Dear Stuart,

Things you do that may come easy to you (or not) but that amaze me:

-parallel park

-cook nice meals for yourself

-mental math

-know stuff about drywall and studs

-change windshield wiper blades

-fold up your raincoat so it stuffs into the hood

-know names of knots and how to tie them


-follow maps to find boulders

-errands in a timely fashion


-change your O2 sensor

-fly fish

-set up outdoor rope climbing/set holds

-bake bread


-buy and send my mom socks for her birthday

-airline chicken breasts

-offer your house to my friends

-take off work to visit my family for a full week and then say it was great

-quickly trust people

-research tire prices/deals

-smash ice cream and coffee and then climb strong

-rotate your schedule every week

-never complain

There's so much more, but it's late and I'm exhausted and if I tried to name them all I'd be here forever. Nonno loves my new Crosby, Stills, and Nash album! He uses his mother's 100lb flour bags as pillowcases. I guess a lot of girls have difficult relationships with their mothers.

I love you so much and I cannot wait to be in your arms!