I changed my name. Finally. My maiden name is long, very German, and very difficult to pronounce, but for some reason, it was also very difficult to give up. I like that it's unique, and when I Google myself, the majority of the search results are actually referring to me. When Craig and I first started talking about getting married several years ago, I told him that I was going to keep my last name. Craig wasn't all that happy about that, but he also wasn't very forceful about me changing my name.
A baby changes things, though. I didn't want to bog him down with two last names, especially not my crazy long German last name. I also didn't really want to force Liam to have to explain to all of his friends that yes, his parents are married, and no, they don't have the same last names. I thought it was interesting that this post was published shortly after I made the decision to officially change my name. Now, I've pretty much resorted to carrying my marriage license and new Social Security card with me everywhere I go. Changing your name is more work than I thought.
Fortunately, Craig wasn't a tyrant about changing my name. I was intrigued by this article on Tuesday. My favorite line from the article was: "it's never a good idea to hook up with a dictator."
Another of my favorite Valentine's Day stories was this story from NPR. Way to hook me with a trashy headline and woo me with a sappy love story, NPR.
For some reason, I started thinking about this video this weekend. It definitely provided some inspiration for my wedding.
I was originally thinking about eloping, and I sent this video to my sister. She said, "Um, they eloped, but they took a videographer with them?" I'm so glad I have a 19-year-old in my life to help keep me grounded.
I am in love with this printable from The Motley Mama. It's so perfect for us. I can't wait to incorporate it into a photo collage once I get my CD of wedding photos.