Guess what, to our wondering eyes, appeared in our mailbox today? Our new passports! We bought our honeymoon plane tickets months ago. It seemed logical that we should purchase our honeymoon plane tickets in our married name, and we figured that we had several months to request the new ones. Enter procrastination, and applications sent much later than we planned. We were beginning to fear that they would not arrive before our trip, which would pretty much be an epic disaster. In the back of my mind I was afraid that what we had read about dealing with the same-sex marriage and the name change (i.e. that it was completely uncomplicated) would turn out to be completely false. But it was true! They're here!
The to-do list for the trip is getting longer and longer as the trip is looming closer and closer and it is starting to get scarier and scarier. I keep adding things to the list rather than just doing some of them. Events that I mentally associated with the trip, such as the ending of the parenting group I've been running at work and the start of the summer weather, are suddenly happening. Thankfully the State Department is keeping pace with the calendar even if my brain is not!