Earlier this month I visited New Hampshire for my brother’s wedding. His wife (my new sister-in-law! Yea!) is from Portsmouth, and her parents live in Franconia, so although they are fellow Anchorage-dwellers, the wedding was held back east.
For the last six years, on the third Wednesday of every month, you could find me at one of Anchorage’s libraries as part of the Municipality of Anchorage Library Advisory Board. October 16 marked my last meeting, the conclusion of two terms as a member of the board.
Saying goodbye is bittersweet: Being a member of the board has been incredibly rewarding and I will miss it, but boards need new energy and fresh perspective to stay healthy and it’s my turn to step down.
In Anchorage, Nordies has long been known as THE place to buy lingerie. Decent inventory, personal fittings, conveniently located. Leaps and bounds above Victoria’s Secret. And yet, shopping there was just something to reluctantly check off my to-do list, sandwiched somewhere between jeans shopping and swimsuit shopping. A necessary evil, but certainly not fun.
And then I found About Face.
Congratulations to my brother and his bride! Aren’t they adorable?
This is one of my favorite photos from the big day: The “I dos” were said, the kiss was had, and guests were departing for the reception. These are “we did it!” smiles – don’t their faces just radiate pure joy? Every time I look at this picture I start to smile.
I’m so very, very happy for them.