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Find and Replace

On Monday afternoon, I went to the Social Security Office downtown to apply for a new card, updated with my married name. According to the government, my last name is now Thomas. (The brand-spanking-new card will be arriving in two weeks. Thank goodness because the original one I received at birth has since begun to decay.)

This was a really hard thing for me to do. I hadn’t really envisioned myself getting married therefore I wasn’t expecting any reason to ever change my name. On the other hand, Gavin had apparently been dreaming his whole life of having a wife and calling her “Mrs. Thomas.” Then again, Gavin probably hadn’t anticipated getting married in a church- or ever getting baptized. (That happened.) Prior to our engagement, I’m pretty sure Gavin thought my church was weekly yoga class.

I’ve heard that marriage is about compromise. And so we did that. Gavin got baptized (for the church wedding) and I changed my last name with the United States government. We both made major leaps outside of our comfort zones, putting our individual stubbornness aside for the simple sake of making the person you love really, really happy.

But for the record, you will not find Gavin praying in church on Sunday morning, just like you won’t find a single person where I work referring to me by my married name. Let’s be real here, people.

Screen-Printed Thank You Cards

On Tuesday night, I printed our “Thank You” cards using silkscreen, squeegee and some medium red (looks like coral) water-based acrylic paint.


For those of you who don’t know what screen printing is- it’s a printing process that you learn in art school when you major in graphic design. It’s actually quite rewarding, if you’re into process-intensive projects. (Also, a good fallback if you’re using thick paper and have already jammed more than one of the printers at work.)


Since Gavin had a major shoot that day, we had cleared some furniture out of the bedroom, leaving the perfect amount of space to set out the paper to dry.


Thank goodness the paint was dry by the time Madison came over to help out.


Of course, I did my research and most wedding websites and blogs put the proper timing of Thank You cards for a wedding at between 1-2 months. I’d like to get them in within the one month. I’m optimistic but it may be a month and a week. Our photos are taking an exceptionally long time to arrive.

Our Wedding Photos

Gavin and I just got the link on Friday to a massive gallery of wedding photos from our amazing photographer so of course I had to consolidate a bit. I updated our URL to house the content.

Check out the selects on the website: gavinandkathryn.com