We Kinda Crashed a Wedding and a New Tradition (photo heavy)

Sort of.

Richie says we didn’t crash it because it was in a public place and that crashing would have meant walking up and sitting down with everyone else.

Yeah, I’m not that brave.

I’ve decided on a new Sunday tradition, so last night I decided I wanted to get a bit of a head start. Richie and I went to Tower Grove Park for a walk and to take some photos of Nature.

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When we pulled into the park, there was a horse and carriage ahead of us. I thought it was strange because there aren’t usually carriage rides in Tower Grove. We parked, got out, and began taking photos.

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We came upon a couple in the middle of the path, where we learned there was a wedding going on (hence the carriage)

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and some drama. According to Bonequeshia and George (aliases obviously- in case they were questioned) the bride was two hours late; the bridesmaids were cussing and fussing; the groom was drinking; a bunch of guests had already left and things were being torn down.

 

Awesome.

 

The bride was in the carriage, I guess waiting for everything and everyone to show back up. She had bright red hair to match her bright red flowers. Like you do. Bonequeshia’s son said that’s probably why she was late.

Bonequeshia’s Son: She was coloring them with markers.

Me: Think she’ll get a contact high?

Son: He’s going to wake up in the morning and his pillow is going to be all red.

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This is my photo of Richie to prove that we were there for other reasons, not sneaking up on a wedding.

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Anyways, they got married and it was all perfect and lovely.

Well, lovely.

I wish them the best of luck.

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The family Concresha that we met last night (ALIASES) were so much fun and I hope we can crash more weddings with them in the future.

 

Anyways, new tradition. I’ve decided that on Sunday mornings I’m going to get up and walk to the park with tea and my camera and take photos. I live so close to tons of parks so this should be fun. This morning I went back to Tower Grove around 9:30. It was quiet and not too many people were there, which was awesome.

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Free hugs inside! Don’t be such a wimp.

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Why would you put a bench directly under a tree? I get wanting shade, but look at all that bird poo. Ick.

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Of course I had tea and a book with me. I mean, duh.

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Anyways, by the time I left, it had gotten a little warm. So I think next week I’ll go a little earlier in the morning. I won’t tell you where I’m going before hand because I don’t want you stalking me, nutjob. But yes, you have this to look forward to on Sundays now.

 

Good for you.

June Good Things

Wow, I’ve really been slacking in my blogging, huh? I’m really sorry. I’ll try to do better.

I’ll try really hard, okay?

 

1)¬† Joy and Caleb’s wedding (on a beautiful Saturday in June that held two thunderstorms and a tornado)

2) Shakespeare in the Park- Henry IV (Yes, we saw them backwards. We’re edgy like that)

3) Ate at Bahn Mi so for the first (and last) time

4) Ate at Que Pasa for the first time (Father’s Day)

5) Taught Lauren to knit washcloths

6) Lauren finished her first cowl

7) Bought art supplies (which will be a blog post as soon as I actually get around to painting)

8) Went to Book House for the first time (It was okay. I prefer Dunaway and Left Bank)

9) Read 13 books

May Good Things

Yes, I realize I’m a little late with this. You’ll deal.

 

1) 8 hour Dr Who Marathon with Kelly

2) Vacation

3) Springfield Beard and Mustache Competition

4) Infinity Scarf

5) Cast on Autumn Feather and Fan Scarf

6) End of Book Diet

7) End of Yarn

8) Got to visit NY for first time in…. five years? Six?

9) Shakespeare in the Park- Henry V (yes, we saw V before IV)

10) Read 6 books

11)Ate at Kim Ngan for First Time

Petit Four Fail

One day I was browsing through Pinterest (yes, people still do that) and I was looking at cake photos and petit fours and I was like “Ooh, pretty!”

 

So I moseyed over to YouTube (like you do) and looked up videos.

 

I stumbled across this video and thought, “Hmm. I can do this!”

 

No.

 

NO I CAN NOT.

 

Shall I walk you through this so you can watch my fail?

 

Sure.

 

The things I do for you.

 

First up: ingredients

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I cut up my pound cake

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I warmed up my icing

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FAILED THE REST OF THE WAY

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I don’t know if my icing wasn’t melted enough or maybe I wasn’t covering the cake correctly or what. But Aaron, Mike, and Richie all said they tasted good. Well of course they did, it’s pound cake dipped in vanilla icing. They just look terrible.

 

Maybe I’ll try again some other¬† time. Right now I’m just going to sit and be cranky and eat my failed petit fours in bitterness.

Infinity Scarf

A couple of months ago, NY friend (who is now back in St. Louis and will henceforth be known as Zombie) asked me for an infinity scarf. Since I’d never done one, I found the easiest pattern I could and got to work.

Kara had given me some fingering weight Knit Picks yarn, and I striped two colors, Timber and Bordeaux. I did one repeat in each color before switching.

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It was done in linen stitch, which I’d never done before. I love how it looks, it’s just a very tedious pattern.

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I was kinda nervous about the colors because when I knit for Zombie before, I knit in black. But she loved it! I don’t know if over the moon is the correct term, but she was very happy with her scarf.

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(me modeling because she’s camera shy. infinity selfie!)

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