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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.

A Very Thomas Christmas Day

Lake House – Winter Edition

My mom has been updating me almost daily on the status of the cats. As of today, Milo has finally stopped hissing and Madison has been chewing on the Christmas presents I sent up on Wednesday afternoon. Fantastic.


So while Madison spent her time gnawing on gifts, I was browsing the antique store about 10 minutes away from Gavin’s family’s house. I found 11 more plates (!) and a beautiful embroidered tablecloth.

That afternoon, Gavin and I headed up with his family to check out the lake house they just purchased. It was near freezing but nonetheless it was gorgeous. We arrived around the time the sun was setting.



Mikayla wasn’t feeling well… until we started playing “Duck Duck Goose,” Then she felt 100% better and started running around. The kids took turns spinning with Gavin in the living room, taking full advantage of the unfurnished space.


That night, Gavin and I went to Ian and Karin’s mansion house. Ian played bartender.