Chris and I celebrated three years of marriage last week! Can you believe it’s been three years since we got married? We’re becoming quite the old married couple.
When I think about where Chris and I are at three years of marriage, I can’t help but feel really proud of us and how far we’ve come. Shortly after we moved into our new house, Chris’ dad came to stay with us for a couple weeks. When we were giving him the tour of our new house, he said, “You guys have come a long way since the treehouse.” (The “treehouse” is what we called the tiny studio apartment we lived in while we were engaged and for the first couple months we were married.) Chris’ dad is right about that, both literally and figuratively. When Chris and I got married, he had just barely gotten a job after almost a year of being unemployed and I was working part time as a restaurant server. We lived in a 400 sq ft studio apartment. We shared one car. We didn’t have much money. We were your typical broke newlyweds.
It’s so crazy to think about when we first got married because things are so different now. Chris and I both have stable, full-time, non-customer service related jobs complete with benefits, paid time off, and 401Ks. We don’t share a car anymore because I bought my own. We have gas in the tank and money in the bank. We have a dog who is basically our first child. And even though we don’t own it, we live in a house in the suburbs. We really have come a long way since the treehouse, and the best part is, we did it together. We did it by always supporting each other and putting our marriage first no matter how hard and frustrating things got once in a while.
Even though Chris and I have come a long way in just three short years, we’re not stopping now. We’re working on getting promoted and making more money at our jobs. We’re saving to buy a house in a few years. And now that we have more living space, we plan to start trying for a baby in January or so. We have a lot of exciting plans for our future, and based on everything we’ve already accomplished throughout our marriage and relationship in general, I know we’ll get there.