands know that we think they rock, not just on Fridays, but every day! A wife's respect for her husband can truly energize a marriage!

Austin has an amazing sense of adventure, and he is very spontaneous! I remember one evening when we were in college, we were sitting in one of the common areas with Florence, a girl in our class who was from Honduras. We were chatting about our summer plans, and she said, "You should come visit me!" Thinking, I'm sure, that it was a rather remote chance that we would actually take her up on the offer. Austin loved the idea, and immediately went to his dorm room for his laptop computer. He started right away researching plane tickets and planning a way to make this dream trip a reality.

I believe that this was the moment that I knew without a doubt that I would spend the rest of my life with him. You see, I have always been a huge dreamer/planner. When I was about 12, I wanted a horse, so I worked out an entire savings plan for how I would get the money, researched a place where I could board it, read all of the books the library had on horse care and showing, and when it got to actually putting the plan into action - nothing. I also LOVE to travel, so when we were younger, my sister, Kelli, and I would pull out the big atlas, open it randomly and drop our finger on a spot then plan an entire trip to the location our finger landed upon. Granted, we were just kids when we made these plans, but they never really left the dreaming stage. (But, Kelli, I would LOVE to make this dream a reality!)

So, when Austin came up with one of these (seemingly) hairbrained ideas, and then made it happen, (Yes, we actually spent 14 days in Honduras the summer after our college graduation!) I was absolutely hooked!

This picture was not taken in Honduras (actually, we cannot find any of the pictures we took in Honduras, the memory card was either completely erased, or jumped out of the camera somewehre between San Pedro Sula, Miami, and Chicago). This was actually at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. We were visiting my family the summer before our wedding, and they were letting people hold a python to get donations to save the hippos. (I know, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but hey - we got to hold a python!) This picture just screams "adventure" to me, and since we don't have any Honduras pics, I thought I'd include it in my "adventurous/spontaneous" post :)

Austin can match me step for step with big dreams, and crazy plans, and he actually has the gumption to make it happen! He so totally rocks! :)

Thanks for reading everybody! Be sure to check in with all the ladies in the list to the right to hear about more husbands who rock!

And remember, on Fridays From*me Tees will refund your shipping on any order of two or more items if you mention the great adventure and ~my husband rocks! Fridays~ in the "how did you hear about us?" section of your order form, so run on over there and check them out, too! Thank you From*me Tees!

If you'd like to find out more about why I started MHR Fridays, either click here or follow the top button on the right hand side (if you would like the code to add it to your sidebar, use this code )

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If you'd like to join in the fun, leave a comment on this post with the permalink to your ~my husband rocks! Friday~ post! Remember, this is not just for us girls, guys we'd love it if you would turn it into ~my wife rocks! Friday~ and link up! :)

If you're not a blogger, but still want the world to know about your amazing husband (or wife, or husband to be, or wife to be, etc.) leave a shout-out in the form of a comment! If you're unable to comment, e-mail me at katylinvw [at] yahoo [dot] com and I'll add your shout out to this post!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Another awesome story in YOUR lives!! How great!! Thanks for sharing...


  2. That's amazing!!! I have a lot of respect for people who dream big and then actually have the guts to do what it takes to make them happen!!

  3. That's awesome! Stinks that you don't have pics though. My husband has a friend that just moved to Honduras and he's mentioned going there. Eek.
    Yikes!! What a scary pic! No way would I touch that thing. LOL

  4. Wow, honduras...awesome! My husband rocks will be up later!

  5. How amazing to have your dreams and plans come to fruitation! Sounds to me as though you two are perfect for each other! :) Thanks again Katy Lin for the opportunity to bless our husbands! I hope you're having a wonderful Friday!

  6. I'm new to your site - and what a great idea. I may have to incorporate this into my own blogging. My hubby would love it for sure - he tells me he loves the times I blog about him for everyone to read. (o:

  7. Katy... once again your story is truly amazing! I love ready your blogs. Our husbands rock and I'm so grateful you started this friday tradition... I just noticed the week got away from me and I haven't blogged since Monday... where does the time go?


  8. wow, um, cool.....:( lol

    Thats soo cool we all need to be as adventurous!!! love it

    I posted too....

  9. Uh...python??????????!!! =-O
    How brave you were...I would have ran!! ;-) hahaha

  10. Thank you for putting together "My Husband Rocks" I'm proud to join the group! I have been working on keeping a positive outlook on life, and I think this is a great way to keep my mind in that practice.

    Any excuse to safely (more or less) hold a python is a good one.

    Blessed Be

  11. Here's my first My Husband Rocks! installment:

    I love reading all of your stories!

  12. Hi Katy Lin,

    What a great adventure. Your blog name is very fitting-lol. Your hubby is a true sweetie.

    I forgot it was Friday. This week flew by. I promise I will be more aware of the day of the week. See, I need to make the wall calendar.


  13. I love this idea and I want to participate! I just wrote my first My husband rocks post!

  14. Awww...what a doer!! How great to have someone who is able to be the other half that does complete you! I found your link on Christina's page and thought this was such a wonderful idea, so I've started doing it myself!


  15. My post is at

  16. Thanks Katy lin! I think this is a wonderful idea in itself :)

  17. I can't believe I've never seen this meme! I love it and your blog! Here's my first contribution!

  18. Fantastic! You will have so many great memories to look back on when you're old and grey. And, your kids (when they one day join your family) will have such an exciting childhood - being dragged from one adventure to the next - they will love life as much as you do!

  19. What a fun husband you have. He really does rock! I would love to have someone like him in my life.

    That picture made me laugh. Not so much the picture but what you wrote about it. I thought you found that snake in the wild! LOL


  20. You are much braver and I am. I would not pay to hold a python and I do not care HOW many hippos it would save!

    My husband rocks, too. But in a totally differnt way..

    -- Brandi

  21. What a neat idea... I think my husband rocks too. Im going to read up more about it and I think I would love to join in on the fun... Nice to meet you, Susie h~

  22. OH MY GOSH!!! that SNAKE!!!! you are one brave girl!!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today and reading my "devastatingly romantic story"!! haha!
    I've enjoyed my stop in- will definitely be back when I've got more time on my hands!!!

  23. How awesome for you to share life with a coadventurer! Honduras sounds like fun.
    We went to London for our first international trip and Austrailia is next!
    Thanks for hosting My Hubby Rocks!

  24. Katy -

    Got a surprise for you!


  25. Hi Katy Lin!
    Wonderful post on your hubby! What a great guy he is! I will get back to posting on Fridays for my husband rocks next week. It's been a busy summer for us!
    Hugs, Sherry

  26. Cool idea. Here's my first Husband Rocks post:

  27. I love this idea! I will be incorporating this into my blog also. Love your story, more of mine to come.

  28. Katy Lin...please stop by my blog for today and pick up the special award I have passed to you.


  29. Hey Katy Lin! I just happened upon your blog, and wanted to say yea for you for honoring your husband and encouraging others to do the same. My husband rocks, too, and I spent the last few months celebrating our ten years of marriage on my blog. If you're interested, the links are in my sidebar under Ten Amazing Years. What a gift God has given us in our men, and it's SO good to be intentional about treasuring them.

  30. So, I posted the comment with the link to my post, but I forgot to tell you that my husband rocks because he would never even ask me to get that close to a snake that big.


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