Wednesday, July 18, 2007

NINE years

Today Jeff and I have been married nine years. I can't believe it. I was thinking about all the things we've done since we've been married, and we've accomplished a lot!
-graduated from college. Jeff earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree, I earned by Bachelors of Arts degree.
-moved 5 times
-bought 3 homes
-lived in 3 states
-been to the Bahamas, Hawaii and St. Martin
-driven across the United States. Twice
-Driven up and down the east coast. 3 times.
-Driven up and down the west coast. More than 3 times.
-had 5 children

Jeff has:
-hiked to the top of Mt. Katahdin
-passed his boards and worked in lots of Pharmacies
-become a daddy 5 times over
-been a "single" daddy for over 2 months!

I know Jeff loves me because he's stuck with me when I've:
-been pregnant a total of 34 months
-lactated for 50 months
-gained and lost approximately 165 lbs.
-had 3 surgeries, sadly none of which were cosmetic


Laura said...

Happy Anniversary! You have done a lot of great things together... heres to many more exciting adventures.

You don't "need" any cosmetic surgery, LOL! You made me smile!

Casey's trio said...

How sweet! Happy Anniversary...LOL about the gaining/losing 165 pounds and lactating for 50 months:) You have 5 beautiful children to show for it. I hope you are able to get out and celebrate.
Did the 3 surgeries include the Lasik? You know he loves you when he didn't go running for the hills after being greeted with your blood red eyes for a week:)

Claremont First Ward said...

I knew I'd be ratted out with the surgery thing. :) Lasik is one of them since it is corrective, I figured it counts and it HURT. My second surgery, don't laugh too hard.....getting my wisdom teeth removed. But I was put out for it, so it MUST count.

In case you're still wondering what fabulous thing we did on our special day I won't keep you in suspense any longer. We worked on painting the trim (the very bane of my existence) all day and for dinner Jack in the Box drive thru. Romantic, I know! If anyone needs date ideas, let me know. ha ha ha

Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I was cracking up about the weight and lactating...hilarious!

Kristin said...

So what cosmetic surgery would you pick? I'd do the boob job, but I'm still undecided on that, since I'm a full B cup whilst still nursing, then I go back to my usual. A rib and a nipple. The things we sacrificed for our children...
PS Happy Anniversary. Next year do something big, or bigger at least than J in the B. Not that we can talk, our best anniversary was...hmmm....ya know, I can't even remember one. So much for memorable!

Claremont First Ward said...

DEFINITELY an augmentation. I'm sure you can imagine what 50 months of lactating has done to that area that wasn't very impressive to begin with, by the way!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!!! It really sounds like it could not have been accomplished in 9 years, but you've done it. Great job. I can't believe how grown up Grace and Emma are, and the boys, well girl you have got your hands full. I'me going to take some time and read trough your fancy blog. I'll be back in touch soon. Thanks for the early b-day wishes. Josh and I have a great weekend planned. Love Julie Garcia
Still getting used to the new name.

Brooke said...

Cosmetic surgery is sounding really great about now. With this ever expanding body of mine I am wondering will it ever go back to what it used to look like?! Melissa is 29 days ahead of me. She will deliver the end of Sept. and I the end of Oct. It will be fun to have them close, but she is having a girl and we a boy. I think that Myles and Elliott are the names that are in the front running. We have had a really hard time trying to pick names. Elliott Nakay Dodd, or Myles Nakaya Dodd. I don't know sometime I think he will just be called baby forever.

Doug & Stacy Fournier said...

Happy Anniversary! hubby and i celebrated nine years on june 27th. i still cannot beleive i have been married for 9 years and have 4 kids! i'm sure you feel the same, where does the time go? it does sound likje you have a wonderful husband, but i think he has just as wonderful of a wife!

Debra said...

Happy 9th Anniversary! We celebrated our 9th anniversary on May 23rd. It goes by so fast!

Your anniversary dinner sounded like ours. We went grocery shopping and had Taco Bell!! LOL

We both need some date night ideas!!! Have you ever tried fondue with Jeff? We did that a couple of weeks ago. it was SO fun! I highly recommend it. And go really hungry! It does not look like a lot of food, but it is with all the different courses.

Laura said...

I can relate to the need for a lift. After nursing four kids... they need it. We are ten years in August and have never done anything good. We have never even gone on an overnight without kids! Maybe this year, on our ten year, we will try.
When you told me you were doing all your trim I cringed. Doing our trim was the most awful,tedious,never ending project we ever did. We still have not done it all... we just got tired.

Jo Schaffer Layton said...

a great idea- I have been married 13 years next February- I should compile a list- It would be amazing to see it condensed down. xo jo

Anonymous said...

Hey Angie,
Stacey told me to look at your blog. Do you rememeber me? Stacey's Mom! I know just like the song, I've got it going on.
I have been thinking about you off and on for years. I'm happy to see you and Jeff are happily married and doing well. Wow, you beat me as far as number of children but not pregnancies. We need to catch up...
Victoria (I'm Gobel now)and live in West Des Moines Ia.