Tuesday, August 14, 2007
and discovered clusters of grapes on our grape vine! Despite the fact the rest of my poor garden is overgrown with weeds and tangling plants--on account of my own negligence--the grape vine inexplicably continues to thrive and bear much fruit. What an exciting summer discovery!
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Sarah and Paul!
Today I attended my cousin Paul's wedding (second cousin, second uncle--something like that). The ceremony was at a Church in Long Beach, and the reception was held in one of the gorgeous ballrooms at The Reef Restaurant. It was fun meeting all my distant relatives and discovering that I actually do have cousins (of some sort) on my mom's side of the family. Here are a few pictures from the afternoon!
(Our lovely table!)
The amazing cake. (We actually had the privilege of eating some of it! It was a chocolate cake layered with chocolate mousse and raspberries, and the outer frosting was a vanilla buttercream! Hurray!)
**I feel I ought to mention something about the luncheon. :-) It was absolutely delicious! I had salmon in some sort of creamy dill sauce, along with mashed potatoes and steamed summer vegetables.
After the First Dance, the DJ gave a short swing-dancing lesson and my Auntie Esther made us all dance. During the lesson, I became acquainted with another of my cousin's cousins (does that make him my cousin? Gah!) whilst trying to avoid stepping on his toes. It was interesting!
Afterwards, we all gathered to bid the couple "farewell" as they left for their honeymoon.
Following the send-off, the father of the groom (who is my Mom's uncle, which makes him my....Great Uncle?) invited all of the family to his house to continue the festivities (which included fighting bears and bats with my littlest cousin Ellie)! She's one of the most adorable four year-olds I've ever met. Or maybe I'm biased because she's my cousin ;-). Anyways, here's a picture of her and her treasure map.
So that was my day.
Have a good weekend!