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Asimovian 03-22-2013 02:38 PM

Coldfire, I have come to believe that Los Angeles is true center of Doper Love -- congratulations to both of you!

Where in Vegas did you get married?

Cartooniverse 03-22-2013 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RTFirefly (Post 16103706)
Tomorrow is the fourth anniversary of the day my wife and I brought the Firebug out of the baby house in Samara, Russia, and into our family.

He's five and a half years old now, and growing in so many ways. I'm luckier than I can say.

Beautiful. we still celebrate both kids arrival days. what an amazing special moment !!! Congrats !!!

Coldie, twue wuv pwevails. :)

Coldfire 03-22-2013 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Asimovian (Post 16123175)
Coldfire, I have come to believe that Los Angeles is true center of Doper Love -- congratulations to both of you!

Where in Vegas did you get married?

Thank you! We got married at The Little Church of the West. The oldest chapel in Vegas - 1942, you know! :)

Asimovian 03-22-2013 04:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coldfire (Post 16123751)
Thank you! We got married at The Little Church of the West. The oldest chapel in Vegas - 1942, you know! :)

I am familiar, as that is exactly where my Dope-found wife and I got married. Awesome! :)

Coldfire 03-22-2013 05:19 PM

Wahey!!! Too cool. When did you guys get hitched?

Asimovian 03-22-2013 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coldfire (Post 16123967)
Wahey!!! Too cool. When did you guys get hitched?

Dec. 2011. Somewhere, I've still got the DVD to prove it. :)

Enderw24 03-22-2013 05:24 PM

Today is the date that I noticed this thread.

::confetti toss::

Lines of congratulations start on the right.

Cartooniverse 03-22-2013 05:49 PM

:
Quote:

Originally Posted by Enderw24 (Post 16123982)
Today is the date that I noticed this thread.

::confetti toss::

Lines of congratulations start on the right.

[Luca Brazzi from The Godfather] ...and may your first child be a MASCULINE child. [/ Luca Brazzi]

:D

Sicks Ate 03-26-2013 11:55 AM

Well, I had a milestone back in January when I got engaged to a magnificent partner, whom I had been dating for a year. We both have our own boys, hers is 8 and mine is 3, and we just finished moving in together 2 weeks ago. We are planning on getting married 'formally' next fall.

Both of us had kind of crappy co-parents, and we thought how great it would have been to have our children together. Another child was not in the plan, though, because the thought of starting over with an infant in my late 30's didn't seem optimal.

Found out yesterday that hey, change of plans! She's pregnant! Actually I've been pretty sure for a week, all the signs were there..now it's just official :D

I'm not one of those "Everything happens for a reason" types, but I have been trying to change jobs...and since I haven't, I have 6 weeks of sick time on the books I can take when New Kid is born. I actually got two rejections back-to-back yesterday afternoon. Thanks! I need to stay put, anyway!

So now it's just "OMG! Gotta figure out how we're going to do this!"

It's very hard today not to blab, but we haven't even been to the Dr. yet.

Cartooniverse 03-26-2013 04:06 PM

At least the naming part is already settled.

Congrats on little baby Cecil !!!

:D

KneadToKnow 03-26-2013 06:28 PM

I got engaged last week.

Hal Briston 04-01-2013 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hal Briston (Post 16122591)
Seven hours from now, my fiance, daughter and I will be in the car making the overnight drive to Indiana.

Seven days from now, that'll be amended to "my wife, daughter and I".

Done! (As documented [in a poorly-executed joke attempt] here)

DiggitCamara 04-01-2013 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hal Briston (Post 16152608)
Done! (As documented [in a poorly-executed joke attempt] here)

Congrats!

tomandjudy 04-01-2013 09:25 PM

happy doper milestones
 
I hope all of you wedded folk have as much fun in your marriage as my wife does in ours
Married forty years and love her more every day

Cartooniverse 04-02-2013 07:26 PM

Man that is beautiful.

