(Canada Day in Ottawa on Anniversary 1)
Yesterday around 10:00 am while we were in the midst of staying really still in the sweltering heat, I realized it was our five year anniversary. This was an important discovery since I got to bring it up first, which of course gave me free reign to say. "I can't believe you forgot our anniversary." (Winner!)
It's always funny to look back on how as a couple you got together and analyze that moment that you decided you were going to stay together. For Mike and I it happened on Canada Day. Yesterday's weather was a lot like the first Canada Day we spent together - that was the day we spent the morning wandering around downtown Ottawa (which is awesome on Canada Day and everyone has to do it at some point!) and we found ourselves caught on Parliament Hill during a torrential downpour, the likes of which you only see in movies like the NoteBook. We weren't in Ottawa yesterday, but just after lunch there was a Tornado warning for the entire area (which luckily didn't amount to anything) and I think from every Canada Day here on out, especially if it's stormy, I'll always wonder who else might be on Capital Hill starting something beautiful.
Here are Five Things I've noticed about Five years:
1. Time goes by way too quickly. That first Canada Day we spent together seems like yesterday.
2. I know a lot about you, but I'm still learning things everyday.
3. I remember who I am with you; I feel like my own person and that's really important to me.
4. I've learned how to compromise on who gets to choose the movie we're going to watch.
5. There's still so many exciting things in store for us, and I'm not just talking about this summer.