September 21st marks my 25th birthday. This October 31st will mark the third year I have known my wife, therefore, today's goal.9. Grow old with Ella. -- Allow the mushiness to commence. I'll try to keep it under control, mostly because the little lady hates mushiness. Three years ago (almost) I met the woman of my dreams. She's beautiful, she's smart, she's funny, and barring her choice of me, she has amazing taste. I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful partner to spend the rest of my life with. While I don't say it enough, and I show it less, I love you Ella. Now, let's get to aging, so we can be one of those cute old couples that people like Jean stare at and write blogs about. Seriously, I can think of few ways I'd rather be remembered than as a good, loving husband. So in roughly 47 years, if you happen in to a local restaurant and you see an older lady being doted on by her loving, slightly pudgy red-faced companion, that just might be us. Only 9 shopping days (or days period, but shopping days just sounds more urgent) stand between us and Joel's 25th. What are you getting him? Seriously, feel free to tell me, I won't share the secret.