09 June 2014

Arizona Wedding

From the cool Spring temps of coastal Maine to the scorching 100+ heat of the Arizona desert - we went to watch our son marry the girl of his dreams. And a dreamy time, it was.

We had dinner outside each night after the thermometer dropped into the 90s. And of course, we had amazing Mexican food every chance we got!

The daytimes were too hot to do much of anything other than stay inside, in air-conditioning. But we took sunrise walks when the temps were at their coolest - around 70.

As family and friends arrived, we met at various hotels, restaurants and homes for happy meals and lots of laughs!

The rehearsal dinner was Chipotle catered at a rented vacation home. As my birthday was the very next day (the wedding day) my sweet son and his bride-to-be surprised me with a gigantic cake sporting about a million candles.

And to my surprise, I got to share the birthday fun with Nikki - a friend of the bride - whose birthday was that same day. We managed to blow out ALL those crazy candles, and gave each other a breathless high five afterward!

OH! And we found a scorpion in our rented house when we got home later that night. No worries - the pic makes it look huge, but it was only about an inch long.

The wedding day turned out to be the coolest day of the week, temperature-wise. It was 106.

We had friends and family all together for the first time in years, and the whole thing was like something right out of a storybook.

The happy couple went to Mexico for their honeymoon and we are all excited as they begin their new life together.

This last photo pretty much sums it up...


Copyright © 2014 - Paulla Estes

1 comment:

Tracey said...

The little scorpions are actually the most dangerous. While small they have stronger venom than the big ones.
I am enjoying your blog a lot. Just stumbled across it while researching Maine.
Funnily enough we currently live in Az but are planning to move to maine in the next year or so.
Sounds like a lovely wedding trip!