Family Wedding Celebration

August 25, 2008

This weekend most of the "Garlic" side of the family was in town to celebrate my cousins recent wedding. They had a private ceremony back in March and decided that they would just like to have a small family picnic. My Aunti Em and Uncle Roger hosted the wedding celebration for their daughter Saturday evening and it was beautiful.

The weather was spectacular......sunny and warm without the humidity! My Uncle Roger is very particular with his backyard and it looked fantastic.....a lot of attention to detail......the flowers were gorgeous and the lighting was just the perfect touch for this special looked like paradise!

Everyone had such a good time.....even the little ones......they loved being able to run around the yard and they had a ball playing with the bean bag toss that was set up......Sarah kept very busy running the bean bags from one side to the other.....yes, running instead of tossing.......we might need one of those for our really tired her out!

My sister had a babysitter lined up for 8 o'clock at her house, so she packed up her two kids, and I packed up Sarah and we got them set up with the sitter. Then we returned to the party to enjoy the rest of the evening without having to chase after our kids every two seconds!

I am including more pictures than I normally do........I couldn't narrow down the selection............let's just say that by the time you finish viewing all the photos, you will have met most of the "Garlic" family!

We had someone take our picture together....we are usually the ones taking the pictures so it is not often that you see the two of us together in a picture!

My Mom and Sarah relaxing on the beautiful patio!

Cousin Danielle, the new bride, sharing a special moment with little Sarah!

SISTERS!!! My Mom with her sisters Betty and Emi! I forgot to have Mom take off the sunglasses!

COUSINS! A picture of all the cousins...the only cousin we are missing is Anthony, the one boy amongst all these girls.....My sister is the one in the blue dress!

The Boys!!! My sisters husband Matt, with his son Aidan, and Nick and Eddie. Just for the record, the boys are drinking birch beer...they think it is cool because the bottles look like real beer!!

The bride and groom, my cousin Danielle and her new husband Noel!

Sarah and I under the big beautiful tree! She is getting better about posing for the camera....except now she says "cheeeeeze" each time we try to take a picture and she makes a silly face.....but it is still cute:)

Sarah with her beloved bean bags.....she was so fascinated by them! Now if we could only teach her to actually toss them!

My nephew Aidan, he loved running down the hill in the backyard.....good thing for the fence or he would have kept going!!

Late night on the patio.....the women in this family are known to dance a little...cough cough....and everyone knows, that when the dancing starts, I tend to take center stage, old habits never die........Pat snuck the camera to try to get a picture of me doing some high kicks......he missed the kick, but I thought it was such a funny shot....everyone watching and laughing as I continued to kick like a rockette!!

So while the ladies are getting down, the men are all huddled around a computer....what on Earth are the watching.....they all look very fascinated....HMMMMM....what are they up to?



Jodee said...

It looks like you had a fabulous time! You got soooo many great pictures! I especially love the dancing picture. Your expression is so funny!

The kids looked cute too. I have never heard of birch beer before! Your nephew, Aidan, is absolutely adorable! I soooo wanted a brown eyed boy!

Jodee said...

P.S. There is a question for someone -- did you take dance lessons?! Ha Ha!

Jboo said...

Sounds like a wonderful celebration! You have a beautiful family!

Ok -- here's another question-- where do you shop? You always have the coolest clothes!


Shelly and Family said...

What a great time you all had the wedding celebration! I so love the photo of you dancing! Keith and I finally got out without Francesca Saturday night and we lived it up (I might have been doing some high kicks the same time you were lol). Anyway, what a great time you all had!!!!

PS...I am still thinking of a good question for you ;)

Kate said...

Now that looks like some great fun!!! You did have perfect weather...add good food and dancin' music...and well....viola....a night to remember!!

Anonymous said...

That looks like the perfect party! That dancing party is too funny. You look great :-)

Football and Fried Rice said...

What a great time! That was SOOO not too many pictures. I love to get the whole picture :) You your cousins are beautiful..what? no fat people in your family? I thought Italians loved food & it showed? LOL!!

I'll bet the men were watching something with football or something else where someone got hurt!

Kayce said...

Good times! Just like my post!

Okay my question is how did you meet your husband?

Lisa said...

I loved all of your photo's! It looks like you have a super fun family. Your mom looks so young.

4D said...

What beautiful pictures of a beautiful family!

Keep smilin!

kerri said...

I love the way your family knows how to party and have sucha good time. ;)
Still thinking of my question, will have one for you though..;)

Anonymous said...

Once again it looks like a FUN PARTY. If I ever get my butt up there, you will have to throw one of these family get togethers!!!
And we will dance, dance, dance!!!

The photos are wonderful. The one of you and Mr. Garlic is really good, it needs to find a special place in your home.



Deb said...

Beautiful pics beautiful family!
Looks like you had a wonderful weekend!

M,R,J1,J2 said...

Birch beer-sure!!! LOL! What a great party! Everybody looked wonderful!
And btw, Happy Monday!
Best wishes,

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Amie said...

What a beautiful family. Seriously strong family resemblance going on there. What a hoot!

ANd the pic of the women busting a move...LOVE IT! Looks like you had a ball, as it should be!


Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Great pictures! And your haircut is so cute!! Love it! Wish we lived in the same place and I could ask you who cuts your hair!

Shari said...

You have some great pictures! Sounds like you guys had a fabulous time!!

Our Complete Family said...

Lisa, you look GREAT! I love the pic of you and your sweetie! The one of the boys with the fun bottles is a HOOT! And your little Miss Priss is darling! What a fun time you all had it sounds like. I'm so happy for you all! Hmmm~ some ?'s for you: What is your fav room in your house? What is your fav photo of your kiddos and is there a story behing it? Are there any TV shows you're addicted to? What is your fav store to shop for your clothes when you get the chance to? Favorite animal at the zoo? Your fam looks so you have a fav memory from a family get together or reunion? Farthest place from 'home' you've traveled to...That should get ya going!!! ;) Hugs, Les (P.S. Thx for your sweet comment about Miss Priss' outfit. Jason's Dad is a retired Deere worker so she has a few things to pay tribute to him!!!)

Belinda said...

Looks like you and your family had a wonderful time at the wedding fun times!! What a cute picture of you and your hubby.. I am in the same boat as you.. I have few pictures of me and Jeff together because I am always the one taking the pictures.... My question to you is what is your favorite recipie. #2 share with us a meal that you like to make for your family when when you are short on time..

Chasing Dreams Photography said...

What a fun time!!!! So your a dancer are you : ) My boys used to love those root beers now they like the real stuff....I love all the pictures. We have that bean bag toss. The boys play it at college so we got one for the house : ) Livi loves it too!

Shelly and Family said... a question for you..

"If you could go any where in the world, where would it be?" And..."what would you want to do there?"

(so that was two

Laura said...

Looks like you had a great time!! I LOVE family weddings, they are so much fun!!!

Shari said...

Hmm...where the guys in your family working on Fantasy Football perhaps?
I LOVE Sarah's little shoes, how FABULOUS!