In the meantime, while we're talking anniversary, I thought it would be fun to post another tradition we do, where we ask each other the same questions every year and document thoughts and feelings about our lives, each other, and our marriage.
Here's the lowdown on year number five!
1. What has brought you closer together this year?
He Said: That little creature. We sometimes call him Mack, Mr. Mack, Mack Baby, Mackster, Mack Man, et. al. He's pretty much given us no choice but to grow closer to each other at the same time.
She Said: Becoming parents, and a miracle pregnancy. We’ve dealt with heartache with infertility for so long it has been really amazing to have the joy of getting a positive and still supporting each other through the uncertainty with treatments and shots the first trimester. But oh how that little boy brought so much more love into our lives!
He Said: See #1. Aka Baby Mack, boy, The Little Man, I Got My Baby Mack Baby Mack Baby Mack, etc.
He Said: Probably September 22nd. Definitely not September 21st.
He Said: Starting a family...I’m sensing a theme here.
5. Any surprises you've learned about or experienced from your spouse?
He Said: You're serious struggle to know whether to stay home full time or continue your job. I thought you would be more decisive one way or the other. I'm so glad that you can be as passionate as you are about so many things, but I wish it would have been easier for you to navigate.
6. What's a bonus quality you didn't realize your spouse had that surfaced this year?
He Said: How strong you were through the whole pregnancy. You were a trooper from day one, rarely complaining, and then delivery. Whoa!
7. If you could do anything different this year, what would you do?
He Said: Planned Christmas presents better. Who knew he would take up so much time that even making a quick shopping trip would be hard to find the time for?
He Said: Dedication. You were so incredibly dedicated to your job, and Mack, that I think it made your decision so much harder.
He Said: Whoa...can you say L- is for the way you look at me. O- is you're the only one for me. V- is very very extraordinary. E- is even more than something something I adore...Did I get that right, mostly?
10. What is something you've done this year that has worked really well, or something you've learned that you'd give as advice for newlyweds on their wedding day?
He Said: Travel. And then travel some more. Do what you have to to be able to take some time away and see new things with your partner.