Wedding in the Park

How do I get so far behind?  I come here today to write a post on pregnancy, but I’ve decided I’m missing too many things over the last month to move on to that.  So, instead I’ll write about a wedding.

It seems to be the year of weddings (and babies, but that is for another post).  I’m reading blogs about weddings.  Seeing photos on Facebook of long ago friends and cousins getting married.  And we have been invited to four weddings weddings this summer.  One was Friday, but we were not able to make it to Nashville.  The rest are in Denver, so we’ll be sure to attend.

On June 24 was the first wedding.  It was for one of Zach’s employees who has also become a close friend.  The wedding took place in the middle of a week little over a week period of record breaking 100+ temps, that day included.  It was blazing hot, and the wedding was outside.  In fact it was at the same state park that Zach and I got married in, just a different area (thankfully!).

I started stressing on the way to the wedding because my hair had taken me a little more time than I expected and it was going to make us about 10 minutes late.  Plus, in the rush of getting to the car, a travel cup was broken, money for the entrance to the park was forgotten and my bra snapped.  We didn’t have the extra time to make it to the store for a card or even to the gas station to fill the almost empty gas tank.

But, oh the luxury of the the air conditioned car.  After I fixed my bra with safety pins and gave into the fact that we were going to be late, it was so nice to sit with the cold, cold air blowing on me.  Being 22 weeks pregnant in an un-airconditioned house in the middle of a heat wave is NOT fun!

Once we arrived at the park I was so thankful for other reasons:

  • The location of the wedding was under a covered area that provided shade (no standing/sitting in the sun).
  • There was a cool breeze blowing up through the covered area.
  • The smoke from the wild fires could not be smelled (until much later in the wedding).
  • And most of all, the wedding hadn’t started yet.  We were right on time!

It was a cute, low-key wedding and Phil and Kasie looked great!

The wedding was right during naptime, so our little monster, didn’t get his normal nap.  He was a little crabby (and hot), but thankfully, there was a little girl a bit younger than he is that wanted to play with him.  They chased bubbles and played in this little tree area next to the eating area.  I wish I had been able to get some pictures.

After the wedding party arrived back and we blew bubbles at them, we decided to go on a little walk down to the site we got married at.  It was so HOT, but we kind of had to.  Of course, I wanted a family photo and with no one around to take our photo, I had to rely upon my timing skills.  Wait, who am I kidding?  Even if someone had been there, I’d still have created my own tripod for the event. 🙂

This is how I hooked up my camera:

And my camera takes 10 shots at a time, so we generally get a lot of “un-prepared” shots, but we’ve gotten it down.   Most of the time we only need me to push the button 1 or 2 times, but we always get a good photo.  In this case it was 2…I had quite a long way to run in my flip-flops, over some benches and down a rocky incline.

On our way back, I handed the camera to Zach.  I’ve been trying to get him to get photos of me alone, and me with Isaac as it seems we lack those.  And on this day I also wanted documentation of my hair, since it had taken me so long to get up (but it did last two nights of sleeping on it before it was a wreck!).  One of the photos Zach took, looked so much like one of the photos from our wedding, I just had to put them side by side.  I was standing in pretty much the same spot.  Crazy!

We walked back to the wedding and enjoyed some yummy food and cupcakes and I fell in love with Orange Hi-C (I must be pregnant, I’ve craved it ever since).  We didn’t make it to dancing.  The heat had wiped me out and I was started to feel really yucky and the fire smoke was getting to me.  We didn’t even make it out of the state park and Isaac was out.

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