Sunday, December 19, 2010

We'll I'll be...

*I wrote this post a few weeks ago, but then the puke and poo fest started, so I just now got a chance to complete it! Playing catch up is such a FUN game.

I would have to say perhaps my most infamous blog entry was this one.

People *still* talk to me about it and I don't mind. In fact, when Mr. K and reminisce about things, it always comes up and we always laugh our heads off. So this year for our five year anniversary, I started joking a month in advance.

"I can't WAIT for my anniversary card! Maybe it will be as personal and touching as my Mother's Day card this year [which read]...'warm wishes on Mother's Day.'" I mean, I can barely choke out the words when I'm repeating them, I'm so overcome with emotion.


And so we bantered, back and forth like that for weeks, building up to our (late) anniversary dinner and gift exchange last week. Tradition dictates that a gift on year five should be wood. So despite my, um, how should I put this -- misgivings, I went to a local guitar shop (on a day that I happened to have a MIGRAINE. Awesome!) and bought my Mr. K a beautiful, more-expert-than-his-ability-to-play acoustic guitar.

With STAND I might add.

The guy (you know...the guy... every store has a guy) kept trying to convince me that someday, Mr. K would want to play while connected to an amp. I was all "no really, he won't." And the guy was all "Totally. Every guitar player wants to play with an amp at some point." And I was like "Dude. He's far less John Mayer and much more Captain VonTrapp plus a little Mark Zuckerberg, so pretty sure about the no amp thing."

So I didn't get an amp.

But I DID get him a super nice leather strap.

Though Mr. K says he doesn't need one because he isn't good enough to walk around while playing yet.


Anyway, back to the story. Because I didn't want to drag the giant guitar (with STAND) to our romantic dinner, I gave Mr. K his present one day before we went out. He was thrilled and couldn't believe how much nicer it was to play a 'real' guitar instead of the 3/4 size $99 special he's been strumming for months now. You all might recall that it drives me kind of crazy the way that Mr. K gets distracted during clutch times with things guitar-related, so it was a truly selfless gift on my part. What's that you say? I am an awesome gift-giver? Oh, GO ON.

So you are all probably wondering now what Mr. K got me to commemorate our fifth anniversary? First I'll share an excerpt (with permission) from his card to me:

Happy Fifth Anniversary, Darling!

Thank you for creating such a wonderful life for us. Even though I'm sure that all your git will shorten my life considerably, it will have been worth it. I love Piglet and the twins (P and G that is) and can't wait for the journey that we continue to travel together."

Say it with me -- awwwwwww!

And then, without a word, he slid a box like THIS across the table.

I'm telling you, there is something about that little aqua colored box with a white ribbon that makes every single person in the room turn around and stare. I think they thought we were getting engaged! Ha! We're on year FIVE, Suckers!

I can't share the contents exactly, but the interior box was dark blue velvet held something lovely and sparkly that made me verklepmt.

Mr. K surprises me sometimes.

Actually, the truth is, Mr. K surprises me hardly EVER, but when he does, it can be really fabulous.

And every once in awhile, there's no sign of a coupon for miles.

Happy Anniversary, Babe! Mmmmmmwah!

P.S. I read the end of this entry to Mr. K and his response was "What? You don't like the coupons?!"

P.P.S. Do you all suppose I can get to 100 followers before January 1? I am dubious but hopeful as always!


Christie said...

Congrats! Little blue boxes are always welcome. Your husband did good. And you deserve it!

'Murgdan' said...

Ooooohhhhh...nice! He did good! Lovely pics as always!

Love Letters To China said...

Congratulations on five years!!! You definitely have a keeper. :-)

strongblonde said...

love love love that little blue box :) i spend too much time on the website, so if you told me minor details i'm sure i would know the item number of your gift. lol. :)

great pics and happy anniversary!!

strongblonde said...

love love love that little blue box :) i spend too much time on the website, so if you told me minor details i'm sure i would know the item number of your gift. lol. :)

great pics and happy anniversary!!

bug and Boo Designs said...

I just gave you 91! I just found you :) I think you sent me a link a while ago but I just got around to visiting :)

Your writing is hysterical!

Jen said...

I thought I was a follower of your blog, so my apologies for not signing up before 1.1.11! Hope you enjoyed your evening out and yay for the perfect blue box. Cheers!

GBR1980 said...

Hello! Just stumbled across your blog and I love it! Sounds like you had a wonderful 5th Anniversary! I love that you and Mr. K can laugh at eachother, it makes it so fun in a relationship. If you get a chance follow and check out my blog at Hope to see you soon!!

Stacie said...

Just read your Mother's Day post & almost peed my pants. Showers? Seriously hilarious. My hubby's not the greatest gift giver either. However, it looks like he did great this year! :)