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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Home Again Home Again Jiggety Jig

As some of you know I've been away on vacation for the last 2 1/2 weeks.  The time flew by faster than a bee stung stallion but also seemed like we were away from home forever. 

We visit our friends and family in California at least once every other year and this was the year.  I've got lots of pictures to share about some wonderful places we visited but the most exciting thing was the two week wedding. 

Dino's cousin and fiance decided to get married while we were there and planned the entire wedding in two weeks....really...it was gorgeous. 

Beautiful!!  Uncle Tom was the officiant...his son is the groom.
Lydia was the flower girl.

Mathew and Bella, husband and wife

They married on the bluffs in Santa Barbara and had a farm-style reception at a lovely home in Montecito.  Almost all of the food was made by friends and family. 

We made Italian cream and pizzelles shaped while hot to be custard bowls.  This was using Dino's Zia Skinney's recipes (groom's mom).  Presented as make your own, filling the pizzelles with cream and fresh berries ~  it was delightful!

Zia Skinny and me
Beautiful sister Claudine dancing with her brother

A special day.  I just love weddings!

Summer hugs,

Jenn :)


Janet - underthewillow said...

Welcome home Jenn!...the wedding sounds lovely!


Thistlebrooms said...

Such an amazing wedding Jenn...
Always seems like the most PICTURE PERFECT wedding on the Bluffs of Santa Barbara. How lucky that you all could be out among family and friends AND a Wedding for your visit.
The color of the water just adds to the effect of the Beauty...

Happy your all home Safe & Sound...
Now all you have to do is get those youngins' ready for school!!!


Doreen said...

Welcome home Jenn :)!!!

What an absolutely gorgeous wedding!!!! looks like such a memorable and beautiful day. My neice is getting married in Maine at the end of the month....so we will go there for the wedding and make a vacation of it... I just can not wait..I love weddings too!!!!WHAT FUN!!!

I can not wait to hear more about your trip.'

WIshing you a wonderful day
Hugs, Doreen

Penelope's Beehive said...

Welcome Home Jenn...I missed your lovely posts. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed a wonderful and special time with family. And a surprise wedding...such a delight indeed!

Again, welcome home and I wish you a most joyous summer day!


Draffin Bears said...

Welcome back Jenn and many thanks for visiting me.
What a beautiful wedding you went to and the perfect backdrop for the photos of the lovely couple. Wishing them a happy future together.
The cakes look fabulous.
Enjoy the rest of the summer and your weekend


ctlogcabin said...

Welcome Home Jenn !! Sounds like you had a Great time away....Thanks for sharing the wedding pics with us...how Lovley. Cant believe how grown up Lydia looks, Beautiful.
EnJoy the rest of your Summer Thyme.
Love & Hugs ~ Connie xox

Karen said...

Lovely to have you back with us Jenn and Welcome Home!

Jenn what an absolutely beautiful setting for a wedding and the bride well she is just stunning, but the star of the show has to be Lydia, with her long dark hair and the yellow flower tucked in behind her ear. Against the white of her dress, well she looks like absolutely beautiful . . . simply picture perfect. And you must have been a very very proud mum indeed.

Truly lovely pictures, thankyou Jenn for sharing.

I hope and your family are all ok and fully rested after your trip to California.


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