Newlyweds: POLL

I thought I'd breathe some life into this board! Afterall, now that we have one, let's use it!

So how about a poll?

1) How long have you been married?
2) Kids? BOTB? TTC?
3) Did you take your husband's lastname or keep your own?
4) If yes to #3, how long did it take you to officially change your name?
5) What is the biggest suprise about married life?
6) What hasn't changed at all?
7) Now that the wedding is over, what are you "planning"?
Posted on March 27, 2008 at 6:47 pm
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1) How long have you been married?



Six months on Saturday!



2) Kids? BOTB? TTC?



NONE of the above! We did just get a new puppy!



3) Did you take your husband's lastname or keep your own?



Both...I am adding his name to mine, no hyphen.



4) If yes to #3, how long did it take you to officially change your name?



Well...I am going to the SSI office tomorrow and the DMV next week! So 6+ months!



5) What is the biggest surprise about married life?


How much more attached to each other we've become. It's incredible, especially since we've been together for 7 years! But we definitely feel like family now. We're also more "homey" or nesting now. DH gardens and cooks and I am way into cleaning and organizing lately! WEIRD! Oh and we're being more "responsible"...we just got life insurance and finally have a decent emergency savings fund.


6) What hasn't changed at all?



Our independent lifestyles. We still spend a lot of time apart, which for us, is 100% neccessary for our happiness.



7) Now that the wedding is over, what are you "planning"?


Well I just launched my new event planning firm and DH has returned to school fulltime to complete his degree and change careers. We're also working on paying off debt and saving money so that we can buy a house (someday).
Posted on March 27, 2008 at 6:54 pm
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1) How long have you been married?




It will be 3 years this June - not so newlywed I'd say!




2) Kids? BOTB? TTC?




Don't even have time to think about it.




3) Did you take your husband's last name or keep your own?




I took his 'cuz I never liked my last name.




4) If yes to #3, how long did it take you to officially change your name?




2 weeks or so, I don't remember... it's been so long ago but it was FAST!




5) What is the biggest surprise about married life?




That 2 weeks after our destination wedding on Oahu, we moved to Maui! Wow, can't believe that it's almost 3 years already. Time flies. Since we didn't have any friends here at the beginning, we became more attached to each other and for once, I thought I was going to lose my independence, which is actually a very scary thing. Now that we have more friends here on the island, life has been great... and we have also been traveling a lot - which I so need 'cuz I get island fever every couple of months! =)




6) What hasn't changed at all?




The way we are. We are still the same!




7) Now that the wedding is over, what are you "planning"?




Other people's wedding/events. After working for another wedding planning company for the last 2 years, I finally launched my own event planning company last fall, and here is the company blog.

Posted on March 27, 2008 at 10:14 pm
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1) How long have you been married?
6 months

2) Kids? BOTB? TTC?
No kids yet, maybe in a few years.

3) Did you take your husband's lastname or keep your own?
I took his last name after thinking it over for awhile.

4) If yes to #3, how long did it take you to officially change your name?
A few months.

5) What is the biggest suprise about married life?
It's much better than life beforehand, which I found surprising because we had been dating for almost 7 years.

6) What hasn't changed at all?
Pretty much nothing has changed.

7) Now that the wedding is over, what are you "planning"?
Nothing in the near future. Next year I'm planning two bridal showers though (including Kristen's).
Posted on March 28, 2008 at 9:03 am
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1) How long have you been married?
3 months

2) Kids? BOTB? TTC?
No. No. And No.

3) Did you take your husband's lastname or keep your own?
Just recently went to SS & the DMV and got it changed. My students still refer to me by my maiden name - as do I, it's a hard change!

4) If yes to #3, how long did it take you to officially change your name?
Nearing the 3 month mark.

5) What is the biggest surprise about married life?
The nicest surprise is that I always have someone to eat dinner with - no more eating dinner in front of my computer re-watching SATC for the umpteenth time. (Oops, I still do that when he's at the gym.)

6) What hasn't changed at all?
Nothing & everything. We didn't live together before getting married, so it's strange waking up to someone every morning, but it's nice that it's so comfortable & we're still the same - he's like my roommate, but better!

7) Now that the wedding is over, what are you "planning"?
Ugh, absolutely nothing, and I'm loving it!
Posted on April 8, 2008 at 3:39 am
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1) How long have you been married?
4 years May 1st, so not too newly wed
2) Kids? BOTB? TTC?
Nope (not sure what the other two stand for) We have two cats
3) Did you take your husband's lastname or keep your own?
I took his b/c it is alot easier to spell than mine and I wnated to.
4) If yes to #3, how long did it take you to officially change your name?
I think a couple of months. I had to go to the SS office and DMV and all the credit cards and things like that. But not too long. I made it a point to try really hard and get it done
5) What is the biggest suprise about married life?
How I think we have become one. We are so much closer than we were and we were together for over 4 years before we got married. I miss him more everytime he goes out of town.
6) What hasn't changed at all?
He still doesn't pick up his dirty clothes unless I tell him too
7) Now that the wedding is over, what are you "planning"?
Finally some of my friends are getting married so I get to plan some showers and help them if they have questions.
Posted on April 8, 2008 at 3:57 am
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Cool poll!

1) How long have you been married?
Six months last Sunday.

2) Kids? BOTB? TTC?
None of the above. After three years of I-can't-wait-to-have-a-baby urges, I'm dealing with the fears of how our life will change after we have a baby. So, I'm very content with waiting a few years... much to the disappointment of our parents. I think they were hoping we'd get pregnant right away.

