Finding Bliss… And Having Fun!

Bliss is defined on the interwebs as the following:

n.

1. Extreme happiness; ecstasy.
2. The ecstasy of salvation; spiritual joy.

Phrasal Verb:

bliss out Slang
To go into a state of ecstasy.

[Middle English blisse, from Old English bliss, from blths, from blthejoyful; see blithe.]

blissful adj.
blissful·ly adv.
blissful·ness n.

Its not always plain and simple. In fact its almost never plain and simple. But I found mine. I got lucky. When I fall asleep at night with my darling Glugster next to me, I am the happiest I could possibly be. Knowing my darling knucklehead is happy and healthy puts my mind at ease and makes me happy. Spending time with just my Glugster, and being able to do so away from home, puts me on cloud nine!

This weekend past, we spent the weekend at Badplaas Golf Club Guest House & Lodge. We took advantage of a special offer from Sharon Senior Photography and had a weekend away AND had fun being photographed in a Trash-The-Dress session, which meant I got to wear my wedding dress again! I packed all sorts of props for the shoot including glitter, a blackboard and chalk, a giant lollipop, a tiara, a birdcage veil… And we actually got to use most of them! I wore my wedding dress and black leather boots for the shoot, and I did my own hair and make-up, going for a make-up look I don’t often wear. My Glugster wore jeans and a smart shirt to match my boots and dress attire. We were going to start the shoot at 4pm, but when we awoke to a gloriously cool and overcast Badplaas day with the weather man was predicting thunderstorms, we started a couple of hours earlier and it was just as well. We got several shots and then had to wait out a bit of a shower before continuing the shoot.

I was very excited to see the photos  since this shoot is very different to the photos we already have, and you can see them on Sharon Senior Photography too!

On Sunday when we left, the weather was worse than it had been on Saturday, but its the kind of weather I adore! It was misty and rainy, and slow going down the mountain away from the golf course. We decided to go home the long way and headed out of Badplaas to Kaapschehoop– after going on a very wet game drive on the game reserve in the still under construction Cradle of Life! We were hoping to find the horses that roam wild around Kaapschehoop, but with the mist we had maybe 50m visibility and only found two of them- a mare and her foal. We had lunch at Salvador’s Bistro and then headed home, with rain and mist all the way.

My Glugster and I took a few photos this weekend too, you can see them on my wannabe photographer blog if you’d like to.

About Angel

Wife, mom, cake artist, Guide Dog puppy raiser, ADHD champion, wedding planner, and tattooed cat slave.

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7 Responses to Finding Bliss… And Having Fun!

  1. acidicice says:

    You are very lucky indeed!

  2. becky says:

    Love the pics! They turned out great!

  3. Julia says:

    I absolutely LOVED your TTD shoot. I have an idea for you. How about offering your services as a TTD “model” of sorts to up and coming photographers? You could charge a reasonable fee and get to wear your wedding dress multiple times!

    I LOVE that your life is just BLISS. I am so happy for you.xx

  4. Louisa says:

    Cool! Glad you got to rest a bit from all the cupcakes too.

  5. Darla says:

    I know I mentioned it on your FB but I love these photos! I have always loved the TrashTheDress shots and you ROCKED them in an awesome style lady! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh I would have loved to do this one, but no options in sight with the kidlets. Glad to see you had fun – going to look at the links now.

  7. alidaonline says:

    Glad you got to do another TTD shoot – your dress is just too awesome not to be brought out every now and then 🙂