Since we arrived back in Canada on my birthday in early May, our days have been filled with reconnecting with friends and ramping up for my big brother's wedding with several pre-nuptual preparations and events. The actual wedding was this past weekend and I am still riding the emotional high of witnessing my brother and his beautiful bride Sarah walk arm and arm down the aisle. It was a magnificent day, despite the unseasonal snowstorm in Calgary. Sarah was a most stunning bride and will be a gem of a sister-in-law, and witnessing Chris so in love and surrounded by his most cherished friends and family will always be imprinted in my memory. I am so happy for both of them.
Around the same time today that the newlyweds left town on a jet plane headed for a honeymoon in Ireland, we DuPonts headed out of town as well on yet another adventure. Packed to gills with clothes, toys, bikes and pots we made the three hour trip southeast of Calgary to Medicine Hat. Robin begins a month long artist in residency here at Medalta Potteries tomorrow morning.
The kids and I are happy to be along for the experience and we've spent the evening settling into our 70's style bungalow adjacent to the studios - mustard coloured shag carpets and all! I'm most looking forward to the next month of staying put. As exciting and eventful as the last few weeks have been, I've found it difficult to stay grounded, moving about so much and sleeping in several different places. The kids have also felt the effects and are not entirely themselves. I think it will do us all some good to have a place we can call 'home', even if just for a little while.
I've been unpacking our things this evening and can already feel some restlessness easing. Even the urge to write has returned, so stay tuned for more regular posts this month!