August 05, 2004

Wedded Bliss!

Bob Giannino, a colleague and friend of Karen's from Jumpstart old and new, and his partner, Brian Racine, officially became Mr. and Mr. Giannino-Racine back in May, on the first day gay marriage was officially allowed in MA. Two months later (to the day), Bob and Brian celebrated with a wonderful beach-themed reception at Concord Academy, where Brian teaches, and the two live with their son, Connor.

Congratulations Bob and Brian!

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After the reception, a crew from Jumpstart gathered for some faux bowling. Brian was the high-scorer in both games, beating out some stiff competition. Good thing it wasn't a competitive group ;)

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August 02, 2004

Melissa's Wedding Shower

On June 26, Cara, Melissa's best friend from childhood and her bridesmaid, hosted a "surprise" shower for Melissa at Cara's parents' house in Manchester, CT. Melissa was honored by family and friends. Becca tipped us off that if Melissa was wearing her flamingo dress, she had figured out the surprise. Who knew Melissa liked flamingos??

"This is ALL I get?!?"
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"What do you mean, MELISSA's shower?"
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The marshmallow stuffing begins...
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Becca prays for Melissa to give the wrong answers.
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"No rearrry, Brrian ras rive rousins."
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Game over.
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Shoes to match the flamingos
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Becca FRESHens up for dinner
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The source of Melissa's and Becca's good looks
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UCONN roomies - all growed up
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The hostess with the mostest
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The "maid" of honor
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Posted by Karen at 10:11 PM | Comments (2)

AJ & Michele's Wedding

One of my best friends from high school got married on June 19 to a marvelous girl and they're now living in Boston! We can't wait to hang out with our newest local friends. Congratulations AJ & Michele!

Proud mother of the groom
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Michele walks up the aisle
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Receiving line time
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Eddie, Carissa, Karen, Brian, and Mrs. Hannan
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Mr. Jesse & mom
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Nam (usher and photographer extraordinaire) & Brian aka Goob (best man)
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The Big Speech
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The first dance
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Mr. Hannan with Eddie and Carissa
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Posted by Karen at 08:40 PM | Comments (86)

February 11, 2004

Vegas Baby Vegas!!

It might look like Paris, but it's NOT! Brian and I got to go to Vegas this weekend. It was my first trip, a Chrismukah gift from Brian, and the trip included an Air Supply concert, which was ROCKIN!! We met Craig and Jenn out there, which made our trip a big party! We stayed at the MGM Grand, gambled a bit at the Black Jack tables, though only one of us left with cash in hand...and it wasn't Brian or ME! I even went on the roller coaster at NY NY. What a great weekend, and an amazing husband :) Thanks baby.

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See our Friends page for lots more pictures!!

Posted by Karen at 08:42 PM | Comments (2)