Tag Archives: Janice

Jim’s Graduation Bauer-B-Q

Yesterday, we all gathered together for a backyard barbeque to celebrate Jim’s graduation from Mercy College.

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Jim and Mom and his “cake”

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Group photo! (left to right: Jeremy, Mrs. Cumberland, Ashley, Zato, Amy; front row: Samantha and Momma)

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Katie flying away with balloons

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The paparazzi

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Gavin climbing trees

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Gavin and my two brothers, Jim and Kris

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and Betty!

UPDATE: This one I stole from Andrew’s Facebook :)

My Surprise Bridal Shower: Part II

(Continued from Part I)

The moms wore matching corsages.

Momma and I had corsages, too.

Momma helped me open the presents. Jessica organized them. Amy documented each and every one in a master list entitled,” Yay Presents!!”

Janice made an amazing hat out of all the bows from the presents.

(Second hat of the day.) I have a similar photo from when I was about two years old and sitting in a box with ribbons on my head. Nearly three decades later, apparently not that much has changed.

Almost all of my bridesmaids were there, which made it exceptionally fabulous.

And last but certainly not least… Gavin!! I was really glad that the guys didn’t get kicked out. I think it was fun to have them at the bridal shower.

Here are a couple of “behind the scenes” photos I got a hold of:

The Balloon Storage Room

And the Prep Team

For more behind-the-scenes stuff, check out my mom’s blog: Big Secret’s Out!

The Best Bridal Shower Ever

I owe well over a hundred thank you’s to everyone who was involved in making this day not only happen but be the most well-organized, detail-oriented, thoughtful, beautiful and ultimately super fun bridal shower that I could have ever imagined. From planning and preparation to the actual day-of responsibilities, these guys really knocked it out of the park.

From what I’ve both heard and seen, here is the list of everyone who had a part in making this amazing event happen:

Executive Producer: Katie
Assistant Executive Producer: Mom
Coordinator: Katie
Assistant Coordinators: Bridesmaids
Creative Director: Mom
Creatives: Katie, Jessica, Amy, Janice, Nicole, Victoria, Karin
Production Team: Katie, Jessica, Amy, Ashley, Mom
Publicity Director: Katie
Print Design: Mom
Audio Engineer: Jim
Floral Arrangements: Jim, Mom
Chefs: Mom, Amy, Momma
Cooks: Jeremy, Katie, Ashley, Amy
Cake & Cupcake Design: Mom & Momma
Additional Food/Drink: Mrs. Thomas, Aunt Joan, Jeremy, Victoria, Katie
Culinary Quality Control: Dad
Wardrobe Stylist & Fashion Design: Mom
Costume (Hat) Designer: Janice
Gift List Management: Amy
Official Gift Presentation: Momma, Jessica
Photography: Gavin, Katie, Jackie
Videography: Dad
Gift Storage & Organization: Dad
Transportation Crew: Dad, Katie, Jim, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas
Set-Up & Breakdown: Jessica, Katie, Amy, Jeremy, Kris, Victoria, Momma, Dad
Best Husband-to-Be EVER: Gavin

“Most Distance Traveled” Award
First Place – Jessica from London, U.K.!!
Second Place – Mr. & Mrs. Thomas from Rochester, NY
Third Place – Aunt Lynn from Binghamton, NY

More to come as I gather photos and mentally digest all the wonderful things that have happened this weekend. (Gavin also got baptized!) Thank you again to everyone. Amazing. Simply amazing.