Thursday, December 13, 2007

It was Miss Peacock, in the cafe, with the candelabra!

Today is my first day as a bee on Weddingbee! I needed to write a good post for my introduction, so here it is, in all its glory. I hope you will come visit me over there, too!

Hello all! I cannot believe I am actually writing this post. I am not sure if I still hold the record, but I was told that I was the Weddingbee applicant with the longest span of time between application and wedding date. Mr. Peacock and I have been engaged for one very exciting year and I still have nine months to go before the big, crazy day.

I am insanely excited to be a bee. My immediate reaction when I received the "acceptance" email was to scream and jump around our family room. Maisy (our beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) briefly woke up from her nap to see what was going on. Mr. Peacock was on his way home from the airport. I called, out of breath, to see when he would be home. Here is our conversation...
Mr. P: Why? What happened?! Did you get your assistantship (funding for my PhD program that I have been waiting on)?!

Me, slightly disheartened: No...

Mr. P: Did our condo sell?

Me: No. You are ruining it!

Mr. P: Oh, then, I'll just see you when I get home.

Me: Boo. Goodbye.
He showed some restrained excitement once he had a chance to read the email, but I was still going crazy. I called my parents and emailed friends. My dad was confused- "So, are they paying you?" They are paying me with blogging love, Dad.

I had a hard time picking between flowers, candy and birds for my icon. My favorite flowers already had bees attached to them. As much as I love candy, I don't think Miss Swedish Fish rolls off the tongue. I kept coming back to peacocks for a variety of reasons. One is my love for Clue (both the movie and the game) and the payoff of being Mrs. Peacock would be oh-so-nice.

Her glasses are fabulous, aren't they?

Another is this fun photo from Mr. Peacock and my engagement trip to San Diego. Here I am chasing a peacock, while attempting to walk like a peacock.


And finally, peacock starts with a "p," as does Mr. Peacock's last name.

Mr. P and I are getting married in our sweet hometown of Chicago. I can't wait to show it off on the WB. Since we have been engaged for a year, I have lots of plans to share and yet still a lot to do. I look forward to sharing my adventures in wedding planning as well as hearing all about yours!

5 comments:

  1. congrats. It took a long time.

    Sincerely,

    Johnny Cockrahne...

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  2. I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! You're going to post on both places right?

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  3. Actually, my posts from here go onto weddingbee. I don't post directly on that site. Mrs. Bee is going to take some of the old ones first. Eventually some will start getting cross posted and some will be left here. I almost started another blog just for weddingbee, but then I realized that that was CRAZY!

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  4. Yay! So I read the weddingbee post before this, and I was like 'This Peacock character sounds like a really cool girl AND she's from Chicago.' And then I realized it was you and it made sense. Congratulations!

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