Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Seven years!

Yesterday Gabe and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary.

This is us on our honeymoon. Don't we look cute?

This is us now. Still cute, no?

Copying my anniversary buddy Ma Torg (we share the same wedding date) I wrote out the highlights of our life together thus far:

Year 1:
Gabe works at Imagine Systems and Emily starts a short-lived teaching career.

Year 2: Jonathan is conceived, carried, and born. Gabe starts a master's degree, Emily stops teaching, and we buy a house.

Year 3: Gabe keeps working on the degree while working part time at Imagine. Emily tries to juggle the house, the garden, and a rather demanding small child. Somewhere in there she achieves the rank of Black Belt in Tang Soo Do.

Year 4: Gabe graduates with a Master's Degree in Computer Science, and just in time, as baby number two is born two months later.

Year 5: Emily succumbs to her entrepreneurial heritage and starts Lullaby Slings.

Year 6: Our third baby is home! Gabe starts working at Data Tree.

Year 7: Gabe becomes a Benedictine oblate. Emily assists at two births, then starts a doula certification program. Josiah turns 1, Thomas turns 3, and Jonathan turns five.

I like our life together. It has been full and good; rich in love and laughter and books and babies. Marrying Gabe was exactly the right decision.


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Mom said...

Congratulations! We think Gabe was the right decision as well!

Jessica said...

Congratulations, you two!

Myrnie said...

Congratulations on your 7 years as a family! Sounds like they've been rich, full, and happy.

Ma Torg said...

Congrats, Emily and Gabe! You have a marvelous anniversary date. (:

Amber said...

Congratulations! I like your write-up, that's a fun way to look at it. I started to think what mine would look like but it just got too scary. Matt and I have done a lot in 9 years!

And yes, still cute! *grin*

Care said...

I'm convinced that good people get married on the 26th. Madeleine L'Engle married Hugh on January and Gabe on May 26th...and Sean and I are getting married June 26th!!! =)

allegra said...

I think that the longer people are married, the cuter they get. You guys are no exception!

Amy said...

Many Blessings!