Wednesday, May 31, 2006

'a couple of kooks hung up on romancing'

Here we are, three years ago today!

Tonight, we'll be in our ever-romantic childbirth class, followed by anniversary cake. Tomorrow night we'll celebrate over dinner at Solera, where our favorite local band, The Owls, will be playing upstairs afterward. Steve planned the evening, and I can't wait!

We sat and talked for a long time this morning over breakfast and coffee. It was happy, hopeful talking, the kind that leaves me feeling that all is right with our little world. We talked about our three years together, our future, our goals for parenthood, our hopes and dreams (to steal an album title from The Owls). We talked so long that we were late for work. But it was worth it.

And on the way into work, I listened to one of my all-time favorite songs — Kooks by David Bowie — which is on one of my all-time favorite albums, Hunky Dory. (Steve is a Bowie fan, too.) I've loved this song for many years, since I first heard it in my sophomore year of college, and I've waited a long time to play it for our future baby. As I listened in the car, I realized that it fits our quirky personalities perfectly, even if we don't actually plan to throw our son's homework on the fire. Here's how it goes:

Will you stay in our lovers' story
If you stay you won't be sorry
'Cause we believe in you
Soon you'll grow so take a chance
With a couple of kooks
Hung up on romancing

We bought a lot of things
to keep you warm and dry
And a funny old crib on which the paint won't dry
I bought you a pair of shoes
A trumpet you can blow
And a book of rules
On what to say to people
when they pick on you
'Cause if you stay with us you're gonna be pretty kookie too


And if you ever have to go to school
Remember how they messed up
this old fool
Don't pick fights with the bullies
or the cads
'Cause I'm not much cop at punching other people's dads
And if the homework brings you down
Then we'll throw it on the fire
And take the car downtown

And here's one more for my sisters:


liz said...

Happy anniversary to a truly lovely couple! I hope you have a marvelous time celebrating - even in your childbirth class, because life (and marriage) are lived in the little things! :)

I've never heard that song before. What great lyrics.

Susanne said...

Emilie, those pictures bring back memories! You're definately a beautiful bride! Mary even said, when we were looking at pictures, that "she was a beautiful bride."

Happy Anniversary!

Emilie said...

Thank you, Liz! So true about life being lived in the little things, too. I wholeheartedly agree. :)

Emilie said...

And thanks, Sue!

barbara said...

Happy anniversary!! Loved the pictures--they brought back a lot of memories of a beautiful day and a beautiful bride. What's even better, though, is knowing how your relationship has evolved and grown over the last three years. I feel so privileged to have watched you on your journey--and even more so to call you and Steve my friends.

And childbirth class-with all that it implies--seems a PERFECT way to celebrate, no?

PS Liked the picture of you w/the Mike's Lemonade bottle!!

Anonymous said...

I noticed the picture of the Lemonade bottle too! And yes, Barbara, it's wonderful to see how the unborn boy, as well as other things (trips to Ireland, etc.) have caused an even deeper blossoming of Em & Steve's relationship since the wedding.

The shadowing picture of Em & Steve in front of the the window is also beautiful (and of course the one of the sisses...)!

Susanne said...

That was me above. Not sure why it said "Anonymous"

Cynthia said...

Happy anniversary.

Liz p said...

Happy Anniversary! It is so nice to count you and Steve as friends. You look great and I'm so glad that three years later you are on the edge of another blessing! You are so great as husband and wife that I know together you will be spectacular parents!

Ellen said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the booze.....
It was such a great honor to be your blonde bridesmaid. I love that song you are talking about! It was on a tape of songs you made for me (that mom didn't want me to listen to) when you were in college. I still have it. There are some classics on there! When we used to listen to it together, you mouthed and acted out the words to that song for me. I am so glad it has a new meaning for you now!