I know I’m super far behind, but here are some pics from Lisa’s wedding weekend. It was a perfect weekend filled with love, laughter and of course, dance offs. After arriving on Thursday, we had an impromptu BBQ in the patio of the hotel, where we met 77% of the wedding guests…Lisa’s Overman Family. And it’s where Sebastian and I first met with my poor Spanish speaking skills. He was a great sport with my charades.
Friday morning we had an early rehearsal at the mountain…my first time seeing the venue. It was simply breathtaking. I seriously felt like we were getting ready to shoot a movie, it just did not feel real. Jem also finally came in town and our 2-year absence from each other’s lives ended. I seriously could not stop smiling having him back around.
The wedding was like all weddings, a complete whirlwind that felt like it was over in minutes. But I am so very thankful I got to be a part of the day and Lisa and Ryan just looked stunning.
My favorite part of the weekend was Friday night before the wedding, sitting in a hotel room with Lisa and a few other girls. We did a jumping on the bed routine (where Bridesmaid Cora accidentally punched Maid of Honor Rachel in the face) and I was just in fits of giggles. Lisa is just the same lass I met 8 years ago.
Lisa and Ryan’s first dance was to Louis Armstrong’s La Vie en Rose from WALL-E, their first date. Needless to say, this wedding weekend purely captured the love that continues to blossoms between these two. Cheers to Mrs. & Mr. Watson!
If there’s one thing I love more than sleeping in a top bunk at the Allen Cabin-sion and spending time with the Allen Fam and laughing with Lisa, it’s staring at the sky. In fact, I love staring at the sky whenever I’m out of the city. It is so mesmerizing and awe-inspiring.
Which is why today’s 1000 Awesome Things really made me crave a trip: #22 Stars. Growing up, I don’t think I ever really had an appreciation for them. And then while Lisa and I camped in one of Katie’s parents’ rooms, we turned the lights off and behold! The ceiling was covered in those plastic stars from growing up. Ever since then, I’ve had an appreciation. Especially upon moving to Chicago where literally, the skyline is your gateway to stars. It’s why I love walking Oscar around the neighborhood late at night so I can just stargaze.
While walking to The Head & the Heart show 2 weeks ago, Chicago graced us with 5 stars. It was crazy cool. Cause there are stars…up above.
If every night were like this, I would invest in a hammock and sleep outdoors.
February is honestly the worst month to be in Chicago. Despite only lasting 28 days, it goes on forever and ever. And then ever again. Which is why I’m retreating to the mountains to spend some gal pal time with Lisa and Amanda, actually start editing that book, start and finish reading two other novels and breathe in some fresh air while looking at stars.
Breckenridge and the Allen Cabin-sion, you look simply stunning. Adventures await upon my return!
After taking my adventurous, thrill-seeking self to lofty heights last week, I’ve been coerced into taking them to the water over the Fourth during the trip to Denver/Breckenridge.
“You just cannot fall out. Don’t be that person.” — Lisa’s pep talk
Note: Never done this. My track record on boats/rafts is not that great unless I’m doped up on Dramamine.
You only live once right? And good ‘ol Eleanor said you should do something everyday that scares you right?