husbands. you think you know everything about those guys.

when you’re married for a couple years, you think you know everything about your spouse.  but there’s so much before I was in the picture.  I get a kick out of watching his home vids, and going through photo albums.  I think I know it all, or pretty close.  not so.

A couple of weeks ago my mother and I were driving around and I spotted some kids selling “marble art”… I bought what looks like a sword made out of plywood with marbles glued on it.  I had to buy something.  they thanked me for “buying local”.  my mother and I couldn’t stop giggling.  kids are so unintentionally funny.  

Later that week JB and I were on a road trip.  I love road trips with that guy.  And I still had my new sword in the backseat.  I showed him!  He then started telling me of 8 year old JB, the entrepreneur.  Then he dropped the bomb.  JB and his cousins went door to door selling… dance moves.  Is that not the best thing you’ve ever heard?  If not, maybe we share very different senses of humor.  Their price?  10 cents.  JB would even offer up a preview if they weren’t sure if they wanted to buy.  His main move involved one hand on the ground and one hand in the air.  I am so proud.  He said everyone bought a dance move.  How could you not?  If such a thing were to happen to me, I literally would think I hit the jackpot.  Just hearing this story gave me pure joy, I cannot imagine what experiencing it first hand would do.

you think you know you’re husband but then you take a road trip.  and then you can’t stop telling people about your husband’s first business.

other really great facts about JB:
– he cooks a mean breakfast
– he’s hit a homerun over the green monster (so has my dad) {something i also learned recently}
– he’s really good at giving thoughtful speeches
– he wears cowboy boots to most functions
– his dance moves have been sold
-he is an observer, and when the time is right he says the funniest things ever.  
hi jb, thanks for making me laugh.  i hope when we have kids they are little replicas of you. 

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  • Reply Jay

    Oh I love that — young JB was very innovative! So fun finding out those little details about the man you love!

    June 8, 2012 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply hattie sparks

    i love this, so precious! the best moments are when you're just in the car or lying in bed talking and you get to hear an "oh i never told you about this thing?" story.

    June 8, 2012 at 5:16 pm
  • Reply holtkamp

    that is hilarious!

    and what?! both your busband and dad have hit HRs over the green monster?! – both professionals i assume? (sorry i'm a new follower)

    June 8, 2012 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply Jamie

    So sweet!

    June 8, 2012 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Sarah Tucker

    @holtkamp – jb had a try out there, and hit one over. my dad has hit one over there a couple times, as a pro. (:

    June 8, 2012 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Lisamarie

    Dance moves, homeruns and cowboy boots, oh my!! I love finding out hilarious stories about my husband. I learned some of them during the toasts at our wedding!

    June 8, 2012 at 5:22 pm
  • Reply Daina @ New York State of Mind

    That is amazing. Seriously, that story just made my day!

    June 8, 2012 at 5:29 pm
  • Reply Victoria

    What a great story πŸ™‚

    June 8, 2012 at 5:31 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany


    i am laughing so hard that there are tears in my eyes.

    June 8, 2012 at 6:14 pm
  • Reply Lindsay

    OMG…that is the cutest, funniest thing ever! I remember when me and my girlfriends were little we would go door-to-door selling "paintings", car washes, and offer to "tutor" their young kids but I think "dance moves" takes the cake! ha!

    June 8, 2012 at 6:25 pm
  • Reply Beth

    That is the greatest business ever! If I was younger and cuter I would definitely have a go, but at 18 I don't think people would think it's quite as cute. My little 6 year old sister has made money by washing people's cars…with a water gun, lucky thing!
    Dreams In A Poppy Field…

    June 8, 2012 at 6:43 pm
  • Reply Molly

    Hi Sarah!! I've followed you for a while now, but have never commented- until now. The story about the dance moves had me laughing out loud and telling everyone within a 20 foot radius. This is why I enjoy your blog just so darn much!

    Have a great day!

    June 8, 2012 at 6:54 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    haha oh my gosh I love that he sold his dance moves! Priceless!

    June 8, 2012 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply Kaileigh

    I so wish that a kid would come and sell me dance moves! I would pay a dollar.

    June 8, 2012 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply Elisabeth

    that is hysterical! what a unique and silly idea for little boys πŸ™‚

    loving that picture of you two by the way πŸ™‚

    June 8, 2012 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply Mary

    Such a sweet post. Love it! And yes I definitely would spend a couple bucks if cute kids appeared at my door selling dance moves. Awesome.

