Posts Tagged ‘wedding’

If you invite me to your wedding, there’s a .009 percent chance I’ll ruin it with my face

One of my bestest friends got married a few weeks ago, and she graciously asked me to be in her wedding. The ceremony and reception were beautiful, and we had a blast taking fun photos before the celebration began.

I haven’t seen the official photos yet, but I really hope they turn out better than the ones I took in the photo booth with my husband and other bestie:

New photo booth with text

Sadly, because I’m not drinking right now, I truly have nothing to blame but my own face for this. And possibly my apparent confusion as to how photo booths operate. Yeah, let’s go with that.

I mean, I can take a decent photo when I need to, but I’m not going to claim to be the most photogenic person around. I’ve definitely taken my fair share of unflattering photos. But man, this … this should be deleted from the files immediately. (EDITOR’S NOTE: Then why are you putting it on the Internet?)

Or …


Or …



Ben and Lindsey: I can finish this up and have it shipped overnight in no time. You're welcome. So, so welcome.

Ben and LD: I’m finishing this up and will have it shipped overnight.
You’re welcome. So, so welcome.

If that doesn’t say “cherished keepsake documenting the happiest day of our lives,” I don’t know what does.

And since wedding season is coming up, I’ll give the engaged folks out there fair warning: If you invite me to yours, there’s at least a .009 percent chance that I’ll make this face again and ruin the whole thing.

2013: Our squirreliest year yet!

2013 was pretty good to me. I got married to my best friend. ALF was at our wedding. (True story.) I have awesome friends, a loving family and the privilege to live and run in Big Sky Country. My obsession passion for punctuation led to my most popular post ever (with an assist from the WordPress editors. Thanks, guys!)

And, lucky us, WordPress has real, live helper monkeys working around the clock to generate year-end stats for Squirrel Thoughts. Let’s take a look!

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Has anyone fed the helper monkeys lately? They’re probably getting hungry.)

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Happy Kardashian Day to us!

Man, Zach and I really have this marriage thing all figured out. Not only have I not pushed him off a cliff — like this woman is accused of doing to her husband, whom she also married on June 29 — we have now broken Kim Kardashian’s marriage record of 72 days. Yep, Zach and I have been enjoying our wedded bliss for a full 73 days, and Zach surprised me with flowers at work to mark this important milestone:


No, really, that’s what they’re for:


If not pushing each other off cliffs and lasting longer than a marriage based solely on publicity doesn’t mean we can make it in this crazy world, I don’t know what does.

Which badass creature should appear in our wedding photos? VOTE NOW!

You’ve probably seen this sweet photo of a wedding party being chased by an imaginary dinosaur:

Quinn Miller Photo + Design

Quinn Miller Photo + Design

It’s basically awesome, and now my new life goal is to have at least one photo from our wedding with a badass creature Photoshopped into it. I’ve considered a few options, and you, dear readers, GET TO VOTE ON THEM! Whichever option gets the most votes will be worked into our wedding photography! (Pending approval of our amazing photographer, Suzie Mauro.) (Pleeeease, Suzie! Pleeeeeease!)

Your choices:

  • Bigfoot/Sasquatch (real or Sky Mall version)


  • Capybara (aka giant hamster that I love and want to get as a best friend for Pancake)



  • Party squirrel Bearing Money and Gifts

Birthday squirrel

  • Buster Bluth (post-loose-seal incident)


  • Emo Llama

Emo llama

  • ALF


Our fate is in your hands! VOTE NOW!

This is why dudes don’t plan weddings

With less than three months to go until the Big Day, the wedding planning has kicked into high gear! I went to pick up our invitations today, as well as envelopes we had printed with addresses. Much to my horror, I discovered a major error as soon as I looked at them:

I have trouble focusing sometimes. Sorry.

I have trouble focusing sometimes. Sorry.

Yep, they spelled Zach’s name wrong, which sticks out like a sore thumb, especially when you’re obsessed with the correct spelling of things and whatnot, like I am. And I was a little annoyed that the shop tried to claim it must have happened because his name was spelled that way on the spreadsheet I gave them. I was fully vindicated upon review of said spreadsheet, naturally.

Now, of course I knew right away that we would need the shop to redo them, so that’s exactly what I requested. But when I sent the photo to Zach, who I thought was the real victim in this situation, this was his response:


Ummmm, what?! Who doesn’t care if his own name is spelled wrong on the envelopes for his wedding invitations?! DO I EVEN REALLY KNOW THIS MAN?! WHAT AM I GETTING MYSELF INTO?!?

My response reflected the gravity of the situation:


By the time I’d sent that, I had already made the decision to have them redone and was on my way to pick up a delicious sandwich, but the point that we cannot just disregard the little details still needed to be made.

I’m sure this is just the first of many Total Bridezilla Freakout Moments (TBFMs) we’ll experience over the next few months. But Zach really has pitched in a lot with the wedding planning, much more than I imagine a lot of grooms do. (Think our wedding website is the most hilarious thing you’ve ever seen? Yeah, that was pretty much all him.) I’m pretty lucky I get to marry him in June.

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