The wedding is getting close; we now have an official copy of our marriage license in hand. So, while we are not actually married yet, it is really just a few signatures on a piece of paper before it's done. I mean, we are still going to put on a party, but it's exciting to know that we are practically there.
Getting the license was a bit of an adventure in itself. We had to drive out to Martinez; we took a scenic route through the hills and then headed down to the bay. The weather kind of stunk, but it was still gorgeous. At the county clerk's, there was a party getting married in an adjoining room. It was very cool to see a couple getting married while we were there getting our license. Definitely fun to see. While filling out the paperwork for the license, I realized I did not know my mom's original middle name, or what state my dad was born in. I had to call my grandma to ask, which was a bit embarrassing. Also, we marked that we would be married by a judge, so they kept asking "Do you actually know a judge?" We didn't really know what to say except "Of course we know a judge, why else would we mark that?" Apparently people frequently mark that by mistake, so they felt like they had to check.
It feels really good to be getting this close to being married. I think we had started to get a little exhausted by all of the wedding planning, especially with it colliding with Christmas and other responsibilities, but with this step, I feel like I sort of have a second wind. I'm really looking forward to celebrating with everyone in March; see you then!