This weekend marks the first wedding of 2012 and quite possibly the most exciting one yet!! An unexpected snow storm rolled through the tiny mountain town where this dreamy wedding was held and with it we had to scramble just a bit to get there on time. The delivery van now has a set of shiny new chains :)
I am a total chicken driving in the snow. Well truthfully I’ve never, not even once, tried. Pretty lame huh? I don’t drive stick either. I have tried that but boy it wasn’t pretty. Grinding, lots of grinding and oh so many stalls. Round and round vacant parking lots, down empty country roads, I bet a dozen people tried to teach me but it just never took. So, for everyone safety I stick with automatics and stay off of snowy roads.
What made this trip such an adventure was that at the last minute our childcare fell through and with the promise of snow on the horizon we decided to just go for it and take the kids along. Their sleepy oooh’s and ahh’s as we climbed the white flocked pass were priceless.
After setting up the wedding we headed off in search of some adventure. On our quest we found inner tubing, go-fish in a cozy coffee shop, an awesome farm store decorated with animal heads ( I think I need one in the studio!), a darling mining town, a diner decorated with bear pelts and moose paintings and lots and lots of snow.
There’s nothing like getting away, even for just a night to see your life with new eyes. The most noticeable thing for me was how little we play when at home. No matter if we are in a hurry or not I’m always shooing the kids along, come on, hurry up, let’s go. No lingering, no wandering, never a slow moment. That’s gotta change! I have no idea how yet since I’ve set my internal clock on “hustle” but I’m stewing on it. There’s just too much life we’re missing out on!