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 born...at 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.