This past weekend, I helped co-organize a private painting party at the Studio 614 for my cousin’s birthday. With all the craziness going on in the world, it’s nice to celebrate moments like these with people you love. And for this awesome human being, we decided to do something special for her.
If you don’t know, birthdays are by far my favorite. When I was growing up, my mother always planned and executed the best birthday parties. As a kid, my birthday was the best holiday of the year and it still is. My Mom always had my parties decorated, themed, and loaded with games and tons of prizes.
Even till this day, I have grade school friends who have told me that attending my birthdays were some of their favorite childhood memories. Not because of me, but because of the thought my Mom put into planning. The excitement of blowing out candles, opening presents and seeing all my friends gave me the best feelings in the world.
For some reason, life hit some of us too hard (maybe it was the premature grays). As I got older, I’ve noticed that some people think birthdays should have less significance in our lives. Not everyone is guaranteed another year, and yet we still did that shit. You deserve to celebrate that. Birthdays should always be a big deal; no matter how old you get.
This past weekend, my brother and I traveled to Athens County, nearly 75 miles south of Columbus (down US-33), to experience Brewed on the Bikeway, consisting of 21-miles of scenic bike trails along Hocking River, award-winning craft breweries and the infamous West End Cider House.
It was my first time visiting Athens County, and I was beyond excited to share this experience with my little brother, who hasn’t rode a bike in 10 years. Travelers can either opt to BYOB (“Bring-Your-Own-Bike”) or rent a bike at a local shop in the area. For convenience of traveling from out of town, we opted to rent.
This time on the blog, I have decided to be a little more transparent. For three years, I have called this blog a lifestyle blog, a collection of my experiences and encounters around Columbus. But after so many major events that have occurred in my life, I want to be a little more vulnerable with my readers.
To be honest, I’m not sure if I have readers (like consistent readers), since I haven’t been very consistent with writing or sharing information. Anyway, as I begin this new journey of being a married woman, I want to show you (yes, my readers if you’re out there) more of who I am.
First, let me say, I need to apologize to all my readers for not keeping my blog up to date. There really is no excuse, but there has been a shit load of craziness that has occupied my life for the past year and a half; including a major key alert – I’M MARRIED!
Yes, Lawrence and I finally exchanged vows on July 29, 2017 at Noah’s Event Venue in New Albany and we are now officially husband and wife, as Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Pelt. We were so blessed to have such a beautiful ceremony led by Pastor Luke Ahrens from Vertical Church Columbus as we shared this day with family and friends. I'm still amazed at how fast the day went.
We are so grateful for everyone’s love and support, and are happy to begin this new chapter in our lives. We promise a more detailed blog post will be provided later once we receive our professional wedding photos and video. We believe we hired the best talent to capture our day and are so excited to share it with you all.
Nothing makes me happier than seeing two people in love, especially when the two people in love are my close friends. As a lifestyle blogger, I get to support really cool things happening in Columbus, but every now and then, someone recognizes my crazy, awesome photography skills and I get to play with my DSLR for the day, and act like I know what I'm doing (wow, she's modest).
I would have to say my photography gravitates towards special moments, fuzzy feelings, happy faces, realness and authenticity. On a late Saturday afternoon, I met Tierra and Kenton at Pistacia Vera in German Village. All the locals must be used to photographers, because every car that drove past me either welcomed me with a friendly smile or waited on me while I was standing in the middle of the street to get my shot. Thank you, German Village for being so warm and inviting. Your cobblestone bricks and rich historic buildings, provided the perfect atmosphere for this charming couple.
My name is Morgan Pelt and I am a Columbus Lifestyle Blogger. My blog features local businesses and events in the Columbus, OH area including: restaurants, stores, gallery hops, fashion, and people. I want this blog to be fun and resourceful. There's so many new places to discover, new food to try, and good people to meet. Are you ready to join me?