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4.3.11

if you could see your future inside a glass of water



a photo from a few years ago, but still a favorite.
 
lan has been super stressed all week about a test he takes today, super stressed. you don't really know landon unless you've seen him stressed. i'm the worst wife in the world but sometimes it takes everything i have to not laugh at him when he's like this, yeah i know, laughing doesn't help the situation, but i've never seen anyone get so tense. i've heard stories about tim (his dad) in college that sound eerily similar, one time he rubbed his eyebrows completely off while studying for finals. well last year when lan took his first really hard engineering class he was studying for finals and i came home to him literally pulling his hair out and talking to himself. i tried everything to help out, i brought him a snack, i brought him water, i massaged his shoulders, i offered to help with his homework (haha) then finally i called tim and asked what the best thing for me to do is. he said "just leave." so i did and now when lando starts getting a little feisty with his hair and starts mumbling under his breath i quietly slip out the door a suppress my laughter... at least until i get to my car. ever since tim let me in on that little "just leave" secret we've had one very happy engineering student and one very happy wife. i shouldn't be laughing at my husbands expense but maybe this will make it better: landon is so smart. he is in the mechanical engineering program here and let me tell you, this ain't no art degree. that boy gets up before class and studies, goes to the library between classes and studies, and studies right when he gets home until right before he goes to bed, the poor guys usually eats his dinner at his desk. i'm gonna get all personal for a second. i feel so crazy lucky to be married to landon. the other day i was thinking about when he proposed (almost 4 years ago!) and how little i knew about him then. and i know 4 years from now i'll say the same thing about today. but i'm constantly surprised by him, he is such a good and kind person, such a hard worker, makes me laugh every day and just straight up good lookin'.

15 comments:

Todd & Melissa Brown said...

I have to do the same with Todd.. Little stress cases :o) Hope you guys are doing well!

communikate. said...

this is cute. isn't it funny how much you "think" you know about the man you marry, and then you learn SO much more?! i love it.

oh, and i like how to you try to deny your bieber crush, kate. he's seventeen. your twenty two. you're both babies. ha.

don't hate me. i just can't help myself.

Mallory Camille said...

This is a nice post. It's so hard when your spouse is stressed and you can't do a darn thing about it. I suggest you drop me a line when you need to sneak out next, holla.

lauren said...

this made me laugh! husbands get so funny when they study. brian is the same way; lots of talking to himself.

even though studying takes up so much time, its good to have a hardworking man, isn't it? i'm a bit of a homework widow myself. i wish you lived here (or we lived there) so we could play while the men study.

chelsea :: stock said...

it takes a mature wifey to take "just leave" for what it is and not personally. thumbs up to you.

The Webbs said...

its so hard not to laugh right?? i swear our husbands are so much alike. good luck today landon! i am sure he did great!

brandilyn said...

that's the cutest picture of landon! you guys are so perfect together. i bet he would even protect you from south african wildebeasts, which as we all know is a vital part of relationship formation. i love it.

mindy said...

Haha. Oh landon... haha. And ya my brother is a civil engineer and when he was going to school...he was ALWAYS studying. But it sure pays off!

Ash said...

Hahahahaha. I laughed so hard when I read this. My husband does the EXACT same thing. He once pulled half his eyebrow out studying for a microbiology final.

angela hardison said...

clint has been SO stressed out lately with the house and all the things we have to do for it. he's been a little crazy. example: last night he decided he wanted to re-tile the bathroom floors himself, and then today he spent the whole day hacking at it with hammers and tearing it up (it was brand new, but not our style) ?!?! not sure what we got ourselves into.

anyway. stressed out husbands can make marriage stressful sometimes, for sure :) glad you figured out the best thing was to just leave him alone for awhile! it's funny - i always prefer to be left alone when i'm like that too.

landon seems like a really, really great guy.

ashley mikell said...

i saw you on snippet and ink today! congrats! that's way awesome!
http://www.snippetandink.com/sunday-edition-122.html

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

My hubby and I are the opposite, I'm the one who gets stressed!

laraine@eddfam.com said...

When did you get so wise?

Chelsea said...

you are a good wife. I'm more the 'walk away' type. poor jer.

Bekah: said...

Michael and I have both seen our fair share of each others' stressed out moments. We usually end up laughing too. Or I cry.