Monday, July 12, 2010

Flavor Of The Month: Love!

Well hi there! And happy Monday, JULY TWELVTH! Yep, that’s right, today is our one month anniversary of getting MARRIED!

And we’re loving it!

So many people have asked us things like “Does it feel different being married?” or “Has anything changed since tying the knot?” And my answer is yes and no.

I’ve written several times about the fact that Mr. Cola is my best friend, how we’ve known each other for 10 years, been dating over 7 years, and have lived together for longer than we’ve dated (we were friends and roommates first). So on one hand, nothing very significant has changed on the home front; we didn’t move in together for the first time, we didn’t get a new house, and we aren’t adjusting to each others quirks. On this end of things, the only thing different was we came home from our honeymoon to a mostly clean house for a change. And it’s managed to stay pretty clean, because I’ve been taking a break from messy DIY projects (although that’s about to change, we need to get on our thank you cards!).

(photo from our webcam fauxtobooth)

But even in our everyday, boring lives, things DO seem a little different. Better. More full of love. It’s hard to explain, really, but sort of like….all the little things Mr. Cola and I do together now, like going grocery shopping or deciding what to do this weekend is….richer. We’ve been partners in life for a very, very long time, but now, it’s an even stronger bond. I didn’t really think much would change after our wedding, and for the most part it hasn’t, but in small and unexpected places, like a glance I’ll get from Mr. C, or him getting me something to drink while he’s up without me even asking, I feel even more loved than ever, and more love for my *husband* than I’d ever thought possible.

Or maybe it’s just the sexy glint off his wedding band that I keep seeing! ;)

All joking aside, we do have some changes coming our way. I’ll have to go through the PITA name change process sooner or later, but so far all I’ve done is change my signature line on my work emails. We’ll get a joint savings account, and make a budget plan for our future goal of buying a house (not an easy goal to reach in the Bay Area!). Together we will set forth to accomplish the goals we’ve been talking about for years, and while I’m sure it won’t be easy, I’m so looking forward to our life, and our future, together. As old married folks! (and I'm also SO looking forward to sharing our wedding day recaps with you very soon!)

(guest photo)

What changes do you think will happen after your wedding, or newlyweds, has much changed? And happy 1 month anniversary to all the other June 12th brides out there!


  1. Wow has it already been one month? Time flies! Glad to hear there is a different feeling after marriage. We've only lived together since April, but I was still wondering the other day if it would feel any different.

    I'm looking forward to a cleaner house, too!

  2. Woohoo! Happy 1 month! I love that mustache photo :)

  3. Happy anniversary! I agree that everything just feels richer and fuller once you’re married. It’s a wonderful feeling. And good luck with the name change! I just finished mine up, and though it was a hassle, it wasn’t really as bad as I thought it might be.

  4. It's good to hear that there's at least a little something different after marriage. My fiance and I have been together since 2001, lived together for four years, and I really don't anticipate any change after marriage.....well, until this post. It sounds nice....
    Happy Anniversary!

  5. Yay to 1 month! Happy Anniversary!

    Im attempting to do the name change just now - im keeping my maiden name as another middle name and its a palava over here! I need to do it by deed poll as the marriage certificate only covers my surname changing!