Monday August 31, 2015

It feels like our summer is officially over... I know school is still a week away, but our summer calendar is finished...

We started our summer at Lake Hubert the day Erin finished school last June, and we finished it back at Lake Hubert this past weekend with an O'Hara wedding. In between, we traveled and golfed and worked and played. Summer 2015 was a good one.

The wedding was beautiful. An outdoor chapel and a personal ceremony made for a touching ceremony. On cue, the loon calls echoed in the background.

Dan and his 8 siblings were all there, and Erin got to hang with the cousins, even staying at the camp the night of the wedding. She is capable of staying up until 3am and we are not, so this was a win-win.

Family can bring out the best and the worst in all of us. This occasion brought out the best.

Weddings can be difficult now for us. Impossible not to think of Shannon missing out. And wondering what it will be like for Erin someday. But, being surrounded by family who walk our journey with us is comforting.

So congrats, Kallie and Ted. May you navigate the ups and downs of married life with the same grace and joy we saw this past weekend.