Many of you have probably seen on Facebook or Instagram, but my sister-in-law Eden got married on Sunday! They were wed in a beautiful outdoor ceremony on Charlie’s family’s land on the Chesapeake Bay, complete with a Scottish bagpiper, the best ice cream on the Eastern Shore, delicious homemade cakes, Celtic line dancing, and wildflowers everywhere. The weather was perfect — mid-70s and sunny — and the whole day felt peaceful, joyous, and new.
I kept choking up every time I looked at Eden during the ceremony. She had waited for this day, dreamed of this day, and now… beautiful reality! Charlie and Eden had so carefully chosen every piece of the wedding, and it intricately reflected their shared faith, community, artistry, and dreams.
Of course, for Elliott and me, now weddings are a whole different ball game with two littles. I felt a little scattered the whole time because of Gil; I was constantly holding him, passing him off to someone else, keeping an eye on him wherever he was, trying to get him to nap, checking on him while he was napping, feeding him, holding him… and so on and so forth. Lena, meanwhile, felt completely at home and ran around the entire property by herself, skipping from one group of friends to another. She was so happy. I think she drank her weight in “yemonade,” too!
Now the family — minus the honeymooners — have moved to Chincoteague, Virginia. Elliott’s family has vacationed here for 20 years, but this is my first visit. We’re savoring the quiet days and time together, mixing board games and building blocks together now, as we drink in this beautiful view. Happy Tuesday, everyone!