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Celebrating the Dottoressa

10 May

Micol, niece of Dani and Massimo, earned her Masters degree yesterday in Firenze. She thought the family was going to celebrate in a restaurant in Cortona, but a beautiful surprise luncheon awaited her, hosted by her aunt and uncle, in their garden – a perfect Tuscan setting.

Massimo and sons left about 7 am for Firenze to be at the graduation ceremony. In the meantime, the “work crew” arrived early to assist Dani, who had been working tirelessly for about 10 days for her niece’s party.  These photos, with prosecco, were taken AFTER our work was complete!

Massimo, Len and Francesco (no photo) took care of the outside work,

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while Lori and I assisted Dani in the kitchen.  She even made garlands for the women to wear.

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Lucky was assigned look-out duty, and would alert us to their arrival.

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Daniela wanted everything to be perfect, and perfect it was.

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Even the sun cooperated.

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The hostess was ready for her guests

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who arrived around 1:30.

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Time for champagne and family photos…

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And finally time for lunch, which included lasagna, eggplant, stuffed tomatoes, grilled sausages and beef ribs.

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After we couldn’t eat another thing, Niccolo treated us to some music.

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Some joined in,

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others relaxed,

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and some of us kicked up our heels.

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My favorite photo of Dani and Massimo!

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After cutting the cake,

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Micol took to the mic to thank her relatives not only for the day, but for a lifetime of support.

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Dani, I think all agree your party was a gift Micol will always remember.

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Congratulazioni Dottoressa,

Dottoressa

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And salute to three beautiful generations of your family!

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Ciao,
Judy

 

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