We've had some recent family special occasions. Last weekend, a wedding shower was held for my niece and goddaughter, Julie.
The decorations and table settings featured an autumn theme for the upcoming October nuptials. Future bride Julie was a very happy young woman and it showed.
By coincidence, her fiancé is named Michael, like her sister's now husband.
Their wedding will be celebrated this coming October, also in NJ, and at the same church as her sister, Jamie. Her wedding to Mike was posted about here.
Our nieces were adopted as infants from Columbia (Julie) and Guatemala (Jamie) by my brother and his wife. They are very much loved members of our family. Best wishes to both of our these young women on the new phase of their lives.