Yes, I'm still talking about flies. Aren't they extra annoying this year? Or is it just me?
They are such a nuisance.
Anyhoo, I've realized that I have spent the past couple of posts talking about the wedding... and have pretty much failed to mention all of the extended family that came in to town. Seeing family members that you rarely get a chance to see is one of the greatest things about having a major event in your life.
And yes, I'm starting to include my Marine brother and Army sister in that category. Because they live far, far away and are rarely seen.
I've given up on my fairy tale idea of us all living in the same cul-de-sac and borrowing eggs and cheese from each other.
Like I would ever give up my eggs anyway.
We had family come from miles and miles and miles around. At the last wedding ( which was just last year), I barely got to see or spend time with anyone because family was staying at hotels and at different homes and we just never got together.
Such a shame.
So, this time I decided that if people were up for it... they could come out to our house on Saturday afternoon. We would be entertaining guests anyway... and it would give every one a chance to hang out and have something to do.
Luckily, people were.
My uncle Bud kicked off the morning by making a visit to my beloved Farmer's Market. You know... the one that is right down the street. I awoke to a counter top full of beautiful produce...
It was such a pleasure to have him in my kitchen!! He is extremely creative and was able to teach me a thing or three.
Kev worked endlessly at the grill. Shirtless. The way all guys in Gaston cook their meat.
My brother (soon-to-be Daddy) and Laura (mommy-to-be) and Bethany....
But not before I got my fill of banana pudding. It was the only way I could make it through the day.