A Dragon Lives Forever

”¦but not so, wedding blogs. (Puff the Magic Dragon, anyone?)

Is anyone actually “good” at good-byes? I’m not. Sometimes I leave too early, trying to rush out a side door so that nobody notices I’m getting away without properly bidding my farewells. Other times, I’m the one lingering embarrassingly long in the doorway, not quite ready to go.

I was introduced on Leap Day this year, our wedding took place as the leaves began to turn, and now, at least here, the snow is flying. And so, though I wish I could stay here forever, or slip quietly away so I wouldn’t have to really say good-bye, it’s time for me to make space for the other lovely women who are here to share their stories.


Being a part of this awesome community over the past nine months has been truly amazing. You have lifted me up, offered me assistance, and been wonderful friends, and I can only hope I’ve done the same for a few of you along the way.

My wiki page outlines our planning journey and has links to all of my recaps, so I won’t rehash all of that here. I would, however, like to show you a bit of what my world looks like outside of the wedding bubble:


You can see, as it did before we were engaged, and during wedding planning”¦life goes on. We work. We play. We fight like cats and dogs, sometimes. I am still a worrier while Mr. D blissfully wanders through life. But now we do all of that with a greater sense of responsibility toward each other, toward our marriage. It’s a very secure, warm feeling and we’re lucky to have it.

So”¦what now? Well, we’re working on some of those plans I’ve mentioned. Saving for the wedding taught us that we’re capable of putting money away, so we’ve been squirreling our pennies into savings in the hope of eventually buying a house. In the meantime, we’re keeping warm, wrangling cats, getting ready for Christmas, and trying to make it through another Northern Ontario winter.


I’ve been blogging over at Northern Exposure for a few years, and I’d love it if you dropped by. Let’s stay in touch!

A thousand thanks to all of the Weddingbee readers, to my fellow blogging bees, to the phenomenal team that keeps everything running smoothly here. I’m not exaggerating when I say that this site has changed my life.

Good luck to all of you, and good-bye!


Mrs. Dragon

Sioux Lookout/Brockville, ON
Wedding Date:
September 2012
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  1. camel Member
    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 4:28 pm

    Aww goodbye Ms. Dragon! I still remember you first post and seeing that adorable dragon for the first time. Was it already nine months ago? I wish you the best of luck in your life! Thank you for sharing your wedding and life with us. :)

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    LaughLines 346 posts, Helper bee @ 4:55 pm

    Oh no, don’t leave! Don’t you want to linger in the Weddingbee doorway just a little while longer? :)

    I also remember you starting as a blogging bee and, as another September bride, loved comparing our journeys. Thank you so much for sharing all the beautiful and thoughtful elements of your wedding!

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    lilacviolet 953 posts, Busy bee @ 5:02 pm

    Aw, you are one of my favourite bee! Thanks for the excellent recaps. You had a lovely wedding. I’ll have to drop by your blog sometime :)

  4. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 5:30 pm

    @Miss Camel: It’s crazy how fast it went! Especially the last two months post-wedding.
    @LaughLines: I will linger, on the boards and in blog comments. :) I can’t say a real goodbye yet!
    @LilacViolet: Thank you! You guys made it all worthwhile.

  5. genie Member
    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 5:37 pm

    Awww, bye Mrs. Dragon! I’ll miss you on the blog, and I think you are totally awesome, and love your blog already. See you around. :)

  6. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:39 pm

    Aw, I hate goodbye posts! Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding with us Dragon!

  7. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:31 pm

    I’ll miss your wedding posts, it won’t be the same without your cute dragon popping out every other day, but I’m already used to follow your blog, so I hope I won’t miss you that much.

  8. mstreasure Member
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:39 pm

    I’ll miss you, Dragon!

  9. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 8:01 pm

    @Mrs. Genie: See you around, Mrs. Genie! I’ll still be avidly reading. :)
    @Mrs. Pony: I hate them too! Consider it a ‘see you soon’.
    @Miss Toadstool: I totally love this Dragon icon… I will be hanging around the boards for sure, though, so you’ll see me there. :)
    @Mrs. Treasure: I’m going to miss the blog, and all of you!!

  10. sword Member
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:54 pm

    waaahh!! I’m sad, I love your wedding posts but I read your blog too so yay!

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    fionak, Guest @ 4:37 am

    You will be missed Mrs Dragon!

    I loved reading your posts, and that you were from Sioux Lookout! Enjoy the great white north!

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    estella, Guest @ 4:54 am

    I really loved your posts. Thank you for sharing your wedding here on Wedding Bee!

  13. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:38 am

    Awww I’m going to miss your posts! Best wishes!!

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    Miss Care Bear 193 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:06 am

    Nooo :( Don’t go :(

    Us Canadians are seriously under represented here in the Hive :)

    Best of luck with married life, maybe write a few update posts when you buy your dragon den? 😉

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 6:47 am

    @Miss Sword: :) I actually update the personal blog more, haha!
    @fionak: I’m enjoying it so far! Ask me again in March… 😛
    @estella: Thank you for reading about it!
    @Mrs. Wallaby: Thanks Mrs. Wallaby! I’m psyched to read your recaps. :)
    @Miss Care Bear: I’d love to!

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    steph01924 308 posts, Helper bee @ 8:37 am

    Bye, Mrs. Dragon! I enjoyed your blog, sad to see you go.

  17. scepter Member
    scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 8:49 am

    You will be so missed!

  18. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 9:57 am

    @Steph01924: I won’t go away forever! :) I’ll try to pop in here and there.
    @Mrs. Scepter: Thanks, Mrs. Scepter!

  19. sunhat Member
    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:13 am

    We will miss you! Best wishes!

  20. honey Member
    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:24 am

    Aw that was a beautiful goodbye post! I absolutely loved your backyard wedding, thank you for sharing it all with us! And BTW, I’m SO jealous of your snow- send some south :)

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 11:05 am

    Totally becoming a stalker of your personal blog. Thanks for sharing everything with us and being so communicative, Mrs. Dragon. :)

  22. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 12:02 pm

    @Mrs. Sunhat: I’ll miss you too, Sunhat! Still following along, though.
    @Mrs. Honey: Take it, please!! Haha… I am so bad at winter. :) The photos in this post are actually from years past, but we have a decent amount of snow here this year too!

  23. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 12:02 pm

    @StephK527: Come on over! :)

  24. funnelcake Member
    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:01 pm

    Ohhh goodbye, but not forever! It was really interesting reading about how you do things a little differently up north. :) Thanks for sharing your story with us!

  25. beanstalk Member
    Mrs. Beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 3:45 pm

    I’m really going to miss reading your posts!! I’ve followed along on your wedding journey from the very beginning! I can’t believe it was nine months ago!! I will definitely follow your other blog! Goodbye Mrs. Dragon… you will be incredibly missed on the hive!

  26. graywolf Member
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 6:22 pm

    :( :( :( :(

  27. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 7:14 am

    @Mrs. Funnel Cake: Not forever!! :)
    @Mrs. Beanstalk: Thanks, bee buddy. :) I will see you around!
    @Miss Gray Wolf: Aww, Miss Gray Wolf, I’ll miss you!

  28. mslyre Member
    mslyre 512 posts, Busy bee @ 8:11 am

    AHH. How did I miss this??? Don’t go, Dragon!! We’ll miss you lots, I’ve enjoyed reading all your wedding adventures!

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    RapunzelRapunzel 812 posts, Busy bee @ 7:07 am

    So I totally missed your goodbye post when it went up: I hope you still stay around, Mrs. Dragon! I’ve loved hearing about your beautiful wedding & your journey! Will def. still be reading your personal blog!

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