Goodbye, Good Luck, and Thank You!

It’s about that time, hive. Our planning is over. Our wedding has passed. Our recaps are finished.

“But what has become of them all?” asked the Mole.
“Who can tell?” said the Badger. “People come—they stay for a while, they flourish, they build—and they go. It is their way.”
-The Wind in the Willows

It’s time for me to go—for now, if not necessarily forever. I’m sure that I will pop back in every once in a while to update you on the major milestones in the Mole marriage. (Holy alliteration, Mole.) Before I say goodbye, I want to say two important things: good luck, and thank you.

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Middle left photo by Cashman Photography / Remaining photos by Brian Saculles

Good luck to everyone who is currently waiting for an engagement, planning a wedding, or living together in a marriage. I suppose that luck isn’t quite the right word; relationships, like weddings, require will an effort. It’s no better simply to wish for a happy life than it is to wish for a completed seating chart. So what I will hope for you is empathy, balance, trust, support, and love.

Thank you to everyone who has shared this journey with me. You’ve seen me through the last three months of my engagement and the first four months of my marriage. I have been honored to share my story on the blog, and I have been even more honored that people have chosen to read, comment on, and respond to it. I appreciate that more than I can say. In addition, the hive has inspired, encouraged, and helped me in more ways than I can describe.

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Photo by Gavin Gould

I am a little sad to say goodbye, but I am excited to move on and go forward. There is so much to anticipate: the trips Mr. Mole and I will take, the holidays we will celebrate, the children we someday will have—the life we will have together. If you ever want to catch up, I am going to be writing about that life at Make a Spectacle, my new blog.

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Photo by Gavin Gould

I leave you with a song that we played at our reception. I love this song. In fact, once I got so excited to hear it in a Chicago supermarket that I accidentally punched Mr. Mole in the stomach. This is the closest we have to “our song” (even if Mr. Mole instinctively flinches whenever it comes on).

Yours,
Dana

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Mrs. Mole

Location:
Los Angeles/Las Vegas
Wedding Date:
January 2012

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  1. Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:33 pm

    Mrs. Mole thank you so much for sharing your journey,I really enjoyed your posts and recaps and I’m going to kiss them. I wish you good luck and geeat joy in everything you do.

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    elizabeth2004 596 posts, Busy bee @ 3:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing your journey with us. I’ve enjoyed your posts so much!

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    mink 2178 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:55 pm

    That was a beautiful post. I know we’ll be seeing you again, so I won’t say good-bye. Thank you for sharing your journey with us!

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    JlovesM 1186 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:57 pm

    I’m going to miss your blogs. You shared your journey in a way I don’t think any other bee on here has and I truly enjoyed reading everything you posted. I wish you well!

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 3:59 pm

    Loved following along with your Vegas wedding and at home reception! Thank you for sharing!

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:00 pm

    Aw, don’t go! I’m going to miss your posts!

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    Queen2bee 159 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:00 pm

    I’m going to miss you around the Hive, Mrs. Mole! I loved reading about your wedding and at home reception, especially because you are a teacher and currently an LA girl. Thanks for being a great voice in the Hive!

    PS- I’ve read a couple of your blog posts, and already, I am loving it!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 4:07 pm

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding with us, I’ve loved following along! I hope you won’t be gone too long :)

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    jaguar 6146 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:26 pm

    Your wedding was beautiful, as are you guys. You make me want to go to Vegas and renew our vows, NOW. xxx

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    fionak, Guest @ 4:30 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your planning with the Hive!

    You were one of my favorite blogging bees and I’ll be sad to see you go!

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    couawilou 7598 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 4:33 pm

    Awww I will miss around here. I have loved reading your recaps, thanks so much for sharing them with us. Hope to see you around sometime!

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 4:47 pm

    We’ll miss you! I loved your wedding, and your recaps. :)

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    LaughLines 346 posts, Helper bee @ 4:55 pm

    I always looked forward to your posts and will miss them. Best to you and Mr. Mole!

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    elysion 3812 posts, Honey bee @ 5:10 pm

    Thank you for sharing your journey Mrs Mole!!

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    Mrs.Mittens 2427 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:22 pm

    I will miss your posts! Goodbye, Good Luck and Thanks to YOU! :)

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    FutureMrsKamilDark 303 posts, Helper bee @ 5:40 pm

    Best wishes in everything you and Mr. Mole do from here on out! You will be missed!

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    beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 5:49 pm

    You had a beautiful wedding and I so enjoyed viewing the recaps! Good luck to you and mr.Mole!! We’ll miss you at the hive =)

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    unicycle 476 posts, Helper bee @ 5:57 pm

    I’m shedding a tear :( I loved reading all about your wedding, Mole! I’ll definitely be following you on your new blog too. We’ll miss you on WB!!

