My Sister’s Now a ‘Mrs.’

Hey guys!

No food recipes today- but today’s post is still pretty important to me and since I did mention it to you all, I did want to share some of it with you.

See, last week, my twin sister Jasmine got married. It was a wonderful day,filled with a lot of smiles, joy and family. Just the way it should be. I’m really happy for Jas and her husband Josh, and I’m glad that I got to be apart of their special day.

(Although, being her twin, it’s not really like I had much of a say in the matter).

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The Happy Couple at the Rehearsal Dinner. It was a Mexican restaurant called Aldaco’s Taco Bar that I’d never been to before. Having tried the food, I can now safely guarantee that I will be back. Normally I’m not even a fan of Mexican food, but this was GOOD.

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There’s a really ‘funny’ story behind this program. Jas had originally decided on some program print-outs from Hobby Lobby, but decided two days before the nuptials that she hated them (and they ‘were’ pretty awful to be honest). So me and my Ashley, our older sister and co-MoH, along with our amazing wedding coordinator came through in the clutch for her to get these custom made for her by a SUPER designer who was willing literally do these overnight.  Let’s give her a round of applause, because she’s DEFINITELY the real MVP. They were done the day before the wedding.

Talk about last minute.

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When Jas and I first got to the church on Saturday morning, we had some quiet time while we waited on the hair stylist and makeup artist to get there, so I made her put up her hood and pose so I could get this shot. The Quiet Before the Storm.

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And, the After. Come on, I mean…let’s just all agree:

Isn’t she THE most beautiful bride you’ve ever seen?

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Jas and our dad posing together just before “Showtime”

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The Bridesmaids. I’m the devious looking one on the right who didn’t want to show teeth.

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Mr. and Mrs. Garcia just after saying, ‘I Do.’

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OMGCAKE.

One layer was Red Velvet. One layer was Raspberry. One layer was Chocolate. Options FTW.

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Maids of Honor on fleek. I showed teeth in this one.

Pictures alone really can’t do a day like this one justice. One of the best feelings is when you get to share such an important event with someone that you love, and it all goes well.

Congratulations to Jas and Josh. Love you guys ❤

(Don’t worry. I’ve got another recipe coming up for your guys very soon ;-))

Merry Christmas!

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Me, aged about 4 or 5. (in my new hideous Christmas dress) This was the Christmas of the Infamous Bell-Dropping Incident. See how happy and carefree I looked? Oh if only I knew what was to come…

Hey guys: no new recipes today. I just wanted to take 1 last opportunity to wish each and every one of you a a wonderful Holiday. May it be filled with great cooking, full houses, awesome gifts, and spectacular memories. Cause ultimately, that’s what it’s all about, right?

Also, there was a special request made by my friend Nancy@FeastingwithFriends for me to post a throwback picture of me from the year of my Bell-Dropping Incident that I talked about in my Cranberry Clementine Toaster Tarts post. Well Nancy, I dug through our box of old pictures and fished this ‘gem’ out to share. If me posting this doesn’t prove I that I’ve got love for you, then I don’t know what will.  The Internet is forever; these pictures will always be out there somewhere, for all the world to see. (I’ve got to stop thinking about that now or else I’m gonna change my mind and not press ‘Publish’.)

As a bonus, I’m even throwing in a picture from my 7th grade play of The Christmas Carol where I played the Ghost of Christmas Present that I talked about in my Cinnamon Wedding Cookies post.

Enjoy the humiliation, guys. I’m only doing this because it’s Christmas, and I love you. *facepalm*

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Me in 7th grade as the Ghost of Christmas Present in The Christmas Carol. Sorry for the poor image quality, the hallway was really dim.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!