Why get married

When Jason and I decided to get married, it wasn’t because we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. We knew that without needing paperwork. Besides making some family members happier about our sin-livin’, I wanted to get married for one reason: a KitchenAid mixer.

Once we sent out the announcements, we went to Target to make a gift registry*. After choosing some modest additions to our existing belongings, we went to see the mixer.

Here’s the plot twist: I got cold feet — about the mixer. It’s so expensive, and we didn’t *need* it. So I chickened out.

Four years of lamenting later, this came in the mail:

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And here it sits, happily ever after:

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* people will buy you gifts if you want them to or not, so a registry means no guessing on their part, or returning on yours.

  1. We got one for my birthday right after we were married. It’s still going strong seventeen years later. And now my daughter is learning to bake with it!

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