Monday, May 5, 2008

The Scoop on Todd

Okay, my friend Linda in Chicago says there's not enough on my blog about Todd, so for my friends around the country who've never met him, heeeeeere's Todd...!




Todd is THE BEST! He's affectionate, kind, mischievous, funny, loving, realistic (well, most of the time), adventurous and level-headed--I've only seen him get a little upset twice in the four years I've known him. We don't fight or argue. He loves animals and his dream job would be working in the wildlife preservation field. Maybe after he retires from air conditioning...you never know! He's a very hard worker and works his butt off so we can have a house and I can stay home with the kids.

Todd loves to go hiking and camping (I would have put some pix on here of Todd and Zane camping last weekend with our Church Ward, but Todd lost the camera, LOL!). That was a blessing, though, because I hated that camera and it gave me an excuse to get a new point & shoot (still hoping for the manual camera for my birthday, hehe). Todd used to go regularly to camp at Havasupai (I don't know how to spell that properly) which is a very long hike in and out...it's in the Grand Canyon and there's an "Indian" village down there, too.

Todd not only loves animals, he loves birds, bugs, reptiles, you name it. We found an old video tape of his a couple years ago. He made it when he was probably in his late teens. It was several minutes of some kind of bug going in and out of a hole. LOL!

Todd and I have so many things in common--just weird little quirky things that it amazes me how well-suited for each other we are. I definitely got the better end of the deal, though ;o) On our first date, we discovered that we like the same music, which is a lot of reggae, but pretty much anything strange, bizarre or unusual, too. He loves everything from the Pixies to Miles Davis to, of course, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, Digable Planets, A Tribe Called Quest (he got me into them, and I got him into Jack Johnson, whom he really loves). We both kinda got into Jack Johnson together on our long drive across country when we moved from AZ to VA in late May of 2005. Good stuff. Todd plays acoustic guitar, too, but not very often. I love it when he does; he has big hands and thick fingers and it seems impossible that they should be able to play those thin strings, but he does.

Todd is very devoted to our Church and he and I teach the 6-7 year-old Primary class. We love the kids; he is far more patient with them than I am, although I'm learning from him. We've been in that class for almost a year now. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else; it's fun being with the kids and even more fun being with Todd. Todd served a mission in Guatemala around the same time I was stationed in the Air Force in Japan--which is where I joined the Church (early 90's).

Well, there are a million more things I could say about Todd, but I'll stop there with a promise to include him more in future posts.


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April said...

How fun to learn more about Todd! His celebrity look-alikes just crack me up... I think that out of all of them he looks the most like that Gary guy with the cowboy hat & cigarette. Seriously. :)

Anonymous said...

You gotta a real winner in Todd, patience is a hard virtue to master and it sounds like he's got it for real-you need that with a big family!

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