I don't know if it's true or not, but I've been operating under the impression that most marriages that fail do so before the couple reaches five years together. I seem to recall having read or heard that statistic somewhere, and have ever since marked five years of marriage as a real milestone moment.
Yesterday Carina and I reached that milestone. All signs indicate that we have a healthy relationship and are on the path of a long life together. I'm looking forward to the next five years with my best girl.
Our day yesterday was one of quiet friendship and family, launching model rockets at the park and having a cookout with friends. We laughed a lot together, and had a really nice time.
Next weekend I'm taking Carina to New Orleans for a long weekend together without the kids. We're both really looking forward to the trip, and the opportunity to have a weekend without a schedule, seeing sites at our own pace, and enjoying one another's company.