May 28, 2010

11 Years

I have been married for 11 years. To the same man. To celebrate that date we are going on a date!!! Sometimes we get really busy raising a family and forget to go on dates together, but today we remembered and we're going.

Here are some fun numbers to go along with 11........

4 kids (all boys)
They are ages 10, 9, 6 and 3
1 car, actually a mini-van (Honda Odyssey)
Have owned 3 previous cars (an Escort, Geo Metro and Kia Sedona)
1 Toy Poodle named Tank
1 Red-bellied Frog (deceased)
1 turtle (released to the wild)
1 beta fish (deceased)
1 cat (attacked the baby and had to find a new home)
9 years in the military
8 moves
5 states
I'm 4 years older than him
5 years homeschooling
dated for 2 months
engaged for 2 months
Never gone 40 weeks in a pregnancy (38, 36 and 33)
2 deployments
He's the oldest of 5
I'm the oldest of 8
8 bookcases
3 broken bones (1 son broke the same arm twice, other kid broke a finger)
0 broken bones for the adults
3 cavities among the whole family
4 people with blue eyes
2 people with green eyes
2 1/2 years - the longest time we've ever lived somewhere (together)
4 languages spoken and/or read (English, Hebrew, Greek, Portuguese)
I'm 37
I got married at 26
I had my first baby at 27
My mom had had her 7th baby by the age of 27

One more fun fact: My favorite dessert is cheesecake, which my husband HATES with a passion. His favorite dessert is chocolate cake without frosting which I think is GROSS. We have a really hard time trying to figure out what to have for anniversary dessert.


  1. I loved this!! : ) Big SMILE for everything in this post!
    Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your cheesecake and I hope he enjoys his choc choc cake! : )


  2. Thanks great! Thanks for sharing. Congratulations!!! I hope the date went well and you could agree on dessert. So where did you guys serve your missions then? We were in sunny California.

  3. Typical of us, I had a piece of cheesecake and he had a brownie sundae thingy. And to answer your question Deanna, I served in Brasil and he served in Arizona/New Mexico.

  4. This was fun to read! I didn't realize you had a dog. Also--5 states and 8 moves--CRAZY. Congrats!

  5. I'm glad I started reading your blog. Those last few numbers make me feel better (I'm always bemoaning my fate of ending up a bitter, old maid--I'm a quarter of a century and I'm as single as the number one).

  6. Yah... Cheesecake wins, sorry Abe! You guys are great, I hope you had a wonderful day!! And I'm super glad that one of your moves sent you to TX, I have the best friends because of the military! (And I'm sorry that one of those broken bones happened on my watch :-(. ) Here's to many, many, many, many, many more years together! 'cause thankfully forever is a long, long time!

  7. Love this for sharing stuff about your life. :)

    I've just added a link list about teaching with books and I know you have some great posts with book lists. I'd like to invite you to add yours to the link up here -