Last Friday, my hubby and I celebrated our five-year anniversary. It's so hard to believe that it's been five years, but when you think about it - all that we've gone through and accomplished - it's pretty easy to see where our time has gone.
Here's the math on what he and I, either separately or together, have accomplished since March 23, 2002:
-Had 2 amazing children
-Adopted 1 now very pampered, overindulged pooch
-Bought 3 different apartments
-Land 3 kick-ass jobs and/or promotions (him)
-Taken 1 fledgling freelance career and seen it soar (me)
-Sold 1 novel
-Lost 1 of my best friends, a bridesmaid at our wedding, to breast cancer
It's amazing when you look back on it to see how far you've come. I mean, marriage is hard, and there's no doubt that it takes a ton of work, but when you reap the rewards, like many of them on the above list, it's hard not to think of it as a success.
So, dear readers, with that said, hubby and I are off to Mexico for the rest of the week, to celebrate our success sans children and with the help of (I hope) a very talented masseuse. :) I'm packing four books - Catching Genius by Kristy Kiernan, Good Things by Mia Kim, Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris, and The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz - and I plan to do little other than read, sleep, eat and be extremely pampered (by both husband and the hotel). An occasional run on the beach might be called for too.
Adios! See you when we get back.
So...where have your last five years taken you?