Marriage by the Numbers

As of yesterday, my wife and I have been married for ten years. This got me to thinking about all of the things we’ve experienced together during that time. I actually started this list over on, but thought that I’d flesh it out here. We’ve been married for:

10 years
9 surgeries (4 C-sections, 2 carpal tunnel, 2 sets of wisdom teeth, and a tonsillectomy)
8 trips to Disney World
7 car trips of more than 2000 miles
6 ear tubes (two of our kids, three sets total)
5 moves (fortunately three of these were local)
4 kids
3 states of residence (one of them twice!)
2 homes bought
1 home sold

And a partridge in a pear tree… We’ve had a very busy (and very, very good) ten years!

7 Responses to “Marriage by the Numbers”

  1. Anonymous


    How did you get those numbers to shake out? 🙂

    I think I speak for everyone when I say we’d like to see the ones that didn’t make the list. lol

  2. Anonymous

    Hi nickel,

    I kept interpretting your other website, as raising for boys, because I can hardly believe how you can raise 4 boys and maintain TWO blogs!!

    And another note, you got yourself a terrific wife! I don’t know any women who would go through 4 C-sections! My wife wouldn’t even do one.

    Best regards,


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