Now that the "I do's" have been said, it is time to write about the working woman and married life. I hope you enjoy going with me on this journey.
09 March 2008
It's a brand new day...
Okay, so last night I went to my fmil's house to go over the invite list. My family is inviting about 50 people (35 that I think can make it to the wedding). So, my fh and I decided that his family would also be allowed to invite 50 people. Well, we went through the list and before we got to the "out of country" invitees (whom we know won't be able to make it, so I guess they don't count) we were at over 78 people. Just when I was about to mention to my fmil that cuts would need to be made, my fh's grandpa walked in the room. He asked how everything was going, and I said "fine", then he said, "I'd like to help out, I'd like to give you $5000 towards the wedding." OMG! I didn't know what to do; in my family that would be such a big deal. As it is, my parents are giving us $10,000 for the wedding, and this is a HUGE deal. I am paying for the rest of the expenses myself, and my fh is paying for the honeymoon. Grandpa told me that the money was to be used on the wedding and not the honeymoon and that he wanted us to be able to invite whomever we wanted without worrying. I cried. Wow. My fh said that he wasn't surprised because grandpa has money and no way to spend it. He also thinks it funny that grandpa is giving me the moneyand not him. So now things have changed a bit. The wedding will be bigger than planned, 150 instead of 100 guests, and now I can hire a florist (was diy) and I can get a wedding cake. I'm also going to buy a digital video camera and have my brother video the wedding for us. I still can't believe it. Now I won't have to put everything on credit and we can start our marriage debt free! I'm all smiles today!
Mr. Calioc and I are 30 something newlyweds married on 08.09.08. We are "late bloomers" -- though we have both been engaged once before, this is our first marriage and we do not have kids (yet). As DINK's we have many advantages over some of our friends, but we are also behind the game when it comes to many things. Our current goals are: to have a happy, healthy, loving marriage, to buy a new home, and to start a family. I hope you enjoy following our journey.
Newlywed Discoveries & Observations
~ A good back-yard will get my man out of the house (and away from the video games).
~ Cats adapt better than people.
~ Owning a home has brought us closer.
~ Snuggle time is worth more than gold.
~ I strongly dislike video games that don't have a pause button.
~ It is possible to be in the same room together without being in the same room together.