This past weekend, Paul, Ellerie and I headed to Catalina Island to celebrate a wedding. We had never been to Catalina. In fact, before Megan started planning her wedding, my only knowledge of it was a reference in Arrested Development. Turns out it's a gorgeous little island and well worth the ferry ride to get there.
We were fortunate that my parents were able to make a weekend trip out of it as well. This meant we got to see them and perhaps more importantly, they got to see Ellerie. It also meant Ellerie, Paul and I could hang out in the mornings, but my parents could baby-sit during the afternoon and evenings while we were at wedding events.
The main touristy part of Catalina is called Avalon. It's walkable and filled with restaurants, bars, little shops and ice cream stands. For the most part, everyone drives golf carts. We hopped off the ferry and walked right to our hotel. All weekend we walked everywhere. It was too easy and awesome to not have to worry about carseats or cab fares.
My friend, Megan, nailed it on the wedding details. I often think about how lucky I am that I got married before Pinterest. There are just way too many ideas out there now, I can imagine how easy it is to get overwhelmed. But wow, Megan picked the best of the best with this wedding; it was perfect.
Such cute details, right? And don't get me started on the joys of having a photobooth at a weddding. I wish I had access to a photobooth every single day (and not the phone app).
And, oh, it was so good to see my girlfriends and have a night out with Paul. We're nearly four months into this parenthood thing and I feel like we've turned yet another corner. It no longer feels like we're playing house or just trying to get through the day. It just feels like we're parents and it's awesome.
But we're also Paul and Elise. Best friends forever and husband and wife. This wedding was special reminder of that. I spent the weekend completely blissed out. Check plus and three cheers to this new life season.