QUICKIE:  Vincenzo, on the way to the airport to pick up Kevin: “Mom, why do all the airplanes have lines in their names?”  (Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines…)
I’m not sure how many of you know this, but a couple months ago my younger sister eloped with an older man.*  Basically one day my mom called to ask if she wanted to help work in her garden or something and Jnet answered from Hawaii, her voice aglow with wedded bliss and scandal.

That was in April.  This weekend we finally got to see some pictures of their magical day, and I will now invade their privacy by posting them for the world to see.

Signing the marriage certificate…or is that the prenup?


“You may, er, kiss the bride.”


Here’s the flower girl.  Soooooooooo cute!


The receiving line (short, due to the elope-iness of the event).


A toast!


So let’s everyone send them a big congratulations, and maybe some Waterford crystal and self-tanner to go with it!  Congrats, Jnet and Mott!  From here on out you will be known as Jnott in this blog.

*Her husband is older by almost two years.  Kevin and I set them up a couple years ago, if that gives you any indication of what kind a guy he is.  🙂

French dip sandwiches
Fried rice
Roasted asparagus

We love the 80s!

QUICKIE: Vincenzo: “Mom, I’m a guitar.  Strum me!”
Remember the 80s?  So do I.  So does my friend in this flowered bridesmaid dress. 


So did the bride, apparently, because this wedding actually took place in 1994, but I guess no one sent her the memo about New Year’s for, like, 10 years in a row.

Anyway, when I got ahold of this picture I knew I had to share it with the world.  Now it’s up to you to decide which of my blog readers is in the picture.  I’m going to list 10 people who leave comments on my posts and you can guess which lucky one has this memory of her past.  I’m too lazy to add their links but if you’re serious about winning you could look back at their comments and visit their sites to do some research.

Midwest Mommy
Mrs S
Momma Trish
Corey at Living and Loving
Jennifer @ Fun House

Prize…prize…what to do for a prize.  I could give away my car; or my next-born child; or how about my third-in-line spot to talk with Verizon?  I think I’ll settle on my recipe for chocolate chip cookies.  The recipe will change your life and make you a hero among men.  I’m not exaggerating.