My wife, Claudia, turns 30 today - meaning this is the last birthday I will ever tell people how old she's turning!

This is an eventful week for us as we both celebrate a birthday (mine is October 23rd) and it was 6 years ago tomorrow (10/21/09) that we started dating.

We've shared so many great memories over the years, but nothing compares to birth of our daughter, Lydia, in February.

Claudia has always had a big heart and been so caring and (in my case) forgiving, so it was no surprise that she would make a great mother.

Almost every night I'm the last one to go to bed and as I turn off the lights downstairs and make sure the doors are locked, I'll spend a minute thinking how fortunate I am to have such a great woman to spend my life and raise a daughter with.