Bee, Bee, Manatee!

I know everyone says this, but I can’t believe I’m writing this! I really, really can’t.

And I can prove why!

When I turned in my application about a month ago, I was usually talking Mr. Manatee’s ears off about one of two things: the wedding, and getting into nursing school. More specifically,

  1. Becoming a bee
  2. Getting into nursing school at our current university, not somewhere in a galaxy far far away (like East Texas)

Now I may have gotten a C in statistics, but when I saw on the website that only 5% of applicants got accepted as bees, I knew enough to know that 5% roughly translates to…


Image via Wormhole Riders

So earlier this month, when I got accepted to nursing school at my university, which is rumored to have a 10% acceptance rate, I calculated (and I had to Google the equation—doh!) that my chances of getting into nursing school AND getting a good email from Mrs. Pengy were…0.005%! Good Lord! Case closed. Or so I thought!

Now that you know I’m a complete nerd, you understand my reaction when I got the news! After stepping out of the shower and checking my mobile email on a whim, I ran to the front door in my towel to yell down the hall after Mr. Manatee, who had just stepped out. I probably scared him half to death! I’m betting my neighbors also think I’m a nut job for hanging my head out the door hollering, “I’M A BEEEEEE.”

No, lady, you are clearly not a bee—you’re a soaking wet person.

Given these odds, I really should have bought a lottery ticket! Either that or I’ll never win anything in my life ever, because I’ve used up all my impossible luck.

Anyway! We’re the Manatees, and we’re madly in love.


At our favorite college bar :)

Mr. Manatee is finishing up his last few months as a civil engineering student, and I’m a newly minted nursing student! We were born 2,563 miles apart, and it’s crazy to think that 100 years ago we may never have met! We met in college on a forced blind date by his roommate, who insisted we were perfect for each other! We were living it up after recent breakups on both sides, and neither of us was crazy about the idea. We finally agreed to meet, and the rest is history!

We’re the perfect balance! I’m a little silly and spontaneous, while he can be very reserved and likes to think things through. I could get lost in a cardboard box and he can navigate his way out of anywhere. We’ve been through some definite ups and downs, but we always get through it together!


We’ve been together for over two years, and we’ve been engaged for a year already! We’re ready to get this show on the road! We’re planning an ombre/watercolor, fun and laid-back celebration with around 100 of our favorite people. It’s hard to put a finger on our “theme,” but we’re going for fresh and fun with a variety of blues, gray, and maybe even a raspberry pink! Although we’re getting married at a B&B, you won’t find any chalkboards or Mason jars at our shindig!

So why the manatee? Well…we spend a TON of time in and around water? Or cuz it’s stinkin’ cute, that’s why!


Can’t wait to share our story with you and get to know the hive better!


Miss Manatee

Fort Worth, TX
Wedding Date:
June 2013

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    MissyJ, Guest @ 7:39 pm

    Wow you’re so young! I don’t know understand all the hurry to get married, especially in Texas. Soooo many young brides.

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    msdoe 639 posts, Busy bee @ 7:59 pm

    Welcome lady! :)

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    texasaggiemom 595 posts, Busy bee @ 8:00 pm

    Welcome, Miss Manatee! I drive by your venue every day on my way to work and can’t wait to see how it works for you. I’ve hosted business events there with great success and always wondered what it would be like to have a wedding there!

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    happyface 5777 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:47 pm

    Could hardly wait to hear your story and your wedding plans!

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    lmc09d 36 posts, Newbee @ 6:05 am

    Congrats! PS I planned while in law school so you will be fine as long as you don’t procrastinate :)

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    Mrs. Hermit Crab 3901 posts, Honey bee @ 6:17 am


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    BrideLawyer 31 posts, Newbee @ 7:27 am

    Looking forward to reading more about your planning! I’m also a North Texas bride so I can’t wait to hear all about your vendor searches and ideas!

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    krislynn_sd 72 posts, Worker bee @ 7:42 am

    Congrats! Welcome :) You two are adorable!!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:00 am

    Welcome to the Hive, Manatee! Your icon is just the cutest.

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:01 am

    Welcome! Congrats on Nursing School and becoming a Bee!! Can’t wait to hear about your Texas wedding!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 9:42 am

    welcome! so excited to hear about your watercolor (i’m obsessed too)!

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    warbler 249 posts, Helper bee @ 3:20 pm

    Welcome to the Bee!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:43 pm

    Awww yay! Such a cute icon! Welcome welcome welcome!

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