This post is a little delayed - I had hoped to write it up on our actual anniversary, but work has been a bear since we returned home.
Elyse and I just celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary.
That may not seem like a big deal, but considering 1 in 5 couples who got married the same year as us are now divorced, it kind of is.
Last weekend, my brother and his wife offered to watch our kids so that we could get away. It was an epic 24 hours of camping, fishing & exploring. But, I'm going to save those pics for another time.
If you haven't caught on already, I love stats.
So, let's begin with some stats:
Days Married: 1841
Offspring: 2 (1 male, 1 female)
States Lived In: 2 (Idaho & Montana)
Towns Lived In: 5
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Big Sky, MT
Homes Lived In: 5 (4 in 1st year...sorry babe)
Cars Owned: 2
Cross-Country Trips to Visit Family: 11 (in miles, that's 1.2x around the earth)
Different Campsites: 21
Pets Owned: 1 (Tiny, the fish)
Days We Fought: 1841
Days We Were Apart: 32
Days We Have Been Together MOST of the day: 1515 (if I had a normal commuting job, the number would be 535)
Days I Haven't Loved You: 0
Now that I've made every person without a healthy connection to their emotions vomit in their mouths a little (as an aperitif), let's move on.
ATTN: This quote will royally tick some of you over-sensitive types, so please read it as it's intended - with deep respect.
There are 10 things you need to know about my wife:
1. She is the most caring person you will meet.
2. She is tougher than you.
3. She is numbingly intelligent.
4. She's supportive of people to a fault.
5. She's Thrifty
6. She is the world's greatest travel companion.
7. She has a genuine and deep beauty.
8. She is beyond patient.
9. She is ambitious.
10. She will be loved long after she's gone.
I have more I want to say, but as I need to head out elk scouting in 10 minutes, I'll leave that for future posts.
I love you babe.