Today is the first day of summer. I will always remember this, because, along with being the solstice, it is also our wedding anniversary. Three years ago today, Eric and I got hitched. If you don’t recall the weather in New England back in June 2009, well, let me paint you a picture: it was very, very wet. It rained day after day after day. And to make it even worse, it was cold. Like, sweatshirt cold. It wasn’t anything like this sunny, 90 degree weather we’re getting here this week.
New England weather can be a bit fickle though, so I hoped things might change. We watched the news each night and frequently checked our computers for updates. Eventually, I started to give up on the fact that things would be in our favor for the big event.
But the night before our wedding, just as the guests arrived for the rehearsal dinner, the weather got a little brighter. The rain went from downpour to drizzle, until, eventually, the skies began to clear. And, for the next 24 hours, everything was exactly how we wanted it. Eric and I were able to take photos on the beach and we had our pre-ceremony cocktail hour in the yard behind the venue (yes, that’s right… we had drinks BEFORE we got married. It helped loosen us up a bit), and we did our clambake outside, just as we had planned.
The night went on and we drank and danced and ate cake. Really, we couldn’t have asked for a more picture-perfect day. The next morning, we woke up to find clouds in the sky. It rained the rest of the day and continued through the following week.
I’ll never forget that day. It’s hard to believe that three years have gone by. Eric likes to joke that it feels like an eternity. But it really does feel like forever. My memories from before we got together become fainter as time goes on. He’s with me in every moment, every story. I’m looking forward to many more years together. This is just the beginning.
A group of pie-loving food bloggers, Shauna Ahern, Justin Schwartz, Garrett McCord and Ashley Baron Rodriguez, came up with Pie Party 2012, where bloggers could share their pie posts 0n an official Facebook page. I’ve just submitted this Summer Fruit Kuchen, but there are tons of other wonderful recipes you should go check out!
And if this wasn’t enough, I also have a guest post up over at With Style and Grace, a blog that I have been following for quite some time and that I absolutely adore. I can’t wait to give Lisa a great big hug again when I see her next month!
Summer Fruit Kuchen