Kate and I celebrated our 5th anniversary this weekend the way we celebrated our wedding – with a softball game! We threw in some burgers, dogs, our families, and some of our closest friends. We can’t speak for anybody else, but we had a terrific time. The softball series is now tied 1-1, with my team posting a convincing victory, setting up the need for a rubber match in several years. Kate’s team was beleaguered by injuries and no-shows, and even the addition of the youngest and most athletic player available mid-game (my brother Murray) wasn’t quite enough to put them over the top.
I took all of three pictures, so I don’t have any photographic evidence of the beautiful weather, fantastic park, the yummy food, or the fantastic company. If anybody else happened to snap some shots, send them my way and I’ll post a few. Otherwise, you’ll have to take my word for it. Thanks to everybody who played, and everybody who showed up, and for all the people (especially our parents) who contributed and made the day a success.
Our anniversary was actually 10 days ago. I should have said something then, but wanted to wait to bundle it with the softball post. I’m not normally prone to sentimentality and schmaltz. That being said. . .
These first 5 years of marriage have been a whirlwind. We had 3+ lovely years of just the two of us, and now we have another family member who has brought so much joy into our lives, it’s hard to even remember what life was like without him. Kate has been everything I could have hoped for in a spouse during these first 5 years, and I’m not sure I tell her enough how much I love and appreciate her. What better way to say it than on a blog, right? Well, she knew the geekdom she was marrying into.
I love you, Kate. Here’s to 5 great years!