Friday, June 18, 2010

one more thing...

I was on my computer & I found a couple of pictures of us I wanted to share...

vIvA LaS VeGaS!!!!

Love is in the air, you hear the swooshing of taffeta with every step, & Cannon in D is on repeat in your head... that's right - it's wedding season!

To get this season started, my dear friend & college roomie, Lauren, got married a couple of weeks ago in Selma. It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony & reception at an old plantation home - the perfect setting for a truly Southern wedding. Not even a rain storm could mess with their perfect day! I wish she & Lee a lifetime of happy memories!

Next up, in early August, JD's cousin Janet is getting married here in Birmingham! She & her fiance Bradley are such a fun couple - we are looking forward to the wedding festivities!!

Kicking off the Fall, our good friend Liz is getting married on Lake Martin!! I was honored when Liz asked me to be a bridesmaid & I'm looking forward to the bachelorette party, showers, etc... So much fun!! We are really excited for she & Richard - they are a perfect match & I know they will have a lot of fun together!

Wrapping things up will be the Flory nuptials!! That's right friends, it's official - we're going to LAS VEGAS this Fall for SARAH & DARON'S WEDDING!!!! The official wedding date is Sunday, Nov. 14 at the MGM Grand - it's going to be super luxurious & FUN for all!! I'm ready to pack our bags today & hit the road, but there is much to do before then... starting with their engagement party next month!

On another note, my cousin's wife had a baby girl this week - welcome to the world, Lexi Pinkston!! Can't wait to meet you on our next visit up to Chi-town! Congratulations to Jamie, Renee, Jake, & Ashley :)

JD & I have signed up to be volunteers at the Greater Birmingham Humane Society!! We completed our orientation & are looking forward to training in the near future! We figure that we have a lot of love to give & there are a lot of animals who need some - rather than bringing them all home (which was our original idea - not very practical...), we thought we'd devote some time every month to the GBHS! I urge all of you to find a way to give back to the community - you will find it is extremely rewarding!

Mom & Dad are making their way down the second leg of their "Midwest Tour" - they started by driving to Chicago to help my aunt & uncles get my grandmother's house in order to put on the market; next stop is Farmington, MO to visit with Mom's aunt & cousins; the last stop will be to visit my mom's brother, Uncle Joe, in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Wishing them safe travels until their return home in the next week!

Happy early Father's Day to all the dad's out there :)

Not much else going on with the Bakers - until next time...

peace & love.