Yes, I do realize that this old blog has been lacking. Again. I have been busy doing courses, babysitting/respite, going to my parents' for a few days, and meeting with friends and family. I will try to do a quick update in the form of randoms and one liners, but for now, I thought I would do a short post about our anniversary! It is our TENTH!!! I cannot believe that we have lasted this long :) Ha! Seriously, I super proud of us for sticking it out, and I think that if we can do it, anyone can (**cough, cough** Brangelina, TomKat, Eva Longoria and Tony Parker, well, you get the idea).

To read what we did for our past anniversaries, you can read them in order:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

We have been through a lot. Infertility, financial woes, 4 diagnosises, 1 move, three cars three cats, 1 fish, 1 major hospital stay, countless trips, lots of anger and frustrations, loss of Church life (mostly Anker, but me as well), lots of Volunteer and ministry experiences, lots of new friends, loss of friends, death of 2 friends, death of 4 close older people in our church in town, lots of tears, even more laughter, three TVs, tons of cell phones, 6 job changes (me), 2 job changes (Anker), 3 MLM companies (me), countless computers and laptops, 1 year of school (me), 3 sibling weddings, 4 births of nieces and nephew, more friends' weddings, 2 cell phone carriers, 2 internet/cable carriers, debt, 1 student loan, and well, more things that I cannot remember :) Our marriage hasn't always been easy, but I am thankful that God gave us to each other. We are a funny little couple; we do things that "normal" couples do, but for the most part, it works for us. We actually went to bought each other gifts together...we have done that even for Christmas, and we actually kind of like it. We often eat separately, and will watch different shows on our own TVs, and sometimes even watch the same show on separate TVs (ok, that is weird), and I will go on my own holiday. Anker doesn't like going out and seeing people, so I will often go alone. I know he loves me, and I love him, even if our marriage isn't "conventional". We are thankful for the last 10 (11) years together, and we are hoping for many, many more!!!


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