Lots to blog about. Will start with a quick one while I'm writing the "real" post. Back on August 31st, Tom and I had our 12th wedding anniversary. While it's not a terribly long time, I feel like we've lived WAY more than just 12 years... we've been through some stuff, for sure. So, I wanted to do something special for Tom.
For those of you that know me well, this won't come as a surprise, but I am a horrible gift-giver. I have a very hard time thinking about details like that. In order to make room for all things medical and educational regarding Harlie, I had to make some room in my brain, which meant losing some basic things. So, in many ways, I really think I'm "dumber" than I used to be. At least in the day to day, regular aspects of life. But, it's the way it had to be. And I figure that I've saved a life, so that makes it okay and well worth the sacrifice.
Anyway, this horrible gift giving applies to Tom, too. So, he usually buys his own gifts. There have been a few times that I really tried hard to surprise him, but it never works out. He always ends up finding out about it - or he goes and buys the very thing I bought him in the days before his birthday or Christmas.
The most insulting part is that he is a great gift-giver to me. He's so thoughtful and always gets me something I love. So, I thought this year, I would do something special for him. Something to show him how much he means to me, and to his family. Something he wouldn't know anything about. So, I put together a video for him.
I asked my niece, Kelly, to help me with it because I used to use One True Media and it was super easy. Well, that company was bought or something and it was no longer in service. So, I had to figure something else out. She helped and while she was scanning in photos and starting the project for me, I selected some songs to use. I wrote them down and one day Kelly came over and I showed her the list.
The list was in a notebook that I never use and it was in a box on the floor with all my other "to do" crap. Tom rarely comes in my office and he never looks at the mounds of paperwork.
But, when I went to look at my list, this is what I saw...
Tom added the last song on the list. Which meant that he saw my list. Which meant that he probably figured out what I was doing. As disappointed as I was, I couldn't help but laugh. First of all, Get Down on it, by Kool & the Gang? How random! It's moments like these that tell me we are going to be just fine.
Anyway, here's the video...
12 Anniversary FINAL from Christy Holton on Vimeo.
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