Not In Jersey: New Jersey Trip Part 1–Family New Jersey Trip Part 1–Family - Not In Jersey

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Jersey Trip Part 1–Family

I’m back! I bet you didn’t notice that I left, which is the beauty of scheduling posts in advance. I almost failed at that though – we had been planning to travel to New Jersey to be present for Dave’s parents’ 50th Anniversary party, and our itinerary had us arriving on the 25th – two days before the party. However, our niece had a baby boy the week prior and his brit milah was scheduled for the morning of the 25th. We thought it would be worthwhile for us to change our flight in order to attend – and we were able to leave a few days earlier to make it on time! However, this surprise change of plans left me with less time than I had planned on to schedule blog posts! I made it though, and now I’m back with much to share!

I know this is blurry, but I was laughing at how cute he looked wearing the knit hat I made him!

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Gabbie and her two biggest cousins, followed by Gabbie and her new littlest cousin.

At the bris – father, grandfather holding baby, and great-grandfather.

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Various friends and family.

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This is my nephew who will be 18 soon. He was born just after I met Dave. He is uncle to the baby and I am Great Aunt!


Saturday night was the big anniversary party!

My brother-in-law parked a car on his lawn to introduce the 60s theme!

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Table settings, cookies, cake, and Simon.

Having fun with the cousins.

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Gabbie’s hair was straight – can you tell?

Gabbie’s 2nd cousin, Gabbie’s first cousin, and Gabbie.

Our honorary cousin with the boys.

Me and Simon.

Towards the end of the party, members of the family put on these 50th Anniversary shirts and posed with the honorees!

This picture includes children, grandchildren, great-grandchild, great-nieces and great-nephew.

This is all the grandkids that were there, aside from Simon, who was exhausted and ran out of the picture. There are also 5 more grandsons who are in Israel! And of course, this includes great-grandchild #1!

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And here are the 3 children and the honorees! Plus me and Gabbie!

I have much more from our trip to share, so I will return next week with more posts!


Janine Huldie said...

Aww, I love that you were able to schedule your posts and seriously so glad you got to visit with your family here in NJ for the week. Happy 50th again to Dave's parents and your nephew is adorable!! :)

Shoshanah G said...

That anniversary cake looks delicious! And I have to say, I think Gabbie looks so much older with straight hair. Although I'm guessing you're not quite ready for her to be so grown up!

Breenah said...

Oh my goodness, Gabby looks so much older here! I love all the looks the new baby was giving you. Makes me hope that my nephew gets here soon!

Tamara Bowman said...

Wow, 50 years. To many more for them!!
And we were in New Jersey at the same time! We were there from the 23rd - 27th.

Holly Higgins said...

I just love new babies! A friend had a daughter on NYE and I cannot wait to meet her! I'm glad you had a good trip!

Echo (The Mad Mommy) said...

Awww, I love this! Making great memories already!

Dara said...


Dara said...

it tasted pretty good. :) Gabbie looks old anyway - she is almost 10! I can't even take that!

Dara said...

she is growing up too fast. almost 10 years old! and that baby is so tiny, it's so funny to compare them!

Dara said...

oh that is sad that we didn't know. maybe one day we can meet up!

Dara said...

I love babies too - but I prefer when I can hand them over if they cry! :)

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