7.31.2010

Made In Heaven

Today was simply wonderful. More amazing memories were made in Missoula!

We went to the Farmers Market, walked along the river parkway and rode the carousel. The weather was marvelous and the people were so nice! Everyone said hello to Chloe and truly went out of their way to be nice to us. Have I mentioned that we love Missoula?!!!....







Later in the afternoon, we went on a scenic drive up to a an old mining ghost town, Garnet. The drive was just amazing and it was fun seeing the old town!....











On our drive back from Garnet, it started raining. Then it started raining really hard. And it didn't stop. I started to get worried about Heidi's outdoor reception and hoped that she had a plan B.

Turns out, there was no plan B. Rain or not, the reception was going to be in Michael's parents' yard.

It stopped raining, so Oby wiped the rain off all the tables....



While Chloe and I cheered him on....



Then it started raining again. Then it started hailing! As Oby put it, "All hail broke loose when Heidi got married!" It was a downpour of some pretty good-sized hail....



The father of the groom tried to calm the bride down as her dreams of a perfect outdoor reception were swallowed up by the hail storm....



A huge silver-lining to the storm was that we sought refuge under a tent with Heidi. If it hadn't been storming, she would have been off mingling with everyone else. It was so much fun getting some one-on-one time with my very dear friend. Oh I love her and am SO happy to see her so happy!....



We had to laugh at how appropriate the saying was on this decoration in Michael's mom's home. It became the theme of the night!....



It wasn't exactly the plan, but the garage was transformed into a wonderful spot for a wonderful reception!....



The first of many unexpected joys in their marriage!

5 comments:

Shelly said...

I love vicariously being in Montana through you. I miss it so much!!

Such pretty pictures and Chloe and the popsicle are priceless.

I'm so jealous!!

(And we've called Butte the Butt of Montana for my whole life. I laughed at your FB post!)

Becky said...

I love wonderful days like that - with such great perspective. :)

jennohara said...

What a memorable day for sure!!!
Great pictures. Beautiful place :)

Carina said...

It is kind of fun to have crazy memories like that. I am glad that you had a place to get away to. It looks Beautiful! And so do you, even without makeup and your hair air drying. I am glad that you are human. I was starting to wonder. ;)

Messy Jess said...

The pictures of you with Chloe are so precious - I love the relationship you have with her.