Photo by Charlotte of Charlotte Geary Photography
According to my Facebook, we’ve been married now for 3 weeks, 3 days. And let me tell you, married life is awesome!! I know they say that this is the “honeymoon phase” and that we’ll grow out of it, but I sure hope not! I just love being Stephen’s wife. I love being able to call him my husband and take care of him and be with him every night. I love having things that we can call “ours.”
Like our last name, for instance 🙂 I went to Social Security today and my new SS card should arrive within ten days! I’m legally a Rabon now!! I still need to change it on my driver license, but the soonest appointment they had was May 25… that’s quite some time from now. I might drop in after work one day and see if I can get in sooner. I even looked up Davis and Fairfield DMV, but it was just as long. They should give preference to newly married people since we’re an excited bunch.
I was asked if I had come across any things about Stephen that surprised me since we’ve been married and now live together. I can honestly say that I have not been surprised. He doesn’t leave the toilet seat up and neither of us like to make the bed. We both leave clothes around a bit. And none of those are problems. When I cook, he volunteers to do the dishes. I have cooked…yes, I can sense your shock. I truly fall in love with him more every day. Mushy, I know, but we can be sitting on the couch watching Bones and all I can think is how crazy about him I am and how much I love being with him. I get all aflutter.
I love our little apartment. Photos can be found here: My Flickr Page
Pictures from our honeymoon in Kauai can be found here:
We had a wonderful time. The weather was great, the food was also good (I highly recommend the kalua pig burrito at Olympic Cafe in Kapa’a if you’re ever there) and it was super relaxing. We spent a lot of time just enjoying the time together instead of going on excursions to kayak, zip line, movie tour, etc. It was just what we wanted. Stephen made me Dirty Shirleys throughout the week (a spiked Shirley Temple- we used Cherry Vodka) that were delicious and we watched a lot of ESPN. We also rented 3 movies (State of Play, Sherlock Holmes and Valkyrie) and sipped champagne on our balcony. It was lovely.
As I said in the previous post, the wedding went amazingly. The weekend was beautiful weather wise and also beautiful to be surrounded by family and friends on the biggest day of our lives. Every time I look at pictures I fall back in love with that day. And I can remember all of these incredible moments thanks to the photojournalistic style Charlotte and Mike used as well as lots of pictures from family and friends. I get giddy thinking about our wedding. It was just so perfect. I was so happy to see all of the hard work we put into it come to fruition, we couldn’t have picked a better wedding party (this group is truly our closest friends and family and are amazing together) and we could feel God’s hand on the day as well as the entire planning process.
Stephen and I are reading the New Testament in a year together to be sure to keep God/Jesus as an integral part of our marriage. It’s something that we both look forward to every week night and we’re looking forward to getting a weekly newlywed devotional book to supplement on weekends. Marcie (my mother-in-law, how fun is that to say!!) gave me a book called “Created to Be His Help Meet” to read. It’s about the role God gave to women in marriage. I’m probably 2/3 of the way though and have been able to glean some useful knowledge from it. It will be helpful to make me a better servant and better wife for Stephen.
We are living a truly blessed life.