Today is your 24th birthday!!! These are things about you that are true today:
Job: Grade 2 Teacher at Global English School in Thailand! Most days, you like it.
Nicknames: Matty, 'Chew', Mattchu, Sugar Bugger, Pookie Butt
Interests: Wii-ing (thanks, Steven!), Playing the Nintendo DS (thanks, family!), watching scary movies, watching movies in general, photography, animals, playing Settlers, playing computer games, watching Spongebob, traveling, God, hanging out with your bride, our dog Nala, cooking.
Favorite foods: Thai foods: chicken salad, cashew chicken, chicken fried rice, sweet and sour pork, macaroni, yellow curry. Italian food (but not pizza because Tricia likes it too much). Sushi, but he doesn't eat it very often. Salads. DESSERT!
Least Favorite foods: Can't think of anything.
Favorite sayings: I'm tired. I'm hungry. I'm full. I'm nauseous. Let's watch a movie. What do you want to do tonight?
Things you did while you were 23: Were in your dad's wedding. Finished your first year of seminary. Moved to Thailand. Started teaching 2nd graders. Rode on and Fell off an elephant. Hand-fed a giraffe.
Best Friends: Tricia. Steven. Tim. Steph and Mark.
What you think your future son's name will be: Lyrik Powers or Lyrik James or Lyrik Tyndall
What you think your future daughter's name will be: Ellyanna Ruth, Ellyanna Tyndall, or Evelyn Ruth
Favorite Show: Friends. Spongebob. 24.
Favorite Movies: too many to name, Sweeney Todd, Transformers, Christopher Guest movies...
Favorite Article of Clothing: lounging pants. Your Thai-style shirt.
What you want to be when you grow up: still unknown
Things Tricia loves about you: That you are so fun! You are so laid-back. That you snuggle most of the time when I want. That you play with my hair. That you like to hang out with me. You're my best friend. That you kill the giant spiders for me. You love Nala so much, and I can't wait to see how much you'll love our kids. You remind me to turn to Jesus instead of you sometimes. You really love your family and are looking forward to being with them more! You aren't perfect, and you know it. You're real! You help me to be real. I love your eyes. Your kisses. Your hugs. I love how you get excited about things I think are silly.
I love you, Matthew! Happy 24th Birthday!