On Saturday, JG’s little sister got married!
I feel very solemn about the whole thing because I met Becky more than 10 years ago (OMG) when she was only 14 (HOLY CRAP). JG and I borrowed somebody’s car to go watch her play volleyball with her high school and club teams even before we were dating, and she would have to introduce me like, “This is my brother’s … friend.” Then she graduated from high school (fine), went to college (we’ll allow it), got a master’s degree in occupational therapy (wait, what?), met a guy online (HOLD UP THERE), got engaged (AHMAHGAH) and then got freaking married! I can hardly believe it, but we are thrilled. Becky is a super awesome sister-in-law, and she gently ushered me through the family stuff when I had questions like, “Am I supposed to be doing this?” and more often, “What should I wear?” The new brother-in-law fits in really well with the family. JG and I love him, and I am very happy to finally get a cohort in the in-law ranks.
The wedding took place at the Poconos community where JG’s parents have built a lakehouse. The weather was beautiful on Friday and Sunday, but on Saturday, a big band of storms threatened. The powers that be (including the bride and groom) made the executive decision to move the ceremony indoors and then Becky went out and bought cute ducky umbrellas for the bridesmaids. Good thing, too. Tornado warnings blipped across the television screen on Saturday, and rain storms pelted off and on all morning. By the afternoon, the ground was soaked and the air was damp and chilly. No matter, though. Everything was beautiful and sunshine-y, especially Becky. Right before dinner, a gorgeous, vivid double rainbow emerged, and that seemed just about right.