The Dolphin Days of Summer

If dogs get to have their own days of summer, shouldn’t dolphins have a few days to call their own, too?

Hello, Dolphin!

Helloooooo, dolphin!

Oooh

That's quite a hoop you jumped through, Dolpheenie!

My mini dolphin is special to me for two reasons:  First, Luxi has one, too, so we have twinnie toys.  And second, a boy who’s like my younger brother won them for Luxi and me at his school carnival!  Double sweet!

Almost a year ago, a Weddingbee Pro blogger wrote an entry entitled “How to Take Amazing Engagement and Wedding Ring Photos.”  Soon after, there was a slew of girls posting ring pictures and referencing Anne Ruthmann’s post as their inspiration!  I didn’t follow all of her advice (like not using flash…my room is too dark!), but I will follow her advice from Step Number 9:  “Share it with the World!”

August 24, 2009. Jewelry, My ring. Leave a comment.

Sparkle-ay Day

The story about my ring begins with a story about my mother’s ring.

Years ago, my mother had a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL (like hallelujah choruses sang in its presence) ring.  Whenever she wore it, I’d ask if I could try it on.  It was simple: a thin white gold band and a big, sparkly diamond.  In my eyes, it was perfect.

In her eyes, it was too simple.  Too young.  She needed a setting with a bit more presence.  When she told me this, I begged her not to change it and to save the ring for me!  This was a few years ago, when I had no mister. She laughed and assured me that the ring my future fiance chose for me would be just as beautiful, if not more so.  She ended up with a gorgeous, stately setting.  And, eventually, I ended up with my dream ring.

And now I present…

in a picture taken on my cell phone the day after the proposal…

my simply gorgeous, crazy-on-fire-sparkly ring:

Le sigh!

Le sigh!

May 28, 2009. My ring, Proposal. 1 comment.

Sunday Bunday!

More details surrounding our engagement:

Adam and I love playing silly games together. Disney Scene-It is a current fav, but we also have a special talent of making up games on the spot. Early in our relationship, we played competitive games with the book I Spy. Yes, the search-and-find children’s book 🙂 We marveled at the detail and work that went into each photo. Each one was a work of art!

For our engagement, Adam created his own I Spy!  He, of course, went with a bunny theme.  After filling a ping-pong table with bunny stuffed animals and figurines, he spent a whole evening snapping photos, rearranging bunnies, adjusting lights, and reviewing edits with his sister-in-law and grandmother.  Finally, he took it to a printing store to have it blown up on a thick board.

The results?  AMAZING.  I never saw it coming, and like any girl, I love a sweet surprise!  It was a hit with our family and friends afterwards, too!  See for yourself:

My best bud trying to find all the hidden objects.

My best bud trying to find all the hidden objects.

I really shouldn't smile THIS big in photographs!  Showing off my poster and *ring*, the last object I had to find in the I Spy.

I really shouldn't smile THIS big in photographs! Showing off my poster and *ring*, the last object I had to find in the I Spy.

The bunny with the red bow wore my engagement ring before I did!

The bunny with the red bow wore my engagement ring before I did!

Happy Sunday Bunday!  I’m so excited to be Mrs. Bunny in less than a year!!!

May 17, 2009. Bunnies, My ring, Proposal. Leave a comment.

Happy Heart Day: Our Engagement

We’re engaged!

Can you find the ring?

Can you find the ring?

This is the I Spy my fiance made for me when he proposed. He made me find objects, words, and finally my ring! Then he got down on one knee… 🙂

February 15, 2009. Bunnies, My ring, Proposal. Leave a comment.