Thursday, July 19, 2012

I'm married... now what?

Could you tell that wedding planning was all-encompassing for me? I haven't posted one time since my initial post six months ago- pitiful I know! In the last six months I: planned an entire wedding, bought and fixed-up a house (fixing up still in progress), completed grad school, and married my now husband!  
I must say, writing all of that out makes me feel very accomplished. ;) Unfortunately, my resolution to begin blogging on a regular basis was not kept, so I am back again with a firm resolve to commit this time.

I've given a bit of thought to what I would like my blog to be. Even though I love "life blogs," I feel that I would like my blog to have a certain focus- something that I can really contribute to the blog-o-sphere. I've decided that I would like to focus on my new role as a wife. Even calling myself a "wife" is taking some getting used to. I never realized how weird it would be to change my name and my title in my relationship. Even though many things are exactly the same as they were before we were married, somehow the word "wife" brings with it new feelings.

For example: Who knew it would be so terrifying to share a joint checking account??? Am I crazy, or is sharing a joint checking account with your partner scary, nerve-racking, and worrisome? Every single time I go to swipe my card, I consider so many different things: Will Derek notice this purchase? Is this purchase too expensive? Will he be mad? I don't care if he notices this purchase! This isn't expensive- I got a great deal! He can't be mad about this- it was on sale!!

Haha- Even writing this makes me laugh out loud. I can't believe I am playing this game with myself every time I make a purchase. The funny thing is that my husband is a pretty laid back guy, and not the kind to get angry over something like this. I know that the problem lies with me, and I am hoping that over time I will get used to this whole "sharing an account" thing!

Did anyone else have minor freak-outs about ridiculous things when they were first married? I can't be the only one- right?? :)

Of course I have to leave you with some wedding pics, it's the least I can do to make up for my blog-disappearance!


  1. Ohhh yeah. The joint checking account thing is scary at first.

    And I can't get over how lovely you look in these wedding photos!

    Quiet Luxury

  2. you look so beautiful in all of your photos! and yes sharing a checking account is crazy, but after awhile you get so used to it that you don't even think twice!

  3. I am finally starting to get used to the joint account thing! ha! Thank you both so much!
    Shaka- It looks like we're adults now...where did the time go?!