I got the day off on Tuesday, so I decided to get a few errands taken off my to do list. I took my car to the shop to get the driver’s side power window fixed, a saw my doctor for my annual check-up, oh, yeah, and I went and married Katherine.
“You did what?” many people have asked. We are having a wedding in June, and we are going on a honeymoon to New York City in May. Since we weren’t really doing anything in the traditional order, we decided to get the paperwork out of the way. It turns out that getting married in Larimer County, Colorado is fairly simple. Katherine filled out the forms online, and the next day we went to the office to get the paperwork. Actually, it is the same place where car registration takes place. The only strange part of the process was the fact that we weren’t allowed to sign the marriage certificate at that office.
So we went home, and in a very beautiful ceremony that involved Katherine, myself, and the dog, we signed the marriage license. We wanted Maury to sign as the witness, but when we put the pen in his paws he kept trying to tear it apart with his teeth. But he watched us– hoping to get a treat when we were finished. The next day Katherine took the paperwork back and now we are officially married.
So now Katherine Herbig is now Katherine Lutfey who gets to change her name. I don’t have do to any of that– I won the coin toss over whose last name we were going to use. We thought of combining our last names, but then we decided that if we have kids and they wanted to get married to someone else with a hyphenated last name they would have four last names, and that just seems like a bit much. So now Katherine has the exciting privilege of changing her social security card, driver’s license, passport, and Starbucks frequent drinker reward card.