(I am slowly catching up with blogging and posting pictures from our 3 1/2 weeks of family and friends who visited in June and July. It was so much fun; I wish we could do it all over again!)
Allison left for Atlanta on July 2nd and my sister, Kathy, arrived later that day for her son's wedding on July 6th. Prior to Allison's departure she baked cookies for Matt and Amy's rehearsal dinner. Who ever said you needed a rolling pin to make sugar cookies?!
Natalie was able to stay with us for an extra week, but she had an on-line course with UF that began the day that Kathy arrived. She and I decorated as many cookies as we could prior to Kathy's arrival and with everyone's help they were completed by the following day (I think). Walter really wanted a cookie and we had none to spare! Since this was vacation week for all of Steve's co-workers, we were able to store the cookies in an empty apartment which was a huge help. It really was a comical process!
The restaurant was a beautiful venue for the rehearsal dinner. How wonderful it was to see my niece and nephew and their spouses. And to meet my great-nephew, Noah!
|Allen & Gillian|
|Jennifer and Matt (and Noah who belongs to Allen & Gillian)|
The wedding was held the following evening at the Descanso Gardens in Pasadena. It was such a beautiful ceremony and reception.
Congratulations Amy and Matt!