1st year- one honeymoon. 20plus waterfalls. 17 mile hike, one day. 2 lost toenails. 1 hitch hiker picked up. 1 night camping. 3 nights in a hostel with 1 shared bathroom.
2nd year- 2 months in japan, backpacking, with 6 month old baby. 13 mile hike, 1 day, 4 leaches (none on baby). 1 night in super nice hotel.
3rd year- 2 different apartments. 10 palmer cousins from the same 2 parents, just 40 miles away.
4th year- 9 months in taiwan. 1 baby girl born. lava hot onsen. river onsen. 1 crazy narrow road. 1 nissan sunny. 0 casualties (except maybe the sunny).
5th year- parents to 2 kids. 4pm trips to the beach. 8am family surf sessions. back home in california.
6th year- parents to 2 busy kids. preschool, play dates. sunday baseball. friends. weekly potlucks. we really are home.
7th year- 1 long flight to Japan. 5th floor apartment. 1 nasty bathroom. 3 houseguests. 2 long weekends w/o kids. yatsugatake. onsen. minshuku. matsuri.
8th year-1 trip to Hawaii. 1 perfect week. 1 flooded week. 1 crazy family reunion. 10 cousins.
9th year- 4 days on penobscot bay. 2 kayaks. quahog bay. acadia. just 10 months.
we were kayaking on our 9th anniversary. after we put the kids to bed, we started talking about our 9 years together and how much fun we've had. we have been to some amazing places and seen some of the most beautiful places on earth. I shall stay 'til my dyin' day with my whistlin' gypsy rover.