On December 26th of 2001, our friendship, which had deepened a lot over the course of the year, became a romance with our first kiss. He had ideas, but I didn't see it coming, not at all. I'm glad I didn't. I didn't have the opportunity to think about it, much less to overthink it.
So, here we are five years later, happier than we've ever been. The road here hasn't always been smoothe, but we've paid attention and learned a lot from each other. Our relationship has developed breadth and depth and we still laugh and play and cut up as much as ever, if not more. (That's the best part.)
And the gift theme for the 5 year anniversary is... wood. No problem with that. (Heh, he, he...)