Our 7th anniversary was on Sunday. I had left the house at 4:30 am on Saturday in order to take my Quiz Bowl team to Regionals in Marshall (we won!) and got home around 7:30 pm. So by Sunday we were just happy to get to hang out and do regular weekend things. We went to lunch with our friends and played trivia video games at their house and then brought greasy pizza home. Not so exciting, I guess, but nice.
Our 7th year together was the first in which we both worked regular jobs the whole time, and for six months of it Sergio worked across the state, and we had a toddler, and then we bought a house that requires constant work just to keep it alive. In short, we've been busy. My marriage goal for year eight? I should say something like better communication, make more time for each other, work together on the house, but let's be real. My goal is to take a beach vacation.
Things learned about Sergio in year seven: He can snake pipes, install a dishwasher, build animal houses in an afternoon, and work in East Arkansas for six months without losing his mind.
Things learned about Dawn in year seven: She is not well-suited to living in the country in a half-working house.