10.23.2012

Benestante Family Reunion


This weekend I had the pleasurable experience of being a part of my first family reunion on my husband's mother's side (the Italians!). We all met at a beautiful family-owned ranch in a small town in East Texas, ate some really great bbq and made lifelong connections. It was amazing to see the family tree and be able to trace the lineage up to the original family members who touched ground at Ellis Island. Because the reunion was such a success, they are already planning to make it a yearly event!

8 comments:

  1. What a lovely setting to all come together for a family reunion! So cool that you had a great time and also that there are more to come! :)

    xxT

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    1. Thanks T! Yes, throw a bunch of Italians together and one Asian chick and you're ready for a good time! :D

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  2. What great photos!! The photo of the grasshopper on the flower is stunning! So glad to hear the reunion was a success!

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. :)
    xo,
    Ali

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    1. I'm glad you like the photos, Ali! The grasshopper one is my favorite too. I love taking macro shots!

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  3. I must say, your posts are quite amazing. I'm always on the hunt for fresh blogs to scroll through. I'm adding you to my Google reader so I can keep up with your posts. I can't wait to see what you share next!

    The Queen of Hearts

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    1. Thanks for finding me! Love your outfits, and you have quite an amazing wardrobe!

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  4. That's really cool - what a big family your husband's mother has! My father's family (the "Goncalves", my surname) also organizes a family reunion every year. Because I live in London (and my parents' families are all in Portugal) I attended it this year for the first time. But we are not as many as the Benestantes... :)

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    1. Sonia, I love that your families are countries apart! Sounds like a great excuse to take a vacation! Yes, the Benestantes were a bigger family than we thought. Bryan only knew a handful of relatives there, so it was neat meeting the rest of the family!

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