Chris and I love to plan. Plan plan plan. It’s one of our favorite things to do. Our plans often don’t work out, like our brilliant plan to get pregnant in December because we’d be together all spring and summer (ha), or our plan to hopefully move to Maryland after Japan (ha ha again).
Our plan to meet in San Diego didn’t work quite as planned, but in the end here we both are in time for our fifth anniversary. Ta-da! Five years! This marks the completion of our Five Year Plan, which included (but was not limited to): 1. living overseas and traveling a lot, 2. making our family bigger.
When we moved to Japan I thought, “Hmm, I hope I want to stop traveling and have kids someday.” Then Chris deployed a few times and I found myself thinking, “Wouldn’t it be nice if it were more than just us?” and started dreaming of babies that look like tiny Maris and Chrises. Now we’re anticipating the Bean’s arrival and fantasizing about a owning a house with vaulted ceilings, big windows and counter space. Oooo, counter space….
And so the next five years begin!