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Then and Now
May 16th, 2011

Then we had been married less than a day.  Now we have been married seven years.

Then we were 26 and only thought we were adults.  Now we are 33 and realize we’re still not really adults.

Then we made each other laugh.  Now we still make each other laugh.

Then we were in graduate schools and had entry level positions.  Now we have actual careers.

Then we had no house plants, pets, or children.  Now we have no house plants, two dogs, and a little boy.

Then we had just moved into our first apartment together.  Now we have lived in our house for five years.

Then we road-tripped to Cardinals spring training and listened to Atlas Shrugged on cd the whole way there and back.  Now we are planning a trip to Ireland for later this summer.

Then we were still the youngest generation in the family.  Now we have seven nieces and nephews.

Then we had not taken our baby to the emergency room in the middle of the night for croup.  Now we understand how to get him through it at home.

Then I had no idea how to host a dinner party without getting in over my head.  Now we are a comfortable host and hostess team.

Then we thought that a handful of standup comics were the funniest people we knew of.  Now we laugh harder at our two-year-old than anyone else in our lives.

Then we were in love.  Now we are still in love.

Over the weekend GAP celebrated our seventh wedding anniversary.  While much about our lives has changed in the past seven years, I think most of the really important stuff is has stayed exactly the same.  Happy anniversary, GAP.  I love you.

6 Responses to “Then and Now”

  1. Aidan Donnelley Rowley @ Ivy League Insecurities Says:

    Happy anniversary to you both! Gorgeous post and gorgeous picture.

  2. Lindsey Says:

    Happy anniversary!!! What a beautiful picture, and your words make tears come to my eyes. Congratulations to you both. xox

  3. TheKitchenWitch Says:

    Happy Anniversary! Gorgeous couple!

  4. BigLittleWolf Says:

    What a beautiful tribute to your family, Gale. Happy anniversary – and wishing you many decades more!

  5. Ana Says:

    Aw, how sweet! Happy anniversary!

  6. anne Says:

    Super sweet…what happy memories of that day.