I am writing this from a hotel bathroom at 3:30 AM in the morning. On this night away from the kids, I am up for no good reason at all, other than the fact that my body forgot how to sleep since having children.
But it's all good because I can fall back to sleep soon enough and then SLEEP IN! And order room service! And take a dip in the pool! Because I'm at a hotel! Hooray!
Why am I in the bathroom like a creeper? Well, because husband is here with me. We are celebrating our five year wedding anniversary and it is the first time we are getting away together in a year. So that deserves a caps-locked HOORAY!
For his anniversary gift this year, Husband requested that I not spend much money on him. He tends to not want gifts, just cards. But I wanted something more than just a card to mark this occasion.
So what to give? As I pondered this question in the past few weeks, an answer formed in my head as we sat in a theater watching Twilight. During the love montage highlighting the love story of the worlds most famous vampires, he reached over and grabbed my hand. I knew what he was thinking. He was thinking about us and where we started and how far we have come and how turning me into a vampire was so worth it in the end.
I used every spare second to comb through memories this past week and then create our love story as it has been thus far on iMovie. I'm really happy with how it turned out and if I thought he was verklempt during the Twlight montage, well I can officially say he was truly overcome while watching this video. I don't know if I'll be able to top this gift in future years.
The Story of Us from Laura on Vimeo.