Monday, May 11, 2009

Celebrate!

Last Thursday Garth passed his citizenship exam and inteview. Here he is getting home:We opened some bubbly to celebrate:

So proud of him:

We went to my parents' house and they had decorated the mailbox:

Off to celebrate by going out for Italian food:
Jess (my brother's gf) is putting the final touches on Garth's cupcakes:
Pretty:
It was a perfect day. We ate yummy Macaroni Grille and chocolate cupcakes with family. The next day Garth went to work and his office was decorated with all kinds of stickers, American flags, and a big red, white and blue hat. They also surprised him with an American flag cake and clapped for him. It is a blessing to have such wonderful family and friends to celebrate with. Thanks for making the day special!!

69 comments:

New Girl on Post said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate!

P.S. I'm LOVING your hair!

Southern Bride To Be said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! Those cupcakes look yummy! :)

Jon and Steph said...

How awesome! You really do have wonderful family and friends.... sounds like a fun celebration!

Your hair looks gorgeous!

J.L.S. said...

Such sweet and loving family and friends! It sounds like the perfect celebration!

Jules said...

Cograts to Garth! That is so amazing and I'm so glad you got to celebrate in such a nice way with friends and family :)

Your hair looks beautiful!

PixieDust said...

Those cupcakes look so yummy! Tell your husband congrats. I am also from South Africa and husband and I are also thinking of leaving the country someday. :)

Christie said...

Congrats again to Garth- it looks like you both enjoyed a well-deserved celebration!

Elizabeth said...

What sweet family and friends you have! Congrats, again. :)

Aartee said...

Congratulations!!! I am debating starting the Shred today!

Erin said...

Congratulations!!! God is good!

jen + ryan said...

LOVE your polka dot shirt!

Mrs. J L said...

Your parents are too cute for doing that for him and his work? wow they are really nice!!!

Congrats to your favorite American!

Kelly said...

So fun! And I'm so happy for you both. Congrats again to Garth!

d.a.r. said...

Adorable!! Congrats to him!

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

I certinally know what this feels like! My very dear brother in-law finally got his citizenship a month ago from Mexico...They had been working on it for two years and the last six months he had to stay in mexico. So we were all sooooo excited when he got to come home to my beautiful sister and his adorable son! SO CONGRATS!!!! I'd pull out one of those party horns if I had one:p

Adrienne said...

Congrats! That is so exciting!!

Ricardo and Lauren said...

YAY! looks like a fun celebration!

Lucky in Love said...

How sweet! Congrats to your hubby!

You look great :)

The Pink Potpourri said...

CUTE pictures! you guys are such an adorable couple :) congrats to garth!

Sassy and Classy Southern Mrs. said...

So cool! Way to go Garth! By the way, you looks great! I love the polka dot top.

THE Stephanie said...

Congrats, again! What a great way to celebrate!!

Megan said...

So fun! congrats to him again, and I LOVE that last picture of you two! So cute!

Adventures in Newlywed said...

Yay! So exciting :)

Gwen said...

Congrats Garth!!! XOXO

Saskia said...

All your celebrations sound fantastic!! What a special weekend.

x

recipes for the life said...

Congratulations!Looks like you had a great time.And the cupcakes look absolutely yummmmm!

bearer of three said...

awww congrats..that was sweet of you doing a whole celebration for him..your so good to him...congrats to you two again...

Justine said...

How fun! Love that polka dot top! Too cute! :)

AmyT said...

You guys look so happy!!!!! Congrats again!!! I'm loving your hair!!!!!!

Emily said...

ahhh! I love all the pictures...U look amazing girl:) Looking great!! And love the cupcakes and champagne pic of garth! u 2 are 2 cute!

katie + bret said...

So very exciting! YEAH!! I want to eat all those cupcakes! YUMM!

Tara Gibson said...

your hair looks gorgeous girl!

Jenny.Lee said...

That is so exciting!!!

Sarah said...

Congrats Garth! That's so exciting!

redheadedjournal said...

Congrats!

Rachel said...

Congratulations!!! That is awesome!

jskcaesquivel said...

How fun! It seems like ya'll had an amazing day! Congrats!

M and G said...

That is sooo cute!!!! Congrats to Garth! What an awesome accomplishment! We love macaroni grill, we went there on sat!

Brett Alexandra said...

awww, such sweet pics! congrats again to your hubby. Did you lighten your hair? Looks so great!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Awe, congrats to Garth!

- Sarah :-) said...

Aww... that's so awesome! I'm SO glad everyone celebrated with you. YAY GARTH!! I wish you all lived closer. I would've showed up, dressed like a singing telegram and sang "Yankee Doodle Dandy" or something like that. Good times!! ha ha ha

So... I'm DYING to know... does Garth have an accent?? Could possibly maybe video him saying the pledge of allegiance with his little South African accent? I bet it's awesome!! ha ha ha

(I think accents are the coolest thing, and I wish my southern accent was still around.) :-/

Southern Pathways said...

sounds like ya'll had a great time! Love your shirt - so cute! :)

Jessica said...

Looks like you guys had fun! Congratulations to him :-)

LauraAnn said...

That is so exciting! Congratulations!

LyndsAU said...

yay for him and congrats to you both! that is awesome!
looks like yall had a blast. they decor and cupcakes are awesome :)
you look FAB!

a H.I.T. said...

Congrats again. You guys look so happy!

Emily Jean said...

What a great day! Congrats again! and BTW, you look grreat!

Milltini said...

YAY GARTH! YAY YOU! What a happy celebration.

lola said...

Congrats to him! (and those cupcakes look delish!)

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Italian food to celebrate? That made me laugh! Congrats!

Mrs. S. said...

I am so excited for you and your husband! What a great way to celebrate for him and what he has accomplished!

Cristina said...

how nice! He looks super excited to be an american :)

PS - I love your hair!

Melissa said...

I love the themed decorations on the mailbox and the cupcakes. How festive! BTW, your hair looks awesome in those pics!!

Pleasant Drive said...

Congratulations! What a big deal! And, might I say, that you are looking super svelte?

Katie said...

Ah, that's so great! You two always look so happy and fun! I could go for a chocolate cupcake right about now! :)

Shanny said...

Yay for Garth and what a way to celebrate!!!

*~! megs !~* said...

Yay Garth!! Congrats to the hubs!!

And can we just talk about how amazing your hair is please!! Beautiful!!

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

Aww, such a great time! Way to go, Garth!

Kim said...

Yay! Looks like you had a wonderful time celebrating.

PS - You look HOTT in those photos. You are super skinny, girl.

Lacey said...

It sounds like yall had the perfect celebration!

And your hair looks FABULOUS!!!

Laura said...

Your shirt is SUPER cute! And yay, Garth!

EJ & Roo said...

your hair looks great and so do those cupcakes!!!

Jennifer said...

CONGRATS GARTH!!!

Sandy Toes said...

What sweet pictures....a perfect celebration!!!! That is just great~
sandy toe

brown eyed girl said...

Yay!!! Congratulations!!

And btw, you look soo good! I can tell you've lost weight, congratulations!!

Elizabeth said...

Congrats to Garth!! It looks like yall had a great time celebrating! :)

morewineplease said...

what an awesome thing to celebrate! congrats to you both!

Mrs. McB said...

Congrats to Garth!!!! Looks like you guys had a blast!

bekah said...

I know I am a few days late on this post, but GOSH this is still so exciting and pretty much adorable! i feel so proud of Garth and I dont even know him, I cant even imagine how proud you are of your husband!