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Carry on my wayward son…

Monday, August 10th, 2009

The infamous week of moving is upon us. Nicole and her parents will saddle up and ride off into the great Nebraskan cornfields this Thursday. Thus leaving me in Austin to fend for my myself.
I’ve been dreading this move since the beginning of summer; not because we’re leaving our home of, well forever, but because Colie and I will be apart for three weeks.
We like to tell ourselves that it will be good for us and show strength in our relationship, but it still sucks! We have made a lot of progress in the wedding planning. We’re down to the gritty issues that neither of us seem to be able to remember until we’re laying in bed.
I think we will be moving our rehearsal dinner to The Stardust Room, almost no one is thrilled about our House of Blues choice. I think we will both be satisfied by that since we have spent a great deal of time and money in our awesome hometown bar.
That’s all I got for you today. Any thoughts out there?

That Which We Call a Rose…

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Colie and I have discussed the issue of the almighty name change in the past. It’s never been an issue with me, because originally she said that when she was married she’d change her name, or hyphenate it, but continue to use her maiden name in her professional life. This always made me happy and thrilled me to death. I had no problem with her using the name in her practice, since that is what will be inscribed upon her Ph.D.

However she has recently decided, much to my disdain, that she’d rather keep her name. She has very strong reasons for this, but I don’t know if she understands how much it means to me for her to take on my name. I know it’s based out of tradition, and neither of us are really traditional in any manner at all, but I want her to take my name. It’s like a gift that I’m giving her, the ultimate “welcome to my life” package. Not to mention how happy it makes me to see her sign my name as part of hers now in her notebooks.

I want to be able to say in the very near future, “Hi, this is my wife Nicole Marie Gassett,” or Lozano-Gassett…or something. I love the girl, but this is something near and dear to me, as her name is to her. I don’t know how I’m going to convince her to take my name as part of hers, but I’m working on it. I just need her to understand how much it means to me.

What do you all think?