Monday, June 2, 2008

Happy Anniversary

Ta dah! We’ve been married exactly one year! I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s been the best year of my life. Thanks to the best man of my life. Here are just a few of Alvin’s qualities I love:

Optimistic: No rain or storm can dampen Alvin’s positive outlook on the future. He’s like Candide, believing that we live in the best of all possible worlds. His enthusiasm is impossible to resist. He keeps the mood light and fun in our house.

Gallant: We went rock climbing in Moab. Recognizing my inexperience and lingering fear of heights, he never climbed too far ahead of me, and he turned around and shouted back encouragement and instructions about the best route.

Brilliant: Alvin points out fascinating geological facts about hills, valleys, rocks, and canyons wherever we go.

Artistic: You’d never know his ’88 Accord is really a rust bucket underneath that gleaming white spray paint.

Ambitious: Alvin put in thousands of hours to not only finish his thesis and geologic map, but do an outstanding job.

Romantic: Can you believe he wrote, memorized, and recited a poem for me on Valentine’s Day?

Generous: He consistently lets me win at out favorite board games, like Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride.

Natural leader: He recruited and directed the manpower and equipment to move a piano to our house—within hours.

Imaginative: During dinner, Alvin very accurately compared a buckwheat dish to cockroach shells.

Herculean: He bench presses me.

Kind hearted: Even though he's sure ducks are the dumbest creatures on the earth, Alvin always fed my sister's pet ducks. After we set them free at the river, he went back to check on them and take them more bread.

Happy Anniversary, Alvin!
Love, Laura