3) Did you take your husband's lastname or keep your own?
I took his name. I have 2 brothers who will pass my name along just fine.

4) If yes to #3, how long did it take you to officially change your name?
Not too long. I procrastinated on some items. I think I still have a credit card that's in my maiden name...

5) What is the biggest suprise about married life?
For some unknown reason, I thought I'd feel different after we got married. But, in reality, I feel just the same, almost as if nothing happened. I don't think it's bad, right? ;-)

6) What hasn't changed at all?
Almost everything is the same. Our finances are a little different, and we make jokes like "you're the wife now, you have to do the dishes." or "you're the husband now, you have to mow the lawn."

7) Now that the wedding is over, what are you "planning"?
We've been struggling to plan a honeymoon. I don't get a lot of vacation time in a year, and his work schedule gets crazy sometimes. So, we're having some trouble planning it.
Posted on April 8, 2008 at 10:55 am
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1) How long have you been married?
6 months!!
2) Kids? BOTB? TTC?
No kids yet! Not sure what the other 2 are...?
3) Did you take your husband's lastname or keep your own?
I took his...but my maiden name is still my nickname with some of my friends!
4) If yes to #3, how long did it take you to officially change your name?
4 weeks...and only because I had to renew my passport! Otherwise I probably would still have my maiden name ;)
5) What is the biggest suprise about married life?
It's not really a surprise...but we've really become a unit, a team....it's us against the world! ha! ;)
6) What hasn't changed at all?
It's all still the same...I love it.
7) Now that the wedding is over, what are you "planning"?
We are CRAZY and have decided to open a CUPCAKE shop!! Apparently, I can't handle not planning things...
www.siftcupcakery.com
Posted on April 8, 2008 at 6:49 pm
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1. 5.5 years...6 yrs on Aug 28, 2008

2. We have 1 child.

3. I kept my own last name.

4. Biggest suprise is how much I end up doing by myself.

5. Everything has changed since we got married.

6. We are planning a "real wedding" now.
Posted on April 8, 2008 at 7:12 pm
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1) How long have you been married? 2 years this July
2) Kids? BOTB? TTC? Im pregnant as we speak! Im due in December with our first!!!! (FYI- BOTB means Babies on the Brain and TTC means Trying to Carry.)
3) Did you take your husband's lastname or keep your own? I took his.
4) If yes to #3, how long did it take you to officially change your name? About 2 weeks, Im super organized!!
5) What is the biggest suprise about married life? That I can be this happy each and every day.
6) What hasn't changed at all? Us. We dated 7.5 years before getting married. We are exactly the same.
7) Now that the wedding is over, what are you "planning"? For the arrival of our little one this Christmas.
Posted on April 16, 2008 at 9:55 am
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1) How long have you been married? 12 days!
2) Kids? BOTB? TTC? Uh-uh, no way, not for AT LEAST 3 more years! Or maybe 5...
3) Did you take your husband's last name or keep your own? I'm taking his.
4) If yes to #3, how long did it take you to officially change your name? I'm working on it! It's such a pain. =)
5) What is the biggest suprise about married life? That everyone immediately started asking when we were going to have a baby!
6) What hasn't changed at all? Us - we're so happy.
7) Now that the wedding is over, what are you "planning"? The honeymoon! Also, we're trying to get our place back in shape - between neglecting it pre-wedding and the deluge of gifts, there's a lot to do. And merging our finances is a big project too (but not as fun as the wedding!).
Posted on April 16, 2008 at 11:08 am
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I should probably wait to do this but... I can't resist!

1)How long have you been married? Let's see... Eleven days.
2)Babies? No. No. And no. I want to have a little fun first.
3)Did you take your husband's last name? Not yet but I will as soon as I get to it. He gave me an Amex with my "official" name on it.
4)If yes to #3, how long did it take? It's a yes but I have to order those official copies.
5)Biggest surprise about married life? How easy it is. How exhausted we were after the wedding. I looked at him yesterday and asked if this is how it always is going to be... with my best friend every day, doing the things I love... It's pretty nice having him with me all the time.
6)What hasn't changed? Everything has changed for me, pretty much. New husband, new city, new house, no car, waking up next to someone every morning.
7)What are you "planning"? Getting the boxes unpacked and the house organized. Figuring out budgets... Putting the wedding scrapbook together. LOTS.
Posted on April 22, 2008 at 10:09 am
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BOTB = Babies on the Brain
TTC = Trying to Conceive
T-TTC = Trouble Trying to Conceive

At least, this is what I've picked up on fertility message boards.. :)
Posted on April 22, 2008 at 6:28 pm
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1) How long have you been married? 6 months this Thursday (June 26th)


2) Kids? BOTB? TTC? Oh...I have a 13 yr old daughter from a previous relationship, my husband has 4 kids from his previous marriage... and we would really love to have a love child :)


3) Did you take your husband's lastname or keep your own? I took his - kept my as a middle name.



4) If yes to #3, how long did it take you to officially change your name? I did it as soon as we received our American marriage certificate...



5) What is the biggest suprise about married life? That I feel even closer to him now... I didn't think it was possible :)



6) What hasn't changed at all? Our love, the physical and mental mutual attraction..the fun we have and the things we do together!



7) Now that the wedding is over, what are you "planning"? We're having a party for 50 of our "closest" friends in the end of August...the theme is love, happiness, friendship, tapas, wine and music!

Posted on June 24, 2008 at 3:38 am

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