Wednesday, June 30, 2010

And He Calls Himself a Connoisseur



The most likable guy on this planet is my brother in law Andrew "Ric" Beesley.

No. I am serious. He is.

Take the most likable person you know. Ok? Got it? Now, inflate that person's likability by 75%. Next, take the bloated likability and triple it. No. Quadruple it. Now spread frothy syrup all of it, roll it in crispy bacon bits and douse it with fresh creme.

That's Andrew.

And I could spend all night telling you about why he's so unbelievably likable, like how he spent his birthday evening cooking dinner for his entire family which was like two thousand (stripling warriors) in laws alone. Or how he taught me invaluable lessons on valuing food--dining with him is a dreamy adventure. Or how he inexplicably fell in love with my sister Lucy after knowing her through her not-so-nice-cheerleader-spoiled-bratty-brat-brat phase in high school and STILL MARRIED her. I mean, once they had english class together and NOW THEY HAVE A BABY TOGETHER? Help me calculate that scenario please because-marrying someone you knew in high school? There are so many complications there . . .



He's enjoyable, easy going, always up for socializing and the guy can hold discourse with just about anyone anywhere. He tells me funny stories with added impersonations and animated eyes. He makes gorgeous wedding rings, pearl earrings and is awfully kind to his customers. AND, he's so old fashioned you'd think he was your grandpa. (And maybe he is . . . did your mom have english class with him?)

Did I mention he wears Newsie caps and always drives the speed limit?

The other night when we were swimming, Chup gave Andrew his special new waterproof HD camera to try out under the waves. Those two, Chup and Andrew are engineers at heart. They like to talk about stuff and how stuff works or how stuff doesn't work but should. It keeps them both entertained so that Lucy and I can talk about things they'd roll their eyes at--like the best show on tv SYTYCD (we fight over Twitch).

And he likes everything quality but uses the word "fancy" instead.

You may be thinking, "Geeze Courtney, why didn't you marry him?"

But the truth is, I've got a stellar merman all of my own:




Happy Birthday Ric Farmer, hope you feel better soon.








sister in law week, hanging out with lindsay:




Oh snap! Freedom Festival tip:



I am c jane and Lucy is one lucky lady.

contact me:
cjanemail@gmail.com

36 comments:

Gina said...

Happy Birthday Andrew from Down Under. Down here the party's already started!!!

Gina said...

What I mean to say is Happy Birthday from Down Under not Happy Birthday to Andrew-from-Down-Under!
Never mind, back to the party....!

Marie Photographie said...

Your blog is quite simply my favorite, and I think you are insanely likable. Maybe you've rubbed off on him?

madsta said...

your a terribly good sister in law, happy birthday ric!

Shorty said...

Might I just take a moment to say how much I enjoy your writing. Your family stories are so wonderful, but the perspective you communicate them in is like the icing on the cake. Or the cherry on top. Thanks for sharing.

appledapple said...

Happy Birthday to Andrew! I'm loving the swim shots!

kirsten said...

(who DOESN'T fight over Twitch? he's even my 10yo daughter's fave... STILL after 2 years).

Vicky said...

Great photos, CJ! I think you're BIL has been taking lessons from you!!

Amanda said...

He makes jewelry? How do we get this jewelry?

(He DOES seem pretty awesome)

I married someone I knew in high school too...

Rachel said...

Yes, please tell yes about the "fancy" jewels he makes:) Great post!

VGSR said...

I love SYTYCD too! Twitch is awesome. And Happy Bday Andrew, you sound pretty special!

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

You and your extended family are all SO MUCH FUN! Thank you for sharing yourselves on the web!!! ;)

sue-donym said...

I second everything you've said here. Andrew really is the bees knees.

freckleonthenose said...

Happy birthday to your bro-in-law. Also, Gina's comments made me laugh.

Annie said...

I have been reading your blog for a year now.. your blog is great.. i came to know about LDS from your sister's and your blogs.. I am from India, live in the southern tip of India. Last week i went to bangalore and while crossing some street I saw an LDS church... LDS church here in India! that was a total surprise!!

Leah Edmunds said...

A man who sticks to the speed limit? I don't know about Utah but where I'm from that's well-nigh miraculous!

We live in a Zoo! said...

How funny, I could have sworn you were describing my husband ;D

Motherboard said...

