Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The One with the Graduation Party :: 05:24:08

Walking into Jayne's home, I just knew right off the bat that she was a natural hostess. Normally, when one attends a party, the hostess is running around finishing up the last minute details. Jayne, on the other hand, was as cool as a cucumber.

Also, Jayne throws a good party. And I'd totally ask her to help me throw a party any day. She had beautiful flowers everywhere. Her dining room table is perfect for hosting. (I even looked up the same table on the Internet to see if I could purchase it for myself.) She had a filled wine bar. Music everywhere. A table full of photos of Sarah next to a wall of photographs too. Decorations all throughout her home. All these special touches... all for her sister

Jayne threw a graduation party for her sister, Sarah, on May 24, 2008. You could also tell right away that these two have an amazing connection as sisters. Having a sister of my own, there's just something special about sisters. She graduated earlier that day from USD and even received a special award!

Jayne and Sarah are also so great with their younger cousins. They're amazing with kids and the young ones just naturally gravitated towards Jayne and Sarah... you could feel the love in the room.

What made this gathering even more special was that this was a get-together with family that hasn't seen each other in a long time. It was nice to see everyone be so proud of Sarah and also just happy to be in each other's presence. I felt incredibly blessed to be able to share in this with them and they made me feel like a part of their family from the first moment I stepped through the door.

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The hostess: Jayne

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(Sarah)

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Sisterly love

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Grandpa enjoying the photos. I love grandpas... even when they're not my own because they remind me of mine. And I always hope that when people encounter my grandpa, they treat him with love and respect because he's awesome. So I can't help but feel that way whenever I'm around other people's grandpas.

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He was such a cutie with chubby cheeks to die for!

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He even lost a tooth at the end of the party!

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Mother & daughter

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She was such a cutie!

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Cousins

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The whole gang

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I loved these flowers and found myself trying to get them into all my photos

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I can't help but be drawn to kids... they make such interesting subjects and they're just so darn cute!

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This is my fave shot from the day... the red wall was perfect.

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Jayne and Sarah, thank you for allowing me to share in your wonderful day!

10 comments:

Kelly said...

You have so many amazing photos in this entry! I especially love the grandpa shot. I love my grandpa so much too, so I feel very drawn to this picture! I love the mother and daughter photo; so cute! The young girl going down the stairs reminds me of England for some reason. (You stirred up some 1983 memories for me!) And I love the last toasting shot. The colors are amazing!

Bryan Villarin said...

Great photos, Jasmine! (Not much more I can say, really.)

Kelly said...

I was looking at your photos again. They are just so pretty! When the wedding madness ends, I would love to spend a weekend with you and learn how to take a decent photograph!
Congrats again on these gorgeous pictures! :)

david & kimi baxter said...

looks like an awesome time! you captured this perfectly jasmine!!! have a blessed weekend!!

Rachel Brooke said...

Great action shots! Love those flowers too.!

Enoch Photography said...

The image of the grandpa looking at the pictures is priceless! Great job on these... they're all fantastic! //enoch

strohlie said...

just wondering how you got your photos to be larger? i've been trying that, too? pam strohl (photographer & mom in WI)

Mark Brooke Photography said...

SOLID!!!! what a fun set!

amanda fales photography said...

i don't know if i've ever told you how much your comments mean to me! just the fact that SOMEONE even looks at my blog means the WORLD! you are such a good sister :) i love you!

can't WAIT to see you in a couple of weeks!!!

Adrienne said...

What an awesome party! Beautiful shots, but I especially love the one with the grandpa! Glad to hear you're starting to find your niche :)