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    parasol 2955 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:10 pm

    I cannot believe you are done, Mrs. Mole. Sharing your journey has been an absolute pleasure, and I thank you for opening your arms and heart to us. You are seriously one of my favorite writers ever, and I will miss your beautiful words and hearing about your life with Mr. Mole and Tom Boonen. Please do not be a stranger around here – I will miss you too much!

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    Ali, Guest @ 6:25 pm

    Aww – I just started reading Wedding bee a few weeks ago and I think you were the first one i really looked forward to reading – why does it have to end…

    Love the song!

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    gogogiraffes 1278 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:55 pm

    I start tearing up. :(

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    bridesmomma 450 posts, Helper bee @ 6:56 pm

    Thank you, Mrs. Mole, for being such a great blogger! I loved reading about your wedding journey, and wish you and Mr. Mole the best!

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    nightcheese 1827 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:01 pm

    awww sad to see you go! i’ve been on the bee for about a year, and you were perhaps my favorite blogger so far! hope you’re enjoying married life!

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    Frog E. 735 posts, Busy bee @ 8:03 pm

    Sad to see you finish–but yay Moles! Hope to see you around on the boards.

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    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 8:03 pm

    It was such a beautiful wedding and I’ve loved reading about the entire journey! :)

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    gonnabeMrsHH 466 posts, Helper bee @ 8:23 pm

    I loved reading your posts and will for sure check out your blog. All the best in your marriage and I do hope u pop in once in a while on the bee :)

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    olive12 2264 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:46 pm

    Best of luck to you and your husband. I loved reading your posts. Don’t stay away too long.

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    scottishmrs 3213 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:44 pm

    Good bye, Mole! Congratulations and have a wonderful life! (Btw, this song if one of mine an dmy FI’s favourites! It’s the best and super cute! We’re kind of Scottish nuts from a very Scottish area.)

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    archer 551 posts, Busy bee @ 10:33 pm

    have adored following you along the way- classiest vegas wedding ever! perfect fit-you are a classy broad, d! xoxoxo.

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    millybride 7 posts, Newbee @ 1:10 am

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 5:58 am

    We’ll miss you, thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding with us!!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:15 am

    aww Don’t leave, Mole! I’ve loved reading about your wedding. I will definitely miss you.

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    profiterole 856 posts, Busy bee @ 8:46 am

    you two are so cute!

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    futureMFG 283 posts, Helper bee @ 9:27 am

    Such a beautiful way to say goodbye. I’ll miss having you around!

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    FutureMrsSpencer 526 posts, Busy bee @ 10:31 am

    Aww! I loved your recaps!!

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:31 pm

    Mrs. Mole, I’m so sad you’re leaving! I’ve loved all of your posts!

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    paw 871 posts, Busy bee @ 8:25 pm

    I have loved following your journey! I will miss you! All of the best to you!

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    potion 223 posts, Helper bee @ 11:19 am

    Thank you for sharing your planning with us! Your wedding was beautiful and we will miss your writing!

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    mole 1242 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:51 am

    Oh man, guys, thank you for all of the comments! I look forward to keeping in touch. :)

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    mtnhoney 1311 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:48 pm

    LOVE your Wind in the Willows quote!
    (I once played the part of Hedgehog #2 in that play)
    best wishes and good luck!!!
    :)

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    coyote 1564 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:44 pm

    Oh Mole, I am so sorry to see you go. Thank you so much for sharing your wedding journey with us!! Don’t be a stranger!! :)

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:04 am

    Love you, Mole.. it’s been wonderful to take part in your wedding planning journey!! I always loved reading your posts.. yo uwill be missed!

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    alicia1745 1118 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:07 am

    Thank you for sharing your wedding journey with us! I enjoyed every single one of your post! I’ll miss your post!

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    futuremrscpt 955 posts, Busy bee @ 7:31 am

    :( Bye Mrs Mole! I’ll follow you to your new blog but we’ll miss you around here! (and I too love that song, seriously, how could you not?)

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    steph01924 308 posts, Helper bee @ 8:41 am

    I really enjoyed reading your recaps and seeing your beautiful wedding! Good luck in life!

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    kayakgirl73 2593 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:32 am

    We’ll miss you. Stop in on the nesting boards sometime.

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 9:36 am

    I got teary, Mrs. Mole! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I’ve loved reading about you and Mr. Mole, really and truly. Best wishes. <3

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    mole 1242 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:16 pm

    Thank you all! I am so glad that some of you have been stopping by my blog. And I bet I will be popping back into the nesting boards every once in awhile. :)

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    MrsKeAloha 1044 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:21 pm

    Thank you I enjoyed reading about your planning, your wedding, and journey. Its so nice that you shared it all with us.

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