best of september

Yep, it’s most of the way through October. However, September was an exceptionally great month, especially the very end! Here’s a look at a bunch of exciting experiences and travels from September.

1. stanley family retreat. When brother drew came into town, the Detwiler family, plus Lisa, decided to head north and spend some time unplugged, and most importantly, together. We had a lovely night in Stanley, and this may need to be a new tradition!

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some lovely friends greeting us outside of our cabin at Redfish Lake

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family portrait on the Redfish Lake beach

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delicious, indulgent dinner at Redfish Lake Lodge

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enjoying some Macrostie wine from the cellar

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yummy mocha at The Stanley Bakery

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one of our favorites, The Stanley Bakery…with a great photo bomb

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vampire weather at the lake

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peek-a-boo

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morning stroll on the sand

2. meet the blackadars. The last stop on our wedding tour of the West found us back in beautiful, but chilly, McCall for the Blackadar nuptials. Lesson: never discount the unpredictability of weather in the mountains! Despite the snowfall the night prior and a very wet start to the day, the Blackadar wedding was a great time, and we were thrilled to celebrate Erin and Bill!

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last minute craft project 🙂

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you can’t have a wedding without a keg!

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my hot date

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nice view of jog handle once the clouds opened up

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boulder lake fishing

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much needed warm up with some beer and beer cheese soup at salmon river brewery

3. bittersweet goodbyes. As you all know, my brassblossom boyfriend departed for the city by the sea a few weeks ago to chase her dreams and kick some ass. Thankfully, I was distracted and out of town when she actually departed, cutting down on potential teary moments. To send her off in style and celebrate her bday, we tore up the small town of Stanley (and were on the struggle bus for all of sunday, worth it), and went on lots of lovely hikes. So proud of Taylor!

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post spa treatment bliss at meadowcreek spa

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best place to read a great book

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mountain village hot springs pool

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incredible mac and cheese at the redd

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we had quite the rowdy time at Mountain Village!

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some great live entertainment

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“almost alice lake”

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well-deserved milkshakes at smiley creek

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a lovely setting by taylor at one of our final dinners together

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the ice cream sandwich cake heard round the world

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incredible dinner of cristina’s corn chowder, salad, cheesy focaccia, and sausage!

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one last early morning proctor hike

4. the big apple. I traveled to New York City for work and had the pleasure of staying with dear friends who showed me some of the city’s best — and a whole lot of incredible food. I think we’re all still recovering! It was an amazing weekend, and one that made me excited to return to explore more of this beast of a beautiful city.

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cucumber lemonade at Westville

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my pretty lunch date

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amazing wisdom at the corner park coffee stand

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mac and cheese at westville…

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incredible view of the empire state building, dressed in white for the pope

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everything bagel at Tompkins Square Bagel — insanely delicious

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creative and delicious display of cream cheese flavors

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after some food, some culture at The Whitney

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even the stairwell was striking and artistic

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the highline — a former rail road track that is now a narrow urban park

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had to join my fellow tourists for this shot

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had to hit Broadway, especially as former peer Rumer Willis was starring as Roxie! Amazing show.

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ducks in the big city

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buttery flaky indian style tacos. yum.

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the entrance to my very first spin class at Flywheel — not intimidating at all! Amazing class that I wish we could have in Ketchum.

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on sundays, we brunch…two plates of food = always a good idea.

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surprise tropical cocktail goblet at the new bar around the corner.

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cozy dinner at an authentic Italian restaurant, Bianca

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delicious ice cream for dessert — can’t forget that name! Or the unicorn pictured below.

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had to take advantage of the amazing international cuisine and ease of a city (yeah for Seamless) with some fried rice before my flight.

5. best tuesday ever.  On Tuesday, September 29, after I’d been stuck in the JFK airport for 6 hours, spent the night in Salt Lake City, and had a crazy half day at work, Chase and I went down to Silver Creek Preserve because he “wanted to take some photos,” as he frequently does. After an incredible sunset, some Dang’s Thai Cuisine, and what turns out some faux photo snapping on Chase’s part, he pulled me up onto my feet, he got on on knee, I blacked out, I tried to sit down into a sagebrush, he stood up, I said yes, we hugged for a long time, he put a ring on my finger, and we both cried a little bit (sorry, cha-se). It was an absolutely unforgettable Tuesday fall evening, and we are both so lucky. On September 17, 2016, I will be Mrs. Millemann! Woah! That is crazy, and I just cried a little again. Ironically, we have pretty horrible photos of the event, although there is about a pretty epically awkward and emotional 7- minute video from his camera, which was on a tripod. That video will not be included here 🙂

the girls came of course

the girls came of course

beautiful drive down

beautiful drive down

sunset on silver creek

sunset on silver creek

the "ox bow," the view from the proposal spot

the “ox bow,” the view from the proposal spot

taylor was in on the secret (my beautiful ring was a team design effort, thank you taylor!) and wrapped a thoughtful present for chase to give to me after he proposed.

taylor was in on the secret (my beautiful ring was a team design effort, thank you taylor!) and wrapped a thoughtful present for chase to give to me after he proposed.

Cody couldn't help himself and snapped this shot the next day.

Cody couldn’t help himself and snapped this shot the next day.

our family

our family

mom is beyond excited...

mom is beyond excited…

October has been crazy busy, but soon enough, I will return to weekend love its!

cheers krista

 

brass blossom

 

One comment

  1. “I blacked out” = pretty much every proposal story ever. 🙂 Does anyone remember the 30 seconds or so after the question is popped?

    Also, Chase is not alone in being a guy who cries as he’s proposing…I hope that’s reassuring, ha ha.

    Congratulations again!

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