Happy Thursday, friendlies! It’s a sunny day where I am, and Bambino just wrapped up his 4th semi-barf of the morning. Don’t worry, vet says he’s fine, so we’re not overly concerned about it. But I’ve got to say, watching a six and a half month old frenchie dry heave blueberries and kibble has made it’s way to the top of my Saddest Sad Things List, even atop I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant (until I crapped out my baby, usually, is the way those end), 16 & Pregnant and 16 & Pregnant Reunion Specials. So, hehe, you can uhhhh, you can probably get a good idea of how redonkulously sad it’s been to watch the furbaby hurl. (Also, weirdly adorable, since we know he’s ok. But definitely mostly sad.)
Ok, SO, as many of you likely know by now, I like to get my calm, cool and collected on with Pandora’s personalized mixes streaming as I get my blogging on, ahswell. Feels good, feels right. Really keeps me focused in a super-duper HYPERFOCUSED kind of way. Even more intensely than my naturally occurring hyper-focusing tendency, which is HELLA STRONG and often results in Pinteresting for 5 hours if I don’t make a serious effort to reign it in, self-control-style.
Anyway, the other day, Bon Jovi found his way into my Pandora mix. I WAS COMPLETELY TAKEN OFF GUARD. “Livin’ On A Prayer’ is a song I’ve more often laughed at than grooved to. But, yesterday, I found myself slowly swaying to the smooth, sultry vocals and kickass beat of the 80s rock ballad… and I tweeted about it. A-like a-so:
‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ by Bon Jovi just came up on Pandora. I’m not changing it.
WELL. Let’s just say it went over well with y’all. Lots of Bon Jovi fans out there, I presume? And quite a few of you have tweeted or texted me that you thought of me when Bon Jovi came on throughout the day, and into this morning. So, I don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but I believe I’ve successfully and forever linked myself with The BJ. … WAIT A MINUTE.
We’re moving on. Don’t look back. If you don’t look back, it’ll feel like nothing happened…
OK SO OMG THIS LOVE SHOOT IS AMAZEBALLS, just so you know. I’m thinking you might agree? When Jodi Miller submitted this charming love session, I fell over in my chair, knocked my head on the ground, went into a coma, checked into the hospital, stayed for a week, got released, got sent back due to complications, got released again with a prescription, got a ride home, took a shower, sat down at my desk and BLOGGED IT TODAY. (‘Cause I just got dropped off.)
Jodi Miller is amazeballs, and the only thing that can add more amazeballsness to the situation is having half of your couple be in the employ of Anthropologie. Say what you will about Anthro, everyone involved in that company is crrrrrraaaaazy artistic and generally talented and gifted, and likely were literally IN the “Talented and Gifted” program in their grade school years. I love how creative these folks are, and I truly can’t wait to see Caitlin and Steven’s wedding!!! I think my hospital stay will last at least 3 months once I get a glimpse. ;)
Ok, hope you enjoy! And I’ve got a question about wearing engagement rings at the end, so check out these strawberry-liscious pics and then weigh in, if you’d like to. Ok, here we go…
A few words from Jodi about the shoot:
Caitlin and Steven planned a Spring engagement session on Steven’s family farm in Amelia County, VA. Caitlin works for Anthropologie and incorporated a lot of cute props from Anthropologie, including these handmade dandelion props that are displayed in the store she works for. The props showcase the progression of a dandelion as it is blown. We used them for a short stop-motion video!
Fun Fact: Caitlin took off her engagement FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER since getting engaged. Like WHOA. I love a girl who’ll do anything for a great shot, which, clearly, THESE ARE. Bonus fact: She asked her honeybunny to place it back on her finger when Jodi finished up those scrumptious detail shots. I don’t know about you, but for me, that = MAXIMUM ADORABLENESS.
By the way, Caitlin fashioned her bouquet, not to mention the boutonniere, out of drawer pulls from Anthropologie. Awesome? In my estimation that’s an affirmative.
And now I present to you… Bambino McPuppyPants – Character Actor:
We had a rainbow to play with, so we had some fun. We begin with…
The “eating a blueberry that i’ll be throwing up later.”
Followed by the ever popular rainbow mustache (I see these catching on in photo booths at weddings, I’m calling it. Bambino paves the way.)… the “misfire” and the “aaaaahhhh I’m being choked by a rainbow.”
And here we have the “hippie frenchie,” the “I’m no longer interested in doing this with you anymore mommy,” and the “seriously, mom, enough already.”
And finally… the “Adorable.”
Sigh. You guys. You have to stop encouraging these shenanigans. This is so ridiculous! I tells ya!
Ok, so – the shoot – do you love? Can you BELIEVE Caitlin’s NEVER REMOVED HER ENGAGEMENT RING, until this shoot? I think I’d endlessly scar myself if I kept my ring on at every single moment of every single day. I’m just imagining it right now. I have a normal size ring, but I just know I’d rip out clumps of hair in the shower, and lacerate Bambino when I give him belly tickles. The list goes on.
Do you wear your engagement ring every day at every moment?
Also, HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE JODI, CAITLIN AND STEVEN? This shoot brings me endless happiness, y’all.
xoxo! – Alison
Photography: Jodi Miller Photography