The Exact – and Estimated – Numbers in a 30 Year Marriage

Happy anniversary to my husband and me. Thirty years is a long time!

1 wedding
2 babies
3 houses
6 dogs
15 cars
360 mortgage payments

We lost
2 fathers
1 grandfather
4 grandmothers

We gained
4 nieces
3 nephews
1 bonus father

4 dining tables
7 sofas
20,000 cups of coffee
300 meatloaves
500 pans of brownies
116 birthday cakes
900 barbecued burgers
1500 ears of corn
7,000 cut-up apples
5,000 packed lunches
8,000 loads of laundry

120 girls’ softball games
150 little league games
55 high school show choir performances
30 high school football games
14 back to school nights
6 pre-school Purim parades
16,000 photographs
500 hours of videos

900,000 miles driven

2 high school graduations
2 college graduations
10 trips to Hawaii
10 trips to Mexico
30 trips to New York City
30 trips to Boston
3 trips to Europe
75 trips to Las Vegas

8,000 trips to the grocery store
2,000 trips to Target

12 trips to the emergency room
4 broken bones
1 major surgery
36 annual check-ups

2,000 haircuts

4 sets of dishes
2 sets of Sterling silver
100 wine glasses
60 sippy cups

400 bouquets of cut flowers

9,000 walks

6 Green Bay Packers games
100 California Angels games
200 concerts
50 Broadway shows
100 B’Nai Mitzvahs
1,000 movies
2,000 reruns of “Friends”
3,000 books

12 terrible fights
400 arguments
1,000,000 laughs
1,000,000 hugs
30,000 kisses goodnight
300,000 tears
30,000 “I love yous”
11,000 good mornings
11,000 good nights

1 engagement ring
2 wedding bands
1 married couple

30 years


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