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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Noelle's Story/ Our Marriage/Roger and Noelle Together Always

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.


carol l mckenna said...

Love the sound of your family traditions! Always find 'love' here on your wonderful family blog ~ xox

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Love is my drug said...

I love this!! Noelle and Roger are amazing couldn't ask for better family in all of you guys! They did a pretty fantastic job on raising a stand up man in Andrew 😍

❤ Tarrah

Sarah said...

Family and traditions ~ great photos and stories. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah Beth said...

Lovely family memories! That's such a clever way to reveal the baby's gender -- I bet the kids had a hard time not showing their hands before putting them on mommy's belly! And then to plant little Michael in the flower pot... too cute!

Edna B said...

Such wonderful photos and family memories. Weddings and babies - our future. I love that each new generation has carried on family traditions. I'm not sure what gender party is, but I thought planting the little on in the flower pot was so cute.

Well, our days are getting shorter and the kids are all going back to school. Soon the hot muggies will be replaced with cooler, more comfortable, temperatures. Hopefully, Pogo and I will be able to get out more then. I so miss taking lots of photos of the nature around us.

You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I love your sweet stories about your family! What a great couple they make.

Mevely317 said...

Happy Anniversary to Noelle and her prince! :)
I love that they chose to observe the traditional Slovenian wedding; then did the reception THEIR way!

That photo of baby Michael in the flower pot just cracks me up -- tho' he seems to be plotting his revenge in 16-17 years!

Ruby Manchanda said...

I enjoy your family journal.

Intense Guy said...

Happiest anniversary to Noelle and Roger!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Hello Anne,
I enjoy reading about family's stories. I helped out prepping food for parties, too, as a kid. I can slice celery so thin it's see through. Never understood why back then. lol
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Theresa said...

What a beautiful Phamily:) My Granddaughter's middle name is Noelle:) Love it! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Denise said...

really enjoyed this post.

LV said...

Always enjoy hearing what you and your family have been doing. How wonderful it would be if more families had the bond yours does. I love the cake.

Sandra Black said...

I love family traditions and I enjoy good weddings. I smiled all the way through our son's wedding - I just could not keep that grin off my face.