Puffed Up with Pride

Quick, someone pop me, because I can still hardly believe it. I’m a bee?!? Holy cannoli!


Photo credit: Easy Science for Kids

It’s a good thing Mrs. Mouse’s email reached me while I was on my lunch break, because I’m pretty sure I let some choice words fly. Ever since I discovered Weddingbee back in July, as a bee-in-waiting, I toyed with the idea of applying to blog. But never in a thousand years did I think I’d be selected. I’m both ecstatic and humbled by this opportunity.

So let’s get this party started with some intros! Mr. Puffer and I met in 2013 after I lost a bet with a coworker and had to join an online dating site. Mr. Puffer was one of the first guys to contact me—and the only one I ever met in person. That’s us below, on our third date.


His smile still makes my heart go pitter-pat.

We did the long distance thing—Pennsylvania to Maryland—for less than a year before deciding this relationship had staying power. After a lot of soul-searching, I found a new copywriting job outside Baltimore, packed up my bags and my two cats, and moved to Charm City. Now we live in a cozy little house with our four fur kids. Yes, that’s right, four: his dog, my two cats, and the holy terror of a kitten we adopted together in November.


Three of our four pets (Personal photo)

Why Miss Puffer? Because I’m pretty round like one! But seriously, I’m a tried-and-true introvert. Put me in the spotlight, and I want to puff up and float away. It’s one of the biggest reasons why I never wanted a wedding. Marriage, yes, but the idea of dressing up in a white gown and walking down the aisle as over a hundred people look at me…shudder.

Luckily for me, Mr. Puffer is extrovert extraordinaire and has worked very hard to pull me out of my shell. He counsels substance abusers for the Baltimore drug courts, so he spends his days talking to people and standing in front of judges. (Quite unlike me, a marketing copywriter, who spends eight hours staring at a computer and rewriting the same tagline 15 different ways.)


Bringing out the goofy in me

Mr. Puffer is the reason I’m here. He’s the one who wants the grand reception and the toasts and the dancing until midnight. Once I realized I couldn’t talk him into eloping, I caved. I ordered a planning book. Downloaded a planning app. Joined the ‘Bee. And somewhere along the way, I started to get really excited for this little ol’ wedding of ours.

And I’m jazzed to have all of you along for the journey.


Mrs. Puffer

Gallery of the Day: April 16, 2015
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  1. msgoat Bee
    Mrs. Goat 18 posts, Newbee @ 8:52 am

    Welcome Ms. Puffer! Enjoy your first day!

  2. roadtrip Bee
    roadtrip 803 posts, Busy bee @ 9:14 am

    Welcome to the Hive!

  3. mssquid Bee
    Mrs. Squid 49 posts, Newbee @ 10:34 am

    Welcome! I love that puffer fish icon! Enjoy your first day on the ‘bee!

  4. msnarwhalbee Bee
    Mrs. Narwhal 87 posts, Worker bee @ 12:30 pm

    So excited to have another bee on board!! I am looking forward to reading your wedding planning journey!

  5. msclownfish Bee
    Mrs. Clownfish 6 posts, Newbee @ 1:01 pm

    Welcome Ms. Puffer!! I almost picked the little puffer fish as my moniker–its too cute!! Excited to hear all about your wedding! 🙂

  6. msbordercollie Bee
    Mrs. Border Collie 102 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:45 pm

    Your love story is so sweet. I am swooning all over the photo of your fur-kids. I can’t wait to hear more about your wedding. Welcome!

  7. puffer Bee
    Mrs. Puffer 144 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:30 am

    Thanks for the warm welcome, all!

  8. panda Bee
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:40 am

    welcome! So excited to hear all about your wedding (and to see more of your fur-babies!)!

  9. Hostess
    MmeSilverBullet 3017 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:54 pm

    Welcome to the Hive Miss Puffer! Can’t wait to see where you wedding planning takes you 🙂

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