The Boas Are Slithering into the Hive

It went down a little like this.

*Ding*Ding*Ding* Flu-stricken me is awoken from an afternoon nap by the annoying sound of my cell phone’s new email alert. I groggily open the email—it’s from Pengy and I immediately think, “Finally, my rejection email!” But once I start reading “and think you’d be a great addition to the Weddingbee…”


Jumps out of bed (completely ignoring the protesting joints and bones), runs down the stairs, and screams “I’m a bee!” into the kitchen to Mami Boa and Lil Boa (my mom and lil sis/MOH). Both being aware of my Weddingbee addiction and post-blogger-application-sending anxiety, they gave me big hugs and said their congratulations. I ran back upstairs to text everyone who knew I had applied (a grand total of three people) and got my FI’s reply back in three seconds: “Awesome, who do I get to be?”

Well, you get to be Mr. Boa Constrictor (in desperate need of a nickname, though…Mr. B, Mr. Boa, Mr. BC, Mr. Anaconda or Python…any other ideas?).


Aren’t we just the cutest?

And who exactly are the Boa Constrictors? We’re fun-loving college sweethearts who met at the start of freshman year, when we were both chosen to be part of leadership training program for freshmen. We spent quite a lot of time together working for the program and quickly became BFFs. Our freshman year passed in a flurry of activities, finals, and late-night study sessions. We spent the summer after freshman year apart, during which time I realized how much I missed him and how huge a part of my life he had become. Once sophomore year rolled along, we were spending every possible second together, soon pushing our friendship out into romance zone, and it’s been Disney-movie-worthy bliss ever since!


The Boas their freshman year of college

We were born and raised on opposite sides of the island of Puerto Rico (I’m the country nut; he’s the city boy) about three hours from each other. For some strange reason I enjoy learning (about anything, but especially psychology or genetics related stuff) most of all, food and eating following at a close second. Occasionally I geek out by watching Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter Extended Edition movie marathons, or by spending hours playing God of War on the PS3. I watch way more TV than is healthy and have even enthused a non-TV-watching Mr. Boa to share in my adoration of Spartacus, White Collar and Revenge. Mr. Boa prefers to spend his free time plotting world domination, building impossible Lego structures, and being the incredible sweetie pie that he is. He’s organized to a T, wicked smart, and an old-school gentlemen (he still opens the car door for me every single time—it kinda drives me nuts sometimes), while I’m known to family and friends as a semi-nerd who talks way too loud and must be kept away from anything breakable or uninsured. (My reputation as a klutz is EPIC.)


We heart traveling. :)

How did I choose Boa Constrictor? I knew I wanted an anthropomorphized icon (I just really wanted it to have eyes) so it would definitely be a woodland creature, but there were only a few left and none immediately spoke to me. I did what any organized type-A girl would do—I opened up a new Excel sheet to evaluate the designs (true story). Early in this process one icon really stuck out to me. It reminds me of my unexplainable love for all thing Britney Spears (2001 VMAs anyone?), it’s a huge outlet for my Harry Potter obsession (I HATE Slytherin), and while doing research on the scientific species of the remaining woodland creatures (HUGE NERD ALERT) I realized it’s only found in Latin America just like me! Fate, I tell you!

The Boas are planning a super-low-budget morning wedding for close friends and family (I was raised across the street from eight cousins, four aunts, five uncles, and one set of grandparents—just a taste of my HUGE and close-knit family) with some Latin flair and a lot of love. Along with all this wedding planning, we will also be in our last semester of college, planning our honeymoon, graduating college, starting new jobs, and doing our first cross-country move. I’ll be one busy little bee, just the way I like it!

*All pictures personal*


Mrs. Boa Constrictor

July 2
Isabela, Puerto Rico
Wedding Date:
May 2012
Gallery of the Day
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  1. Member
    daybyday 2637 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:53 am

    SPARTACUS! So good. LOL. I like you already.

  2. aardvark Member
    aardvark 1129 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:54 am

    Welcome! And Congratulations! I can’t wait to hear all about your wedding!!!

  3. elephant Member
    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 8:56 am

    Welcome!! I’m excited to hear more about your morning wedding! Love all the research you did on your icon.