His jewelry sounds dreamy. Care to share?

(LOVE the underwater photos!)

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday to Andrew!

Kelly

lawschoolwife said...

I met my husband in 8th grade Spanish! I have lots-o' good stories to tell! And a few that I hope never get told ever again!

rookie cookie said...

It was a little odd to hear about when Beezer and Lucy were getting married. I put their wedding invitation on my fridge and their toothy grins would look at me everytime I walked in the kitchen. It's like they were saying, "Look at us... bet you couldn't have seen this coming... Jokes on you, fool..."

Did you ever see my sister's wedding ring that he made. A true work of art.

And Lucy a brat? Never. I mean it's not like we didn't think we were all the hottest things in the world when we drove around in that yellow Xterra.

kelly said...

i married my high school sweetheart, i think it is awesome, we have grown up together knowing where we came from and who we were/are!
it's so nice to have family that are friends!

Martha said...

dearest cjane. that was a lovely post as usual. but i want to offer, in the nicest way possible, my editing services to you for free because you can't keep spelling "dining" as "dinning" and "English" with a lowercase "e"! please, just have anyone, ANYONE, look over your posts before you post. much love, an editor. also, happy birthdy andrew. i would like a link to your jewelry shop because my wedding ring was stolen last year and i'd love a new one. :)

Damaris said...

I have 1 brother in law that I like. the rest are junk. Don't tell them I said that.

Kelly said...

Love it. I love my brother-in-law, too, he's the greatest. :)

And Martha, you crack me up. Did you "proof" your comment? LOL!! Much love, dear.

Sarah said...

How lucky Andrew is to be so admired by his sis-in-law!! Maybe we should package him up and sell him so more girls can enjoy the benefit of an Andrew in their life!!!!

I agree with Marie Photographie....Your blog is my favorite!

Marianne said...

Fun photos! My husband and my sister's husband are great friends too. It sure makes things nice doesn't it?

Does Andrew have a website? I would love to see some of his work.

Oh, and you can misspell dining anytime you want my dear. It bothers me not!

Natalie said...

I used to change his diapers...

Happy Birthday Cuz!

(that seemed like I was teasing Andrew..but in reality..its showing how old I am ...crap)

cortnieb said...

I LOVED this post!!! Isn't it awesome when the additions to the fam turn out to be good ones?? Doesn't always turn out that way, so when it DOES happen, ENJOY!!!
Okay, How is it that I am the ONLY one LOVING the end as much as I am??
"MERMAN!!" YESSSSSS!!! Taken from the amazing Zoolander himself....."It's Merman!!! Mermannn!!!! As he runs off LIKE.A.GIRL!!!!!!!!! Oh CJANE, I LUFF YOU!!!

Shar said...

I concur. Andrew is the bomb. And we're lucky 'cause he's our cousin. And we're glad he married Lucy.

DANIELLE said...

So, while it is exciting that it's your fancy bro-in-law's b-day, I must say I zoned into the fact that you watch and love SYTYCD. Because, frankly, that makes you THE coolest person on planet earth. (It doesn't take much to impress me.) I cannot get over that show -- did you see Twitch's hip-hop routine tonight?! Holy cow.

I'll stop.

Happy b-day to your bro-in-law too. :)

Just Us said...

Ahhhhh...Twitch.

Lisa said...

Yes, but does your BIL have a Facebook fan club? Mine does and it was started by his high school students, no less.

It is wonderful when the sisters bring such likable people into the family.

Happy Birthday!

Sammi said...

I love this.
Happy birthday, Andrew!

*** said...

Oh Martha, Martha, Martha "dear",

You were being sarcastic, right? I REALLY hope so and that you weren't being all high and mighty (in the nicest way possible.) Because IF you were being serious, you should PROBABLY start the editing services at home.

Much love-
Someone who is FED UP with the internet grammar police! (it's annoying)

"Martha said...
dearest cjane. that was a lovely post as usual. but i want to offer, in the nicest way possible, my editing services to you for free because you can't keep spelling "dining" as "dinning" and "English" with a lowercase "e"! please, just have anyone, ANYONE, look over your posts before you post. much love, an editor. also, happy birthdy andrew. i would like a link to your jewelry shop because my wedding ring was stolen last year and i'd love a new one. :)"

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