Weekend In New Jersey!

Yes, that’s right: on Friday, I hopped aboard a plane! Thanks to those week-long business trips to China and France that Jay used to take on behalf of his job, Abigail and I had free plane tickets for a weekend trip to my home state, where much of my family still lives. The reason for our visit this time was my little sis’ Bridal shower given by several members of her wonderful fiance’s family and a lovely aunt of ours. We had so much fun, saw extended family that we hadn’t seen in many, many years, and met quite a few of Keith’s relatives, all of whom we enjoyed greatly. Jay and the boys bonded back here on the home front, and it was nice to come home to everyone fed, bathed, and happy!

I took a few pictures of our weekend, which you can see here on our picasa site. Here are just a couple.

This is Abigail and I with my little grandmother, Lolly, as we call her. It’s been four years since I’ve seen Lolly so we were thrilled to spend the day with her.


And here is the happy bride-to-be modeling a new creation from a very talented cousin-to-be of hers, who painstakingly molded a paper plate, tissue and ribbon into a thing of beauty that was only more lovely when worn atop my sister’s head.


And to see Sandra’s album of pictures from the shower, click here. Enjoy!

3 Replies to “Weekend In New Jersey!”

  1. Glad you guys could go and glad you’re safely home! The pictures look like you had lots of fun, and I love the bonnet. Was the cake as delicious as it was beautiful?

  2. Speaking on behalf of the hostess and me, I just want to say how meaningful it was to hold this event in our home. It was so great to have members of our family we haven’t seen in years mingling with family and guests in our humble abode. I know my mother (Tricia’s little grandmother, Lolly) was thrilled to see her nieces, granddaughters and especially her great granddaughter, Abigail. It was also super to meet a lot of Keith’s family; I had many nice, albeit short, conversations with them. In fact, that was the only bad thing about the weekend – it was too short. Well, that and holes 2, 10, 12 and 16 in our Saturday golf round.

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