Today I have been married to my wife for eight years and eight days, in a row.

We met on 8-8-2008 in San Diego. That may not be true. There is about a 50% chance that we met in August and a one in thirty chance that it was the eighth day of the month. However 2008 was three years ago so that part is very unlikely.

We had the chance to get away to Long Beach for our anniversary last weekend and we had a great time celebrating our lives together.

Here are eight insights from our weekend:

1- Be best friends with our spouse. We had fun together, we rode go-karts and enjoyed our time together. You can read a post by a friend of mine about this here.

2- Be open to adjusting your plans. We were supposed to go on a two hour horseback ride on the beach Monday morning, but the weather thought otherwise. We still had fun Monday, saw a movie together and just hanging out before dinner.

3- Never order a two scoop ice cream cone unless you  have a lot of time and you ate a small dinner.

4- Golfing in extremely windy conditions give you an excuse for a large score, like shooting an 8 on a par 4.

5- My wife is a better go-kart driver than Levi and Michael.

6- Sunsets are hard to see through the clouds.

7- My wife is an amazing woman.

8- It is important to give time to important things and people in your life.

So much of our lives are consumed with things that aren’t really that important. We spend time worrying about what people think of us and just being entertained by the media that is so readily available to us without really evaluating how our time is spent.

We (hopefully) budget our money, but how often do we do the same with out time?

This is an area of my life that I want to improve in. Setting times to work on the things that are important to me and making sure that my family and friends have the time that they deserve.

When is the last time you set aside time to work on an important project?

Do you take regular time to invest in important relationships?

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