The first wedding we went to was my cousin Maria and Cesars's wedding at an old winery out in the countryside. Maria looked gorgeous as did all my family, everyone all dolled up for the occasion. These photos are from the I-phone so they're not that great but I'm sure you'll get the picture :)
I love the tradition of throwing money at the couple as they dance as a symbol of abundance.
Hand rolled cigars after dinner
Sunday: We spent a lovely day with cousin John and family in Princeton.
We ate at Agricola - a local produce restaurant that was delicious.
Luke channeling his inner Einstein.
On our trip we bumped in to two people we know. My neighbor was on the same plane as us flying to NJ and as we were walking down the street in Princeton I heard a woman's voice say, "Vince?" It was a former student from USC who lives in New York now. She was visiting Princeton for the day. Wow, small world.
Even though it was cold outside it didn't stop any of us from having a favorite dessert, gourmet ice cream.
Monday: Philadelphia. Our first stop was the Liberty Bell.
Then to Independence Hall. It was quite the feeling to stand in the very room that the constitution was written.
But the biggest thrill was going to the Barnes Museum! OMG!!! Over 180 Renoirs plus tons of Cezannes, Picasso's, Modagliani's. I swear I died and went to art heaven. If you ever get a chance to go to this museum don't hesitate, it was amazing.
Here we are before entering the galleries. I had no idea what happiness awaited me. We couldn't take photos in the galleries so no pictures of the art :(
Tuesday: More leaves to clean up - they just keep on coming.
My dad finally arrived in New Jersey!
That evening we went to cousin Thomas and Lauren's house. I had a new cousin to meet - cutie pie smiley face Ryan:
Big brother Tyler:
Have you ever seen me so happy? Thank you Sandy for bringing those cannoli's - the best ever!
The cream puffs and chocolate cake weren't bad either. Hog heaven, of course I had to try all of them.
Wednesday: Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton. I loved this place. Gorgeous grounds, art, food and drinks. Paradise.
I kept expecting to see Little Red Riding Hood strolling down the lane.
My dad took this photo. I love the reflection.
Thursday: Are you tired yet? No way! Today we went to New York with aunt Debbie and lovely cousin Elisha. Guess where we went?
Yup, the Natural History Museum. Check out the three girls standing next to us. Definitely in the Witness Protection Program.
Central Park was in gorgeous form, every tree was aglow with color.
Friday: Sharing a good laugh with Dad. We were reading those Auto Correct mistakes that phones make that wind up really embarrassing people.
Decorating the house.
At the church rehearsal
And then the rehearsal dinner party
Hmmm....a flask. Seems like a well thought out present.