Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Blissful Newlywed Life

The other day I was on the phone with Christa. Up until last month our calls focused on seating charts, ribbon, honeymoons and day-of schedules. This time, we were laughing as we both agreed that we are happy that our weekends are now free to do what we please. We don't have long to-do lists and we aren't running non-stop wedding errands. Newlywed life so far, has been quite terrific.

Here's what I've been up to..


finding room for sweet lil pumpkins

finding room for wedding gifts! party, anyone? (perhaps we need to start having fancier parties..)

getting outside - waterfront walks with otis and apple picking with mr. bliss.

putting away more gifts - check out those shiny pots and pans.

and more baking. i made these yummy chocolate peanut butter cupcakes to bring over to some friends who just had a baby. recipe is here.

How are you newlywed readers enjoying your newfound downtime?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Engagement Photos

I know you are all probably waiting to see wedding photos. They should be here soon!

In the meantime, I thought I'd share a few more of our engagement photos by the talented Daria Bishop.

the parents love this one!

that water was chilly!
Why take engagement photos? Most of our photographer's packages included them and I am so glad that they did. It was great to be able to spend a a few hours with Daria and get to know her and also for me and Mr. Bliss to start to feel comfortable around the camera. It's practice for your wedding day! It's also so nice that we now have wonderful photos of the two of us - and we aren't wearing a tux and a white dress in all of them. We ended up giving framed engagment photos to our parents at the rehearsal dinner and they were a hit.