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Sunday, February 19th, 2012
11:35 pm
К слову о скидках на одежду!
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Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
11:02 am
First Anniversary Gift
It seems like just yesterday I was planning our wedding, and our first anniversary is already coming up so quickly! Andrew and I are planning a weekend trip to the Napa Valley for our anniversary and that'll be great. However, the husband just surprised me by saying he wants to exchange gifts that are based on the theme of the first anniversary. WTH? LOL. So, that means either the traditional theme of paper or the modern theme of clocks/time. Hrm. I need help! I'm usually really good at getting gifts for Andrew, but this whole "theme" thing is a wrench in my plans. My first thought was a really nice watch, but Andrew hates wearing them.

Do you guys have any good ideas for a first anniversary gift based on the themes above? Also, are there any other cultural "first anniversary" theme ideas I might base a gift on?

Any help is appreciated! I have 2 months to figure it out, so at least I'm not rushed for time. :-)

x-posted (sorry if you see this multiple times!)
Wednesday, March 18th, 2009
9:34 pm
Intro Post

Name: Jenn and Robert
Location: FL
Wedding Date:04/06/2008 (If you can't tell from the pic...it was pouring out hehe)
Your Next Big Challenge as a Couple: In the process of purchasing a home (closing in the next couple weeks)

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009
1:00 am
New Member
I had gotten away from Livejournal for so long, but I suppose its time to get sucked back in.

Name: Teri
Location: Asheville, NC
Wedding Date: May 17, 2008
Your Next Big Challenge as a Couple: Getting into graduate school which is mostly dependent on the program starting (stupid professors *grumble grumble*) and having him finish his teaching certificate.
Also, please share a picture of you and your new spouse from your wedding!
Why yes, thank you. I do love a solid excuse to show off.
Saturday, February 14th, 2009
6:46 pm
A quote to consider this Valentine's Day :)
Happy Valentine's Day, newlyweds! :)

"Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit."

Current Mood: giggly
12:32 pm
What married like is REALLY like
Thought you gals might enjoy this...

Thursday, January 15th, 2009
7:39 pm
New Member
Name: Kimberly & Aaron
Location: Richmond, Texas
Wedding Date: April 24, 2008
Your Next Big Challenge as a Couple: Buying/leasing a house soon
Also, please share a picture of you and your new spouse from your wedding!
12:52 pm
New Member Post
I'm really glad to have found a community like this! I'm one of the only married couples in my group of friends and it's good to have people I can talk about newlywed issues with!

Name: Jenna
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Wedding Date: September 21st 2008
Your Next Big Challenge as a Couple: We already own a flat, but we are hoping to move to Australia or New Zealand for a few years, before moving back and having babies.

Current Mood: cold
Friday, January 9th, 2009
9:21 pm
New to the group, married in october, from NJ :o)
Name: Rebecca, but please call me Beckie :o)
Location:  Central NJ
Wedding Date: 10/25/08
Your Next Big Challenge as a Couple:  finding a house to buy and we're officially trying for a baby :o) no more BC! 

Pictures this way!Collapse ) 

Current Mood: tired
Saturday, January 3rd, 2009
9:02 pm
Is this allowed?
Well, I'm not sure if promotions are allowed, so if they aren't please let me know and I will delete it. I just thought some of you guys would like to join this community. It's really active and another place to talk about our awesome relationships!

Community?Collapse )

Just an update on us:

Randy and I have been doing great. We had our family Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations at our house and are getting ready to celebrate our one year anniversary on March 8th! What are your plans for your one year?

Current Mood: sick
Sunday, December 28th, 2008
12:36 pm
Why hello there!

Name:     Kimberley
Location:    Laguna Hills, CA
Wedding Date:     11/15/2008
Your Next Big Challenge as a Couple:     Starting a family


I have been looking for a community like this now that wedding planning is over, and I am on my next phase in life. :-)


Here’s us:

Thursday, November 20th, 2008
11:49 am
A few thoughts about married life
Since our wedding in August, it seems like everyone is asking me "how is married life?" I usually give a vague answer and go on my merry little way. I always seem to get the impression people are asking me this to start a conversation or to be polite so I never really gave that question much thought.

