Piece de resistance


We’re so different. I think in circles, he thinks in lines. I see high, he sees straight. I make complexity, he prefers simplicity. And the way I speak? Sometimes drives him nuts. I often use idioms–which JD is still getting used to–but when I use phrases from another language, he’s way over it.

So, what did you mean by that? I heard you use it last week too, and I want to know what it means. We sat in the car and JD asked what pièce de résistance meant. I explained that this french term basically refers to the best part or feature of something. I used examples to further my point and he just smiled and shook his head. His wife is weird.

When we got home, we decided to take Polo on a walk. Before we leashed him up, JD linked his collar and said, I guess that means Polo is the pièce de résistance of our family. Oh, Internet, my husband is weird too!

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  1. Catie Ronquillo

    April 28th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Polo is adorable. And JD is right, he is totally the piece de resistance! 😉 That little jacket, too cute!

  2. Emily Heizer Photography

    April 28th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I want a baby Polo too.

    Is he available to rent?

  3. Shannon

    April 28th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Such a cute dog! Crème de la _crème.

  4. Lisa

    April 28th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    You guys aren’t weird – you’re unique! I love this picture of Polo! He’s just the cutest!

  5. Caitlin Scott Photography

    April 28th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    What a cute picture of him as usual! You and JD are so sweet together! 🙂


    April 28th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    AWWWW….I want Polo!!! What a cutie! And so stylish!!! Awesome that you guys accept your weirdnesses! =)

  7. heidi @ indy photography

    April 28th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    ha! love it!

  8. Megan (Best of Fates)

    April 28th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Polo looks like a WWII flying ace in that jacket, and it’s adorable.

  9. Leah G.

    April 28th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Haha! Thanks for makin’ me smile! Oh, and I always love pictures of Polo!

  10. Stephanie Stewart

    April 28th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Mais oui, bien sur, Polo, il est la piece de resistance! He is such a cutie! Si mignon! (I majored in French at IU, took it 4 years in high school, so happy I got a chance to use it a bit here! 😉 ) Bonjour!

  11. Jamie Sheasby

    April 28th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    You should have put a fedora on him and made him into a little furry Indiana Jones.

  12. Dasha

    April 28th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    OMG, sooo funny! In our family it’s vice versa, before we got married I thought my hubby could speak french! I only found out that he was only pretending when I saked him to speak to a french person. And he uses piece de resistance every time he really likes smth! )

  13. Jewelielyn

    April 28th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    i am not generally a fan of dogs wearing clothes, but that jacket? on that dog?? too darn cute for words!!

  14. Bobby Johnson

    April 28th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Polo is priceless! We should hook him up with our little princess, Dixie Lee. Polo is a Maltese, right? Regardless, he makes a great subject.

  15. Cindy Meadors

    April 28th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I am nuts over this dog!!! I have wanted a Maltese for years now and every time I see a photo of him I just want to go buy one. That jacket………STOP IT, you’re killing me!!!!

  16. Gabriela Fuentes

    April 28th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    You’re just too funny.

  17. Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs

    April 28th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Oh, of course Polo is the pièce de résistance! Soo cute as always 🙂

  18. Candace Prokopets

    April 28th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Cute story and super cute doggie! Thanks for a great read as always. Happy Weds!

  19. San Diego wedding photographer

    April 28th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    What a cutie! He would be a great model for Petco/Petsmart advertisement. 🙂

  20. Bianca

    April 28th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Je ne parle pas Français! Oui oui 😉 I love you, Pepe LePeu!

  21. Lydia

    April 28th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    I remember the first time you posted Polo wearing that jacket. He’s still quite adorable! JD was right!

  22. Millie

    April 28th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Is Polo a maltese? He sure is cute!!

  23. Liz Ebert

    April 28th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    lol thx for teaching me something new today!!! love reading ur blog

  24. No Name

    April 28th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    He is so adorable and fashionable. I want a dog!

  25. s h e r r y

    April 28th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Aw, Polo! 🙂 SO CUTE.

  26. Shannon K.

    April 28th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Awww! I wish I could dress my giant pooch in cute little clothes.
    Polo is adorable!

  27. Bobbie Brown

    April 28th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    But your dog is cute! haha!

  28. gladys jem

    April 28th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    i LOVE when you post photos of Polo. I love it even more when he is wearing clothes. SO CUTE!

  29. Elisabeth Carol

    April 28th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Love this post! And I am pretty sure Polo is the cutest dog ever!

  30. Linda Sherrill

    April 29th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Love the Polo photos! He is adorable in EVERY photo!

  31. Melissa

    April 29th, 2010 at 2:02 am

    Oh girl! I love this post!!! Darling pic of Polo by the way!

  32. Apple

    April 29th, 2010 at 2:11 am

    I wonder how big polo’s closet is!!!:D

    wow! i just noticed the post to facebook/twitter link.. i remember the +sites.. love it!:)

  33. Megan Beth

    April 29th, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Lovin Polo’s jacket, is it jcrew 😉

  34. Katelyn James

    April 29th, 2010 at 6:11 am

    Michael and I ate diner at a friends house and played with polo’s twin tonight! … well not exactly twins, ….polo is much cuter… seriously. 🙂

  35. Bob Schnell

    April 29th, 2010 at 11:37 am

    You have that rare thing in a photographer – a breadth of literary knowledge and the ability to wield it accurately

  36. Noelia Kline

    April 29th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    You guys crack me up. It’s so romantic the way you speak of him and the things that you do. Love it! 😀

  37. Alicia Damron

    April 29th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Your dog really is presh, love his little button eyes!

  38. Rox

    April 29th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Every time I see a picture of him dressed I wonder how he acts when you put them on. I have a baby poodle and when we give her her rain coat she walks in a funny dancing way and when the clothes have legs she refuses to walk altogether (until she sees something interesting and starts walking that way, with a thorough shake every few steps)

  39. Diane - www.sagephoto.com

    April 29th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Polo is also a fashion icon!

  40. Lora Ayers

    April 29th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    I have dog envy.

  41. Cathy Crawley

    April 30th, 2010 at 4:30 am

    I heart Polo 🙂

  42. Evonne & Darren Photography

    April 30th, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Polo ALWAYS looks so good! I want to meet him someday! Does he come to your workshop too?

  43. angel

    May 1st, 2010 at 5:40 am

    So, do all the other dogs make fun of little Polo for wearing clothes? 😉

  44. Lucy

    May 1st, 2010 at 9:08 am

    A wolf in sheepskin clothing!!

  45. Thomas Lester

    May 1st, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Becker was talking trash about Polo on Thursday. He said Polo is fat and that you use liquify to make him look good.

    Are you going to take that from him? I vote retaliation!!!

    Stirring the pot….. – Thomas

  46. Céline

    May 1st, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    I’m French and I wouldn’t use this term for a dog, but it’s really appropriate for a wedding cake for example! 😉

  47. Jessica

    May 3rd, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Polo is SO cute!

  48. Alejandra

    May 5th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    HAA! Love his lil jacket!!

  49. cassandra-m

    May 7th, 2010 at 5:04 am

    Polo posts ROCK!!!! luv that lil guy. Mocha is jealous and wants a cool jacket like that. lol. (even though he already has way too many) 🙂

  50. Jeremy

    May 7th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    We need to get a jacket like that for Billy. I guess his blue striped polo shirt will have to do for now!