Thursday, July 15, 2010

So Long, farewell...again

I still have lots more pictures to blog, but I'm leaving town again for 2 weeks but after that I will post everything I have and I'll finally be up to date! Hopefully that will satisfy my friends' requests of pictures. lol

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wedding in New York City

This past weekend we drove up to New York City for my uncle's wedding. The wedding was held at a lovely small restrauant, iCi, in Brooklyn. I met Pari, his new wife, for the first time that night and immediately loved her, she is a total sweetheart. 

Mom getting out of the cab.

In place of boutonnieres the men had fly fish hooks, perfect since my uncle loves to fly fish. 

The bride in the mirror

They're pretty cute together.

The room where they had the wedding was beautiful, its was all white including the chairs. She decorated it with yellow flowers up front and yellow fans on the chairs. The fans were essential since there was no air conditioning. 

The light was beautiful coming in the windows, I would have loved to shoot this wedding, might even have paid to shoot it.  

Afterwards there was a cocktail hour downstairs while they redid the upstairs room for the reception.

Even though it was sprinkling it was nice to be outside since it was super hot downstairs. 

Em and Charlotte being... well, Emily and Charlotte.

Em substitutes a fan for an umbrella. 

The decorations for the table were beautiful, so bright and colorful. Their theme was the Brooklyn Bridge since they live and got married in Brooklyn.

The M&Ms in these jars said David and Pari. 

Their cupcake "cake"--addorable notwithstanding the rather unattractive background. The frosting was really yummy.

Uncle Dave insisted on getting this cake topper, he is a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Uncle Dave with his three sisters. 

I sat at a table with my cousins, apparently none of us had been to a fancy restaurant such as this and didn't know what half the stuff was on the menu. So... we borrowed an iPhone and looked up the food items for an explanation. :)


In June everyone but Dad drove to Florida to visit my mom's parents who had just moved down there.

Nana watering their flower garden

The first morning we cooled off by going swimming, even though the water was 90 degrees.


There were lots of manatees in this area, but this is all that we could see of them. 

Carter and Charlotte inspecting the water. 

That afternoon we went to the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford Museum. This is the tree outside of it, I thinks it's really cool looking, the roots come out of the branches. It was huge. 

Some of the phonographs Edison had, I like the one on the left the best. 

He also worked many years on finding a plant in the US that would produce rubber. This is the one which worked best, I can't remember what it is called though. 

Mom and Em. 

Nana and Grandpa with Mr. Edison. 

The next day we headed to the beach, it was so hot that we had to be in the water or in the shade. Here are some of the things we found in the water. 

Here is our group picture but without mom, I don't like the picture because we had to use the camera flash and it was dark and windy. 

On the way home we stopped at Jeckyll Island for about 1/2 hour. Some friends had told us about it and I'm glad we went, it's a beautiful old hotel in the middle of marshes just off the coast of Georgia. 

Friday, July 2, 2010


I enjoy babysitting, can you guess why? :)