Friday, July 5, 2013

Six Months a Newlywed

by Meghann on July 5, 2013

Today Derek and I are celebrating our six month anniversary as husband and wife.


On one hand I feel like the six months flew by in the blink of an eye; on the other hand I feel like I’ve been Mrs. Anderson-Russell for a lifetime now. Being husband and wife feels like such a natural fit, that I forget what it was like before having those titles.


So much of both of our lives have changed in the last six months. After saying “I do” in January, we officially joined bank accounts (this was – and remains – a biggie as we both navigate large purchases with a joint account), I started a new job, we bought our first SUV together, I’ve started Ironman training, Derek began the process of redoing our backyard (new fence, new deck, new landscaping, etc.), and life just got busy. But, no matter what, we try to make our marriage (and each other) our main priorities. Whenever life gets too crazy, we take a day (or two) that’s just for us and spend the whole day together doing nothing. Those are my favorite days.


I’m still getting used to being Meghann Anderson-Russell. It’s easier when I have a phone conversation that I just say “Meghann Anderson” and drop the Russell, but I’m getting better at using my full name with work-related things or fill-in-the-blank forms. I was going through airport security last month when the security guy complimented me on my last name. I thought that was random, but it still made me smile. I’m happy I went the hyphenated route. No regrets there.


I miss wedding planning. I miss blogging about wedding planning. My co-worker is getting married in October and I love discussing all of the planning details with her. Yes, wedding planning is super stressful and a ton of work, but I had so much fun doing it. Derek and I both had so much fun on our wedding day. I would love to just relive that day over and over again if possible.


Other than that life is pretty much the same as it was before. We have our same routines, our same dreams and our same goals, but now we just both have rings on our left fingers. We’re stuck with each other… in the best way possible. 🙂


Oh, and we’re already researching our first anniversary trip. It’s never too early to start planning an epic vacation, right?

Love you, babe! Happy 6-month Anniversary to the love of my life!


p.s. Can you believe we still haven’t printed one wedding photo?! We need to get on that!

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