It dawned on me yesterday that while you guys know a ton about me and even a ton about my family dynamic, you don’t really know a lot about my husband Kevin. Yes he is super dad (you all know that!) and he loves me more than I could have ever dreamed of, but you don’t know a ton about him other than that. So I thought today was the perfect day to share a few things about the incredible man I’m lucky enough to call my husband!
1. He’s a Radio Host/DJ
Kevin has been doing radio since he got out of high school. In fact, he went to college for it! His mom always tells me stories about how he and his brother used to pretend they were radio hosts or commentators for Cubs baseball games when they were kids. She even has photos of them doing it and it’s the cutest thing ever! And now they’re actually both radio DJs in Los Angeles. It was destined to be for sure! Kevin is part of Valentine in the Morning here in Los Angeles – 104.3 My FM. So he’s out of the house every morning by at least 430 since his show starts at 5 AM. If any of you wonder why we’re always in bed by 8 or 9 PM, this is a major part of the reason. And because we’re super tired parents. So when I get up with the kiddos around 6 AM, we turn the radio on in our house and listen to daddy on the radio every morning! I’m so proud of Kevin for what he does and I’m actually kind of surprised I haven’t shared it with all of you guys on here until now! You can actually listen to him via the iHeartRadio app anywhere in the country! He’s always sharing stories about our family and the kiddos. Plus they play good music! Whenever I turn the radio on in the morning and Kevin starts talking, Molly will say “I hear daddy on the radio.” It’s soooooo cute!
2. He used to host Abby Lee Miller’s Dance Competition Show “Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition” and The Seven on MTV
So he does radio full-time now but he also used to host a lot of TV shows. Some of you may even have watched the shows! They were both pretty popular. The first show was The Seven on MTV. He hosted that years ago, I actually think I was on The Bachelorette around that time. The Seven aired on MTV a couple years after TRL went off the air. They filmed it in the exact same Times Square studio that TRL filmed in and was live on MTV every day. It’s pretty cool that Kevin had an experience hosting a live TV show like that from Times Square! And a few years later he hosted Abby Lee Miller’s dance competition show called Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition on Lifetime. It was a good show! They only had two seasons but I think it could’ve gone on for much longer because it was so entertaining! In fact, many of you may know, especially if you have kids, who JoJo Siwa is. Jojo Siwa ws actually a competitor on Kevin’s show before she became the big child star that she is today!
3. He Dresses Better than I do
This boy knows how to dress. I’m not ashamed to say that Kevin totally has better style than I do. I spend more time thinking about clothes and fashion than he does, but if we’re going out he can effortlessly throw something on and always look put together. For instance, the outfit he’s wearing in these photos is so cute and well put together. He put it together and bought it off the rack when we were at Nordstrom one day and didn’t even try it on. Of course the whole outfit looks absolutely perfect on him. I have to try things on and stare at myself in the mirror for a good 10 minutes before I know if I want to buy something. Ha! He just has a better eye for it than I do.
And of course both of our outfits from head to toe are from Nordstrom. We’re two peas in a pod because we both shop there 90% of the time. It makes it easy when we both need to go clothes shopping – and he appreciates that he can get everything he needs all in one store. If he hadn’t gotten this button up sweater for himself, it’s totally the type of thing I would’ve bought him for Christmas this year. I think nice sweaters are always a great gift for guys. They appreciate them because they need them during the colder months but most guys don’t really do much shopping on their own. And I love the way this John Varvados T-shirt fits him underneath. It’s funny because I won’t spend more than $20 on a t-shirt for myself, but I’ll totally splurge on one for Kevin because they look so good on him when they’re fitted so well. And real quick while on the subject of clothes, I am absolutely obsessed with my oversized sweater! I almost didn’t get it because it’s a little pricier than I normally like to spend on clothes, but it just fits so well and I love the oversized look of it so much that I had to get it! I threw it on with a pair of jeans and these knee-high boots that I wear all the time. And I feel like it looks really cute, cozy and comfy! I’ve written about these boots numerous times and they’re an absolute go to favorite of mine. Have any of you gotten them? I’m sure some of you have because I’ve written about them so many times. Tell me what you think in the comments below! OK OK, I’m getting sidetracked because I started talking about clothes. Back to Kevin!
4. He’s from the Indiana/Chicago Area and We Might Move There Soon
Yep, that’s right! I married a good old Midwest boy! For any of you single girls out there reading this, I highly recommend dating guys from the Midwest! Ha! Obviously, there are great guys all around over the world, but there’s just something about guys from the Midwest that make them special. And I’m not just talking about my husband! A lot of my guy friends are from the Midwest, and I think they are ridiculously good catches! I find that the men I’ve met from the Midwest are sensitive, caring, polite and really know how to love a girl! Of course I’m biased in all of this. But I swear there’s truth to it! Anyway, we’ve really been feeling like we want to move out of LA. Don’t get me wrong, Los Angeles has been good to me. But we really want Molly and Riley to grow up in a place where there’s a real sense of community. A lot of the people that live in Los Angeles are transplants. Meaning that they moved out here from somewhere else. And because of that, there isn’t a real sense of community here – or not that I’ve found yet! I think there is more a sense of community outside the heart of the city, but there’s really no reason for us to do that because we don’t have a strong family base here. I think your priorities regarding where you live change when you have kids. We want our kids to grow up like we grew up. And we both grew up in close knit communities.
So next time we move, and even though we just moved into our house in January – it might be sooner than later, we think we’re going to head to a suburb of Chicago. We just really love the people there and we love the city. So early in 2019 we’re going to spend some time out there looking at different neighborhoods to see if we want to actually make the move! We’ll see what happens! My only concern is the cold weather if we do move. We will both need many more warms sweaters to survive the cold in Chicago!
5. He Wakes Up at 3:30am to Go to the Gym
This might not seem like a super important point in all of this, but it totally is one of my favorite things about Kevin and I’ll tell you why! Kevin wakes up at 3:30 in the morning to go to the gym because he cares about taking care of himself. And that’s not why this is my favorite thing about him. What I love about this is that he chooses to wake up and go at 3:30 AM before he has to be at work at 5 AM so that he isn’t going after work and taking away more time that he could be spending with his family. And that’s the truth. I mean how would ridiculously sweet is that?! He also does it because he knows that I’m home with the kids and struggling to get my own work done, so he rushes home so he can take over. I just think that says so much about him as a husband and father. It’s funny because I’m always making excuses as to why I don’t have time to go to the gym.
And Kevin could easily make those excuses since he is nonstop from the moment he opens his eyes in the morning until the moment he goes to bed at night. But the fact that he wakes up basically in the middle of the night to work out, says so much about his worth ethic and what kind of person he is. I just admire him so much! I’m proud to call myself his wife.
Well, I hope you guys feel like you know a little bit more about the man I share my life with. There’s no one in the world like him and no one in the world I’d rather be raising my kids with and sharing my life with. Say anything you’d like to Kevin in the comments below! He’s the best and I’ll ask him to respond to you guys!
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