Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A Jewish Wedding

This past weekend was a new experience for us, we attended a Jewish wedding. Aarons cousins are Jewish and had quite the wedding! It was a lot of fun. I've been looking forward to being apart of such an event and it sure did meet my expectations.
There was a woman who sang most of the ceremony in Hebrew (she had an incredible voice) while John and Tanaya stood under a canopy that their parents held. Most of the men including Aaron wore Yarmulkes. Afterwards they broke glass and the celebrating began!


They were carried into the dancing and dining room on chairs with everyone singing and clapping. They did a chair dance while everyone linked arms and sang around in a circle. I just clapped and had a great time watching, although I was really trying to refrain from joining in the circle, it looked like a lot of fun. I later found out that I could have joined, I wasn't sure if I had to be Jewish or a close relative, so next time I'll be in there. They did there traditional dancing for about 30 min then we ate and after that is when we all danced to the music from a live band that was phenomenal. It was incredibly fun and I had whip lash for a couple of days from head banging so much, but I wouldn't trade that for anything. I had a great time. And yes, I even did the worm at a Jewish wedding. I was a bit nervous doing the worm in a dress, but I couldn't resist. I thought my dress flipped all the way up, so I cut the worm short, but fortunately for me and everyone else I had a slip on which stayed put. I think people were impressed for a moment, that is until Spencer showed me up with his flip and crazy arm dance - I loved it! It has been a while since I've had a good dance session, I sure miss those stake dances, stomps, and college bashes! I think I've been holding it in a little too long, cause after watching the video of the dance I'm a little embarrassed. I just couldn't help myself, I heard the music and my body just took over.
I felt like this picture captured the pure joy I felt during the dance, I was in the dance zone.



If you weren't there here's a condensed version that captures our favorite highlights of the night. We tried to put a little of everyone, so I realize I'm a bit of a spaz and a camera hog, but just look at the people all around. I've got to give a shout out to Harvey for bustin' a move even with everyone putting the pressure on him. We'll just have to work on the reeling in move. See if ya'll can guess whose nickname is crazy legs?

Here's a good picture of Aarons family. He's the youngest of 5, so all the siblings and their families were there except his mom. We were sad she couldn't make it, her dad passed away 2 weeks ago, so she's with her mom in Florida.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

okay let me be the first to say Jesse that was awesome!!! You should have kept going though, you left me wanting more of the worm! That was some good stuff, I love reading your blog so keep it coming, you guys are hilarious!!!!

love the Beards

johnschochet said...

Great post, and thank you for taking the video! Tenaya and I are happy you all had such a great time and are sorry we somehow didn't see the worm. And for the record, we broke light bulbs instead of glasses -- they're easier to smash and make a better crunching sound.

Cody and Brooke said...

That was HILARIOUS! You are a fantastic dancer Jessie- I've never seen that side of you. You definitely would have showed me up doing the chicken dance at Albertsons!!! That was awesome!
So, I am 15 wks. but I haven't revealed it yet to the world. I think I was holding out until 16 wks. for some reason. Thanks for saying I look great but all the pics I chose to put up my belly is hiding. We are done with vacations for awhile. We were trying to squeeze them all in before Cody's academy started up- which is next wk.
Anyway! I loved your dancing. And, I thought you were a professional runner...

Ashley said...

Hahahahah Loved it! Umm..will you come dance like that at my wedding someday???

Dave, Stacie, and Cooper said...

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAH...I have never craved a dance so much in my life! That is not fair...you have been to two dance receptions! Jessie seriously nothing makes me happier than seeing you freak dance all over the wedding floor with your sunday dress on. That was outstanding, and it made me miss going to dances with you!

Matt and Allison said...

That really was so much fun to watch! I would honestly love to have a dance party and I think I have a way of making it happen... well every year we have our haunted barn maze, but this year we aren't doing the maze part, we are just doing a big halloween party instead. SO, if you are willing, we could turn it into the halloween stomp... think about it...

Harvey said...

Great video, but it doesn't begin to do justice to Jessie's moves and energy. Believe me, Jessie can bust some uber serious moves. If you're looking for someone to amp up the crowd on the dance floor, she's your gal!

P.S. Thanks for getting me out there. You're the only one who could do it.

Spencer said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! I'm going to have to watch some more VH1 videos so next time, I can really get down like you Jessie.

Ashley said...

Jessie, It is truly you, only from the dance moves and some high school reminiscing could I know that it is you. What have you been up to? Looks like life is treating you well. I am happy for you, you deserve the best.

Kristine said...

Hi Jessie and Aaron!
Love the video! That was such a fun dance party! I wish you guys could have been at our wedding, you bring out the dancer in everyone... including Uncle Harvey! (Oh and Jessie, that jacket you wanted is online now here is the link: http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=FOREVER21&category%5Fname=outerwear&product%5Fid=2043259128&Page=1
Just thought u might be interesed. Thanks for the fun blog guys! I wish we lived closer to you guys we'ed be your ping pong buddies!
-Kristine

Kathleen Kerr-Schochet said...

Jesse- First- you are a close relative! And everyone is welcome to join in the celebration! You add such joy and life to every occasion. We are delighted that Arron found you and made you part of our extarodinary family!
xxoo- Kathy

Sherratts said...

Wow what a woman. To think you threw your star studed future away to marry Aaron. Thanks for the post. It is a good tribute to the legendary CA weddings.

Jonathan & Britney McCauley said...

Hey Jessie!!! I am so glad Julie told you about our blog. I have been wanting to get a hold of you for a long time. We were in Utah this past summer staying with shane and jo and we wanted to come see you guys but couldnt get your number. I was so bummed. Im not sure when we will be there next. Well your two girls are absolutely adorable!!!!! We will have to introduce luke to emmy! I am not teaching anymore...i get to be a stay at home mom...and it is soo great!!! Jon is in his second year of dental school and is doing really well. How is aaron? Hey i heard you ran another marathon...dang girl you are just amazing!!!! I sure do miss our running days. Oh and by the way that picture of you dancing just reminded me of our byuh dancing days!!! love ya, brit

The Elder Clan said...

Jesse, I honeslty laughed out loud during that dance, and not only that, but I literally watched it twice! hahaha, that was great!! i agree with the first comment-I just wanted more!!!!

Cody and Brooke said...

Don't worry about spillin' the beans :) You really didn't though- nobody got it. Also, it's probably time to announce it anyway! That's too funny that April 7th is your birthdays- I knew it was in April. I love April especially here in Vegas because it's still nice and cool. I think this baby will actually come on the 1st or 2nd because my birthday is July 1st Cody's is December 2nd and Noah's is September 2nd so I think the baby will follow suit.

millisue said...

Jessie-
Hey I know this is random but I was blog snooping and ran into yours and I love love it. I promise I have read all through it and can relate to so many of your stories! You are a cool mom! I'm going to add you to my blog and continue snooping on you. And you got some righteous dance moves!

Brynne, Aaron and Cade said...

Okay so I've always thought I was a bit of a crazy dancin' nut but I think you've got me topped! I too can do the worm but wouldn't have had the guts to do it in a dress so way to go! I would have loved to be there to dance with you and your fun energy! Awesome!!!