We've Come a Long Way

It took nearly 7 years to get here, but we're here.  We've gone from this:

(taken around the time we transitioned from "just friends" to officially dating)

To this:

Happy Month-a-versary Mr. Beagle!!!!!
Although the last month has gone by entirely to quickly for us, we have enjoyed every second of it.  Since this is our first official anniversary, we celebrated with a nice dinner out at one of our favorite eateries and good conversation.  I look forward to celebrating each month until we reach one year and then we'll probably cut our celebrating down to a yearly event (or maybe not, we'll have to see!)

Will you be celebrating your anniversary monthly or yearly?

*Thank you to Ashley with Studio 563 for her ah-mazing photography!
**And in other news, we've received our wedding pictures!!! So stay tuned, there is more to come!


A Moment of Weakness

After I got married, I assumed I would give up my obsession with wedding blogs.  Even in the weeks leading up to our wedding I refused to look at wedding inpiration sites because 1) I had no time or, more importantly, 2) I was fearful I would end up seeing some detail or project that I would fall in love with and need to incorporate into our event or, even worse, 3) that I would see a gorgeous wedding and then regret the entire theme of our wedding and proceed to sulk.
Last week, after seeing our wedding pictures for the first time, I let down my guard and revisited the wedding sites whose posts had piled up in my Google Reader.  I immediately regretted it.  The wonderful memories for our wedding day were clouded by so many things I wish I had done.  I wish we had taken more pictures with our wedding party, I wish I had remembered to bring our invitations to be photographed, I  wish we had hired a videographer, I wish I had made enough time to make signs for our chairs, I may have even started regretting not having a bouquet of real flowers, and the list could go on and on.
I really felt bad about it for about two days, but then I remembered that we had a pretty good day.  If  anything did not go according to plan, we were oblivious to it.  After the ceremony, I felt complete happiness- a feeling I never expected.  (I mean I figured I would be happy, but not that happy, right?)  And best of all, Mr. Beagle and I are now married and it is better than I ever imagined.  It definately feels different- a very, very good different.
It seems strange to me that so much time and planning go into one day that lasts a total of 6 or 7 hours and then it's over in what feels like a few seconds.  I can't wrap my head around that just yet.  I'm just trying to remember our day, one moment at a time, so that I don't forget what a wonderful day it was.


PWC-Post Wedding Chop

Like others that have gone before me, I was sooooo ready for a change after the wedding. So ready that I made a hair appointment for the following Friday. Here's the before (taken about a month ago at my final shower with my sister- can you see the resemblance :) ?):

My hair has been about the same length and style for around 3 years, until now:

Bangs! I haven't had them since I was about ten :). I'm still getting used to the feeling of hair on my forehead, but I really love them!

Did you get a PWC? How soon after the wedding did you make your appointment?