    June 8, 2012 at 7:20 pm
  • Reply reeyau

    thats so funny. i can imagine kids pursuading them old folks!! really adorable!

    June 8, 2012 at 7:30 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Sanzo

    And I thought I was the only one. I went door to door in my neighborhood with a basket doing my dance recital song and dance and asking for donations… when I came home with the basket of money and explained to my parents where it came from they made me go back and return it… good stuff good stuff. In other news your last line made me cry…so sweet. I have two mini-mes of my hubs lol… Isn't it just the best being married to your best friend?

    June 8, 2012 at 7:35 pm
  • Reply Lyndsay

    Selling dances moves, how cute!

    June 8, 2012 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply Jessica Holly

    I'm laughing so hard right now! That is great! Way to go JB.

    June 8, 2012 at 8:02 pm
  • Reply Holly

    Ohmygosh how cute!! I just love learning new things about people I love too – makes you love them even more πŸ™‚

    June 8, 2012 at 8:39 pm
  • Reply Erin

    Omy! I laughged out loud… absolutely adorable! My husband also wears cowboy boots to most functions, but I don't think his dance moves have been sold.

    June 8, 2012 at 8:43 pm
  • Reply Tatiana

    That is one of the best ideas I've heard in a long time! How funny! And seriously, how can you say no to that!

    June 8, 2012 at 8:53 pm
  • Reply Brandi @ Home Team Dreams

    Cute! I would totally pay for dance moves if an 8 year old came to my door selling! That is just the cutest thing ever!

    June 8, 2012 at 8:58 pm
  • Reply Anita

    Hahhaa oh my goodness. I cracked up when I read that. I also love a guy in cowboy boots πŸ™‚

    June 8, 2012 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Britt

    Yall might be the cutest couple ever! How could you say no to door to door dance moves from cute 8 year old boys?! Completely adorable.

    June 8, 2012 at 9:27 pm
  • Reply dirty bird

    quite possibly the cutest blog post I've ever read. Ever!

    June 8, 2012 at 9:55 pm
  • Reply Leanne

    Love it! I would totally buy a dance move! I bet he had moves like Jaggar.

    June 8, 2012 at 10:34 pm
  • Reply Olivia.Dee

    what a wonderful story! I would loooove to have some kids show up on my doorstep to sell dance moves. :]

    June 8, 2012 at 10:38 pm
  • Reply Victoria

    Oh my goodness, that is awesome (the dance moves)! I love the stories we learn about those closest to us. Fun times!

    June 8, 2012 at 10:42 pm
  • Reply Erin

    I laughed so so so hard, out loud, at the dance moves story. I think my heart my explode from happiness if a child ever offered to sell me dance moves.

    June 8, 2012 at 10:46 pm
  • Reply Chelsea Coleen

    oh sarah, this was the cutest thing ever, it made me giggle out loud and then instantly happy. what a clever little man he was! πŸ™‚ austin said when he was little and could convince his parents to buy him candy, he would bring it to school and sell it. hahaha and then would use that money to ride his bike 3 miles to the coin store to try to buy well coins. oh my heart.

    June 9, 2012 at 12:27 am
  • Reply Sandra

    Aww that is one of the cutest stories I have heard in a long time ^^ So great!

    June 9, 2012 at 11:00 am
  • Reply Blossom Lounge

    Bhahahaha! That is amazeeeee. Your husband is the seriously. Selling dance moves, so legit!
    Gotta love that guy. – Stephy

    June 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm
  • Reply Mrs. Pancakes

    Gotta love husbands that make us laugh!

    June 9, 2012 at 2:21 pm
  • Reply kimberly rae

    actually the cutest thing evarr!! hahah

    June 9, 2012 at 4:23 pm
  • Reply brittany

    baaaha that is the most amazing business idea i have ever heard! i think he should probably bring it back as a side job!

    June 9, 2012 at 4:33 pm
  • Reply Taylor

    Just had to google 'green monster' and that is seriously so cool!

    June 9, 2012 at 9:33 pm
  • Reply Brooke Cushman

    Oh my goodness you guys are so cute.

    June 10, 2012 at 1:05 am
  • Reply β™₯ CheChe

    oh I've missed your lovely blog! :).

    This was the sweetest thing ever. You guys sound like you have so much fun together. so beautiful.


