Archive for March, 2008

First Two Wedding Registries Posted

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

I have uploaded the wedding registry page to our website. We have completed registering at Macy’s and Walmart,  and will most likely be registering for Target sometime in the next week or so. I’ll post a link to Target as soon as we have.

I must admit, registering isn’t the most horrible of procedures. Every store has things to help Bridge and Groom’s get through it all. Macy’s so far has been my favorite… They have a built in affiliate program (yay), as well as lots of free stuff (like a tote bag and magazines).

The most difficult part is deciding what you want/need. I mean really… How do you really know if a pot or pan is good? My biggest requirements for most things were those magic words like “Machine Washable” and “Microwave Safe”. After all, I love being able to “Rinse First”. hehe.

All and all the date is getting closer and closer… We’re what now, just over 4 months away :-)?


Marriage Counseling

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Amber and I had our first marriage counseling session with Pastor Dean last Wednesday (February 27th). All in all it went pretty well. We didn’t get to deep into anything, mostly just laying down the ground work for where we are going. If you’ve ever wondered what they do in these things, I’ll try to post about it here. So far we:

  • Got worksheets for a personality profile that will be used to try to identify where we may have problems down the road (to be done alone at the moment)
  • Got worksheets for long term goals to again help us see where we may be on “different roads” (to be done alone at the moment)
  • Talked about how most wedding ceremonies are laid out.
  • Talked about life a little
  • Talked about some of the decisions we had already made for the wedding (like Joel doing music and Derek doing the message).

So far, no “blow out fights” although I’m not sure I will go into details of anything like that if it comes up… Just perhaps a brief overview of the process.

I did learn one thing though that I thought was rather interesting. In the state of Minnesota, if you go through 12 hours marriage counseling (as opposed to just getting married), you save $50.00 off your marriage license (that’s something like a %40 savings I believe). Seems like a pretty good way to help decrease the number of divorces (and the load they create on our legal system). So if you were thinking about skipping it, you might want to reconsider.

Well back to work I go, just felt this place needed a little love.