This & That

  • David and I just returned from a rather memorable wedding. It was up in the mountains at a ski resort, an absolutely breathtaking setting! All of the guests and David hopped on chairlifts to get to the top of the mountain where the ceremony was. Just as I was about to get on the lift with the bride and her parents, the lift operaters saw lightening and called a 60 minute lightening delay! 60 minutes! With all the guests at the top, seated and ready for the ceremony to begin! Oy! So we patiently wait for an hour and eventually get to the top. Only to have the skies open in the middle of the ceremony. It absolutely poured and there was nowhere to go! No shelter, nada. After the ceremony, we hopped on the chairlift to head down to the reception with the bride and groom. Guess what? The skies opened again! An absolute downpour ensued. There we were: stuck on a chairlift, no cover, it’s raining cats and dogs, the temps dropped into the 40s and the chairlift stops. Stops! David and I were frantically trying to protect thousands of dollars worth of camera gear while simultaneously laughing and taking pictures of our insane day. Oh, and then there was our drive home… we got trapped in the clouds and fog at 12,000 feet on Trail Ridge Rd in Rocky Mountain National Park at 11pm. Ah the life of a wedding photographer πŸ™‚

Don’t judge us. We were very tired and cold and wet πŸ˜‰
  • To continue on the topic of weddings, last weekend was my sister’s non-bachelorette party. She made it clear she did not want to have anything to do with feather boas, “bride” sashes, crowns or bar hopping (uh yeah we’re definitely sisters!). So we opted for brunch, mimosas, shopping and Canvas & Cocktails instead! It was SO fun! If you haven’t done Canvas & Cocktails or something similar, you definitely should, it’s a blast!

  • One more thing about weddings and then I promise I’m done. Vows. I’ve noticed a big trend in weddings where the vows are just 2 people promising various forms of nothing to each other. I literally had a bride in June say, “I promise to let you sleep-in whenever you want and make your favorite scrambled eggs…” I’m sorry, that’s not a vow. That’s a Saturday morning. That’s not something to base your marriage off of.Β At a wedding two weeks ago, the groom blabbered on for 5 minutes about how hot he thinks his wife is. He talked about her pretty eyes and her pretty hair and her nice butt and then told her he loved her. Again, not a vow. That’s a speech about your pretty wife. He literally did not promise a single thing to her during the wedding ceremony. And then we wonder why everyone in America gets divorced….ok, I’m done. ::Stepping off my soapbox::
  • I’m on the hunt for a new vacuum. In the last 7 years I’ve had 4 vacuums! One caught on fire. And the other three died of unknown causes. I think it’s probably time to stop spending money on cheap vacuums and get something that actually works! I’m willing to fork out the money for it, I just don’t know what to get. Between 2 kitties and my long hair, something that picks up hair is a must! Do you have one that you love? I’d love to hear about it! I’m leaning towards the Dyson Animal…but I’m easily swayed! πŸ™‚
  • David’s first week at his new job went very well! With starting any new job, it’s overwhelming for sure. David likened it to drinking out of a fire hydrant, which I think appropriately describes what he’s been thrown into. πŸ˜‰ But everyone he works with is helpful and kind, which is awesome! It’s a government job, so there is definitely a sense of security and stability that we never knew with the newspaper industry. He gets amazing benefits, government holidays and probably a lot less stress when it’s all said and done. We’re just so incredible grateful! YAY!
  • I’ve had a couple people ask “So when are you doing IVF?!” referring to our 2nd opinion and Dr. B consult that both resulted in hearing the IVF was our best option for having a biological child. I just have no clue how to answer that! Maybe next month?Β Maybe never? Ha! No really, all I can say is that David and I have been looooooving our break and enjoying our blessed life right now. We have been through so much in the last few weeks, we’re just trying to soak up our current peaceful state. We’re in no hurry to make crazy, life-altering decisions like to-do or not-do IVF. I will say there are some personal and faith-based hesitations that we really need to work through before we can make any sort of decision. And I don’t see us being able to work through all of that within a matter of weeks or even months. It will be a process for sure…
Hope y’all have a wonderful week!!! πŸ™‚


6 thoughts on “This & That

  1. Fun post! I can't believe about that downpour…that must have been crazy! Your painting turned out really cute for the bachelorette party. And I'm with you on the vows thing. Sad.

    For the vacuum, we can wholeheartedly recommend the Dyson Animal. We've had ours for about three years and have never had any problems. And, as you know, our dog has a LOT of hair. Worth. every. penny.

    Hope I get to see your smiling face soon! πŸ™‚


  2. The bullet about the vows: Preach it, girl! That is ridiculous. I'm sooo happy for you and your husband regarding his new job! That is wonderful. πŸ™‚ And I'm very happy to read that you are enjoying your break. I admire your patience! Blessings to you, and I hope the Lord provides clear direction.


  3. So much I liked about this post.
    I love what you said about vows, I couldn't agree more!
    So glad to hear David is enjoying his new job.
    I've been to a similar painting and wine place and it is SO FUN!


  4. That wedding sounded amazing. The one with the incredible view, not the one with the “vows”–which was a good point I thought you made! I hadn't really noticed it, but now that you mention it, I have heard vows like those! You're right! What happens when his wife's butt falls in time??


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