    June 10, 2012 at 6:15 am
  • Reply Laura

    That's so awesome! And today I realized a similar thing about my man. We are always sharing new stories with each other each and every day and I love it! I always feel like I'm "getting to know him and him, I.

    June 10, 2012 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    omg hysterical!! Who woulda ever thought to sell "dance moves" HA! Love it!

    My husband wears cowboy boots to all functions too πŸ˜‰

    June 10, 2012 at 9:42 pm
  • Reply Shannon Kirsten

    hahahaha Jeebs!!!

    June 11, 2012 at 3:24 am
  • Reply Sara Louise

    Selling dances is so freaking funny! What a little gigolo πŸ˜›
    And OMG… the green monster! That is awesome!

    June 11, 2012 at 4:40 am
  • Reply Julia D.

    That is the sweetest thing! Baby JB sounds like such a cutie!

    I absolutely adore hearing new little stories or pieces of information from someone you know really well. Definitely one of the little things I love about life.

    June 11, 2012 at 4:50 am
  • Reply Bridget

    this is adorable. between this story and the pic of JB hamming it up in a speedo on facebook, im pretty sure he's a seriously fun character and i wanna hang out with you both.

    June 11, 2012 at 12:08 pm
  • Reply Liz {Sequins And Stripes}

    This is so precious!

    June 11, 2012 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply Kenzie CBMommyhood

    That is too funny! I think I might go teach my kids some dance moves and have them go door-to-door πŸ˜‰

    June 11, 2012 at 3:01 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    Too funny! Thanks for sharing such a sweet blast from the past with us Sarah. Isn't it great that we keep learning new things about our spouses? Life would be so boring if we knew it all at once. After 12 years, I still hear new fun facts from my guy every now and then πŸ™‚

    June 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Lottie

    I love that he sold his dance moves.

    I found out not that long ago that my husband has a distinction in mime–yes mime! I had no idea and couldn't stop laughing.

    June 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm
  • Reply Corey @ Learning Patience

    he sold his dance moves? that is quite possibly the cutest story ever! Y'all are SO cute!

    xoxo from Trinidad

    June 11, 2012 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply NosyRosie

    This story made Andy and I's day! Thanks for sharing, hope all is well.

    June 12, 2012 at 2:30 am
  • Reply Kathleen

    Oh dear, I just adore this story. It's a great one, and makes me want to take a road trip with my hubby immediately.

    Xoxo Kat

    June 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply Maggy

    Sarah, this is PRICELESS. I remember when I was little I wrote a "weekly post" for the beach we lived on and sold it to the locals. News about seagulls and ice cream prices. Pretty sure there were only 2 editions.

    June 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply Kathleen Lisson

    This is such a romantic post! Selling dance moves is the best job ever. I would buy one, too. Perfect shot of a picnic by the Tour. I will pin it on my Paris board. Thanks!

    June 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply Allyson [Mimosas in the Morning]

    This is so sweet! What a nice story and adorable photo!

    June 13, 2012 at 4:12 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    aww, what a sweet post.

    [Treasure Tromp]Β 

    June 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm
  • Reply Lindsay Patrick

    Such a sweet story. Who wouldn't buy a dance move..too cute!

    ~Lindsay @

    June 14, 2012 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply Glitterista

    Oh my! That is the best story! I hope someday a kid comes to my door selling something similar, as it sounds too too funny. πŸ˜‰

    June 14, 2012 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply jillian :: cornflake dreams.

    dance moves?!?! AHHHH i LOVE it! how fun is that πŸ™‚ this is such a sweet post. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

    June 15, 2012 at 12:27 pm
  • Reply Tami Marie

    Love this. Couldn't stop laughing. :))

    LOVE your blog. SO cute. I am your newest GFC follower. I can't wait to read more. You sound fabulous.


    June 17, 2012 at 11:57 pm
  • Reply stefanie hurtado

    this is the cutest post EVER! and that last line just melted me.

    so basically, i just fell in love you guys.

    i can't wait to read more of this!

    June 19, 2012 at 10:20 pm
  • Reply stefanie hurtado

    this is the cutest post EVER! and that last line just melted me.

    so basically, i just fell in love you guys.

    i can't wait to read more of this!

    June 19, 2012 at 10:20 pm
  • Reply Renee

    Most precious post ever!! Selling dance moves just brings a smile to my face! πŸ™‚

    June 27, 2012 at 8:58 am
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