RTFirefly 04-11-2013 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sicks Ate (Post 16134110)
we thought how great it would have been to have our children together. Another child was not in the plan, though, because the thought of starting over with an infant in my late 30's didn't seem optimal.

Hey, I became a dad at age 55, and it's working out great. Late 30s is nothing, people become parents all the time at that age.

Congratulations!!

Suburban Plankton 05-15-2013 02:46 PM

Rhiannon8404 and I were married 20 years ago today!

Happy Anniversary, sweetie girl!

Anaamika 05-15-2013 02:53 PM

Ah! I have a good one. I got my grades back and I have straight A's this semester, in all three courses! That makes my GPA for the semester a lovely 4.0 and for the year, about a 3.95 (two A- last semester.)

Woot!

Shodan 05-15-2013 04:42 PM

That is a good one - congrats! ETA: What do you want to be when you grow up?

In one week, it will be 31 years for the Lovely and Talented Mrs. Shodan and myself. To celebrate, we may stay up past 8:30pm.

Regards,
Shodan

Rhiannon8404 05-15-2013 06:32 PM

Congrats on your grades, Anaamika!

Happy (early) Anniverary, Shodan and Mrs. Shodan!

May of 93 was a good month to get married. My two friends who also got married that month are all still together with their husbands. Among us, we have 60 yrs of marriage.

Happy Anniversary, Suburban Plankton! (why yes, I do call him that at home ;) )

Shodan 05-16-2013 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rhiannon8404 (Post 16293587)
Happy Anniversary, Suburban Plankton! (why yes, I do call him that at home ;) )

Supposedly Vince Lombardi got into bed with his wife one winter's night.

She said, "Jesus Christ, your feet are cold!"

Vince responded, "My dear, in bed you can call me Vince."

Regards,
Shodan

RickG 05-20-2013 06:06 PM

Yesterday, my number one child graduated high school with honors (top 20% of her class). She will attend Washington University in St Louis.

Very proud papa.

prettydorky 05-27-2013 07:22 PM

On March 29th, my son said to my boyfriend at dinnertime that he should stay to eat with us, since he is pretty much one of the family now. It touched bf so much that the asked me later to make note of the date. We joked that our fledgling relationship became "official" then. Last night, he asked me to marry him, and we will make it officially official on March 29th of next year.

dnooman 05-28-2013 02:40 AM

I signed up for the Dope in May, a decade ago.

twickster 05-28-2013 07:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by prettydorky (Post 16328322)
On March 29th, my son said to my boyfriend at dinnertime that he should stay to eat with us, since he is pretty much one of the family now. It touched bf so much that the asked me later to make note of the date. We joked that our fledgling relationship became "official" then. Last night, he asked me to marry him, and we will make it officially official on March 29th of next year.

Aw. And congrats!

Sigmagirl 05-30-2013 01:53 PM

I paid off my mortgage yesterday. Seven years early.

Shodan 05-30-2013 02:02 PM

Wow. Congrats!

Regards,
Shodan

Indyellen 05-31-2013 01:12 PM

This weekend, my 20 year old daughter is graduating from High School. She has ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Learning Disabilities. She hated school. The entire thing was a slog through molasses.

Sunday, she will be presented with her diploma. I am so proud of her I could (will) cry. :D

Sunspace 05-31-2013 03:34 PM

There must be something in my eye.

:)

Cartooniverse 05-31-2013 09:22 PM

IndyEllen Yay for your kid !!

Yesterday The FemBot™ graduated from college. Triple Major in the same field of study. Honors on all three degrees. Summa Cum Laude.

Proud Papa :)

R3d Anonymous 05-31-2013 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dnooman (Post 16329204)
I signed up for the Dope in May, a decade ago.

Yeah! Congratulations dude.

dnooman 05-31-2013 10:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anonymous User (Post 16340988)
Yeah! Congratulations dude.

