Although I shared Nick as part of our Alphabe Thursday message last week I added Noelle's story here because she and Roger are celebrating fifteen years of marriage today. Noelle, being the good BoJon/Irish girl that she is, held her wedding in our hometown of Pueblo so my mother, who was elderly and had difficulty traveling could sit front and center and see one more of her grand daughters marry. I tell you this story because when my mother met Roger she told Noelle to be nice to him because he was a good man. Let me tell you, BoJon women had a knack about these things. My folks would have celebrated 50 years of marriage August 29, 1985 but dad passed away April 5, 1985. It is a bittersweet memory.
Noelle and Roger enjoyed a traditional sLOVEnian wedding, a typical BoJon tradition. They were married at St. Joe's Hall in the Grove and we celebrated with wonderful food and dancing. Noelle took a turn way from the traditional BoJon wedding food, fried chicken and spaghetti, instead sharing Mexican (her dad's favorite) and lovely roast beef and ham. They had a beautiful champagne fountain and a cool DJ so we were all able to dance the night away.
Three of dad's sisters, Anna, Mima and Gela. Auntie Mima in the middle was a cook! Wow! IN her heyday she catered more weddings and political events in our hometown than anyone else! She was a dream cook. Dad always said he no longer could eat Italian dishes because when his big sister was betrothed to Uncle Sam Salvo, she practiced on the phamily, and he got tired of eating all those dishes! She perfected them and as a kid I was able to work many of the wedding and dinner events that she catered along with her sister-in-law Frances. I learned at a very young age, 9 or 10 how to set the silverware properly and set a beautiful dinner table. We all pitched and worked hard and auntie would reward us with some cash and of course, all her tasty dishes, especially those darn Italian cookies! No one has ever duplicated her style that I know of. She would share her recipes, it was just that she did not know how to cook for 10 people! She cooked for hundreds. I wish I had photos of those ladies cooking up a storm. My mom and several other aunties always helped her with these events and all of the kids were put to work. I learned so much during my younger years, especially how to be a hard worker!
Noelle and Roger are a great couple. They have an awesome phamily and that is what it is all about:
Andrew, the photo bomber in the middle of Christal and Alex and their three kids, Jaslin, Alexis and Devin. Roger and Noelle are very blessed.
Andrew, Christal and Colton with baby Jaslin 2003.
Andrew, Tarrah, Roger and Colton. -2014-
The gender reveal party 2015.
Tarrah's dad, Grandpa Scott thought Michael fit perfectly in this pot. This baby is amazing, he is so sweet and quiet. Love this little phamily.
I brought children into this dark world because it needed the light that only a child can bring. ~Liz Armbruster
Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. ~Rabindranath Tagore
So please stop by Ms. Jenny and visit the wonderful world of the Letter "O" which I have share din Noelle and roger's story and the letter "N" for Noelle.