Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Yellow Wedding Cake

This was the wedding of a young couple from Chicago. Elleanore is from here. She grew up in Vallier and went to school in Bozeman. She is the marketing director for Phillidelphia Cream Cheese. Leif, the groom is from Sweden and works in Chicago also. They meet on a blind date that her friend's had arranged. She laughts now because she said when she heard his name she wasn't sure about meeting him. She said it was love at first meeting.
Elleanore booked this wedding back in December. She was the most organized bride I have meet to date. Every detail was planned out. She made one trip home in April to meet with everyong to finallize all the details. She then came home the week of the wedding to get all the last minute details completed. While she and her sisters got everything done. Leif and the groom's men went camping in Glacier.
The cake top was designed just for the couple by an artist in Chicago.
The wedding cake was lemon with huckleberry filling.

The groom is an avid reader. Thus, Elleanore choose books for the groom's cake. The titles are his three favorite books. The groom's cake was also a lemon cake. I'm not sure if she choose lemon because it was the groom's favorite flavor or if it was because the cake was yellow.

The reception was at the Charlie Russell Museum. It was suppose to be an outside affair under tents. This didn't happen because we had had rain on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The ground was too wet to put the tents up. So the reception was moved indoors. The is a picture of the cake table. The five plates on the side are Cream Cheese Mints made from, you guess it, Phillidelpia Cream Cheese. Taylor an I made 900 of these mints.

A little side note. We drove by the church on the way home from setting up the cake and got to see the bride and groom. They were riding to the reception in a yellow convertable. Have you guessed it yet. Her main color was yellow. The groom's tie was yellow, along with the vests that the groom and groom's men wore. Her brides maids wore navy blue. Elleanore made the blue and yellow table runners and napkins as favors for her guests. This was such an organized bride that she even had a seating chart. So the guests could find their table each guest was given a letter of the alphabet and all the tables were in alphabetic order. The museum was beautiful and I'm sure it was the wedding of her dreams.

Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Field Trip

We decided to take the kids on a field trip. So, we headed to Bozeman, Montana, (a three hour drive), for the day.
When we got to Bozeman we made a stop at Aaron's house.
Then off to lunch at a place called the Garage. It was once a garage, hence the name, and is now a restaurant. The menus covers are license plates. Aiden is checking out the spark plugs on the bike rake.

Off to the local library. We went looking for a giant elephant made of tires, but found out it wasn't there yet. Oh well, the kids had fun posing on the sculptures.

To the Museum of the Rockies. First stop is to pose in front of T Rex.
We started our tour in the Leonardo da Vinci exhibit. This is a visiting exhibit so it will be gone in a month. We got to see all the inventions that Leonardo dreamed of or made. He was very talented.

We check out the past.

And then
the dinosaur exhibit.
Aiden takes a short rest.

Papa actually took this picture. We all have out heads and you can see the dinosaur. Good job, papa.
Taylor shows Aiden how to build a dinosaur.
We had a tough time getting Aiden to pose in front of the dinosaurs. They keep making noises which made him very nervous. But luckily he did not throw up. The following pictures were taken by Aiden.

Then we went to the children's room. They had lots of fun here. Old Faithful erupted and they got to make another geyser erupt. The best part of the room was the fishing bridge.

They had all these animals made out of recycled materials. Here Riley and Tanealya pose in front of a fox.

Tanealya in front of a buffalo.

Out side the kids played on Lewis and Clark's boat. Aiden tested the canon.
The other kids explored the interior.
They sat in a canoe,

and posed by the metal sculptures.
We then explored an old working farm,
and an Indian Tee Pee.
Our last stop was
for dinner.

Riley drinking root beer.

Everyone smiles for a picture before heading home. Today I asked Aiden what the best part of the trip was. His reply, "Lunch!!". He liked the dinosaurs to. We had lots of fun!!
Posted by Picasa