Sunday, October 26, 2008
After the game we had a lovely evening at the cabin. We got dinner to go and ate by the fire. Then we watched Sex and the City in bed. It was grand. I finally got to see the movie and I absolutely loved it. The evening was wonderful. Then we woke up to SNOW! Brrrr. Have I spoken yet about my absolute disdain for winter? Good for Christmas then it must go. I live in the wrong state I guess
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
(being smart asses in above pic)
I wish I could convey the ambiance of this wedding bc it was so very romantic and perfect for Matt & Kay. I cannot think of a better-fitted wedding setting for these two. Yes, the rain provided a bit of a damper. Luckily, the slick rock provided some shelter from the rain. This however, was a bit problematic for me bc everyone was crowding me. It also made me a bit nervous bc everyone was soo close and could have definitely heard the tiniest mistake. I'm told however that the music was without mistake. I feel good about it. I played a lovely Bach piece while the flower girl/ring bearer/made of honor walked down the aisle and then the Pachelbel Cannon as Kay walked down the aisle. I'm not much for performing and I DID NOT enjoy mr. photographer man snapping shots of me but I survived. The wedding was lovely. Kay was the picture of a beautiful bride. Their love was clearly apparent and reminded of how bloody lucky I am to have also found the love of my life (sorry, gagging can now cease). The very talented Jenn will be sending the gorgeous pics she took at the wedding but for now, here's a few also-great shots Todd took.
Another great aspect of the wedding....it was dog FRIENDLY! All events allowed the mutts except the reception. Ty sat in the car during the wedding bc we did not trust his conduct w/ such an important occasion but otherwise he was there! He met soo many friends. Here is him w/ Pippin. What a cute dog. I wanted to take him home:)
The reception location. It overlooked all of Moab. Very beautiful.
Arches National Park & Delicate Arch
Luckily (and contrary to weather reports), the sun was shining on Sunday. We went back to the park and successfully made it to Delicate Arch. It was the only thing I really wanted to see. I mean come on, its on every stinking Utah-promoting thing you see! There was lots of barriers to getting there (time, camera battery almost dead, etc) but we made it! The hike is only like 3 miles but it was definitely a bugger!!!! My sis had warned me but I thought it was just because she went in the dead of summer. Oh contrair. A third of the hick is up this fairly steep slick rock that is exposed and seems to go forever! Even when you get to the top of it you're not done! It was one of those praise the J moments when you come around the corner of this cliff, tired, thirsty and deflated to see such a striking natural beauty. Things like this remind me of the Majesty of the higher powers of this universe. The pictures hardly do it justice. Todd and I just sat and gazed at this beauty for almost an hour. Well worth the hike:)