My best friend got married yesterday!!!!!!! She wanted a snow-themed wedding.
On Wednesday, we got the slightest trickle of snowflakes. I think they melted before they hit the ground. Thursday was the same deal.
I woke up yesterday, opened my curtains and gasped.
She got her snow-themed wedding and then some! It was a winter wonderland outside and it was still snowing! Bare trees were now covered in glistening snow, cars were buried and the streets were cleaned.
(The meteorologists said Chicago was well prepared and travel shouldn’t be canceled or worried about. Chicago is great about keeping the streets clear of snow. It’s a perk - unless you get stuck behind one of the many snow plows!)
A bunch of us trekked Downtown and had tons of fun. The wedding was so comfortable and it was so easy to talk to people I didn’t know or hadn’t seen in a long time. It was thoroughly enjoyable.
After the ceremony, during the reception, the huge, snow-covered balcony caught a five and a half year olds’ eye. There were children building a snowman. (It was more like a snowbear, though the bride’s sister swore it was a snowpig. But to me, it looked like a rather scary snowbear.)
A few of us went out there and built a snowman and had a snowball fight.
I’m so happy for everyone and their bright futures and wonderful parties and supportive, loving friends and family. It’s a beautiful reminder of what life has to offer and what we make of it.
I congratulate my cousin and his new wife, my sister’s best friend and her new husband and my best friend and her husband. I wish them all the very best and can’t wait to see what future they make.