Where to even begin with these two.....I first met Carlina in 2012 when her brother invited me to his family Thanksgiving since I had to work that night and wasn't able to go home for the holiday. Fast forward 5 years later and here we are - I'm married to her brother and have a handsome baby boy, and my little sister in law, partner in crime in wine drinking (and opening) and fellow Friends lover is getting married to the man of her dreams! These two have not had an easy relationship in the sense that they have lived in completely different states for the majority of their relationship. I'm thoroughly impressed with how well they both handled it and how they never gave up even when they had to go months without seeing each other.
Seriously, could these two BE any more perfect for each other?!
I remember the first time Carlina brought Garett around to a family gathering. At first I wasn't sure because he seemed so quiet....then I hung out with just the two of them one time and I saw how perfect they were for each other. I believe it was a random moment when Carlina tried to steal some food from Garett's plate once and he yelled "JOEY DOESN'T SHARE FOOD!" that I knew this was forever. Garett even has Carlina liking Star Wars...so you know he's a keeper.
Your love is based on giving and receiving, as well as having and sharing. And the love that you give and have is shared and received. And through this having and giving and sharing and receiving we too can share and love and have and receive.
Carlina - You're the little sister I've always wanted. You're kind, sincere, strong, independent, goofy and always there for me when I need someone to vent to or just need to quote Friends with. You are the best aunt we could ever have for Eli and of course doggie aunt for Guinness. We love you so much and can't wait to see you live out your future goals!
Garett - Even though we rarely get to see you, the time we do get to spend with you is always entertaining. You make THE best Chandler face I've ever seen...maybe even better than Matthew Perry himself. For that I am forever grateful. Thank you for always treating Carlina with the respect and love she deserves and for always telling her how proud you are of her. We are so glad we can officially welcome you into the family in just a few short months!