Sunday, December 5, 2010


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.
This was the third wedding I’ve been to this year, the first in California, the second in Vegas and this one in Downtown Chicago.

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.


Katnip Lounge said...

I love the idea of a snow wedding! Wishing all three couples the very best. Pix?

Ellen Whyte said...

unusual idea! Love the thought of everyone building snow men afterwards.

Chatty Crone said...

I'm glad you had such a great time - I miss Chicago - but to be honest, not the snow!

Jennifer Oberth said...

Oh, it was great! I'll see if I can get permission to post pics.

Picture a couple of us, dressed nicely, bundled up in huge winter coats whipping snowballs at one another!

Yeah, I lived in Southern California and I DID miss the snow - until I moved back. Somehow you forget...leaving an extra 5 minutes to get the hat, gloves, coat on...Or worse, putting the thermal longjohns on under your clothes then you have to take them off at work just to put them on again when you leave...Digging the car out of the snow. Slipping and sliding. Terrible travel conditions. Dark and miserable at 8AM...

On the plus side - my hair is behaving wonderfully today because it's so dry out! And it looks so long now the humidity isn't curling it!

Crone and Bear It said...

How awesome that it snowed for her when she wanted it!!! I prayed for snow on Christmas a few years ago and we ended up with close to 2feet - I'm a little more choosy what I pray for now. lol ;)