Pop Quiz: Life after the Wedding

Helllooo, hive!  Long time no chat!  Life after the wedding has been super busy in the Gazelle household, which has led to a bit of a break in finishing off my recaps.  You’ll find out why below!  With that I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to pop in and take part in the new pop quiz series to find out what life has been like for all of you post wedding!

1. Did you feel a void in your life after the wedding and all of the planning was done?

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2. Do you feel differently about your partner after getting married?

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3. Do you feel like your level of intimacy has changed since the wedding?

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4. Now that you are married do people keep asking you when you are having children?

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5. How did you spend your first anniversary?

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6. Did you give each other traditional anniversary gifts, e.g., paper for your first anniversary?

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For me, my answers are:

  1. Yes, and I threw myself in to a new project. I decided to sign up for Ironman Canada! That is a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike, and then a 26.2 mile run. You get 17 hours to do it all in, and I’m racing it this weekend. Training for that has definitely kept me busy and filled the void of no longer planning our wedding. To be fair, though, I did spend a lot of time training for triathlons before we were married.
  2. Yes, I do feel differently about Mr. Gazelle now that we are married. It is a bit hard to describe it, but being able to call him my husband still gives me butterflies. I feel a stronger bond with him now.
  3. I’m going to say it has stayed the same?
  4. Yes, I get asked all the time! For the most part I would prefer not to share our decision with everyone who asks.
  5. We spent our first anniversary by enjoying a nice quiet dinner at a restaurant we had both longed to try. We had a wonderful night reflecting on our wedding and our first year of marriage.
  6. No, we didn’t exchange gifts. I think our dinner out was probably our gift to each other!

And here we are on our first anniversary!  I can’t wait to see what your answers are!


Ms. Gazelle

Wedding Date:
July 2011
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    Mrs. Treasure 1641 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:10 pm

    Good luck with the Ironman this weekend! That is insane! You’re going to kill it!

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    Mrs. Scone 181 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:00 pm

    Good luck with the Ironman!!!!!!! Woo hoo!

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:47 pm

    Good luck on the Ironman, you are such a rockstar!

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    TheMrs2013 1522 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:31 pm

    Good luck with the Ironman! That is such a huge deal!

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    Mrs. Thimble 857 posts, Busy bee @ 9:05 pm

    Holy crap! Good luck this weekend! That’s awesome. 1. I threw myself into hosting holiday parties with our new stuff! Then condo-hunting kinda for fun. 2. Same as you- it’s a nice feeling to know for sure that neither of us is going anywhere. Kind of giddy =) 3. eh.. same? 4. We’re getting asked a lot now that we have a house in the ‘burbs. 5. Quiet dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. 6. We cheated a bit- I got him a signed baseball (kinda like paper?) He got me tickets.

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    Mrs. Sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:21 am

    Best of luck on the Ironman – you are going to kill it! I am actually happy to have some down time and to be able to clean and organize parts of the house that had been neglected. It’s been fun crafting again and just hanging out with friends and family. I’m surprised people haven’t asked more about the kid situation, but happy not to have to answer it all the time!

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    Mrs. Hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:46 am

    Good luck this weekend! I know you will rock it!
    Similarly to you (but not nearly as intense), I started training for a half marathon in my post-wedding free time. It’s been a great distraction and good for my health! :)

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    jamieg 525 posts, Busy bee @ 7:07 am

    I’ve been wondering about some of these things post wedding. We shall see!

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    Mrs. Hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:21 am

    Good luck with the Ironman, G! You’ll do fantastic!

    I didn’t throw myself into any particular project post-wedding. I was just so happy to not have to plan anymore!!!

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    Napakitten 137 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:44 am

    1. I started a direct sales buisiness selling designer jeans for Vault Denim…is fun cause I get to meet lots of women while throwing jean parties, and it give us a little extra money.
    2. I dont feel more committed…I was already super committed..but I do feel closer in the sense that he is always there for me and has my back.
    3. unfortunatly we have just been so busy and had so many obsticles, he got a new job which is longer hours, he hurt his back, he got sick, my commute schedule, and my kids crazy sport and school schedules that have made the bedroom stuff less frequent…but I am learning quality of quantity!!
    4.No be cause we have both been married prior and I have two teenagers and I am quickly approaching 40 so people assume we are so close to being done that we are not gonna start over. which one time in my life I wanted another child, but when i met my husband he had already had that surgery in his prior marriage cause she didnt want kids so I resigned myself to being happy with grandchildren some day and we are enjoying watching my kids grow up and turn into young adults!

    good luck with your ironman…that is awesome!

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    Mrs. High Wire 1021 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:41 pm

    Good luck on that ironman!!!

    1. No void, we just jumped right into baby making so that was an easy distraction.

    2. I feel just as connected to him as before, but I like being able to use the term husband.

    3. Level of intimacy has been the same

    4. Nope, but that’s because I’m already knocked up ;)

    5. We’re taking a trip for our anniversary that is also acting as our babymoon. It will be just us and our dog in a cabin and I can’t wait! We are headed there in a bout 3 weeks.

    6. The trip is our gift to each other :)

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    Napakitten 137 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:46 pm

    @mrshighwire – congrats on the baby making!!

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