Let's see, what has happened lately ...?
Well, I got married. I have no complaints on this score. The ceremony was beautiful, and every little detail of it had deep spiritual significance, which the priest explained to us at the rehearsal, so I paid close attention. The reception was tons of fun, too.
Then we spent our honeymoon in my grandma's "cabin" by the lake in the mountains. It was such a kind gift for her to let us use it. While we were there, we didn't get bothered by the outside world at all. This picture shows the view from the back deck.
The mountain in the background of the picture above is 6,000 feet above sea level (not sure what the altitude of the lake is) and the trail up it is considered a very challenging hike. We didn't know this when we started up at nine in the morning, assuming we'd be back in time for lunch. We got to the bottom around four in the afternoon, parched, starving, and extremely sore. We did get a prize, though -- some really amazing views.
We were very happy to reach the top.
When we arrived back in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July, we had a hard time finding an open store to get a carton of milk -- everything was closed, because this city takes Independence Day even more seriously than the rest of the country. We had a beautiful sunset, though.
The following weekend we went to the Jersey Shore with our friend Claire and took home sunburns and some very beautiful pictures.
Soon our jobs will start or re-start, and it'll be back to the daily grind. Meanwhile, though, we've been having a lovely summer.