Our 9 year wedding anniversary is August 22nd. I can't believe we made it nine years!!! I have to say that everyone says the 7th year is the hardest and I have to agree. I feel like it is so much easier and more enjoyable now. We have gone through a lot in the last nine years. We have moved 5 times and were laid off 5 times in 6 years (2 of those were unplanned) all while having young children. Doug spent 4 years living in my home area and now I have spent 5 years living in his hometown. I feel like we deserve some nice stable time and I think after we get situated in our new location we might actually get some.
We learned lots of tricks to make it work over the years. We would not have made it without God. We have learned how to disagree without fighting and how to take time for just us.
I'm not sure how we are spending the day yet. This is the first anniversary that I have physically seen Doug in about 5 years. Not only am I going to see him tomorrow but he has had his vacation time all this week. My sister-in-law will have the kids for a sleepover tomorrow so we will have to do something special.