The Wallabies Are in the Hive!

Hey hive!!!

I’m Miss Wallaby and I am so excited to be writing this post. When I got the email from Pengy, I almost peed my pants from excitement. There was no one here to document that moment on film iPhone, but I probably looked something like this:

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NYC, January 2012 / Personal photo

Who are the Wallabies?

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One of my favorite photos ever, after a tennis match in spring 2011 / Personal photo

I am Miss Wallaby, a full-time environmental engineer, and part-time nagger of Mr. Wallaby. I am an avid environmentalist, and I spend each day driving environmental compliance and improvement at a petroleum refinery. Outside of work, I love cooking and baking, interior design, shopping, traveling, staying active, politics, pets (a Wallaby furbaby is coming soon after the wedding!), and, of course, above all, I love Mr. Wallaby.

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Mr. W and me on a trip last year to Seattle, my hometown / Personal photo

Mr. Wallaby is a chemical engineer—we met at work—and a handsome smartypants. He loves watching and playing sports, keeping up with the latest technology and cars, trying out new restaurants (Houston has so.many. good ones), and hanging out with his close-knit family. He also has a major sweet tooth—case in point:

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Jumbo marshmallows. Yup, they exist! / Personal photo

Mr. Wallaby’s family is Persian, and there will be lots of Persian culture infused in the Wallaby wedding. I’ve been learning how to cook Mr. Wallaby’s favorite Persian dishes, and I am hoping to practice a little Farsi that I’ve learned at the wedding and make him proud.

Mr. Wallaby proposed in Central Park on New Year’s Day (more on that later! ;) ), and we’ve been planning our outdoor November wedding in Houston ever since. We’ve slaved away on a lot of DIY projects, we’ve planned a personal, meaningful ceremony, and we’ve booked a lot of awesome vendors, and I can’t wait to share everything with y’all.

Why Wallabies?

Well, the most obvious reason for choosing the Wallaby is that we are headed down under for our honeymoon! I’ll write more on that topic soon, but Mr. W and I have booked a 16-day trip to Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, and several cities in New Zealand. When we were planning out the itinerary, Mr. Wallaby was insistent that we find somewhere to hug a koala—so we will be making a day trip to a nature preserve where we can snuggle up with koalas and, hopefully, fuzzy wallabies!

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Dawww! / Photo via Deviant Art

Aside from our travel adventures, Mr. Wallaby and I share a lot in common with the animal. Mr. W, for one, loves basketball (it’s bordering on obsession). Since he was a little kid, he’s been shooting hoops with anyone he can, and he roots for the Houston Rockets through thick and thin. (His unwavering dedication to the Rockets is probably good practice for being a loyal, committed husband.) And so Mr. W has the powerful hind legs of a wallaby, and he is very good at jumping high to shoot hoops.

 An agile young wallaby / Image via Wikimedia Commons

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An agile young Wallaby, at our engagement session / Photo by Mustard Seed Photography

I am getting more into basketball (obviously Mr. W’s influence!), but my real Wallaby trait is that I was a vegetarian for about five years. Even though I eventually caved and started eating meat again, I still love vegetarian food and I cook a lot of grains and vegetables for Mr. Wallaby. Being healthy is very important to both of us, and so I suppose we take after herbivorous wallabies!

We are just two goofballs who are madly in love and ready to get married already! Our wedding is in just under a month, so our excitement is growing as the big day approaches. Stay tuned for more on the Wallaby wedding journey—I promise not to leave out any of the details. ;)

BLOGGER

Mrs. Wallaby

Location:
Houston
Wedding Date:
November 2012

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    otter 1321 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:05 am

    Welcome Miss Wallaby! :)

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    hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:10 am

    Welcome!!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:17 am

    Welcome!

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    happyface 5777 posts, Bee Keeper @ 11:22 am

    yeah, wallabies!

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 11:38 am

    Welcome!!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 11:39 am

    I’m SO HAPPY that you’re an environmentalist – I can’t wait to read more about it!

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    Miss Pez 267 posts, Helper bee @ 11:40 am

    The Wallaby’s are too cute! I would love to snuggle up to a Koala too. I am an animal lover. Congratulations on being a Bee!

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    MissCT 335 posts, Helper bee @ 11:46 am

    Yay! I am so glad that you got accepted… Ashley from Color and Pearls here. I went to Australia and New Zealand in high school, and you will for sure love it! I did most of things that you mentioned… feeding kangroos, holding a koala, snorkeling the barrier reef… it’s all amazing! Can’t wait to start reading your posts on the bee!

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    mswizard 554 posts, Busy bee @ 11:56 am

    Welcome Miss Wallaby!

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:59 am

    Woohoo for the Wallabies! You two are so cute – I can’t wait to hear more about your wedding.

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:00 pm

    Welcome, Wallabies! You two are a cute couple!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 12:37 pm

    You two are so cute!! Can’t wait to read more about your wedding!

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    mswallaby 2066 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:02 pm

    Thanks everyone, excited to be a bee blogger!!
    @StephK527: Stay tuned, I have a lot of blog posts about green registries, favors, catering, etc.!
    @Miss Pez: I know, koalas seem so cuddly!! (Can you tell that I’m ready to get a dog already?!)
    @MissCT: Thanks girl! Can’t wait for the honeymoon… literally counting down the days! Glad to hear you had fun there, everyone we’ve meet who’s traveled Down Under has something good to say!

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 1:14 pm

    Welcome!

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    bunting 687 posts, Busy bee @ 1:16 pm

    Welcome! You two are SO DANG ADORABLE! Cute wallaby photos abound in this post! I’m really looking forward to seeing the Persian influences. :)

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    SarahVee 170 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:30 pm

    Welcome to the Bee! I think I’m going to have a great time reading your blogs and such!

    Super excited to get to know you as your wedding planning progresses!

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    panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:59 pm

    Welcome! You two are so freaking cute!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:27 pm

    Welcome, Miss W!

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    mslyre 512 posts, Busy bee @ 2:32 pm

    Welcome, Miss Wallaby!! So excited to read all about your wedding!

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    MrsPadlock2B 488 posts, Helper bee @ 3:30 pm

    Got to admit I was a little disappointed at first because I really hoped that the miss wallaby would be an Aussie bride…. But I really liked your post and am really excited to hear about your Aussie honeymoon. And your basketball engagement pics TO DIE FOR in cuteness.

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 5:03 pm

    woohoo! welcome!

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    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 5:23 pm

    Welcome!! :)

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    rebecca, Guest @ 5:41 pm

    OMG! My boyfriend and I are both chemical engineers and work at refineries in Houston!!! Small world. I really want to know where you work now but that’s probably borderline too creepy to give away on the internet.

    Yay for another engineer bee though–and from Houston at that! Super excxited to read your posts!

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    mswallaby 2066 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:57 pm

    Thanks girls!
    @rebecca: We’ll have to have a Houston bee meet-up soon! :)

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 6:25 pm

    Welcome! Your snippets on your engagement, relationship, and your honeymoon seem right up my alley, so I’m looking forward to reading about your wedding planning experience!

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    PrincessConsuelaBananaHammock 369 posts, Helper bee @ 12:49 pm

    You’ll love NZ, it’s the best country in the world!! and Aussie s pretty decent too, I guess haha.

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    mswallaby 2066 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:44 am

    @ChicagoDreamer: I’m so glad! Thanks!
    @PrincessConsuelaBananaHammock: We are literally counting down the days until the honeymoon. I hear NZ is out-of-this-world beautiful.

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:01 am

    Sorry for the late welcome, but welcome to the hive!

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