Monday, 31 December 2012

Where We Were, We Are & We're Going!

Happy NYE Y'all!!

Can you believe that 2012 is drawing to an end and that we are soon welcoming in 2013? This year has completely flown by, so much has happened for both of us together and individually. Can you believe Whitney has been living in the UK for half a year already?? As it's the last day of 2012, we thought we'd look back at where we were, we are and where we're going.

Where We Were

Last NYE was spent apart, with Megan and her family in Cornwall and Whitney with her family in the USA. 

We were still doing long distance, and there was not yet an end date in sight.

Megan did not have a job. Whitney was working in South Carolina.

Megan was living with her parents and looking for a house. Whitney was staying with her mum in SC.

2012 had a lot of hope pinned on it... and it did not disappoint!

Where We Are

I touched upon the crazy year we have had in an earlier post in November, but to recap:

Our long distance continued into the first half of 2012, with Whitney visiting the UK in January- Feb, and Megan going to SC in April.

Megan finally got a job, while Whit was still working and saving for the move to the UK...

Megan bought a house (Wegan manor!) and Mya the Mini.

Big news #1 of 2012, Whitney was granted her visa to move to the UK in June! YAY!

Megan graduated from Cardiff University with her Masters in Equality & Diversity.

We travelled to Paris in early 2012, and also Portugal in September with the family.

Big News #2, we had our small Civil Partnership on 28th September 2012! Mrs & Mrs Wegan ♥

Megan started learning to drive, and passed her driving test in October. YAY!

5th October marked our four years of being together.

Big News #3, Whitney received the final part to her visa- the right to work and reside in the UK!! Big yay! Good riddance to Long Distance after four years!!

We had our first xmas together in Wegan Manor, and we are spending NYE together in the UK! This time we get to welcome in the New Year side by side, and with a kiss of course!

Where We're Going

After such a BIG year of moving, getting a Civil Partnership and a house.. what can 2013 hold?

Biggest aim for 2013 is for Whitney to find a job in the UK!

We want to get a cat.. ok Megan does, and Whitney is allowing it :p Only if it's a kitten! 

We want to get fit, make use of our gym membership and drop the love pounds we have gained! 

We want to get more organised with our lives.

We both want to work on blogging more and make use of any opportunity that comes our way.

We're working on something that we hope will help the lesbian community and if all goes to plan, it will launch in 2013!

Biggest part to 2013 will be planning the 'Wegging', our big wedding day for 2014!

We don't expect 2013 to be as eventful but we're just looking forward to seeing a whole year together, getting to be there on each other's birthdays and waking up next to each other without having to ever say goodbye.

To see a round up of our year in 2012, visit our Wegan 2012 photo album on our Facebok page.

What did 2012 do for you? & what does 2013 have in store??

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Thursday, 27 December 2012

Happy Happy Holidays!

Just a quick post to check in with y'all, we've had a super crazy busy week with Whitney's mother visiting for the first time and having Xmas with the whole of Megan's family. It's been a brilliant few days, and non stop! We can't wait to update you with all we've been up to, and we hope that Santa treated you well. We sure were very spoilt this year!!

Look at my beautiful wife!! :) I so lucky! M x

5 days until 2013!!!

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all of our lovely Weganers!!

We hope you have the most wonderful day surrounded by your loved ones. 

This is our first year of both families being together with Whitney's mum over from American so it will truly be a memorable one, and a start to new traditions! 

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Thursday, 20 December 2012

Wegan's First Christmas!!

Well, technically not our first Christmas together, as we have spent Xmas day together once before in 2009... but this is our very first Christmas together no longer doing long distance and in Wegan Manor!
We were very excited to start our Christmas decoration festivities. It is a rather strange thing starting with not one single Xmas decorations but we started collecting various baubles as we came across them, from Harrods, to B&Q and even Tesco! My relative Jeanie also gave us some of her own as something "borrowed" as part of our Civil Partnership gifts- so thoughtful!

We decided to decorate Wegan Manor and buy our first real Christmas tree on Saturday 9th December. Queue our culture difference and culture shock for Whitney as she saw our funny looking English style Xmas trees! As opposed to Americans perfectly formed Xmas trees, ours differ somewhat in shape. It was rather funny to see her initial reaction! 
Our selection of trees in the UK
We took a while, with the shop assistant, helping us pick the best tree out of the bunch. Then having picked our BIG tree, we then had the amusing task of fitting it in my small Mya the Mini! Much to the amusement of the employees at the garden centre. Driving home with a Xmas tree somewhat blocking your view is an experience alright!! Very amusing. 

