Do you and your spouse celebrate your “date-iversary”? We don’t typically buy gifts or do anything over the top for it but we do like to acknowledge it. A “date-iversary” is the day you and your significant other started dating. Today is the day Cody and I started dating TEN YEARS AGO.
We will be celebrating our five year wedding anniversary this year too but how could we not celebrate the fact that we’ve been through 10 years of our life together!?
I thought I’d do a little timeline of the last decade. Our own decade challenge if you will. 😉
We went to the same school since Kindergarten but NEVER spoke. Not once. We even shared a math class together in high school. It’s so weird to me that my future husband and father of my children was sitting only desks away at one point and I had no idea. We didn’t “meet” until we both started working at Bed Bath & Beyond after high school.
We were both in college, living together in a tiny apartment with the girls. We definitely jumped into a serious relationship fast. That probably wasn’t the best thing to do, but hey, we were young. We had our first vacation together to Orlando too!
We were still going strong in college. We moved to our current city and lived in a townhouse. We got our dog Dobby!
We got engaged!! We also bought our first house (the one we still live in). We were both still in college but almost finished!
We graduated college! I started working my first “big girl” job as a social worker in foster care and Cody got a job in corrections. We were wedding planning like crazy!
Hands down one of my favorite years of my life. We got married! Had the best honeymoon and then found out we were pregnant with twins again!
I quit my job while pregnant to be a stay at home mom. Such a scary thing to do! We gave birth to the most beautiful babies and spent the rest of the year soaking in those newborns.
Cody got the snip to seal our fate of never having anymore kids. We became a complete family!
This was the WORST year of my entire life so far. I hope to never be in such a low point in our relationship again, that we were in here. I know every couple goes through struggles and this was that year for us. However, it changed us in ways I can’t even describe to outsiders. I’m not ashamed or embarrassed to say we had problems. We put the work in to fix it and it was life changing.
Coming off the worst year for us… we had the best year as a couple we’ve ever had. We changed, we matured, we realized what was most important in our lives and it’s been incredible.
I know we are only a month into 2020 but I’m so ready to take this new decade on with you. We have so many fun things planned for our family, I can’t wait!!
We survived 10 years and I can’t wait for the next 100. Love you Cody Nicholas!