After going several years (10, and it was mine) without a wedding in the family, we have had 3 in 18 months with two more coming up in October and November. It’s nice to be with family and I have a large extended family. Turns out my immediate family is pretty big now too. We filled the entire church pew Saturday.

We all get dressed up, laugh, eat, drink, dance, gossip (I know, that’s bad.), take pictures and enjoy the entire event. It’s so much fun. Here are just a few pictures, including what I wore.

Dress: Diane von Furstenberg
Belt: J Crew Flowerette Sash
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Pearls: Gift 
The Boy
Shirt: J Crew (yep, training The Boy early)
Tie: J Crew
Pants: GAP
Belt: Mossimo Target
Shoes: Stacy Adams (JC Penny’s)
Me and The Boy (so handsome)
The Boy, 2 Nephews and Niece – How cute are they? Nephew #3 was asleep.
Hot shoes!
Me and some cousins.
The Boy and cousin dancing
Mariachi serenade
Bouquet Toss
Garter “Toss”
Whoops…no toss…an actual hand-off. 
We ALL are waiting for my 44 y.o. uncle to get married.
Me and The Boy dancing
Have a great weekend!

Darling Husband,

I want to start off by saying I love you dearly and cannot imagine myself with anyone else. I appreciate your “assistance” in the kitchen but can no longer allow you to “help” me.

You are hearby banned from cooking in the kitchen. You are relegated to grill duties only.

You have bacon to blame. You heard me…BACON.

Don’t get me wrong. I like bacon. I love a good BLT on Texas Toast with Miracle Whip, freshly sliced tomatoes and crisp lettuce. But, I don’t like the mess the grease from bacon makes. Also, how you don’t clean up after cooking bacon.

Yes, you use the splatter screen. But that screen is a circle and the pan you cook bacon in is a rectangle. I didn’t know you as a toddler but I’m sure you were smart enough to know a circle will not fit in (or fully cover) a rectangle. Yes, I remind you each time to clean up your bacon grease splatter and each time you don’t do it. Yes, I know you are waiting on the stove to cool down but after 2 days, it’s ready to be cleaned. I know your mother taught you to clean up after yourself. I’ve asked her.

You are banned from cooking in the kitchen. Bacon is now banned from our house. Get your fix somewhere else. Cook it on your grill or go to someone else’s house to cook it. I will know if you cook bacon when I am not home. Don’t get The Boy involved. He is on my side no matter what he tells you.

Also, you are no longer allowed to “stir” the spaghetti sauce, macaroni or whatever else I have cooking. I have just done it and putting your little “stir” flair on it will not help it taste any better. It only annoys me and I think you know this. I read the directions. I know how to cook. Out, Out, OUT!

Will you pick up a pizza on the way home?

Love you!

**Readers, I’d show you a picture of my stove but…YUCKY YUCKY YUCK!**