Thursday, March 20, 2014


So I know I lacked the blogginess for the past month, but we've been a little busy... with the wedding! Which is now over. And while I don't have any photos of Georgie at the event or with me in my dress (sadface) I do have some other wedding-related photos to share.

With the shawl a coworker made for me and my ring

Blue champagne we toasted with

Trying on my shoes... they're a little too big for him, I think

With the rings (we're Hitchhiker's Guide nerds, thus the 42)

And as soon as I was done printing the photos and putting them in his scrapbook, Georgie had to go home. I just saw an email from USPS telling me he should be home safe and sound by now!

Plus, Anana is home:

Ready for his next adventure, wherever it may take him!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Wedding Crafting!

There has been a lot of wedding crafting for us lately, and Georgie has been right in the thick of it all...

With a boutonniere this is approximately as tall as he is!

Swimming in a sea of favors (saltwater taffy in gauzy bags)

The top of the "sprigs" for the centerpieces...

...which are very tall to Georgie!

Take a dive into the leftover taffy!

There's still plenty more to go, but it's nice to be able to take a break to take photos of Georgie helping me out! It's a shame he'll miss the wedding by two weeks!

Friday, February 14, 2014


Georgie and I have had what would seem like two quiet weeks but really have been too busy for fun!

Yesterday I worked in Norfolk again, and since it wasn't freezing (cold, but not painfully so) I got the photo I wanted a while back... the mermaid in front of the Norva (a small music venue that I just love).

It was rainy (that awful misty kind that feels like it's just everywhere, not just falling downward) so we didn't wander much, but we'll be back on Wednesday for a meeting... maybe it'll be nicer then? Hopefully?

I do have photos with wedding crafting, but I'll have to post them later.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Johnny Rocket's

Georgie accompanied me and my friend Sarah to the mall today, because I had to test makeup for my wedding (yuck; I don't wear makeup) and we went to lunch at Johnny Rocket's. Georgie had a good time making selections on the tabletop jukebox: 

Tomorrow we're going to the Aquarium and a Super Bowl party! It will be a very exciting day.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

More Snow!

You think we went crazy last week over a little snow? This week, we had SEVEN INCHES! I saw a snowplow for the first time in my life this morning. It has been exciting, I tell you!

On the steps

Georgie fits entirely inside our footprints! Standing up straight!

Helping me brush the snow off my car while it's still powdery and not frozen on

Buddies in the snow!

I like how the salt (leftover from last week) makes little craters in the shallow snow on our stairs.
We've had lots of fun with the snow (even though it's all been too powdery to make snowballs or snowmen or anything) but I'm hoping it's over now. There are other things we'd like to see... not covered in snow and ice!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Mailing Invitations

Georgie accompanied me to the post office to mail our wedding invitations!

And since he's been visiting Norfolk mermaids, I thought it would be fun to stop and see a Virginia Beach dolphin:

Same concept as the mermaids, but Virginia Beach uses dolphins. This one, as you can see, is faded. It's been up for several years. I tried to put Georgie up on top by the dorsal fin like he was riding it, but it was too windy and he kept falling over. We have a dolphin on the Virginia Beach campus, so I'll try to get to work early tomorrow and get a picture with that! (Clyde saw it last year!)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Another Norfolk Mermaid

As planned, we went across the street after work and got a photo with another Norfolk mermaid! This one is in the middle of the (geographically very small) campus:

It was so cold (weather advisory all day for super-low wind chill, and I believed it after I went outside) so we didn't go wandering in search of more interesting things this time. There's another mermaid right around the block at the Norva (small live music venue that I love) but it was just... so cold. I wanted to get into the mall and pick up my pizza so I could head home:

Pear and gorgonzola from California Pizza Kitchen, yum!
I have a whole weekend off, which - other than between semesters when we're closed for weekends - I haven't had in... I don't even know. Two years? The perks of being full-time... Anyway, it's still really cold out but we'll do some fun things anyway!