I'm not usually one to re-post inspirational quotes. I'm not a "dance like no one's watching..." lover in my adulthood. But thanks to Pinterest, and following lots of like-minded ladies in similar life phases and lovers of typeface, I've come across several that really do speak to me. This one is pretty important right now:
As I ease back into blogging and recapping our big day, I can't help but jump the gun and post our wedding video here on my personal blog. I'll (try to) hold out on Weddingbee until I've well documented the events of the day. And granted, most of my internet friends who might read this have probably already seen this video on facebook or via other messaging and tweeting and sqee-ing when I received our final edit several months ago.
If you are a bride weighing the pros and cons of the extra expense of videography, I highly recommend researching all your options. You may be pleasantly surprised to find someone whose vision jives with your style and who won't break the budget.
This weekend, Marc and I attended our friends' wedding at Fiore Winery in Maryland. It was beautiful, full of personal details, and so so much fun. I'm proud to have had a hand in the design of the day, and working for two days on a project full of love and friends who are like family that I was head over heels passionate about was like hitting the reset button on my spirit and got me back on track.
Which reminds me: Our own wedding was featured in January on the always lovely Inspired Bride. I certainly found my share of inspiration from Maddy while planning my wedding, so I can't tell you how thrilled I am to somehow contribute to the vast pool of pretty to be found on her site. If you'd like a peek before I [finally] dive into my recaps, click on over here:
Hi there, if you're still out there following HtD (thanks!!). I'm getting back into the swing of blogging, but I wanted to share my latest distraction with my loyal, albiet estranged readers.
Married life has opened the door to all new kinds of commitment for Marc and me. We've been researching buying a home, which has led us to set up some long-term savings plans, I've been searching for a dream job I can love for all time, and we fell in head over heels for a little puppy we've named Penny.
So no, this post is not about marital finances (phew!), or about good luck proverbs, but about our newest commitment and love of our lives. Hive, meet the newest edition to our little family: bitty pretty puppy Penny!!
Her littleness! 9 weeks old, cautiously (and very briefly) exploring the world
Nomming on her rope (usually she prefers our hands and feet)
Latest pic at 11 weeks
She's a darling and a terror (is that where "terrier" comes from?). Her momma is a purebred Pug, her poppa is a purebred Miniature Pinscher, which makes Penny a Muggin, one of the latest of the "designer breeds" of the dog world. We just think she's super cute.
Neither of us has ever had a puppy before, and Penny is proving to be an adorable challenge. It feels like training camp for our future human babies; and so far, I'm working by the book and taking advantage of her love for her bully sticks, and Marc can't say no to this sweet little face. We're meeting with a trainer next week, and puppy kindergarten starts in April. Fingers crossed for success. Anyone have any advice for training a bitey little puppy?
She's sleeping in my lap with a case of the hiccups right now. Can't. Handle. The cuteness!
Oh, and in case you're wondering how we chose Penny's name, it started with Lost, but she may be more accurately named for Inspector Gadget's crafty tricksy smart niece.