Certain times in my life I have wanted to crawl up in the fetal position and cry, “I want my mommy”.  My trip back to the states this August was definitely one of those times.  Between incomplete bookings, cancelled tickets, lost luggage, and an awful stomach virus, this was definitely the trip from hell.  After finally arriving in Colorado, I saw my mom’s smiling face which was totally the turning point of this trip… from there I knew everything was going to be A-okay.  Sometimes all you need is to be with your Mom and Dad, ya know?  My mom and I spent the next day replenishing the goodies from my lost luggage…Not going to lie, shopping was on the schedule anyways but lost luggage made it seem much more necessary 🙂

That weekend I made my way to Steamboat to meet my best friend (of 22 years wowza!) to help prep for her wedding.  Katie is probably one of the coolest people in my life and in fact, a common expression in my family has become, “That is SO Katie R”.  She married a guy named Nate who is equally as cool as Katie is.  We ran some errands then made our way out (waaaaaaaaay out) to the venue.

That night we had dinner with some of Nate’s family and got to take in some more unbelievable Colorado views… (we need to move here!)

Katie and Nate turned their celebration into a weekend long experience because… why not??  From beginning to end the weekend was so unique and such a blast.  Okay, cheesey as it may sound, but one my favorite moments were the vows Katie and Nate shared… holy moly they were incredible!  Gourmet pizza accompanied by mini Tabasco escort cards + a dreamy canoe stroll for the newlyweds amongst floating wish lanterns (swoon!) + a delish s’mores bar to end the night= one incredible wedding!