I got up this morning tired and sad, wishing I could hide under the covers and sleep the day away but today has been a brighter day. This afternon Daniel came home from work for a bit bringing lunch and we watched the innaguration of Barak Obama. It was really special to be together for that moment. It's Daniel's and my eighth wedding anniversary - eight years ago today we were married at the First Baptist Church in Tyrone, Georgia. It snowed on our wedding day! My bridesmaids and I were freezing cold for the photographs at the church doors. Eight years, seven homes, five dogs and four kids later I can honestly say that we are still happily married This past year has been one of the more difficult years for Daniel and I but we both feel like we've turned a corner in our relationship and are looking forward to a good year ahead. We've been through so much - poor health, financial crisis, betrayal by church leaders, moving from Georgia to Montana and back to Georgia again in a span of about six months, unemployment, depression, back injuries, family drama we've seen a lot. But we'e also seen a lot of great times too, happy times with our family and friends. Happy times uaually involving coffee or babies. Sharing this much of my life with one person is a crazy thing but I treasure Daniel's friendship and hope that these next eight years will be way better than the first.