First a great margarita and Mexican food fest at my cousin Julianne's house on Friday night.
With only one casualty...
The screen door.
It had been open all afternoon and evening.
I had been in and out this door several times.
Someone closed it.
I walked into it.
I didn't bend it this bad.
Cousin Nancy did the same thing a little later, but at 40 mph...
Party ~ Day Two!
The wedding of Delaina and Stavros!
Beautiful, fun, love-filled (and tear-filled) day.
We were missing several people...
And placecards were set out for them.
A really lovely thing to do.
My Uncle John ~ the bride's grandfather who has been gone many years.
My sweet sister, who passed away on January 3, 2006 of breast cancer.My dear old Dad ~ Uncle Bob to Delaina, who passed away March 12, 2006.And my cousin Carolyn and her husband Dean's son, who was 32 years when he passed away this last April of esophageal cancer.Now you get why it was tear-filled?
And wine by OneHope Winery with 50% of their profits going to various causes ~ the chardonnay for the fight against breast cancer (thank you Delaina & Stav!) and the cabernet for the fight against autism.
Jim and Nathan ~ bride's brother ~ my "little" cousin.
My cousins, Nancy and Carolyn.
Carolyn was showing off her flower.
The gorgeous bride, Delaina!With her handsome guy, Stavros (my new cousin!)...
The lovely MOB (mother of the bride), cousin Julianne with her new son-in-law.And Nathan trying to look bad, so I would look good.I knew I liked that kid...
Then brunch on Sunday, once again in the party backyard of Julianne's house.