Wednesday, July 22, 2009

encyclopedia of our ordinary life

Amy & Kev, circa Jan, 1999. I loved that Pleather coat.
My roommate stole it later that year. :(

So, since today is our 9th anniversary, I decided to post a little bit from a scrapbook I'm doing called Encyclopedia of Our Ordinary Life. It's an idea I came across from a book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal by a similar title and I thought it was a great way to tell our story. (okay, cue the sappy music). It's basically an alphabetical list of things describing one or both of us, things we like and/or dislike, etc. The entire scrapbook is rather large so in the interest of time and saving you all from boredom I'll only post some of the letters here. Happy Anniversary to us!!

B -- Bed-time movies: I am almost completely unable to fall asleep without first zoning out to the tv. I know, there's tons to be said for and against this and everyone has an opinion about having a tv in the bedroom but rather than laying there and trying to shut off my mind from all the days' happenings I've found that the best thing for me to fall asleep is to put on an old episode of the Dick Van Dyke show on DVD and I'm usually almost asleep before the episode is over.

C -- Cotton Balls: Sometime you should throw a cotton ball at Kev and see what happens. He has the most bizarre phobia. He absolutely cannot stand the sound they make when you tear them apart. Really, really funny.

Amy and Kev, shortly after meeting.
The first weekend he took me home to see his parents, circa Sept. 1998

D -- Dave Matthews Band: Both of us LOVE THIS BAND!! When I was preggo with Gennie I played these CD's exclusively in my car on the way to and from work everyday and when she was a few months old we happened to turn it on and she smiled and flapped her arms like crazy.
F -- Forehead Butt: Somewhere along the line Kev discovered that when I frown I get a crease in my forehead that looks like a butt crack. Fantastic. And he delights in reminding me of it especially when I'm mad at him. (poke, poke, "you've got a forehead butt!") Charming.

K -- Kids: One of the biggest things we had in common when we met was how much we both wanted kids. He was really excited to be a dad someday and I love that about him. We both agree that we may not ever have much money but we will always take time for the kids. N -- Noodles: Given the choice of just about any kind of food in the world, Kev will pick pasta. Any type, any shape, topped with any sauce. As long as they aren't the spinach flavor ones.

R -- Rubber Ducky Socks: Yes, in lieu of traditional wedding footwear, I chose blue socks with tiny rubber duckies all over them for my trek down the aisle. I thought they went nicely with the stacked white tennis shoes I wore them in.

S -- Stove: One, sacrificed in the name of husband/wife communication. :)
There's a taste of our life. It's been a great 9 years and I can't wait for what's in store in the years to come!

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