  4. waffle Member
    waffle 1161 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:00 am

    Welcome! Hope you have a wonderful first day!

  5. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 9:00 am

    You two are the cutest :) Can’t wait to hear all about your planning adventures!

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    knvprincess143 1036 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:03 am

    So happy to meet you and the Mr. I’m a super low budget gal too, so I can’t wait to see what your doing.

    I like Mr Anaconda, that’s the nick name I’m voting for!

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    Coffee cup 2319 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:06 am

    Yaay congratulations Miss Boa.

    Lol I’m having a “small family” wedding too, and it’s BIG.. =S

  8. Member
    futuremrscpt 955 posts, Busy bee @ 9:06 am


  9. Member
    Mrs.KMM 13168 posts, Honey Beekeeper @ 9:13 am


    And I like Mr. Boa as a nickname for your FI.

  10. honey Member
    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:20 am

    Welcome!!! So excited about your morning wedding in Puerto Rico!! And, for some reason Mr. Boa really sticks out to me :)

  11. Member
    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 9:30 am

    This was so fun to read – I saw that you were ‘accepted’ into the hive on Twitter last night and was looking forward to your first post!

    I’m looking forward to hearing about the Puerto Rican customs and style of your wedding. Yay! :)

  12. boaconstrictor Member
    boaconstrictor 397 posts, Helper bee @ 9:42 am

    Thanks you guys! It has been a wonderful first day!

  13. meerkat Member
    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:43 am

    Omg love having another geek around here! Welcome!!!

  14. boaconstrictor Member
    boaconstrictor 397 posts, Helper bee @ 9:49 am

    @daybyday: I’m kind of obssesed with the show. Let’s how it pans out with the new lead

    @knvprincess143: Let’s give a hoot for low budget planning, it’s definitely a challenge

    @Miss Honey: Seems like Mr.Boa is the frontrunner

    @Coffee cup: Yay! for big families

    @StephK527: It was fun to write too! Stick around I promise there will be more fun to be had!

  15. frenchbulldog Member
    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:57 am

    Welcome! :)

  16. Member
    mandas75 99 posts, Worker bee @ 10:07 am

    Welcome! I love that you are from Isabela! My family spends vacations there away from the cold winters in New Hampshire.

  17. eagle Member
    eagle 1552 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:18 am

    Love you two! So happy to have you here in the hive! Love new bee friends.

  18. porcupine Member
    porcupine 633 posts, Busy bee @ 10:44 am

    Welcome, can’t wait to hear more about your wedding!

  19. Guest Icon Guest
    Alleycat, Guest @ 11:01 am

    Welcome!! So excited to read about your wedding!

  20. pretzel Member
    pretzel 670 posts, Busy bee @ 11:04 am

    Welcome, Welcome! Mr P is a Lego lover too. :)

  21. mole Member
    mole 1242 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:28 am

    Welcome, Miss Boa!

  22. sunhat Member
    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:50 am

    Welcome! You are too cute with all of your research! Have an amazing first day!

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    Alice, Guest @ 11:58 am

    I vote for “Main Squeeze.”

  24. brooch Member
    brooch 1760 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:05 pm

    You two ARE the cutest!

  25. trailmix Member
    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:29 pm

    Welcome, very cool to have a Bee from Puerto Rico here!!

  26. jaguar Member
    jaguar 6502 posts, Bee Keeper @ 1:16 pm

    Welcome to the Hive! 😀

  27. raccoon Member
    raccoon 308 posts, Helper bee @ 1:37 pm

    Welcome welcome Miss Boa! Sounds like you both have a ton going on too. It will be so stressful , exciting, and worth every second!

  28. mink Member
    mink 2178 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:52 pm

    Welcome, Boa!

    Mr. Mink still opens my car door…it’s been six years. :) Hooray for gentlemen!

  29. msfox Member
    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:17 pm

    Sooo very excited!! Welcome!!

  30. Member
    couawilou 7598 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 5:05 pm

    Yay! Congrats, I cannot wait to follow you on your journey!

  31. Member
    stammie16 1222 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:31 pm

    Congrats! Yaay for a Harry Potter lover! and I like the sound of Mr. BC!

