A little extra: Readers to see new byline By ALX GEORGE firstname.lastname@example.org Oct 11, 2017 (…) Facebook Twitter Email × Tired of seeing surveys on articles? If you are a subscriber, simply log in or Subscribe now! Buy Now July 1, 2017 was a happy day for Alx, Eric and their parents. Unknown Buy Now Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Hi, my name is Alx Stevens, and I’m still your reporter.Next week, you’ll start seeing all the stories I write with this byline:By ALX STEVENSeditor@kunamelbanews.comWhat’s the story behind the name change?God brought me and Eric together as friends about six years ago at a frozen yogurt shop. After countless games of Munchkins, years of being neighbors, running a marathon together, and other adventures, we decided to be more than friends.I’m happy to report I married Eric H Stevens on July 1. Eric’s father married us, blessing us with a lifetime of love and happiness. My parents drove all night the day before to serve as witnesses and calm any pre-wedding jitters I had. Eric’s mother made us a delicious carrot cake wedding cake.Under a few evergreen trees, we winged our wedding vows in a small ceremony attended by family in Rexburg.As newlyweds, our first adventure was taking two of our nieces to Melba Olde Tyme Fourth of July.When people ask me how married life is, I tell them it’s great, and that I love Eric so “stupid much” (my words) and that married life is not too much different than being “engaged,” except for some added bonuses.But there’s more.One of my favorite “married life” stories involves a solo trip to Albertsons about a month ago to buy some groceries. Eric was cooking, so I went to get some supplies. I got to the store, and couldn’t remember what he needed. So, I called him up.I have no idea why, but he sounded so excited.“Hi sweetie!”Suddenly, I was his girlfriend again, getting ready to come over to his place for dinner, uncertain what to buy, calling him, his answer giving away how excited he was for us to get together that night. Deja vu, two years later.Then I was his wife again, with a stupid smile on my face in the middle of a frozen-food aisle.How blessed am I to have a husband who is excited to talk to me on the phone barely 10 minutes after I left home, kissing him goodbye, promising to be back quick with groceries.He told me what he needed; I can’t remember what it was. But I do remember him saying, enthusiastically, “I love you sweetie” as we hung up.So, I guess when people ask me how married life is, I should respond, “It’s a blessing, with unexpected moments, full of love, and the best life I could hope for.” Alx George is the reporter for Kuna Melba News. Contact her at 208-922-3008 or email@example.com. More from this section A Little Extra: My two cents on Kuna's growing pains Posted: Jan. 24, 2018 A Little Extra: I hear you, increase crime coverage Posted: Jan. 17, 2018 A little extra: Development, education, other stories coming 2018 Posted: Jan. 3, 2018 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from a former Grinch Posted: Dec. 20, 2017 A little extra: I never met you JoAnna Gull, but you inspire me Posted: Oct. 4, 2017 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Tags Alx George Alx Stevens A Little Extra Column Eric H Stevens Commerce Economics Food Telephony Wedding Married Life Wedding Cake Grocery Carrot Cake Shop Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Kuna Melba News Read the latest edition of the Kuna Melba News in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere.