When last we saw our intrepid hero, he was expressing unbridled joy at the moving in of his girlfriend. Well, not only has she moved in, but they have gotten married. Yep, Clark is no longer single, and Elizabeth no longer has the name with which she was born.
I asked her back on August 6th; and we were planning on getting married in November (on the 11th to be precise). That following weekend, we drove down to Louisville to see our friends and family. We broke the news to my parents in person, and there was much merriment (actually, my mother was very sleepy when we told here, and thought it was a dream the next day, so we got to tell her all over again).
When we told everyone about our plans to go to Germany for two weeks in December as our honeymoon, Elizabeth’s mother made a pretty astute observation: “If you’re getting married in November, what happens if you don’t have time to update the last name on Elizabeth’s passport.” Then, she also mentioned, in that very practical, German manner, that if we went ahead and got married immediately, then Elizabeth would be put on my health insurance, I would get a tax break, and our car insurance rates would drop (aww, isn’t it romantic?)
So, the Monday before we drove back to Pittsburgh, we went down to Louisville’s city hall, and were married by a Justice of the Peace.
We’re still having the ceremony on November 11th, though it’s just for show, and for the few friends that don’t know that we’re really already married, and then I’m taking an insane amount of vacation that I’ve saved up this year, (three weeks) to spend most of the month of December galavanting around Germany with my wife, meeting friends of hers, and a couple of my new family members. (I really need to brush up on my German before the trip)
This is marked as friends-only so that the surprise isn’t spoiled for the few friends of mine that don’t know I’m already married.
No longer friends-only, for obvious reasons
Current Mood: sleepy