Thursday, August 17, 2006

Dead Batteries, Wind Storms, and Fabulous Food!

Well if you don’t have much time you can just read the title, glance at the pictures, and be on your way. But for those of you that do have a minute or two there were a lot more things that happened this weekend than just those three things. Well it was Tara and Gary’s wedding weekend. It was amazing, so much fun, so much food, and so many laughs. I would have liked to have said and “so many great pictures”, but of course my battery died for my camera. Instead I took a lot of other pictures using Shannon and Jason’s camera. The wedding dinner the night before was awesome. I arrived in Provo at about 7:20, just enough time for Aaron, Stacey, Dahl and I to make it to Spanish Fork. It was great to see family that I hadn’t seen in a while as well as feast upon some REAL food. College food is all about quickness, convenience, and definitely NOT nutritional value. So I really did take advantage of all the fabulous food that was offered this weekend. The pre-wedding dinner (Thursday night) had some great Southern BBQ. There were some funny and heartfelt speeches offered as well, the only problem was the mosquitoes, which were completely out of anyone’s hands. Friday morning (day of the wedding) Stacey and I had some Beto’s Breakfast Burritos, SO GOOD. That is one of my favorite things about Provo! I’m lucky we don’t have one here in Rexburg or else I would have a problem with my wallet and waistline. There were plenty of cousins waiting outside the temple with there nieces and nephews too, so it was fun. Following pictures at the temple, and a quick stop at Sonic, Carol and I made it over to the Archibald’s were the reception would be held. We got to work decorating with paper lanterns, lights, and adorable little flowers. The last decorations were going up in time for the first of the guests to arrive. One of the highlights of night was the delectable Chocolate Fountain. Let’s just say I highly recommend it for ANY occasion, don’t limit the abilities of The Fountain to solely weddings; it also can be used at birthdays, high school graduations, Eagle Scout celebration, YW recognition, etc. If I was on a very tight budget and had to choose between an expensive dress and a chocolate fountain, I would go with the fountain and find a cheaper and slightly less attractive dress and D.I.* Friday was a rather windy night so each time a large gust of wind would hit the reception chocolate would fly from the fountain and cover the fruit and candy in a way that some high class chef would have done. Jason, Mike and I happened to be at the fountain when a gust of wind had come along. I’ll just say that both of them will definitely need a dry-cleaners expertise. Aaron and Stacey were kind enough to let me stay at their house even though they weren’t there, so I spent Saturday morning doing some laundry before Carol picked me up for the Weinheimer family reunion! We ultimately ended up teaching some Weinheimer’s the Salmon game of STEAL STICKS. After the reunion Ross and Karen’s ward had a ward party at the Roller Skating Rink. It was so much fun, even though my legs and knees are completely black and blue. Sunday was once again filled with mingling and even MORE food! At the time I felt as if I had eaten enough of Grandma Palmers famous TARTS, to last me till another wedding, but as I write this my mouth is watering for some more and it hasn’t even been a WEEK! Aunt Karen made the best croissants along with chicken salad and some amazing artichoke dip. I wish I could have stayed in Provo a few more days to take advantage of all the leftovers. Thanks for a fabulous weekend everyone! Can’t wait to see everyone soon! Until then I’ll be in Rexburg, so feel free to stop by.

*Totally joking, but the chocolate fountain really was AWESOME, P.S. I hope my dad doesn’t read this and get any ideas about a cheap wedding.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

it was so fun to have you here in provo! come visit more often...and next time, take me to Beto's!!

jess

Heather said...

Okay I need you to email me every wedding picture of the bride and groom you have! I want to see everything! I'm so sad I wasn't able to be there...but am glad you got to go and enjoy it!

Jason & Shannon Salmon said...

I miss you already! Good times last weekend.

KandyJill said...

Ahhh I'm so jealous! I wanted to go SO bad... buuut I am super duper excited to see you in like a week!! more like 6 days now :D

The Jaye Man said...

Very well written. If I graded papers for a living, I'd give it an A-, only because there aren't any pictures of me. (if there were I'd have given it a B, jk) Anyway, you described the occasion quite well so I don't think I need to blog it. Thank you.

KandyJill said...

Kay I know I already left a comment BUT that picture of you and Chan is adorable! I wish i was in it ;) -- WHERE ARE YOUR TOGA PICTURES?