Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Day 1: Jocie's Wedding Week!

I'm back, I'm back, I'm back!

{Philadelphia Cousin David, Pennsylvania Cousin Olivia and Me. I love them oh so much}

My Sister's wedding was beautiful! All that I expected and more- a bit stressful but a lot of joy, a lot of tears, a lot of beauty and a lot of fun.

Because my family started arriving about a week before the wedding and there was lots of fun (& pictures!) that occurred before the wedding, my ensuing posts will be day-by-day with some pictures of the events.

{Cousin Sofia, Bride-to-be Jocie, Cousin David, Me!}

As I mentioned in a previous post, neither my Mom nor my Dad are Oregon natives. They traveled here on their own after my Dad was accepted to Graduate school in the good ol' Beaver State. Thus, I have never lived with Aunts/Uncles/Grandparents around me... they are always a plane ride away to the Midwest for my Dad and the East Coast for my Mom.

Thus on Day 1- my extended family started flying into Oregon to start the week-long celebration of my Sister's wedding.

First thing I did was take my 3 Pennsylvania cousins to a local park. The two little ones enjoyed the Park and my older Cousin Olivia and Me enjoyed playing with them and spending time together. It also gave my Aunts/Uncles a chance to enjoy our beautiful city without worrying about the kids!

My little cousins (above) have got to be the cutest things to come out of Philly in years. I love, love, love them! Not to mention the chance to hang out with little kids- I am a huge kid person and hope to have a lot of my own when I'm older.

This visit also reinforced to me that you're never too old to play on the Playground.

After we had had enough of the slides and swings, we all gathered at my Dad's house to see the rest of my relatives in town and have a great night of talking, eating, laughing, drinking, games and conversation.

Above: Paternal Denver Cousins Jason & Ryan, Brother Conor, Nebraska Uncle Dave, and Me!

Above: The Boy and Me at my Dad's house with the rest of my family. Open your eyes!

Above Left: Me and my Cousin, Charlotte. Right: The Boy and Me

Above: Maternal Cuz Olivia, Brother Conor, Paternal Cousins Jason&Ryan, Me and The Boy

Above Left: Me, The Boy & Aunt Lo from Nebraska. Above Right: The best cousin ever and Me

Above: The Boy & Me starting our photo shoot :)

Above: Cousin Ryan, Cousin Jason, Me & The Boy

Above: Okay so we're Hams but at least you can see the cute zipper on the back line of my dress.

All in all it was a wonderful, wonderful day and a great kick-off to a great week.

What was I wearing?

Zipper back dress: Forever 21

Black Boots: Steve Madden

Purple Wrap: Nordstrom

Teal Pumps: Steve Madden

Looking forward to catching up on your Blogs tonight!

Day 2 of wedding week tomorrow...

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Unknown said...

Looking fabulous (of course)!!! Sounds like a fun week :-)

Leah said...

Miss you sweetie...looking forward to your everyday posts about the wedding.

The dress is so pretty... love the back details. And you really have to make us drool with that kissing scene to let us see the back of your dress... sexy!!!

I always say that you have such an adorable family... and the more I see them, the more I believe. :-)

Rhiannon Bosse said...

oh you are just adorable! love those boots, that dress AND the heels! You go girl. Cant wiat to see more :) xx

Hope Chella said...

welcome back and can't wait for more pictures :)


bananas. said...

girrrrrl...i am LOVING your dress. racerbacks are my favorite and zippers...LOVE!!!

like i'm obsessed now. off to search for my very own!

Kara said...

That looks like a CRAZY busy week! I'm so jealous you got to spend tons of time with your family partying. And how hot are you!? Those outfits are more than fierce :)

Holly Lefevre said...

Weddings...I LOVE weddings...they have a great energy. cannot wait to see more!

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

So cute, love it.

Nathalie said...

It is so good to have you back :)
First of all, you look stunning. I am so on love with your dress, especially with your rad teal pumps!
Looks like you have a huge family. The pictures look like a great time at your reunion :)

ellinelle said... look stunning , I like your dress and I really like the teal pumps , your legs look so beautiful in them ..
it's wonderful feeling when all family are together ..
and that's so nice of you that you took kids out , believe me , it must have been great day for parents - no worries : )

LadyBugSays ... said...

Looks like a fab start to celebrations! Love love love your dress!

Gia said...

Welcome back darling, what a wonderful post:)
You look fab, I love those heels, they are pretty amazing, especially the colors:)
Congrats for your sis, she must be super happy!
You and your boy look great together, he has almost a perfect smile, but you're still on top for that:)


Amanda @ Life with A.Co said...

I'm LOVING that dress! The zipper detail is great, and of course, those turquoise shoes - seen them before - love them.

You and your man are cute!

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

PS - can't wait to see some wedding photos! :D

Claire said...

great photos of happy times :) LOve your dress...on you..might not look so hot on me haha and your ShOeS!!!! Oh my they are so HiGh!!
But cool. You look fab :)

Sher said...

I think you have such a gorgeous family!

And your making me jealous with all the kissing pics with the boy lol! You both look perfect together:)

Adore the dress, so sexy with those heels!


Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Such cute pics and you look SO HAPPY!

daisychain said...

welcome back x

Anonymous said...

Your boy and you look GORGEOUS together!
Like right out of a movie scene.
And I love David...he's too cute.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you were all having a great time! It's so nice to spend time with our family, you're lucky!

PorkStar said...

Very nice!! I went to one of my best friend's wedding this past weekend myself but she was not as cheerie and happy about it all like you and your sister show in the pictures... i got my head bitten off quite often so it wasnt as pleasant before... but during.. it was very good, especially with the food.

New reader here.. well, i was here before but i stopped, but ill be catching up on your posts

Froso M. said...

Have I mentioned before how much I love your hair? They look so healthy and shiny, good job girl! Great boyfriend pictures by the way! Kiss!

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

I LOVE your PUMPS!! I need them! Glad it was such a great weekend :):)

erika sorocco said...

You truly have the cutest cousins ever; but my absolute favorite picture is the one of The Boy kissing you on the cheek. I don't think there could be a more adorable couple than the two of you. By the way, I am basically in love with those teal Steve Madden pumps. Love love!! :)

Sierra said...

Your cousins are just darling and I love all of your outfits. How fun that you have so many pictures of you and the boyfriend too! I like the zipper on the back of your dress, what a fun outfit. Can't wait to see day two of the wedding activities! I love family get togethers, you are making me anxious for mine!

Mari said...

I love all the pictures you put up!! I love those shoes!! the boots and the teal heels and I love how you look straight out of a magazine at the park!! That dress is super cute...I'm gonna have to go shopping and recreate I love having a fashion icon bloggy friend!

Alison Kinsey said...

aww wedding posts are always a blast to read. It's nice that this special occasion could bring all of your extended family together. I LOVE your turquoise shoes with that dress. Very cute pics of you and the boy. Can't wait to read more!!! xo

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Love your dress! Super cute zipper detail too. And I'm so glad you had a wonderful time, so cool that the fun started way before with all the family arriving from all over - it's always fun to catch up ith everyone!