We started decorating with lights, when Whitney decided we definitely needed more lights than we had already... queue more culture differences and our visions of how a Xmas tree should look! Hilarious!! We then took an impromptu trip to Tesco to buy some more lights (so that we had four in total), and even stocked up on more deceptions (turned out we had too many!) Then the true decorating began, and we both loved the result of our over the top (for the English) but rather tame (for Americans) Christmas tree. We think it's just perfect..

We filmed our amusing Christmas decorating festivities, so enjoy!!

If we have time before Xmas we will share we you the differences between UK and USA Christmas Trees we've noticed this year.. plus evidenced by photo's of our followers! We have Whitney's mother arriving tomorrow for the first time, which is very exciting!! So time will be limited... 

We wish all of our Weganers a very Merry Christmas!!
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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Wegan Roundup - Equal Marriage, Monaco, Long Distance & Portugal!

Firstly, breaking news, the UK government announced the results of the consultation on equal marriage. They have delivered the long over due and fantastic result that equal marriage will be brought to the UK and even better it- it will be brought in next year. Does that mean that our wegging in 2014 will actually be a TRUE wedding?! Oh yes!! We are very excited!! It also informed the public that the Church of England is banned from holding same sex marriages, which seems a bit silly as any religious institution has the right to deny holding same-sex marriages. But maybe it will shut them up... No it probably won't but whatever.. We get to kiss the bride in 2014!!
In other news, Whitney wrote a fantastic travel article about Monaco for HI Luxury Magazine. Very proud of my boo! If you wish to check it out, please do visit Hawaii Luxury and purchase a digital copy (or buy it if you're lucky enough to live in Hawaii.. ah how we miss it!)
Megan has also had another article in the Huffington Post about long distance relationships, entitled "Long-Distance Loving: Does it Work?" Ah, we all know it does.. at least if you've followed us on our journey you do. & if you're new to us- give it a read!
We've also finally posted our Portugal holiday video from September, before we were wife and wife! Megan's sister Bethany edited it and we hope you enjoy watching our fun times abroad... watch out for the ever so pesky Harry!!
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Sunday, 2 December 2012

New Video! Preparation for our Civil Partnership!!

In the weeks leading up to our Civil Partnership we filmed a bit of our preparation and finally we are sharing it with you today! Leading up to the big "wegging" in 2014 will be quite different, but it was still a wonderful time!


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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Progress of Wegan Manor Part 2!

Wegan Manor!

If you follow us on instagram then you will have seen the step by step progress of Wegan Manor, but for those who haven't seen it yet (or just to refresh your memory)... We have two blog posts covering our Bedroom, Kitchen and Dining Room (Lounge still to be developed). 

Here's what we've been doing to change Wegan Manor from a house to a home...

When we first moved in, it was a little bit bare and definitely had no homely feel to it...

Then Whitney came along...

Previous Post: The Bedroom

The Kitchen

No sofa, floor will do...

MigS; Cath Kidston, Coffee pot: De Longhi

Glasses: Roost

Housewife in action! 
Champagne Glasses: LSA
Cutlery and Plates: Bliss and Bloom

Mugs, toaster & kettle: John Lewis, Door matt: Huttons
Now this is our favourite part to Wegan Manor so far...

The Dining Room

We bought majority of our dining room furniture from this great shop in Bourne End called La Maison, we could buy literally everything in there. The owner is very helpful (and is good to bargain with).

We bought Annie Sloan chalk paint, light grey and light pink, and painted our ding table we got for a bargain as well as our fireplaces because we had too many different shades of woods going on. As Whitney sates: "it was like 50 shades of wood!" My sister Bethany helped with the painting so we managed to paint a dinning table, two fireplaces, top of a chesterdrawers, plus even a banister knob got turned pink! 

Welcome to the girliest house ever.. Wegan Manor!

Lights & Photo frame: Next

New fairy lights: B&Q

Ushi's: Cardiff
At the moment our lounge is not a lounge.. unless you count a tumblr dryer (that's meant to be in the garage) as a sofa.. So one day once our lounge is nice and cosy with a gorgeous grey button back chesterfield sofa and the fire on, we'll present it to you. (& let's not even mention the spare bedroom, I mean walk in closet.. I mean bedroom..)

For now- that is the complete tour of Wegan Manor! So, what do you think? 

Wegan Manor
Making A House A Home...

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