well folks, one of my favorite times of the year is here again and this blog is about to get sappy!! it's our anniversary!!
happy anniversary to you and me, ringo!!
in honor of this fabulous occasion, we are celebrating by creating the best love-gift ever...mixed tapes...pretend ones at least! LOL.
We are celebrating our anniversary together-apart this year because of a project that has us in separate states...and, knowing my LOVE of all things celebration, Matt asked how I planned to have us celebrate this year...after pondering MANY ideas...we narrowed our choices down to two:
1) mixed tape play lists posted on the blog to surprise each other
2) surprise tattoos created to express our love (I envisioned something real original like our last name on my neck like you see on the back of some people's cars or up their arms...then I realized my last name is so long it would wrap around my entire neck...hmmm...im not so sure that would be very classy).
we deducted that tattoos are entirely too permanent for a couple of kids whose marriage has evolved around change...so, Matt suggested that we save that idea for year 11...and, after much thought we've decided that OF COURSE a mixed tape is the perfect ninth anniversary gift to each other...we grew up making those things...don't you remember the days of calling in to the radio station and requesting a song then waiting and hitting RECORD the second it played...or recording songs from other people's mixed tapes in their cassette player??! seriously...this is totally taking me back. I have spent the day carefully choosing my tunes...imagining in my mind that the old cassette player is still in commission as I am picking songs that flow together with the theme in mind: matt and sarah forever, lol. We are not taking this task lightly...Matt even turned down a dinner w/a colleague tonight b/c of this anniversary challenge. He told his colleague "sorry, I have to make a play list," and I imagine the response went a little something like this: "um, okay. a play list? for what?"
The invention of itunes has turned our old plastic cassette tapes into downloaded play lists...even a couple of years ago, we would've made each other mix-CD's...but, now...in 2010 we are creating play lists...and why not post them here to share with all of you...sappy love songs from one best friend to another...
i love you, ringo!! i couldn't have imagined the past nine years without you!! here is my play list...a compilation of songs for our Sunday morning breakfasts (side note: we listen to music on Sunday mornings...we brew our coffee, dance around the kitchen, then all four of us eat breakfast, sip coffee and cocoa and listen to some nice tunes either from our personal music collection or sometimes from the suggestions on don miller's sunday morning blog! if we have a house w/a patio we sit there...if we don't, we sit around the farmhouse table that matt refinished), i tried not to add songs that are in my car stereo...like my absolute song always dedicated to you "i like being with me when I'm with you" by drew holcomb (check it out everyone...super cute...and let me reiterate: i dedicate that one to my sweet husband).
anyhow here is my list:
1.all my days (alexi murdoch)
2.all I want is you (juno soundtrack)
3.i'm so lonesome i could cry (hank williams) i had to throw an "i miss you song" in, and who better than hank williams sr?!!!
4. I wanna grow old with you (Adam Sandler/the wedding singer)
5. I melt with you (Jason Mraz remix)
6. if i were a carpenter (johnny cash and june carter)
7. angel (jack johnson)
8. when you are gone (the cranberries)
9.if you are wondering if you want me to (weezer) haha you know i had to throw in weezer!
10.obla di obla da (the beatles)
and now...it's time for Matt's play list...just to let you all know, I am viewing it for the first time as I type it for him...no cheating from this girl...he emailed it to me after he finished it up with strict instructions not to read it until I finished mine and posted it. so...without further adieu...
lol ohmygoodness! you are cracking me up, matt!! you have no idea how cute you are...
matt's play list:
My love, here is my list of songs for you for our anniversary. In no particular order, the list is below. I love you so much. Send me a link to the blog once you have finished it. I love you so much. I can't wait to see the songs on your play list.
1.When I'm 64(Beatles)
(from the beginning)
2.All of my days (Alexi Murdoch)
(from the 'Away we go' soundtrack)
3.If you're wondering if I want you to (Weezer)
(because you always dance to it)
4.Fix you (Coldplay)
5.A long December (Counting Crows)
(because this year will be (even) better than the last)
6.Say I won't (Recognize) (Gaslight Anthem)
7.Nine in the Afternoon (Panic At the disco)
8.Chasing cars (Snow Patrol)
9.Oh No (Andrew Byrd)
(From our weekend coffee drinking album)
(76092, need I say more)
well...I warned you all that it would get sappy...OHMYGOODNESS...reading your play list took me from tears to laughter...you are the cutest. this is seriously the BEST anniversary gift ever...with the stretchy $6 elastic cubic zirconium band sliding in for a close second place (thank you by the way...who doesn't love a conflict-free stretchy glittery ring?! a fabulous gift choice if i do say so myself...i'll just go ahead and give myself a pat on the back for that one!)...I LOVE this way of celebrating...except next time, let's be in the same state (wink!)
WOW, I could seriously go on and on...like, you have no idea how many of those same songs i ALMOST put on my play list!!
OKAY, i'll stop sharing my sappiness with the world and pick up the phone and call you, my darling husband. happy ninth anniversary, ringo. i love you so much.
"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." Eccl 4:9-12
*photo taken in 2006!! wowsas!