Thanks!

Indyellen 06-04-2013 12:49 PM

Congrats to yours, Cartooniverse! And yes, I cried. ;)

Mama Zappa 06-04-2013 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sunspace (Post 16340170)
There must be something in my eye.

:)

Me too. Fuckin' allergies ;)

A year late (because I never saw this thread before - newly stickied?) my son Dweezil graduated from high school. When he was not-quite-3, a doctor told me that it was not terribly likely that this would happen (my son is autistic). My mantra for the next nearly-15 years was "fuck you, Doctor P-----".

Maiira 06-16-2013 12:02 AM

Just this past week I registered for classes at my local community college. This is the first baby-step toward my newfound ultimate goal of becoming a dentist.

This means I'm taking a chemistry class for the first time in ten years. I'm terrified, but serious.

Hal Briston 06-16-2013 12:16 PM

Well this gives a whole new meaning to "Happy Father's Day"!

(Looks like I'm going to have to find something new to call The Littlest Briston)

Cartooniverse 06-16-2013 07:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Indyellen (Post 16339809)
This weekend, my 20 year old daughter is graduating from High School. She has ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Learning Disabilities. She hated school. The entire thing was a slog through molasses.

Sunday, she will be presented with her diploma. I am so proud of her I could (will) cry. :D

This. Again. I cannot conceive of what this path has been for you and your family, Indyellen. Sweet moments like this get re-run for the rest of your life inside of your mind and never lose their sweetness. A glorious achievement for all. :)

InternetLegend 06-16-2013 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hal Briston (Post 16384903)
Well this gives a whole new meaning to "Happy Father's Day"!

(Looks like I'm going to have to find something new to call The Littlest Briston)

Congratulations!! (Maybe "The Littler But Not Littlest Briston"? Eh, don't pay attention to me; I suck at naming.)

IvoryTowerDenizen 06-16-2013 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hal Briston (Post 16384903)
Well this gives a whole new meaning to "Happy Father's Day"!

(Looks like I'm going to have to find something new to call The Littlest Briston)

The penultimate Briston.

Congrats!

Hal Briston 06-17-2013 07:07 AM

I like it!

(And thanks!)

pendgwen 06-17-2013 09:07 AM

Last week I graduated from my residency in Emegency Medicine. In 2 weeks I'm moving to a totally new part of the country to start my job as Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine.

Typo Knig 07-02-2013 02:49 PM

Mama Zappa and I were married 30 yeara ago today! :D And they said it wouldn't last ...

Mama Zappa 07-02-2013 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Typo Knig (Post 16435220)
Mama Zappa and I were married 30 yeara ago today! :D And they said it wouldn't last ...

They did indeed! I consider that a significant contributor to our longevity - we were darned if we were gonna let "they" be right ;).

Mama Zappa 07-02-2013 03:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pendgwen (Post 16386959)
Last week I graduated from my residency in Emegency Medicine. In 2 weeks I'm moving to a totally new part of the country to start my job as Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine.

Yay!! You should start an "ask the ER doc" thread (I know USCDiver did one a while back, time for a new one!!).

Cartooniverse 07-02-2013 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Typo Knig (Post 16435220)
Mama Zappa and I were married 30 yeara ago today! :D And they said it wouldn't last ...

Yay you two !!! How wonderful is that?!

:D

Typo Knig 07-02-2013 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cartooniverse (Post 16435850)
Yay you two !!! How wonderful is that?!

:D

Pretty damn wonderful! :D

gardentraveler 07-02-2013 06:56 PM

Happy Anniversary! Yay!

Cartooniverse 07-03-2013 04:02 AM

Having lived through my first half-century, today I embark on my second.

RTFirefly 08-23-2013 06:05 AM

The Firebug started first grade this week. :)

Cartooniverse 08-23-2013 07:01 AM

It doesn't mean you're getting old.



It doesn't.


:D


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