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October 21st, 2014

We’re no longer getting married…


That’s right, Denise and I are no longer getting married on November 7.




Who got scared for a second?!


Don’t worry, our committment to each other couldn’t be stronger, so we’re definitely having a wedding in November. But the date had to be changed for a few different reasons. The good thing is that we’ll get married after having been together for exactly 8 months, so it feels even more special.


Gone Girl

We went to see Gone Girl at the movies tonight!


We’d still love to hear from you if you want to send us your well wishes. We’ve already received 4 envelopes, and we’re saving them for our wedding day. We hope to get a lot more so that we can have a big wedding mail party and celebrate with you guys! Oh and if you’ve already sent something with the previous date, we’ll just add a 1 in front of the 7 and everything will be magically fixed. The 17th of November is the official date, and all the paperwork has been approved, so there’s no going back now.


See this post for more information about our big announcement,  and use this address to send us some wedding surprise mail:


Julie Denise Address


Counting the days until we can officially call ourselves Mrs. and Mrs…

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October 7th, 2014

We’re getting married!


Denise and I don’t have a very traditional love story.


She was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA.


Denise Kid

She already had the most adorable face and red hair.


I was born in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada.


Julie Baby

I was a very smiley baby.


She grew up in rural America, speaking English, playing sports, listening to country music, and going to church.


I grew up in  the suburbs, speaking French, playing with dolls, listening to Madonna, and hanging out at the library.


She learned early on that she should conform and be like everyone else.


I was taught that everyone else is boring, so you better be different, or at least interesting.


She struggled with her sexual orientation, got married to a man when she was young, and was rejected by almost everyone when she came out as a lesbian recently.


I knew that I was bisexual/gay/pansexual (depending on my mood and lunar phases) in my teens, and received (mostly) support from my family and friends when I started talking about it openly.


Despite being different and having totally opposite backgrounds, we had some similar experiences. We both lost our dads to cancer on the same date (but 9 years apart), I had a son (on her grandma’s birthday) and then she adopted one, but we also experienced loss: she had a few miscarriages and I had an ectopic pregnancy that ruptured. We also both had Golden Retrievers, our grandmas had similar names (Margaret and Marguerite), and our grandpas were born on the same day (on different years).


Denise Dad

She had a great relationship with her dad.

Julie Dad

I’m so much like my dad, and I miss him dearly.


As cheesy as it sounds, I believe that we’re soulmates and that we were meant to be together. We lived 23 hours apart, but we found each other and now we’re inseparable. We always want to be together, we never get tired of one another, and every little thing feels just right.


I’ve been in more relationships that I can count, but for the first time in my life, the more time I spend with Denise, the more I love her. And now that I have her, I finally understand what true, unconditional love is.


Denise Cafe

This girl makes me happy. <3


Don’t worry, we’ve had fights, disagreements, arguements and struggles, too. But I believe that when you’re with your soulmate, they just make the relationship stronger, not weaker. I know that Denise and I can get through anything together, and I want to spend the rest of my life with her.


So in exactly one month, on November 7, we’re getting married!




We’re not having a big wedding – in fact, we’re doing something very small and intimate. But we would like to make our online and snail mail friends a part of this, so you’re invited to our mailbox!


Send us a card or a letter with your happy wishes, and we’ll open them after we’re officially married. We’ll have a big wedding mail party and we want you to be a part of it!


However, please don’t send anything too crazy! While we wouldn’t say no to small presents (everyone knows how much we love stationery, and gift cards are always useful), we’re not expecting anything other than love and well wishes. We thought it would be wonderful to start our married life with some surprises from our friends and blog readers!


Julie Denise Address


Thank you for your support and your friendship! They mean a lot to us.


Stay tuned for wedding pictures!

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My name is Julie and I'm 34.
I live in Québec (close to Montréal) and I speak French.

I write letters, I love stationery and I have a handwriting fetish. I often eat sushi, still feel like I'm 16 and only wear skirts & dresses (with colorful tights when it's cold).

I'm happier with a mind full of ideas, a mailbox full of letters from my penpals, a shop full of stationery, a house full of cats and a day full of hugs.

Read my Top 10 Quirks here.

This is me with my girlfriend,
Denise. We met through the
League of Extraordinary
Penpals and are living
happily ever after amongst
piles of cats and stationery.

Denise will blog here
from time to time and is
the one in charge of the
social media: Facebook,
Twitter and Pinterest.

She's 38 years old,
from the United States,
and in love with me, washi
tape & imperial rolls.

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