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 occasion...it 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 yard....it 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?
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