After time goes by, I actually did put some thought into that question and I finally have an answer I can give people. A much shorter version than what I am going to post about, mind you.

Some people tell me that nothing changes after you are married and although that holds true to some, its not like that with us.

First of all, his relationship with his family is strained. I think it was strained before but not to this degree. Its really sad because I guess I was under the illusion that weddings were supposed to bring families together. Long story short, my MIL said and did some very hurtful things the week before and the day before our wedding.

On the other hand, it brought me closer to my family. Im no longer looked down as the baby sister! Im the youngest in my family!

We also learned real early on that its not just about us anymore; meaning DH doesnt just take care of DH but must think ofDW too and vice versa. It was always like this before but it is more pronounced now that we tied the knot.

The most important thing, we seem to love each other that much more because we signed that piece of paper. I never believed in two becomes one or all that soul mate mushy crap but something weird happened when we had our marriage blessings.

I will always look back at the words spoken during our ceremony (even if they were from the lips of the monster in law who officiated the ceremony, BIG mistake but at least she did the ceremony as we wrote it) about us receiving the blessings from the elements and in some weird way, I see it happening. We had a a pagan ceremony BTW!

I hope one day, we can re-vew our vows somewhere out in nature like we did last summer and have those same blessings spoken to us infront of our children.

To sum things up, whenever I am asked 'hows married life?' I can finally answer : "Its great knowing I got my other half with me for the rest of my life"
Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
5:23 pm
I've been lurking for awhile but just got married (as some of you know from 2008_weddings) on 10-25-08.

Name: Jodi
Location: Downingtown, PA
Wedding Date: 10-25-08
Your Next Big Challenge as a Couple: Organizing our house. We just bought a fixer upper (mostly cosmetic stuff) over the summer. With planning the wedding, I couldn't really do as much as I should be able to now.

Us on our special day!Collapse )
Monday, November 3rd, 2008
2:35 pm
intro & photo

Thanks for the 'next step' community, was looking for something just like this
Name: Barb & Bob
Location: Wisconsin
Wedding Date: October 18, 2008
Your Next Big Challenge as a Couple:  selling home #2, paying off home #1.  the economy isn't helping :)
This was a photo my dad took, more to come from actual photographer.  I guess I'm really in the newlywed phase and really still want to celebrate my new marriage.  We have both been married before and hated the idea of marriage when we met 4 years ago.  And now look at us.  So, we are really in the 'newlywed' phase, as we've never had it so good before, and plan to celebrate for a very long time.  Hope I'm in the right community. 
  Congrats and welcome to marriage!

Current Mood: giddy
Thursday, October 9th, 2008
11:23 am
Is it wrong for me to ask my husband not to do something though he enjoys it or it means something to him, if i dont like it? I feel like I'm trying to change him or control him and I dont like it, and I've told him that. He says he'll stop if I dont like it, but I dont feel it's right for me to ask him to stop... I feel guilty.

I just don't know what to do...

Its two different things: The first one is his pipe smoking... I knew he did but only on special occaisions like his birthday and christmas, he didnt even have a pipe but wanted to buy one on our honeymoon and celebrate us getting married. I don't like smoking, I don't like kissing someone after they've smoked, I dont like the habit... I just don't like it. It's unhealthy. Granted, pipe smoking smells better than any other kind of smoking, but I still don't like it. I didnt let him get one on our honeymoon but I felt guilty for doing that cuz he's done it for years and it's only two or three times a year that he wants to smoke it. So... I went out with him and bought him a pipe last week and some tobacco to smoke it... of course he wanted to smoke it... so I let him. And 2 times since then. It just bothers me. I wish he didn't but I feel bad asking him not to do it.

The second one is a tattoo. I knew he wanted to get one on his arm, but he wasnt seriously considering it. Again, I don't like tattoos. I know they're important if they're meaningful, which this would be...

I know I probably sound like a tight wad, but I fell in love with him because he's clean cut, doesnt smoke, doesnt drink... and now I feel like he's slowly becoming opposite of that. I feel like I don't really know him anymore.

He should be able to do whatever he wants, I just wish he wouldnt. And I feel guilty asking him not too.

