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Filing jointly

2007-11-22 05:10:26.95528+00 by Dan Lyke 31 comments

For those of you not reading our minds, we'd decided that the financial and legal advantages of marriage were worth it, considering that we've made some reasonable commitments to each other (and working up a good prenup was a process I highly encourage every couple to do). We asked Alec to officiate and Owen to witness, and figured we'd do something quick tonight. They brought a gazillion of their friends, most of whom we've met over the years. Much fun was had.

There'll be a big party sometime later, in a year or two. This was perfect for now. And when we get back from the Sierra I'll try to get a copy of Alec's ceremony online, it was very personal and very touching.

(and, no, not "touching" in that priestly sort of way...)

[ related topics: Dan's Life California Culture Marriage ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-22 05:34:08.910457+00 by: topspin

Now that's a reason for Thanksgiving! Mazel Tov!

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-22 06:13:41.125946+00 by: crasch [edit history]

Congrats! May your life together be long and happy.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-22 06:48:27.341622+00 by: TheBrad

Woo! Look at me, doing the happy filing jointly dance!

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-22 06:55:06.104852+00 by: whump

Hooray government sanction! Really, congrats to the both of you. :)

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-22 07:11:40.171504+00 by: DaveP

Congrats, kids!

But Dan, between cutting off your hair, and having her make an honest man of you, I'm worried that you're perilously close to committing adulthood.


#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-22 07:22:41.288706+00 by: Dori

Many congrats, from both of us to both of you!

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-22 08:10:36.916833+00 by: spc476

So, is your anniversary November 22nd, or the Wednesday before Thanksgiving?

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-22 11:14:40.678554+00 by: markd


#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-22 11:32:27.543696+00 by: jeff

Congratulations Dan and Charlene! Looking forward to join you both for that "big party!" In the meantime, enjoy life, and enjoy each other!

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-22 12:48:54.40627+00 by: John Anderson

congrats guys!

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-22 13:28:20.699411+00 by: meuon

WooHoo! Congratulations! Hugs! Kisses! Let's polka at the big party!

#Comment Re: congrats made: 2007-11-22 14:43:42.216846+00 by: ghasty

Congrats folks...

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-22 14:58:58.706353+00 by: dws


#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-22 16:29:39.149641+00 by: JT

Congratulations to you and the lucky bride.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-22 23:14:18.690691+00 by: m

Congratulations and best wishes

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-23 05:55:58.352046+00 by: Mark A. Hershberger


#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-23 06:16:17.480573+00 by: Dave Goodman


#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-23 12:41:08.31192+00 by: mkelley

ditto many of the comments above congrats!!

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-23 12:44:55.826732+00 by: petronius

Congrats from Chicago. I'm currently in my 30th year of marriage, and it was the best decision I ever made. It took me about 30 seconds.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-23 16:03:57.197725+00 by: TheSHAD0W


#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-24 01:10:31.477369+00 by: Diane Reese

All the best to you both. May further happiness ensue!

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-24 01:19:27.763642+00 by: Larry Burton

I'm happy for you, Dan. I'm sure you will find benefits far beyond the government sanctioned ones you claim to have made the decision on.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-24 16:10:23.416552+00 by: Nancy

Best wishes to you both - I'm happy for you. Give us a bit of notice when the party rolls around - would love to be there -

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-26 13:51:25.653501+00 by: other_todd

Hey, congratulations!

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-26 19:40:25.044529+00 by: Dan Lyke

Thanks, y'all! I think this thread's gonna be a good starting point for the guest list, once we get around to that party.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-27 00:05:26.916537+00 by: Shawn

Congratulations to both of you :-)

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-27 21:26:45.52846+00 by: Medley

Yay! Time for a party! ;-)

#Comment Re: made: 2007-12-04 21:46:10.196991+00 by: ebradway

I better post here as well as sending a card...


#Comment Re: made: 2007-12-05 00:06:36.391731+00 by: Dan Lyke

Thanks, Eric, getting all the appropriate people to comment here makes the guest list an SQL SELECT statement...

#Comment Re: Marriage made: 2007-12-05 02:56:29.579072+00 by: Keevah

I'm still ahead of you by four. ; ) Keevah

#Comment Re: made: 2007-12-05 05:27:14.277388+00 by: Dan Lyke

Whoah! Great to hear from you! And it's okay, I'm not keeping score...