Sunday, August 20, 2006

Happy Anniversary To Me! (And Matt!)

It's an interesting one, since we're in a new city. But we're headed out to this place at the suggestion of Matt's boss (she says it's the nicest, most romantic place in the entire region.)

It was fun figuring out gifts for each other - the first anniversary gift is traditionally paper, so Matt got me this, this, this, and this. I LOVE them all, especially the hardbound Elements of Style - it's full of enchanting illustrations of the most off beat examples. AND. On the endpapers? When you open the book up? It says, hello. And appropriately, on the last three pages, "thank you", "and", and "goodbye."

Pretty perfect if you ask me.

I was stressing out as to what to get Matt, and I asked Kat, and she suggested that I make a mobile with paper cranes on it - and I did:

Mobile

The cranes are made out of maps of places we've been together. Where we went to college, Paris, London, our hometowns, St. Louis, and Akron. I was terrified of making the mobile, but after about an hour in the craft store, I was confident enough to make it - and I think it looks really cool. It's hanging above our dining room table, and I get chills every time I see it. And, fortunately, Matt thinks it's special.

The best news about our anniversary? We still like each other. We pretty much still think each other is the best thing since sliced bread.

(Also. I've got a chance, hopefully, to write professionally. I don't want to jinx it, just keep your fingers crossed for me for the next week or so...)

24 comments:

Kiki said...

Congratulations! What fun anniversary gifts! Elements of Style is probably the very best book in the world after The Bible...and I'm intrigued by Mommies Who Drink. I may have to pick that one up myself.

Great job on the cranes. They look lovely.

bobealia said...

Happy First Anniversary!!! I hope you are enjoying yourselves right now.
I LOVE your mobile and the idea about the maps. What did you make the cross pieces out of? What kind of string and glue did you use? Basically... how did you make it?
And I have my fingers crossed regarding the writing. That is SO VERY EXCITING!!

Teri M. said...

Congratulations! My 17th anniversary is in 6 days, so I know the importance of still liking each other. ;) (Ok, I must tell you that my husband is sitting here as I write this and he said,"Still licking each other?" So. Obviously we're doing ok. Perv. LOL) Love the mobile!

kim said...

I LOVE that mobile! Happy anniversary!!

doggerelblogger said...

Congrats and fingers crossed - good luck!

John said...

Fingers, toes, and split ends crossed.

Cat said...

Congrats on the one year anniversary, and also congrats on the writing opportunity! That's really exciting. Keep us posted!

HelpMeBubba said...

yea, for you! I love one year anniversary. Congrats on everything!!

e-liz said...

Your mobile turned out awesome!I'm very impressed! See? I told you that you and Mr. Google could do it!

Lena said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Marcia and Matt!

I am so loving the mobile - I'm emailing you now because I WANT ONE.

SarahReznor said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! restaurant looks yummy! you guys are so cute 0 stay that way!

blog Portland said...

Those are some pretty awesome gifts. BIG congratulations to the both of you!

Jsto said...

Are you going to get writing tips from Mauryn? After all she did write that fantastic butterfly children's story! HA Happy Anniversary!

Virenda said...

First off that is so sweet and such a great anniversary gift. WAY TO GO MARCIA! I love that he bought you books, and such a great variety..

Jinxing sucks, so I won't say anything, but I will keep my fingers crossed. :0) Let us know GF.

Ellen K. said...

Happy 1st anniversary! And good luck with the job lead.

Airhead said...

Happy anniversary, y'all! And good luck with the job!

Vaguely Urban said...

Congratulations to you both! I LOVE the crane mobile. So thoughtful, and so beautiful

Our first anniversary is coming up in October, and I was thinking about getting theater tickets, since they are made out paper. But now I'm inspired to try to make something beautiful.

(p.s. crossing my fingers for you and your writing gig)

Softball Slut said...

CONGRATS!!! I love the mobile idea

bryan said...

What everyone else said. Congrats and happy anniversary! That mobile is an awesome idea.

v said...

The Hardcover Elements of Style, that was sweet and cute. But the origami with the maps of places you've visited --- that's gotta be a new cuteness record. I'm just going to have to bottle the two of you up and make money off of your superpower of adorability.

Seriously Marse, what a magical gift ... you go girl. Congrats to the both of you!!

PS - what, no SaoP review?

Logan said...

Whatever -- the blowjob coupons idea I gave you would have been more interesting. ;)

goirishkj said...

I know I'm late to this party, but CONGRATS!!!! Those gifts are really awesome,you two are just way too cute for words :) Fingers and toes crossed about the job, and I totally understand not wanting to jinx it--a little paranoia can be somewhat healthy, at least that's what I tell myself :)

jargonscout said...

Happy mutual anniversary darling. I really dig the crane mobile. Creative to the last bone I tell ya. And the illustrated Elements of Style is a perfect gift for the prolific writer. I'm jealous!

GodsNightgown said...

I love the mobile! You should submit a photo and story to godsnightgown.blogspot.com. And happy anniversary!