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Monday On My Mind

It’s wedding week, my friends and, as Hannah said yesterday, it’s GO TIME.

Up until the end of June, anyone traveling to Iceland had to be tested at the airport upon arrival and quarantine until they had a negative test result. They dropped that requirement at the beginning of July so we were very excited about not having to cross that hurdle. And then they reinstated a new rule, effective July 27th, that you have to present a negative test result, from a test less than 72 hours before arrival, in order to travel to Iceland. Hannah and Mikey have had several discussions about how they would handle someone testing positive and they had ultimately decided they would need to postpone if it was a parent or member of the wedding party. At least, I think that’s what they had decided.

I spent the last week feeling so anxious about the need to be tested for COVID yesterday. Worried that I’d be the only one who tested positive and having to force my daughter to make a difficult decision. Worried that it was the universe punishing me for not being 100% excited about this plan to get married in Iceland back when they first said that’s what they wanted to do. Worried, frankly, that I wasn’t worthy of attending because thinking I’m not worthy of good things is a lifelong struggle.

The good news, though, is that everyone tested negative yesterday! I cried tears of happiness and relief when the call came in and released the breath I had been holding all week. And then I started packing and making lists and really allowing myself to get excited.

So. In summary, we’re off to Iceland for a week tomorrow. The wedding is Saturday. The weather forecast looks perfect. I’m incredibly grateful for science. Follow me on Instagram for photos because I won’t be posting on the blog again until we’re back.

And send these two all the good juju for a long and happy life together.

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  1. How very exciting! I do wish all good things for the happy couple, and I also hope you have a fabulous time in Iceland. Be happy, be safe, and enjoy your trip with all the wonder you can conjure.

  2. Sending thoughts for joy, health and a smooth path ahead for all! Especially for the bride’s mama to enjoy each moment without any unhappy thoughts trying to crowd in.

  3. I’m full of excitement and loads of relief for you! I’ve been thinking about all of you needing to test negative, figuring you were getting tested sometime soon, and how awful it would be for everyone if someone were positive. I’m glad you’re all negative for both medical and travel reasons and wish everyone all the best. I hope it’s all Hannah has dreamed of and more, you totally deserve good things, sending all the good juju, and I can’t wait to see pictures! XO

  4. Enjoy every minute of this joyous week. Your family so deserves such a magnificent time together. You’ve been through so much, sharing this time is going to strengthen the bond you continue to build with all of your loved ones. Congratulations!

  5. Hoping that the weather is as gorgeous as the bride, and the trip is as special as you are <3 Love you all!

  6. Have a wonderful wedding week and enjoy every moment of this memory-making occasion! Can’t wait to see that wedding sweater photo.

  7. I’m so glad to hear that everyone tested negative and the wedding is a go! Have a wonderful trip — congratulations and best wishes to the bride and groom!

  8. So happy to hear of the go-ahead! I’ll be looking forward to following along on your adventure! Here’s to all things good for the bride and groom!

  9. YAHOOOO!!! I’m so excited for Hannah, and for all of you! Have a wonderful trip… you can bet I’ll be following along on IG!

  10. Everything – no matter what the weather – will be absolutely perfect! Have a wonderful time, and best wishes all around! XOXOXOX

  11. I’ve had it on my calendar and y’all are in my prayers – safe travels, and as much joy, laughter, and love as you can handle. xxoo!

  12. Oh gosh, I’m so happy for you all! I can’t imagine the extra stress waiting for test results added to the event. So glad everyone was negative. Now, go have fun!

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