Friday, July 02, 2021

Friday of Wedding Week

 What a DAY....Most of us didn't get to sleep until after 2 a.m.  and we were up all day - running most of it. Friday - Wedding Rehearsal day....

It is such a blessing to have Heather and Larissa here! Both JUMPED in to help today. Running errands, arranging flowers, watching Grandpa....they made a day which seemed impossible this morning flow smoothly. 

📷 by Maria

Heather and I took Allie to work. We sat in the driveway over and hour catching up when we got home. Arielle, Laina (friend, photographer) and the boys stopped by to see if they could help - and to visit with Nate and Heather. 

We loaded things into the cars, made fireweed lemonade, Stacia decorated the wedding cake and Benny and Heather picked dandelions. Krista is going to fill Bella's basket with them for tomorrow. 

Arielle, Benny, Heather (Sister in Law)

While we worked, Jared and Nate spent time with Benny. Here Jared and Benny "tickle" the chickens. 
📷 by Larissa

Krista and Maria arrived.  Bre and the kids arrived. Krista and Luke are having a picnic wedding. Note I did NOT say a "picnic themed" wedding. They are having a literal picnic and will take 15-20 min for their ceremony at the picnic.  Krista wanted us all to pick wildflowers and then make the bouquets for the bridal party. We  went out to look for wildflowers.   Please note, Larissa checked and was told we could pick up to 100lbs of flowers, we needed to cut the stems and leave the roots. At one point a car stopped and told us there were 2 bear cubs 300 feet ahead. 

📷 by Larissa

📷 by Larissa

📷 by Larissa - Larissa and Maria

📷 by Larissa - Alaina friend, photographer

Bre, Heather and grandblessings!

Maria - oh how I LOVE having her here!

Nate - my brother - leading our flower hunters

Ah, this is the same flower he used to tickle chickens. Benny picked a bunch of these and gave them to us. He said, "If a bear chases you, tickle him." Ok - that's one way of dealing with bears. LOL 

I took the photo and yelled such helpful tidbits as, "Don't sprain your ankle before the wedding." 

We are LOVING our time with Larissa. So glad she was able to join Jared. 
Larissa and Arielle

Arranging flowers....we placed them all in sugar water. 

I picked up Allie from work. Michael texted he had ordered pizzas for us to grab. We had just enough time to scarf down a quick dinner and then head to the church for the wedding rehearsal. Larissa, Heather, and Alex stayed home with Grandpa. 

Tomorrow, T rex will hold rings and Benny will take him up the aisle. Bella will be the flower girl. 

Bridal Party
Stacia, Allie, Brittany, Maria, Arielle, Bella, Benny

Groomsmen - Nate got pressed into service - friend stuck on slope

After the rehearsal we stayed up and visited. It's midnight and I'm the only one up. Michael did another store run..... tomorrow is the big day.

No wind or rain is forecasted. 

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