We joked around before (and during) the trip that if we could survive a cross-country trek with 5 kids and still like each other at the end, that we might have something special going on here.
The verdict is in - we still like each other! We didn't drive each other nuts, we didn't have any arguments, and we didn't annoy the crap out of each other. He seemed to pass "the test" with my friends and family, and even after spending a solid 2 weeks together we still enjoy each other's company. The strange thing (to me, at least) is that I think that we're even closer than we were before we left - and we're even starting to make plans for TMOART:13.
I think he's a keeper.
To The Dude: Thank you - for being you, for putting up with me, for making this trip with us, and for loving me and the kids the way that you do. Without a doubt, you are one of the best things to have ever happened to me, and I am so incredibly thankful to have you in my life. I love you!