A lot can change in four years. Like all of a sudden you find yourself a sprint pursuit champion!
A gorgeous day on the north coast of the island. Goofing off with your best friends. Mis-timed jumps. Having your son be the ring bearer. Sunset and sea birds on the pier. Beer bottle dance moves and kung fu fighting. “The Girl.”
Ceremony Venue: Gordon Memorial United Church, Alberton PE // Reception Venue: The Boat Shop, Northport PE // Hairstylist and Make-up Artists: Mint Spa, Summerside PE // Dresses: Sottero & Midgley via Dominique Levesque Bridal // Shoes: Nina // Officiant: Reverend Lynn McKinnon // Florals: Flower Buds // Catering: The Boat Shop // Cake Artist: MacAulay’s Bakery // DJ: DJ Weeze // Photography: Kandise Brown.
Not editing these photos before now is probably the first thing I can officially blame on baby (since I found out about baby right after returning from Iceland and immediately segued into the “always sick” phase of life), but maybe also I have to admit that I just plain didn’t want to edit them, because once they were done the trip was over. For real.
As epic and amazing as the geography of Iceland was, really the whole point of the trip was to hang out with these beauties — Jessica & Matt, Elissa, Katie Jane, and Lauren. They are My People, and I adore them and miss them like crazy.
The Imperial March. Handcuffs and hidden flasks. Drinking a pitcher with a straw. Open bar in the mess hall. Cake icing, like, everywhere. Married.
Surprise power outage. Looking forward to exchanging rings and crying towards the light. Strolling through the park. Table trash talk in poetry form. Cocktail jazz. Sunset on the river, followed by swinging on the dance floor with the Mellotones. Jenny + Dan’s perfect day.
Summer is officially underway! June kicked off with a great roadtrip to Boston, where we caught Beyoncé and the Blue Jays, stayed in Brookline, ate Banh Mí and bagels, and basically did everything that starts with “B.” Wedding season began in earnest, kicking off with Kara + Kyle’s celebration, and then taking me to St. Andrews to party with Laura + Ron. Jenn + Dan’s month-ending dance party is still to come!
Other session prettiness: foggy coastal engagement love with Shawn + Bronwyn, and thunderstorm-evading Moncton love with Melissa + Will. Various life moments captured: Brittany expecting her first baby; Julia + Juan toting their first baby; and Shelley with the new business headshots!
Speaking of life moments, one of our biggest ones was on Father’s Day when AG & I finally got around to telling the world that we’re expecting a plus-one of our own this fall! We’ve been basking in the love ever since.
Our summer fun list went live, and we starting crossing things off the list before it was even posted. A sunny evening at the ballpark; brunch with friends; swimming with family; relaxation on the beach; schnitzels as big as our heads. One night we walked down to the water to enjoy sunset and got swarmed with thousands of newly hatched dragonflies. It was a unique experience, and we’re off to a great start.
The other day I commented to AG that summer was going to go by quickly this year. He replied that summer was already over! That must mean it’s time for our fourth annual list of hopeful good times, and it may be the most meaningful one yet. Our calendar is pretty full with weddings, family events, tons of doctor appointments, and a whole lot of house/yard work, but — this is the last summer with just the two of us. Next summer will probably be a lot less ambitious, and mostly spent snuggling a new little person, so this is it! As usual, the list is half-full of the things we never got around to last year, but as always, the fun is in trying.
Catch some Fredericton Royals action(Jun 17) Read on the beach(Jun 19)
- Have a bonfire
- Go to the top of the Fredericton Lighthouse
Visit the Campbell Carriage Factory Museum(Jul 2)
- Go on a long bike ride down the Valley Trail
- Break ground on a garden
- Find a salamander!!
- Visit the Joggins Fossil Cliffs
- Advocate Harbour
- Kayak at Hopewell Rocks
- Actually, kayak anywhere
- Play tennis in the park
- Do a frog walk at Hyla Park
- Knit something during the Ravelympics! (Okay just me, not AG)
- Visit Port Royal
- Catch an Under the Stars film
Ice cream at Dari Delite(Jul 19)
- Play the Odell Park disc golf course
- Turn our spare bedroom into a nursery
- Swim at Dunbar Falls
- Penobquis Animaland?? (Might be inaccessible)
- Sussex Bluffs & Drive-In
- See Riverside Consolidated School
- Play ladderball in our backyard
- Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival
- Visit our friends Christine & Dave & baby Simon at their Harrier Hill farm!
- Visit all of the NB Provincial Parks we’ve yet to visit (a long-term goal)
- Visit îles de la Madeleine (another long-term goal)
And of course, I’m always interested in hearing more good ideas!
Sea glass and the seaside. Frisbee and washer toss in the field. A mid-reception awards ceremony. The cost-benefit analysis that came out right. Dancing children covered in glowsticks. I’m Yours.
Last minute stitches. (Everybody was in stitches). Pub break for beer and relaxation. Everybody getting BINGO. Nobody got lost. A sibling dance! All the dances. Doctor and Doctor. Husband and wife.