Hello all– We had kids come and stay a few days for a wedding weekend. Our niece Alyssa and her Nick were married on Saturday and it was such a thoughtful, beautiful time together. So happy for them in their new life together–God Bless. Here’s the highlights:
My favorite part of the wedding was 91 year old Grandpa Stu giving a blessing in the ceremony and a wonderful prayer before the wedding meal. Here he’s chatting with the bride & groom. And Micah, Jodi, Ani and Brian at the reception.
And after the wedding there were sunny days with Lois and her parents around the house –and at Grandma Lo’s pool.
Nothing better than time with the family– from the beautiful celebration to the low key times around the house talking and eating together.
Sunset at Paul and Andrea’s Beautiful Beachside Wedding
Hello all– Last weekend we went from a little house of 2 people to a bulging house of 11. Kids came in for our niece adorable Andrea’s wedding and I loved every crowded noisy minute of it.
The wedding day was brilliant and so were the bride and groom– photos: Andrea with her ever-loving’ Dad– and the happy couple after the ceremony.
And we sandwiched a little more fun into the weekend with kids in tow.
photos: 4 gals snapping selfies in the backyard, Laurel & John celebrating Route 66 on the Santa Monica Pier, John greeting the mastodon at the La Brea Tar Pits Museum on his L.A. tour, Brian-Harry-Ani out for super burger dinner and a stroll around Fullerton.
It warmed a mom’s heart to have kids around the house and all dressed up (!) for the lovely wedding together– thanks all –for the memorable weekend!!
Hello all– This past weekend Brett & Susie got married!! We love that girl. She’s bright and funny and open and kind… Just the girl for our old Brett. So when they were married last Saturday, the family was there to make it a warm wonderful wedding day here in our backyard…
The whole big family pitched in. Grandma Lo organized us all– Larry officiated, one of my brothers played the guitar and sang the song he wrote for his own wedding, my other brother photographed the day (along with a couple of the young cousins with nifty cameras), niece Katie helped with flowers, my sis and I made cakes (lots of cakes), grand-girl Amelia was our giggly flower girl and everyone brought food for a amazing tri-tip feast out under the maple trees.
After the ceremony we feasted and toasted, watched Brett & Susie open gifts and cut the cake, topped with the bride & groom from Grandma Lo’s 1949 wedding. It was a grand day! So here’s to you Brett and Susie and all the happy years ahead. God bless you both.
P.S. Thank you to nephew Nathan for the photos (the best ones are all his).
Hi friends– Here they are– Katie, our newly married niece and her Nathan on their wedding day. It was a warm and wonderful day for the family together, celebrating these two. God bless and keep you Nathan and Katie in all wonderful years ahead…
Sometimes you go to a wedding and it just seems like the bride and groom are having a whole lot of fun getting married! Well, that is what you would say about Katie and Nathan all right. It’s hard to remember a happier bride and groom– from the sweetness of the ceremony to their rollickling walk back up the aisle.
On the dessert table there were treats contributed by all the family. Grandma Lo’s orange pecan cookies, Katie’s mom’s ginger snaps, her brother’s chocolate coated bacon brownies… I brought plates of mini coconut cupcakes. Not really a recipe, but cute as can be so I’ll tell you how they’re made.
COCONUT MINI CUPCAKES.
Just make a white cake mix according to the directions and throw in 1 cup of coconut. Bake with those cunning little wrappers in mini cupcake pans. Makes about 70 little cupcakes
Then whip up the frosting with a mixer– Combine 8 oz. cream cheese, 1 cube of butter, 1 box powdered sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla. Spread on those little cupcakes and sprinkle with more coconut. Just 2 sweet bites each. mmmm.
Thanks to my brother Brad for the beautiful photo.