Tomorrow is Troy and I's anniversary. 7 years married.

5 automobiles (trooper, tundra, chevy truck, subaru outback, VW passat).

5 houses (boulder cabin, boulder room, longmont duplex, northglenn house, GV apartment).

10 bikes (red stump jumper MB, green stump jumper MB, grey GT MB, black fuji MB, black giant RB, specialized RB, blue giant RB, purple cruiser, white isaac RB, black isaac TT).

1 dog (arwen)

5 cats (Abby, Cleo, Smeagol, black kitty, grey kitty)

1 wild urchine (Annie)

23 hobbies (14er climbing, camping, backpacking, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, snowshoeing, skiing, biking, running, swimming, WW rafting, soccer, gardening, cooking, drying food, brewing beer, canning, making butter, reading, sewing, playing D&D, knitting, we're probably forgetting some...).

9 jobs (Math TA X2, catering for traditions X2, Milliman, Healthgrades, ING, Great West, Cigna)

20 states + Canada (Hawaii, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Texas, Oregon, Washington, Oklahoma, New York, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Connecticut, Florida, BC Canada)

A lot can happen in 7 years. We both have a zest for living life and joining forces 7 years ago really brought out the best in both of us. I guess you could say we have "settled" into marriage, if you can call being on an adventure every weekend "settling".

Troy, you are the light in my life, such a rock for me. When I walk in the door from a long day of training and mommying and you give me a hug and say "Everyone in this house loves you and supports you", I know that we will still be laughing together for 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42... more years.

You are the rational to my irrational, the brains to my guts, the thoughts to my impulses. Because really marriage isn't about right and wrong, it's about finding that other puzzle piece in the world that fits with you. Thanks for being my matching puzzle piece.

I love you Troy.


PS: How are we spending our anniversary? 17 hour training day of course. Troy will be Triathlon-Sherpa, with Annie in tow, while I swimbikerun around Chatfield SP all day. What a guy!