At a small ceremony at the Multnomah County Courthouse, we added a formal commitment to our already strong relationship of five and a half years and got married. We realized on our two year anniversary of dating that we were going to stay together and we exchanged rings, simple as they are, and minus the social titles, have always been as sure of our relationship as any married couple, if not more. The technicallity of being married never meant much to us and is why we had such a small ceremony involving the six most important people: the two of us and the four who brought us into this world. We are very aware, however, that it is not just having each other which has made our lives so exciting, supportive, and fulfilling, but all of our family and friends who have been there fore us. The fact that we just got married gives us a perfect opportunity to throw a party for all of you who have added to our lives and to say thank you.