To The Unsung Hero Behind The Super Agent!

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite

 Brentwood Real Estate

Today my husband Ted, turned 55.

He looks younger and acts MUCH younger(snicker).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is tradition in my home that on your birthday I will cook you whatever your favorite meal is. I am a phenomenal cook(really really) and I love to show my love for people by feeding them.

My Hubby asks for the same thing every year- Beef Stroganoff with steamed asparagus and rolls with shrimp cocktail as the appetizer. So this morning I was up early and managed to have my things done enough and started cooking. I love to cook, it relaxes me and makes me feel happy! I made everything from scratch except the rolls(I am not all that hot with breads).

Our oldest son Josh(21) came with his girlfriend and our youngest Chris (17) even came out of his room long enough to eat and participate(lol). Our mini- Dachshund Rosie, who is a Daddies girl for sure, gave kisses and wagged her tale almost off!

We had a wonderful late lunch and a great cake, a local place makes amazing frozen custard cakes,
oh my...12 zillion calories a slice, but heaven for sure!

I was standing in the the Hallmark store reading cards and I found the perfect one, then I was thinking about something someone said to me once about love. That love means whatever is the best for everyone involved . Irealized that to me, my husband means love. He is the best for me and I for him, even after all this time. He has encouraged me through so many changes and fears and joys. He is the rock I have always launched from. To para phrase something I once read...

" He is simply my best time, my sweetest laughter and most precious dream. And still he finds new ways to love me. Always we will be beside and behind one another. Always."

So today I sing "Happy Birthday" while I think "Amazing Grace"

Vanessa Stalets

Your Brentwood Real Estate Expert!

RE/MAX Elite

615-661-4400

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Vanessa Stalets
RE/MAX Elite - Brentwood, TN
REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate

Cynthia- Thank you, I feel very blessed to still believe...

Connie- Oh yes! We are and we know it too! It is never perfect but it sure is wonderous!

 

Dec 09, 2007 06:55 PM #7
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Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
Speed Limit Birthdays are the best to celebrate. Let's face it after 21 we all go into birthday hiding :-)
Dec 09, 2007 07:29 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Vanessa Stalets
RE/MAX Elite - Brentwood, TN
REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate

Cindy- Don't I know it...millimeter by millimeter it all goes south! lol

By the way everyone, the Title of the blog is meant to be a bit tongue in cheek..rather than egomaniacal.

My hubby always calls me superagent....lol

Dec 09, 2007 07:32 PM #9
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Karen Monsour
Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
REALTOR, SSRS - Sells FL Waterfront, Short Sale Expert!

Vanessa,

I don't either I shake a little spice in my hand until it looks "just right" and throw it in...this group is for original recipes. I would love to have you post...a little shake of this and a little shake of that will suffice...all of us on there love to cook.  I plan to compile an AR cookbook...after I get 500 recipes...wouldn't that be a great gift at the close??? With a little note from you and a business card stapled inside?

Dec 09, 2007 07:42 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Vanessa Stalets
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Karen- Go look, first recipe posted!

This could be the start of a delicious friendship..lol

Dec 09, 2007 08:02 PM #11
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Jason Crouch
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Vanessa - This is a great tribute post for your husband.  I am going to feature this in Family Ties.  Ted looks like a fun guy.  Please send me any leftover cake.  I am on a doctor-recommended diet of 24 zillion calories daily.
Dec 10, 2007 09:26 AM #12
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Vanessa Stalets
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LMAO!!! Ok Jason, it then sounds like I can help with that! 24 zillion huh?!

Ted is a wonderfully funny and fun guy! My sister calls him "the funny little man you married" because he is so hysterical!

Thanks for the feature, I really think it is important to say that others give us the strength and love to move up and forward and to give them the appreciation due.

Happy Holidays!

Dec 10, 2007 09:45 AM #13
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Chul KIM McGuire
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Vanessa,

No way your husband is 55. He looks younger.

Good for him and you!

Cheers!  Mr. C. KIM McGuire.  N. Padre Island, TX.  I'd better eat more veggiemitey sandwiches to look young in the future.  :)

Dec 10, 2007 11:58 PM #14
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Teri Deane
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Happy Birthday to Ted!

We have the same tradition at our address. . .birthday person gets to choose what they have for dinner.  I must be a good cook, because they always choose to eat one of my dishes (rather than eat out)!

Very nice sentiments about love.  I feel that way about my husband too -- we've been through a lot together over the years and are even more deeply in love.

Dec 11, 2007 08:07 PM #15
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Vanessa Stalets
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Kim- I will tell him you said that. He will love it!
Dec 12, 2007 09:10 AM #16
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Vanessa Stalets
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Teri- Yes, sometimes going through alot tears you apart. We are blessed that we have gotten closer!
Dec 12, 2007 09:11 AM #17
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Jason Crouch
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Vanessa - I just wanted to let you know that I included this post in the weekly wrapup for Family Ties.  Thanks!
Dec 14, 2007 03:02 PM #18
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Elaine Hanson
Snyder Sutton Real Estate - Topanga, CA
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Having a guy with a sense of humor makes marriage so much easier, doesn't it!  I'm sure he appreciated this great present.
Dec 14, 2007 03:46 PM #19
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Vanessa-What a wonderful woman you are to make such a beautiful post for your hubby.  Happy Belated Birthday to him and what an amazing job you did on that cake.  I wouldn't want my hubby to read your post because he'd be saying "remember when..." 
Dec 14, 2007 06:33 PM #20
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Sandi Bauman
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I loved this post...  what a wonderful birthday "present" for your husband!
Dec 14, 2007 11:43 PM #21
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Vanessa Stalets
RE/MAX Elite - Brentwood, TN
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Jason- Thanks that is way cool, appreciate the support!
Dec 16, 2007 10:24 PM #22
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Vanessa Stalets
RE/MAX Elite - Brentwood, TN
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Elaine- Yes, it is the humor that has saved us over and over. I have laughed more on a daily basis with him than I care to admitt..hehehe

Dec 16, 2007 10:25 PM #23
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Vanessa Stalets
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Julie- Thanks for the compliment, but I did not make the cake. There is a place here that makes them special order. I did however, eat the cake, including the 2 pieces left over!! Bad Nessa!!
Dec 16, 2007 10:27 PM #24
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Vanessa Stalets
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Sandi- Thanks, I finally let him see it and read all the comments etc. He actually had tears in his eyes..what a funny man I married. Souch a touchable heart...I am lucky.
Dec 16, 2007 10:28 PM #25
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Vanessa Stalets
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George, is this the one?! I will look and see if I find others.

Nov 21, 2009 06:21 PM #26
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