Tuesday, May 16, 2006

there are things you do
because they feel right
& they may make no sense
& they may make no money
& it may be the real reason
we are here:
to love each other
& to eat each others' cooking
& say it was good
-Brian Andreas
Our good friends Janice and Pat sent that poem in an anniversary card and I think it suits. Saying "yes" to you was the best decision I've ever made, hands down. An awful lot has happened in the last fourteen years and I wouldn't have taken the ride with anyone else...I suppose we were pretty sure the journey would be successful given that we have known each other since elementary school. God, we are so young in that picture! Since there are no new ones of the two of us together I decided to post this one; five years old but a photo we both like. Looking forward to celebrating with you this weekend...let's hope the weather holds!

Kate woke up this morning singing "Boom, boom, boom, boom...bang, bang, bang, bang...". What a way to start the day! Of course, we didn't want the girls learning the "gonna shoot you right down" part, so we altered the lyrics to "gonna get right down...heeey, hey". MUCH nicer than the usual way I am awakened: "MOOOOMMMMMMYYYYYY!!!!!!! HHHEEEEEEEEEEELLLPP!!!!!!!! ".

Kate's cheerful singing set a great tone for the day. A busy one, but productive and enjoyable all around. We took India to school and Kate had her usual crying jag "I MISS AHEENYA !!!!" (translation...."I miss India"), then yelled "You dop, sun!" because the sun was in her eyes and "Wake up, fwower!" to a half-dead dandilion that she was carrying around. Kate truly believes that if she is loud enough in her commands she will acheive whatever she wants.

Tonight at dinner India insisted that she would only finish her milk if Tracy and I finished our wine...with pleasure, India!


Delane said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope you guys have a fun weekend.

John Lee Hooker first thing in the morning huh? I changed the lyrics in Folsom Prison Blues from "shot a man in Reno just to see him die" to "pushed a kid on the playground just to see him cry."

da Boyds said...

Happy anniversary!! I remember that wedding, but Rebecca doesn’t. I carried her home in a to-go bag. I went to Tracy's parent's house afterwards and hung with the folks, while my wife slept in the car. Ah, the good old days....

Joyce family said...

Great pictures and Happy Anniversary.

Kate is so funny - I do think that kids think being loud helps.

The Turmanators said...

Ah, yes...I had forgotten that Rebecca had a VERY good time at the wedding! I suppose Tracy returned the favor at's a miracle you still speak to us!

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