Tuesday, April 24, 2007

My Best Friend's Wedding

This past weekend, Greg and I had the joy to be in our best friend's wedding, FINALLY!! I've known Evan since I was born, Greg's known him since he (Evan) moved to Charlotte in the late 90's. We've both known Leah for a little more than 4 years and she even lived with Greg's family for a year when she's was at UNCC. And she's pretty much become the 4th Baumgartner girl. My Dad even said so.

Practically as soon as they met, everyone had a feeling that they would end up together and 4 and 1/2 years later we were able to celebrate their wedding! It was a very fun day, and a fun couple of weeks leading up to it. Especially for me with all of the showers, luncheons and parties to go to. Plus it was basically the most fun wedding party - - ever.

They're moving to Winston-Salem after the honeymoon because Evan was able to get a great job up there. I'm excited for them, but will definitely miss them very much.

The kiss!

Hubby and I =) (It was our 10 month and 4 day anniversary)

My sisters and me

Showing off our rings . . .

Greg giving the best man's toast

Thursday, April 12, 2007


On Good Friday Greg and I went on our first trout fishing trip. It was a beautiful day, cold, but beautiful. We drove up to South Mountain State Park, a little less than 2 hours north of us.

We spent a lot of time hiking around to the different streams an
d creeks, but caught nothing for the first 2 or 3 hours. Then we hit the jackpot; we found a small stream and we could see about 8 or 10 trout hanging out and we caught 6 of them in the next 45 minutes. It was soooo much fun! I caught the first 2 (one of which was the biggest catch of the day) and then Greg caught the last 4. We took our catch over to our friend Kyle's house and his dad taught Greg how to clean them and Kyle cooked them up for us for dinner. It was a pretty amazing meal. We stuck 2 of them in our freezer for later . . .

Greg fishing

My first catch!

Greg's first catch

Spartacus on the ride home, he was exhausted!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007


This past weekend, I drove up to Fairfax, VA with my Mom. I was born there and her parents, brother and some close friends still live up there. We spent the majority of the time up there in the car or eating. There was lots of eating =) I did end up losing my voice a couple days into the trip which made communicating a little tricky, but thankfully Mom with her 24 (yes, 24) years of experience as a dental hygienist and talking to people with hands and instruments in their mouths was able to interpret for me!

Over the past several years my grandfather, Pawpaw, has had numerous strokes, and is definitely slowing down but his attitude has been amazing, I didn’t hear him complain or long for the old days once even though the simplest of tasks take him a lot longer. And Mawmaw’s attitude and genuine love for her husband is amazing. They will be celebrating their 61st anniversary this May and still love to recount the story of how they first met (and got engaged 3 dates later . . .) What a blessing it was to have their example lived out in front of me this weekend

Greg and I are both so blessed to not only have the examples of our parents and their marriage, but also 4 sets of grandparents that have over 200 years of marriage between them. Talk about a legacy!