Genny’s Post-Wedding Party for JB and Anna

October 5, 2008 · Print This Article

First, congratulations to JB and Anna who got married on September 06, 2008 in Cape Cod, Massachusetts (one of my favorite places in the world).  Second, thanks to Genny and the rest of the Foote Family for once again opening their home to us.  Eleven of us plus the Foote Family got together on a beautiful October Saturday afternoon at the Zama Housing Complex in Kanagawa, Japan to have a post-wedding-reception (I believe that was the moniker?) party for JB and Anna.  Things kicked off with a little baseball playoffs watching, then some backyard sports, and then the big surprise of a “make-your-own-pizza” lunch.

Anna’s family recipe was used to make the homemade pizza dough, which each of us rolled on our own, then handed to Genny who cooked it on the outdoor BBQ grill!  This was a very fun system for getting everyone fed a satisfying lunch.  The family recipe crust was very tasty.

Of course there were Foote Family Famous baked goods as always.  This time super tasty cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies.  We all chipped in something though, from me and Aya’s karaage, to Luke’s salad, to Hitomi’s red-bean pudding, and so on and so on.

There were plenty of backyard sports going on as well:  horseshoes, soccer, football, Nerf missile, etc.  One activity of note was a game using a soccer ball called “bounce,” where if a participant failed thrice, they had to offer their posterior as a target for malicious soccer ball strikes!  (see photo of Luke below).

I look forward to the next Foote Family party–Halloween–and wish JB and Anna well and hope to visit them sometime on the Cape!

Please feel free to post your comments about the party below, and links to any other photos of the party in the comments also.

The Foote's are all setup for another party It was a make-your-own-pizza party, Jei making his here Shag put on an apron and served many
Genny worked hard out on the grill, grilling the pizzas Hmm, somehow my crust got well-down Genny recounts something sizeable
The Foote Family's Famouse Baked Goods were cupcakes this time, I ate two! Lots of sports this afternoon, Yoshio pounds the pipe setting up horsehoes Yoshio as
Jei gets his rod in the ground straight for horseshoes All setup, now time to start tossing shoes! Aya waits while rival Chance (brother of Genny) makes his throw
Aya showing good form on this throw! Hitomi releases her horseshoe Yoshio takes this, like all things, very seriously
A horseshoe about to settle down Geoff shows his soccer skills JB is on the ball
Genny gets ready to catch a missle (in the uppler left) Yoshio plays all alone Luke takes his punishment like a Man
Anna released something into the air Hitomi throwing a true NFL size football! Yoshio:
Anna and Kerry chill in the brilliant afternoon sunshine Denny and Kathy Foote enjoying being hosts Hitomi in black and white
Juri catches me shooting from far away Kerry in the late afternoon sunshine Shag strums on the Foote Family sofa


8 Responses to “Genny’s Post-Wedding Party for JB and Anna”

  1. kerry
    on October 5th, 2008 7:31 PM

    Hey Jason, lovely round-up of a lovely day. I always feel so warm and wholesome after spending time at the Foote Residence and you’ve captured the day with style and wit as always – thanks for putting this together, and thanks again to the Foote Family for having us. Mata Yoroshiku!! Kerry xxx


    Jason Collin Reply:

    Thanks Kerry! Visiting the Foote Family does always give one a warm feeling .


  2. on October 6th, 2008 9:51 AM

    Great stuff and great pics. Did you take a photography class, or do you know how to take a good picture? Can you tell me? I am always relying on the ‘auto’ mode of any camera I use, and it never turns out right.
    And thanks again to all the footes with a G for offering their home again… t’was a super day!! JB


    Jason Collin Reply:

    Thanks very much JB. I’ve never taken a photography class, but since recently getting a DSLR I’ve been reading these two great photography sites for tips, and for the rest I guess I just use my instincts:

    Yeah, I don’t recommend using auto mode on a camera. I am always tweaking at least the ISO setting. Show me your camera the next time we meet.


  3. JBL
    on January 11th, 2016 8:36 AM

    Fun to read & see this again!


    Jason Collin Reply:

    Hey JB…..just saw your comment now….how did you stumble upon these old photos?


    JBL Reply:

    I guess I clicked the “notify me of any responses” and since a few weeks ago there have been some comments on here.


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