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Thursday, February 01, 2007

10 Great Years!

Ten years of marriage can culminate into many interesting life experiences and changes. Dear Husband and I have definitely had our share, including many accomplishments we are proud of and some big life events we survived together. A mental review of the past decade of our lives resulted in the following list:

  • 5 years of paying off all monetary debt (except for the mortgage)
  • 5 years of being completely debt free (except for the mortgage)
  • 3 1/2 years living in Oregon
  • 1 yr and 2 months living in an apartment as newlyweds
  • The tragic death of a cat due to a reaction to a vaccine
  • The adoption of an 8 wk old kitten
  • 2 yrs and 3 months living in our first house
  • 3 anniversaries spent watching ocean storms on the Oregon coast
  • 7 anniversaries spent doing nothing too fabulous in Missoui (Missouri is rather dull compared to the Oregon coast)
  • 1 computer networking degree
  • 1 master's degree in clinical psychology
  • 1 professional counselor's license
  • 11 job changes between the two of us (9 of them mine)
  • 4 vehicles purchased
  • 4 vehicles sold
  • 1 cross country move
  • 6 1/2 years living in Missouri
  • 6 yrs and 2 months living in our second house
  • 6 1/2 yrs without children
  • 2 yrs and 4 months with one beautiful little girl
  • 1 yr and 1 1/2 months with one beautiful little girl and one adorable little boy
  • The deaths of 3 grandparents
  • Several job promotions
  • The traumatic extrication from our home of the cat we adopted 9 years previously
  • The death of a 19 1/2 yr old geriatric cat who was my best furry friend for all of those years
And last, but definitely not the least, 10 great years of marriage with a man who had a much more stable (and boring) life before he met me!

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