Mr. Parks and I just returned from the most incredible weekend we have ever had. Hands down, I am on complete sensory overload from the sheer awesomeness of our brief (yet monumental) celebratory sojourn to Vegas. My best friend and maid of honor, Becca, put together a weekend that I will never, ever forget, and it will never be created quite like that again. That is, unless Mr. Parks and I have another bachelor/bachelorette party, assemble a geographically diverse group of people in the most fun city ever, and get surprised by some kick ass Brits!! We had college roommates, elementary school best friends, all of their new significant others, family, almost-family, and friends that are so close they’re family. I was so happy to share this time with everyone that I couldn’t help but get tears of joy in my eyes on more than a few occasions. It made me feel like all is right in the world to see all of these people together in one place, all laughing while losing money! The jokes were going off like firecrackers, and damn, everyone was ON!!!!There are many ways to be lucky in life, to be rich in this world. But Mr. Parks and I are the luckiest and richest ever, because we have so many wonderful people who care about us and who we care about. That is absolutely the best feeling in the world! We can’t wait until the wedding – we will get to have all of these wonderful people AND more to share this awesome time with!!! Thank you everyone for making this trip for us and celebrating our pure joy at getting married! We know you all have a lot going on right now (especially those of you who are also planning weddings!), and it means a LOT to us that you’d all take the time to make this weekend so special. We will never, ever forget it. We LOVE YOU ALL!!!! PICS OF VEGAS HERE.