Am I just being too controlling?

Current Mood: confused
Monday, October 6th, 2008
3:36 pm
Hi! I'm new to this community, though I was somewhat active in 2008_weddings. I'm glad I have somewhere to go for newly married topics!

Name: Vicki (& Andrew)
Location: Orange County, CA
Wedding Date: June 7th, 2008 (We were a 06-07-08er)
Your Next Big Challenge as a Couple: We expect to be moving to NYC within the next year. We love the city and I'm a musical theatre actress, so it really is the perfect place for us to be. The plan is to save up money to be able to afford the move, and once Andrew finds a job out there (he does IT), we'll head out! We want to buy a place, but it's really hard to purchase apartments out there, what with the co-op rules, so we'll probably rent for 2 years and then buy. It's the next big chapter in our lives, and we can't wait!

Some Wedding Shots:
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Thanks for reading!
Saturday, October 4th, 2008
6:15 am
Wedding photo albums
There's some really fun things out there if you're doing your own albums ...

John Lewis do a blue 300 7x5 slip in album for £18 including delivery. It's only available in blue but is the only 7x5 album I've found out there that takes 300 photos. Great when your photographer has taken 270 photos and is giving you a set of all of them!

There's a lot of 300 6x4 albums out there but I like 7x5 photos as it's easier to see the detail.

Black Cat Bindery http://stores.ebay.co.uk/BlackCatBindery do some of the most beautiful albums (need photo corners or sticky dots), in various colours of real suede, including PURPLE!!! 12x9ins portrait album £39 plus £7 postage.

I have found photobox http://www.photobox.co.uk to be good for reprints if you've bought the CD off your photographer. They can also do prints with borders, and other fancy stuff like collage prints. 7x5 prints from £0.15 each, 10x8 prints from £0.99 each.

Photobox also have a great "design your own photobook" feature - upload your photos and drag and drop into layouts - I've not done a wedding one yet but I have done a couple of others (A4 classic white) and they came out really nicely. They only do square or landscape style albums - no portrait ones.

The cutest thing that photobox do is their "minibook" which is 7cm x 9cm and takes 31 photos. It's softcover, £4.99, about 5mm thick and fits easily in any bag so you always have something to show to people who ask "how was the wedding?"! http://www.photobox.co.uk/shop/photo-books/minibook

Thought these might be of interest.

Current Mood: happy
Monday, September 22nd, 2008
5:03 pm
4:21 pm
Name:Cathy and Jay
Loacation: Neptune, NJ
Wedding Date:May 10th, 2008
Your Next Big Challenge as a Couple: paying our debt so we can start a family.

     I saw a user below use this and I thought it was a great way to start off. My name is Cathy. I am new to this community and to LJ. My husband and I were married on May 10th. We decided to have a destination wedding. We were married on the beautiful Paradise Island, Bahamas!
     There are some downfalls to a destination wedding, the biggest being that barely any of our family/friends could attend. But the pros definately outweigh the cons. The beach is like a dream come true! The ocean is so blue, and the sand is so soft and just amazing. Words and pictures do not justify the beauty! And the weather was just perfect. It was probably about 85 degrees, no humidity! And it rained for about 15 minutes the while week I was there!
     For me, it was also nice not having to plan so much. I see so many woman go almost crazy planning these beautiful huge perfect weddings! A part of me would love to have that...but I don't think I could handle all the stress and aggrivation that comes along with it. I definately give them all credit!
     Another thing I absolutely loved was the service! Being catered to is ALWAYS  a plus. The people there were so nice! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner whenever you wanted. The food was delicious! And of course, all of the spas were nice as well. 
     We ended up having a small celebration here in the states for all the family that couldn't make it to the Bahamas. I am so happy that we chose a destination, and I recommend it to all of my friends who are planning there weddings. I don't have pictures right this minute to post, but I probably will post some up very shortly!
Friday, September 19th, 2008
7:34 pm
I've recently had an overwhelming desire to connect with people my age so I created a group for the year I was born. My apologies if this excludes you but if you were born in '82 join madein82 ! And please invite all friends who apply.
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