Being Married to a Dad

When Chris and I were in high school, I thought he was hot.


I loved that he loved his family and ate dinner with them every night.Β  I loved that importance he gave to the people he loved.


When Chris and I were in college, I still thought he was hot.


I saw him become more confident and self-assured, and I thought that was dead sexy.


When Chris started grad school, I realized how smart he was. His brain worked in ways that mine could never. And I loved listening to him talk.


I watched him grow into a husband and learning to manage bank accounts and bills and homeownership with him made even the most mundane and stressful tasks a little more fun.


But seeing Chris as a dad might just be the best side of him yet. The way he lights up when he sees our wee ones and the way they light up when they see him?



He’s still hot.

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35 Thoughts to “Being Married to a Dad”

  1. I love this post! I don’t have kids but I look so forward to seeing my husband as a father. I also love the use of the word “hot” when describing your just makes me happy. That’s the way it should be!

  2. Aw, that’s a cute post! I love the pictures of him with the kids!

  3. Cindy

    Those are some awesome pictures and he is one awesome husband!

  4. Seeing the man you love as a father is amazing. My favorite part is watching him come home and he and Sullivan just grin at each other.

  5. Claire

    Lovely post! I can’t wait to see my husband become a dad, he’s going to be amazing.

  6. Ha! Awesome. I hope you guys keep falling more and more in love with each other πŸ™‚

  7. Kathleen

    Awwweeee! And do my eyes deceive me, or has lil’ Gracie cut those bottom toofums?

  8. I love this post! It expresses something I think about, too! I think it is so incredibly sexy what a good dad my husband is! I LOVE that about him!!

  9. LOVE THIS! I can’t decide which of these is my favorite pics….the way he looks at your babies is just priceless (and for sentences like these I really wish we still had a plural “you” in English). Loren and I missed HS by one year, but my parents were HS sweethearts, as well, and if looking at them is any indication, I’ll bet you’ll have fun finding him “hot” for decades to come! ;o)

  10. Although it seems so wrong, I have to agree with you completely, he seems to be a keeper! πŸ˜‰

  11. Such a great post! I am so looking forward to my husband becoming a dad, especially since we met at a kids summer camp and I know he is so great with them. πŸ™‚

  12. Love this post! While in labor with my oldest I feel like I fell in love with my husband in a totally new awesome way.

  13. Your guys love story is what originally pulled me into this blog and I love how much you guys grow together. Plus I love Gracie’s little fish onesie!

  14. Amy L Butler

    I LOVE this post. It is just so real and so darn sweet. πŸ™‚

  15. Jayne

    Husbands are always hot when they’re around kids, right? πŸ˜‰

  16. Trish

    You are dead on with this post! After 2o plus years, listening to Doug talk to our son on the phone…watching his face light up when they’re makes me fall in love with him all over again.

  17. Look at Gracie’s two wee chompers! Super cute! πŸ™‚

  18. You always write such relateable posts. I love that. I also find it amazing to see my husband with my son. It’s wonderful to see how much they love their baby or babies.

  19. Amanda

    This is a really cute post. Gracie is getting so big (Bean too). And I don’t have kids yet, but I can’t wait to see my husband as a father someday!

  20. aw, you guys are too cute – and you are right…I feel the same way about T πŸ™‚

  21. You two are too cute. Well, actually you 4 are too cute.

  22. Super cute post! Gracie looks so much like you!

  23. Adorable post! And I agree, my husband is never more attractive than when he’s playing with our son.

  24. One thing I have to point out with you two is how wonderful it is to see that each of you make a point of taking pictures with the kids. I have very few pictures of me with my kids because I was the only one who ever took pictures. ;(

  25. Amen! A man that loves his family is just plain hott! I’m thankful for my good man, too!

  26. I totally agree….Brad is crazy hot to me when he’s loving on Zoe

  27. Suzanne

    Such a sweet post…
    Gracie girl is PRECIOUS! and Bean is too of course πŸ™‚

  28. Grandma

    Best post, ever, and sooo true!!!

  29. I love this post! I try to explain this phenomenon to Hubby all the time! He’s never been hotter than he is now… seeing him with our boy is the sexiest thing in the world to me!

  30. I love women who still think their hubbys are hot! My hubby’s hot too!

  31. Aww. I love seeing hubby play with the kids. I love when he doesn’t know I’m around too, like when I’m upstairs folding laundry and I can see and hear him without him knowing.

  32. Is it just me, or should they make that fish onesie in adult sizes? ‘Cause I could totally rock that.

  33. Nothing sexier than a man with a baby, especially a man who loves his babies and his wife as much as Chris loves all of you. What could be more attractive than that?

    P.S. And call me crazy, but Miss Gracie gets cuter every single month, if that is possible!

  34. So sweet! Gracie looks so much like you!! πŸ™‚

  35. I think guys that are great with kids are very attractive!

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