Monday, December 6, 2010

Never work with animals or small children... or Mr. Potato Head

I went to Vegas yesterday...

No - not for a crazy night out on the town...  something  a bit more refined.  It was actually my cousin's wedding.  A Jewish wedding actually - which was a new cultural experience for me.  It was a beautiful ceremony and I thought ahead and managed to find some non-Christmas wrapping paper to wrap up my gift.
See, I managed to find something tasteful and avoided wrapping it in paper emblazoned with Santa or Baby Jesus.  My husband had warned me to avoid the use of my favorite phrase "Oy Veh"... and I'm happy to report that I only slipped up once.

You know - with a present that beautifully wrapped it doesn't matter what's inside right?  because we all know that nobody needs another toaster/cuttingboard/chip and dip/cake plate...

The wedding was held at a golf course (nobody got hit by a ball, don't worry)but as beautiful as the surroundings were, it was ALL upstaged by the flower girl.



The bride was beautiful too...  but really - who can compete with that???

There was a guest at the next table that I never worked up the courage to go chat with.  Okay - so maybe I was just enjoying my family so much that I couldn't stand it (hey, I don't see them often!)  But any other day - this guy would have had my complete attention.

Oh, what was that - you wanted a picture of the blushing bride?


all that lace and frou-frou isn't the way I remembered her - but that look on her face?  yeah - that's totally the smart as a whip, softball pitching, pizza sneaking through windows teenager that I love. 

18 comments:

T said...

OH! and I totally forgot to mention that I got to sit by my cousin Lori - now I don't have to be jealous that Crash sees my family more often than I do :)

S said...

Beautiful pictures, of both the bride and flower girl. I'm glad you got to spend some time with your family!

Michelle said...

Thanks for lending us your family yesterday. Glad you had a great time away.

Garden of Egan said...

So cute!
That is a darling little flower girl.
I hope you got a pix of the bride kissing Mr Potato Head.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Awesome pics! Seriously. Looks like fun also if someone has a Mr. Potato head!

Missy said...

Tell us all how you managed to Book Mr. Potato for a wedding?
The flower girl is just too cute!

Heidi said...

Totally fun post--and I LOVE the wrapping paper!

Saimi said...

Uh, well, I happen to work with small children, animals and Mr. Potato Head....

Little miss flower girl is adorable and that blushing bride is beautiful!

As for Mr. Potato head, how did he get invited anyway?

LC said...

You should have taken me with you. You know I'm always up for a road trip and I love weddings :)
Happy Hanukkah!

Jen T said...

It is hard to find any other wrapping paper at my house besides Christmas. You are good to have that kind on hand. Usually everything all year is wrapped in Christmas paper. Great pictures!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Ohhh, so sweet! Thanks for sharing the pics.

Sher said...

It looked like beautiful weather. I'm slightly jealous over that one. I'm glad you had a good time and got to see family.

JoJo said...

Flower girl is adorable!

The Empress said...

The dress is to die for on the flower girl.

The bride? not bad, either.

Have a great Christmas season!!

Lisa said...

It looked warm there...was it warm there? Tell us about it. Please? Cuz I'm sitting here looking out at haze and ugly and dark and I need to know there's hope for the future.

Trooper Thorn said...

Are you sure the flower girl wasn't drunk? She looks drunk.

Cheeseboy said...

I'm half Jewish and I have never even been to a Jewish wedding. Great photos.

lori said...

pizza sneaking through windows? now that's a story I haven't heard, and I'm glad I got to see you there too, (hopefully I wasn't too goofy, I didn't realize how tired I was until later)