Here's a quick list of some of the noteworthy things that have been a part of our marriage the past 8 years:
-4 1/2 children (top of the list-of course!)
-Of the 8 years, I have been either pregnant or nursing for 5 1/2 of them (I find this a huge accomplishment in and of itself, mostly because our marriage has been so amazing even though I've had a baby attached to me for nearly 3/4th's of it. Also because I am lovingly referred to as "Devil Woman" when I am pregnant. Now you understand the sacrifice Andrew makes :)
-10 moves-including to 3 different states (um, wow)
-College attendance and a graduation and liscense from hair school (Andy's still working on the school thing... someday we'll add "Bachelor's Degree" to this list :)
-10 different jobs (7 for Andy, 3 for me)
-5 promotions (all for Andy... except when we have another child. I guess that's a promotion for me....?)
-Surviving 2 1/2 years of Andy traveling for work and being gone 3 out of every 4 weeks.... did I mention that was for 2 1/2 years? And that I had 3 kids ages 2 and under when it started?
-8 different cars (10 if you include the ones we had while we were engaged)
-6 car accidents (most were minor, but still expensive)
-14 speeding tickets (only 1 was mine :)
-Too many vacations and getaways to count (my favorites being California, Oregan, Mexico, and Washington D.C.)
-Buying our first home (which we still own and I wish we still lived in.... how could I have ever thought it was too small? It's like a dream remembering only having 1 bathroom to clean... ;)
-A surplus of 110 pounds (on average 40 of those have been gained and lost nearly 5 times because of pregnancies, Andy's are because he likes my cooking.... or something)
-13 church callings in 5 wards
-Lots and lots and LOTS of "I love you's" and also "I'm sorry's"
-Oh ya.... and he still likes to look up my dress ;)
I am soooo in love with this guy. Happy 8th anniversery darling.