I love intro pages almost as much as I love title pages.
This page does two things:
First, it summarizes stuff that happened in our lives that year.
I added a couple paragraphs about us to capture things that may not get their own layout later in the book.
Second, it adds a bit of pop culture and news to put the year in context.
Most of the pictures are news and pop culture related. They cover things like the Olympics, the presidential election, the iPod, and other fun & serious stuff.