Archive for the ‘The Wedding Party’ Category


Welcome to the World, Ashleigh Madeline

October 4, 2008

Baby B is finally here!  And quite on time I might add.

Ashleigh Madeline was born last night (Friday, 3 October 2008) at 8:03 PM.  She weighed in at 7 pounds, 5 ounces and is 20.5 inches long.

According to the proud parents she is quite beautiful, has a head full of hair, and possesses all her digits.  Yay!

I can’t wait to see the pictures.  With permission I might share one.  Can’t wait to meet her!!!

Congratulations, Karla and Justin!  We love you lots.

M, J, and S


Baby Bayfield on His/Her Way!

October 2, 2008

I’m so excited to announce that Karla and Justin are going to have the baby tomorrow! I’ve been calling Karla almost everyday to find out if this kid has arrived yet and everyday she has to tell me, “No.”

Well, today I was super-excited, yet not surprised, to answer the phone and hear that they are going to the hospital to be induced. And how perfect, Baby B is due tomorrow, October 3rd!

After nine months of waiting, tomorrow I will be able to find out what name to put on some of these baby things I’ve got hanging around.

I couldn’t believe that Justin wanted to wait nine months to find out if the baby is a boy or a girl!! I tried to bribe Karla to find out in all sorts of ways, but I failed miserably.

I even kept checking their poll to see what everyone else thought. I kept telling Karla it was TWINS. She got mad every time.

Can’t wait to meet you, Baby B. Now I better check on our friends, Carrie and Towson, who are expecting their next little dude, Jack — due October 6th. (Apparently Karla and Carrie do everything together!!)

M, J, and S

Editor’s Note: After posting this, I called Carrie myself to check up on her and guess what — NO BABY YET!! So I took the chance to remind her that Karla’s having the baby and she’s not, “nah nah nah!”


Flower Girl’s 1st Day of Pre-School

August 26, 2008

Isn’t that the cutest little thing? That’s Meya, our flower girl. And we mentioned before, this is a week of firsts – for everyone!

Meya has had her first day at preschool, just like her best friend, Haydn. She is our flower girl and we love her lots!

Look at that little backpack and those really cool pink Converse! Meya, my sweetie, and I could all be twins next time since we all have the same shoes!

Well, my sweetie doesn’t have an pink Cons, but that could change, just you wait!

We can’t wait to see you in your pretty dress on 9/13/2008, little miss!

We can’t believe you are such a big girl!  Hope you make lots of friends at school.

We love you lots!

Auntie, J, & S

Image:  Meya, first day of preschool, 25 August 2008


Ring Bearer’s 1st Day of Pre-School

August 25, 2008

Ring Bearer, Haydn, on his first day of Pre-School

Like I said before, today is a day of firsts.

Today was Haydn’s first day of preschool. He is such a grown up now! We are very proud of him.

Haydn plays a very important role in our wedding…he is the Ring Bearer. He is the groom’s special helper since he has to make sure the wedding rings make it down the aisle!

He will also need to escort our flower girl, Meya, down the aisle.

We are very excited to see Haydn all dressed up in his tuxedo to match the other groomsmen and ushers! He will be the star of the show!

We will see you, Haydn, in three weeks! Can’t wait!

Have lots of fun at school, make lots of friends, and learn lots.

M, J, and S


Baby Bayfield: Blog Savvy Little Bugger

August 23, 2008

I’ve been meaning to mention this since the end of May, but as you all probably know now, I am not so good at keeping up with the MANY things going on in our lives right now. The whirlwind is upon us and those of you who are near and dear to me know just how well I actually deal with whirlwinds…

As you know, our Non-Bridesmaid Karla and her husband Justin, are expecting their first baby in early

October (October 3rd), which is why they won’t be able to make it to the wedding on September 13th! While this saddens us, as Karla has been a part of SO MANY pivotal moments in my life, we completely understand and are already planning our first baby visit in October (don’t worry, I have already cleared this with Karla.)

Anyway, Baby Bayfield, boy or girl (who knows!!! I wish I did!!!), is quite the blog savvy little bugger. He/She already has his/her own website!

I check it frequently, but it looks like Mummy and Daddy are just about as good as I am about updating the blog regularly — eh hem, hint hint.

The countdown is on Baby Bayfield. We’ll be married in 21 days! But, we’ll see you in about 41 days!

M, J, and S


Cream of Tartar Anyone?

July 13, 2008

If anyone has ever wondered what Cream of Tartar is, we have the answer! It’s actually a pure and natural ingredient that is created when grape juice turns to wine. Who knew?! It’s also a main component of baking powder and is commonly used to stabilize beaten eggs (like for meringue).

We know this because it says so on the Cream of Tartar bottle.

We found this out because Patrick and I are helping Melissa through a trial run of the Honey-Glazed Beehive Cake which will be prominently featured at the wedding shower Emily will bee giving us.

We hope it turns out like this:

Picture from

M, M, P, B, C, & O

P.S. My sweetie says hi!


Happy 4th of July 2008!

July 5, 2008

Happy 4th of July, everyone! We meant to post this yesterday, on the 4th, but were swept up in running errands, wrapping up some work, and getting ready to spend the evening with some friends.

We had a fun little gathering with Brad and Samantha and some of their friends. Brad is actually one of my sweetie’s groomsmen, so you will probably hear about him at some point!

We had a great view of the fireworks over the East River from the apartment, so it was better than standing on the roof in the rain.

We hope you all had a happy and safe 4th of July! See you all soon.

M, J, and S