Tuesday, June 25, 2013

On Life After A Wedding

It's been 2.5 months.  I'll tell y'all what - I am so glad all of that wedding planning is over.  I know some people get sad after it's all over.  But not us!

Don't get me wrong, I loved every second of it and I'd do it all over again just the way we did it (minus the photographer) but I'm SO glad to be just living life with Kevin now.

We are having fun cleaning up our yard, furnishing some rooms as we see pieces we like and doing things WE want to do on the weekends now.  What a relief!

As we look forward to the next 6-9 months we are excited about a Europe trip, having a couple of parties at our home (except yall may have to BYOC (bring your own chair)), a Mexico escapade, Christmas in Maryland (first time I've brought a guest to family dinner), spending time with family and friends and lots of "us" adventures.

It's fun to think about.  And I still think it's weird that he is my HUSBAND and that it's legal (per Mom and Dad) for us to be living together and that we own our house TOGETHER etc. etc.  And when I married Kevin I also became the other half to three rental properties and his business.  

I've always been a part of all that as a pseudo property manager, a pretend business plan writer and an ole trusty advisor, but now it's real y'all!

We are married and I'm still trying to remember not to call him my boyfriend or fianCHE.  Husband.  Husband.  Husband.  

And I'm still trying to introduce myself with my new last name in work and personal life.  I've managed to leave voicemails with both my old and new last name in one voicemail.  "Oh sorry, I just got married and don't know my name."


10 comments:

Mariel C. said...

Yes! I totally agree...it's so nice to have ME time again! When I'm at home in the evenings, I'm almost BORED because I don't have a craft project I need to work on. It's so freeing. I'm actually READING again. Imagine that :)

Brianna Tucker said...

I have been married a little over two years and still think its wierd that I am a Tucker and not a Hart!

megan said...

Married life is awesome. :) And yes, still very weird to say "husband" and be called a "wife." And if you were to ask me my initials, or even how to spell my last name, I would have to think about it for a second. :)
Sounds like y'all have a busy and exciting year coming up!

DeAnna Stephens said...

So fun! the hardest part was my name! It gets easier!

xx BHB said...

Truly, with all the ups and downs of wedding planning (mostly ups!), I am MOST excited for our marriage. I have whined about it before on BHB, but I get lots of "you're not REALLY a step-mom" stuff, and I'm really looking forward to putting that BS behind me when it's legal and legit and I can "actually" say that I am.

Life with Elizabeth said...

I totally completely agree! The wedding planning was fun and I really felt like I got to soak it all in with a long engagement but once it FINALLY arrived I was sick of all the planning and just wanted to be able to relax and enjoy our life together. That's what its all about after all.

Its been almost a year and I still have a hard time with my new last name. And as a teacher, I hear it about 25,000 times every day.

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

I hope you still call him fianCHE because that is hilariously awesome! Married life seems to be treating y'all well. Lots of fun ahead! :)

I'maNolaGirl said...

You have so much to look forward to! Congrats on the nuptials! Your first married holidays are the very best! You get to blend old traditions with the new. How special!

Leslie said...

I totally identify with the whole confusion of changing your name. I was teaching then, and my last name was really a strong part of my identity, so it was kind of hard to transition to a new name. Although, I love that we have the same name now. A wedding really is the beginning of a lovely adventure.

Sienna said...

these pics are great, i love your dress! how exciting!!!