  32. Member
    MaggieL 494 posts, Helper bee @ 5:44 pm

    I can fully appreciate your obsession with White Collar! I have watched first two seasons in about 2 weeks! Welcome to the hive :) Excited to read about your journey!

  33. boaconstrictor Member
    boaconstrictor 397 posts, Helper bee @ 6:16 pm

    Thanks ladies! I’m so happy to be a Bee!

    @mandas75: @mandas75: It’s a great vacation spot since the weather is perfect for the beach all year long
    @Miss Eagle: I wanna bee your friend too!
    @Mrs. Pretzel: I might have fed the hobby by gifting him Lego Construction sets when we started dating
    @Miss Raccoon: I’m trying my best to stay relaxed but I’m sure once the date gets closer I’m going to go crazy
    @Miss Mink: Hooray!
    @Stammie16: I’m so sad the series ended :(
    @MaggieL: Isn’t Neal Caffrey the hunkiest?

  34. misssparkler Member
    misssparkler 488 posts, Helper bee @ 6:36 pm

    Oh my goodness you two are gorgeous! So happy to meet you!!! :)

  35. dalmatian Member
    dalmatian 592 posts, Busy bee @ 7:31 pm

    Welcome, Miss Boa Constrictor! SO excited to have you in the hive :) Mr. D and I are college sweethearts – freshman friends turned sophomore romance just like you guys. I guess that means we will need to be friends!

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    olioliwoo, Guest @ 10:10 pm

    I can’t wait to read about your planning! Puerto Rico has a special place in my heart :)

  37. Member
    indibee 5172 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:06 am

    Yay! Congrats, Miss Boa! I totally vote for (Monty) Python, but the suggestion of Main Squeeze is pretty cute, too, IMO. Excited to read more from you!

  38. ostrich Member
    ostrich 2402 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:03 am

    Can I hug you? Spartacus, HP, AND a 2001 VMA’s britney reference – I’m officially obsessed. Welcome and thrilled to have you here, Miss B!

  39. husky Member
    husky 1750 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:49 am

    Welcome! You two are adorable!

  40. boaconstrictor Member
    boaconstrictor 397 posts, Helper bee @ 7:55 pm

    @Mrs. Sparkler: Your so sweet! Nice to meet you too
    @Miss Dalmatian: Hooray for college sweethearts! I want to be your friend too!
    @olioliwoo: Do you have family here or are you in love with the vacation paradise?
    @NDBee: It seems like Mr. Boa won but I promise I’ll use Main Squeeze somewhere. It’s too cute to ignore.
    @Mrs. Ostrich: Yes you can! *Virtual HUG* I’m thrilled to be here!
    @Mrs. Husky: Thanks!

  41. Guest Icon Guest
    olioliwoo, Guest @ 10:05 pm

    @Miss Boa Constrictor: Both :) My boyfriend’s family lives there, mostly in Vega Baja and Mayaguez. We’ve been together for almost five years, so I now consider them to be my family too (even if it isn’t official yet). I’ve been able to vacation there twice now and I adore the beaches. My favorites are Playa Sucia, Los Tubos, and Rincon.

  42. funnelcake Member
    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:42 am

    OMG, I’m a couple days late… but love your opening! Mr. FC calls his mom “Mami” too! 😀

    So happy to have you here! :)

  43. avocado Member
    avocado 1538 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:15 am

    I’m in the middle of “When I Was Puerto Rican” by Esmeralda Santiago, which I’m really loving. I’m fascinated by the history and the culture that she describes and I admit, I really want to come visit now. I’m looking forward to reading more about your wedding :)

  44. Member
    luli29 3500 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:18 pm

    I’m catching up on new bees now…congrats! I’m so excited to see a fellow latina!

  45. Member
    StarryEyedStranger 79 posts, Worker bee @ 7:19 pm

    Aaah! It’s so exciting to have you here! I’m a fellow Puerto Rican geek with a long-term college sweetheart and I can’t wait to see all you have in store! I know I’m late to the nickname suggestion party, but I have to share how much I love the sound of “Señor Boa”. 😉

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