Saturday, July 26, 2008



This blog has been taken over! That is right…this is not Darcy. In fact Darcy has no idea that this is being written. This is coming to you straight from Darcy’s other half. Why has Darcy’s ‘goat feeding baby’ husband taken over her blog? One simple answer: it is Darcy’s birthday (7/27)! You have all gotten to know us through this blog, but Darcy spends so much time bragging about me, you might not have the complete picture of our family. So, let me give you the real scoop.


Darcy is an awesome decorator. She designed a playhouse for Adie that is adorable. She wanted landscaping and a flower box. She has an awesome eye for those things and makes every corner of our house beautiful.


Darcy can make a scrapbook. She has successfully captured and enshrined every memory we have every made together. I always kid her about how many pages she makes, but they are beautiful and fun to look at.

Business Woman

She has always been great about helping us make it financially. Her latest venture is photography. If you haven’t taken the time to browse her gallery, make sure that you do it. She has an amazing eye and can take some of the most adorable pictures. By the way, Darcy Holsopple Photography is open for business. Email her for a booking.


Darcy is a great friend. She always takes time to talk to people. I can assure you that she really does care. She carries the burdens of her friends. She hurts for them. She cheers for them. She prays for them. She is real. She does not talk bad about her friends. She is the same behind your back as she is when she is talking to you.

Role Model

Darcy is an awesome role model in many areas. She strives and succeeds in living like the woman described in Proverbs 31.


How can I even describe how great of a mom Darcy is. She will do anything for Adie. She always puts Adie’s needs and wants before her own. She is selfless. She works incredibly hard to make sure that Adie knows that her mother loves her. It is also so much fun to watch her teaching Adie how to be a girl/woman.


The way that Darcy talks about me, you would think that I walk on water. That is really not true. Often I’m the looser of the keys, wallet, watch, shoes…Amazingly she always knows where things are. I’m also almost always the source of the mess that has just been cleaned up in our beautiful house. I’m the one who is often inconsiderate, but covered by my quick thinking wife.

She is also an amazing cook. She can make just about anything, and can even make a gourmet meal on a tight budget. She always has a supply of my favorite cookies, and she has even become a pro at making sweet tea even though she never drinks any of it.

And do I even need to say how beautiful she is? The first time I saw her I immediately thought, “stunning.” I almost didn’t talk to her because I figured that she was probably tired of guys hitting on her. Luckily, for me she made an exception!

Despite all of my shortcomings, Darcy always makes me feel like the greatest man alive. She makes me feel like the perfect husband. She loves me and she respects me. She serves me and she plays with me. She makes me laugh. She gives 100% to our marriage. She never makes me worry. She stays by my side even when I’m doing crazy things. She is a perfect ministry partner and does whatever is needed. She prays for me. She makes me want to lov her even more than I already do. I know that God could not have made a woman who could lov me any better than she does.

Woman of God

I am so proud of Darcy. She is a devoted Christian. She constantly challenges me. She lives her life with a sense of ministry. She is always conducting herself like she would if one of the students that she loves so much were watching her. She is full of wisdom and she is full of humility. I am sure that God is proud of the woman he created and that Jesus is proud of the woman that he died for.

I lov you Darce! Happy Birthday.


Sarah said...

I HAVE to comment- after blog lurking a few times.. This is the cutest thing I've ever seen from a Husband! Darcy, your family is just the perfect little thing and the best part about it, you all seem sooo happy! I really hope I get that chance one day to be this way. I hope you have a wonderful Birthday!

P.s I spotted that Vera bag under Adie's stroller in a few blogs ago-- LOVE IT!! :)

"Love the life you have." said...

Happy Birthday, love the new pictures. Rene

kristina said...

This is so beautifully sweet! Looks like you BOTH have found someone great! ;) Happy Birthday, Darcy! So glad we're friends! Hugs! :)

beck said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a blessed day... Of course you will!

Shannon said...

Happy Happy birthday, yada yada ya, happy happy birthday, blah blah blah blah blah!! (Sung like the Hacienda people..the only words I remember is the happy birtday, sad but true) This made me all teary eyed! I can't wait to hear about your weekend!!! *muah*

Andrew and Denise said...

I need to add that she is an awesome sister too. I could not ask for a better one if I had picked one out myself even though I didn't use to think she was all that. Now I would give anything to be with her! I miss you and love you! Mom would be so proud of the woman you have become. Not to mention impressed by the man you married. LAMY!

kelmatus said...


Hi. I graduated with your sister! I wanted to know if you could send me some pricing information to take pictures of my two boys. They are 2 and 3 1/2 years old! I live in Kokomo now, but my mom is still in the Warsaw area. Let me know. You can email me at

Kelley Kearney (McClintick)

Erin said...

Happy Birthday, Darce!!! Hope you have a great day! It's my sister's birthday, too. :)

*nichole* said...

Happy Birthday Darcy!! Hope it's a beautiful day for you and my what an awesome & sweet hubby you have-love this post! :)

Nichole said...

I never agree with men...ok rarely..but I have to say I agree with Darin, Darcy they rock white. I think your house is stunning and I can't wait to see what the addition adds. I have a secret place in Fort wayne I NEED to take you.

Happy birthday.

Linz said...

How awesome of you, Darin! I bet u made Darce tear up a bit:) Happy Birthday to you Darcy!! Hope it's a wonderful day for totally deserve it:)

Holly Terra said...

Happy Birthday.
I think this post is wonderful.
Made me smile.
I hope your day is wonderful.
Holly Terra

Jewel said...

Wow, Darin, what an awesome post! I don't know Darcy that well but I can totally see the things you typed about are so true from what I do know of her. That was so sweet & wonderful for you to brag about Darcy!

Jewel said...

Hey, Darcy, did I miss it? or did you choose which logo for your business yet?

Happy Happy Birthday!

Niki said...

I second the "She's a great friend part" :) Yeah for Darin Jay for writing this for you Darce!! You're so special!!

erika said...

how sweet ;) happy belated birthday darcy!!! hope it was wonderful. xxe

amber said...

Hope that your birthday was amazing. And Darin, that post was beautiful. You guys have such a beautiful family!!

Kirsten said...

Hope you had a very happy birthday!

Tracey said...

Awww! This is wonderful! What an amazing husband you have. Hopefully we get to meet him soon. :) Happy Belated Birthday! At least I can say I'm still 27 but not for very much longer. Ahhh!

Milissa said...

Awww ... happy birthday Darce.... what an awesome thing ... Darin is so sweet ... but what he wrote is so true!!! You are a wonderful person and friend ....

Happy Birthday ... late...