I’m not sure I’ve ever been to a more beautiful place than Vail, Colorado.
Yes, we went to Vail in the summer and it was fantastic.
The next trip you plan MUST be to Vail.
The people are wonderful. The mountains are majestic. The food is fantastic.
And there is no humidity or bugs.
So why did we go to Vail?
My bestie from high school, Britt, and her lovely fiancé Nate decided to get married here.
And I’m so glad they did.
So before harvest begins this month, Eric and I thought it would be a good idea to make their wedding weekend into an extended getaway for some time alone together. This was also the first time we had been away from the girls for more than ONE night.
And we were gone for FOUR nights.
We left Friday morning for our drive into Denver for the rehearsal dinner.
Notice the swollen mom-eyes.
We had a beautiful “I Do BBQ” which Nate smoked all the wonderful meats for and made his famous mac and cheese.
The next morning we were up bright and early for hair and make up.
Notice my shirt: GAME DAY IS THE BEST DAY.
Go Big Red!
Typical Britt face:
“I know what I want, but I don’t know what I want. You know?”
No. Britt. We don’t know 😉
We questioned Nate and Britt’s decision to have the wedding at Piney Lake; a 45 minute drive up (on dirt road with falling rocks and massive pot holes) into the mountains outside of Vail. The drive was gorgeous, bumpy and crazy.
It totally describes our sweet Britt 🙂
But then we got there and saw where she was going to say “I do,” and totally understood why they had fallen in love with this beautiful place. It was nothing short of perfection.
And then she put her dress on and we all sobbed.
And then fixed our make up.
And sobbed some more.
This friend. You guys, she is one in a million. Kim was another stand up for Britt and is one of my sweetest friends from high school and beyond. Her friendship is one that I will always be grateful for.
And her make up skills are fabulous!
Our bride getting married.
And her reception. I took hardly any pictures because… well… I danced the night away. But let me tell you, it was beautiful.
And could my date have been any more handsome?
Farmers….they clean up SO good.
The rest of the weekend was spent hiking and exploring Vail. Just the two of us.
It was so fun to experience God’s beauty with my husband. I love being his companion and best friend. He is the best.
We went to the Jeremy Camp and Capital Kings concert Sunday night.
And the last night, we went out to a seafood grill that was entirely too fancy for us.
We listened to jazz music and ate the biggest piece of carrot cake we’ve ever seen.
If your a busy mama and never been away from your kiddos like me, take my advice:
Be brave and take a vacation with your husband. ALONE.
We have always had a great marriage and enjoyed spending time together, but this trip was exactly what we needed to reconnect with one another after 3 years of parenthood;
to remember what it looks and feels like to be JUST husband and wife.
And to completely fall in love with each other all over again.