This is the weekend that we’ve known was coming for over a year that, at one time, seemed so far off in the future. Tomorrow, we hop on a jet and fly to Bozeman, Montana, for the wedding of my son and his awesome fiancé’ Lacey. These two kids just seem to be doing it right and it’s so great to see.
Both figured out their careers, then decided to up their game by going for a masters degree. As fate and timing would have it, the two both enrolled in the evening program at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. Over time, they got to know each other, there were sparks and then you could just tell this was becoming a very special thing.
I remember once talking with Tyson about the whole marriage thing. Can’t tell you when that was, but what stuck in my mind was his vision of the kind of person he wanted to marry. Attractive would be nice, but he really wanted someone he could intellectually talk with. Someone to discuss things with. Being an active person, I knew that was an unspoken consideration. With Lacey, he hit the trifecta. Both are, at the core, really nice people and that will serve you well for a lifetime.
We’re heading over to Montana, their Destination Wedding site (with absolutely no affiliation to Destination Marketing) for what should be a spectacular weekend. There’s going to be a hike, a river float, a rehearsal dinner resembling a happy hour and an outdoor wedding in a beautiful setting, Last I heard, Sunday was supposed to be around 88-degrees.
I’m going to milk this weekend. I’m talking serious efforts to living in the present and enjoying every second of this adventure. We’re going to catch Friday’s first Husky game of the season at a bar somewhere. Yellowstone is said to be a 45-minute drive from where we’ll be staying. And while I’ve driven through Montana on my way to South Dakota, I’ve never really spent any time there, so I’m looking very forward to that.
But most of all, I’m very excited for two great people who are taking another big step in their future together. One of them just happens to be my son.
And I don’t want to come off as anxious, but I’ve already added Lacey to my Facebook status as my daughter-in-law.
Let the party of the year begin. And congrats you two!!
Love you guys,