Matthew and Amanda Lee James Venezia welcomed their first daughter, Leah Mae, Oct. 25. Amanda reports that “she’s perfect in every way!” * Leslie Peterson is getting married to Christian Crannell ’08 this June in Charlotte, Vt. They live in Burlington, where Christian is in medical school and Leslie teaches third grade. * Chris Hoffman spent time in Winchester, Mass., with Monty ’06 and Laura Harker Hankin ’06 for a pre-Christmas celebration along with Tim Brown, Ben Crane ’06, Adrian Walther ’06, Bobby Abendroth ’06, Jamie Waters ’08, Dylan Perry ’09, and Sam Hoff ’09. Chris and his wife, Courtney Reichert, expect their first child, a girl, in May. * Amanda Vickerson took a job at Greely Middle School as a behavior strategist and finally bid adieu to her beloved 1994 Geo Prizm. * Cammie (Dale) ’06 and Brian Liberty welcomed their daughter, Meredith James, Sept. 27 in Miami, Fla. * Kevin Fritze completed his graduate studies at Duke University and moved to Charlotte, N.C., with wife Dorian and newborn son Kenneth to join the sustainability team at fiber technology company Domtar. * McKenzie Wessen caught up with Ashley Best Syler in Vermont and then took a trip to the Poconos with Taka Bennett ’06. * Caitlin Sateia and Kristopher King welcomed their first child, Lawson Michael King, Jan. 12 in Newton, Mass. They report, “We’re enjoying getting back to our old finals week sleep schedules with the little guy.” * Jessica Laniewski married Jordan Bowne (USC ’07) at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, Mass., Sept. 15. Her Colby roommates Julia Csikesz Welch and Lisa Helstrom were bridesmaids, and Brendan (with whom the groom went to law school in Boston) and Anna Czechowski O’Keefe also attended. Jordan and Jess met in Verona, Italy, while studying abroad. “Many thanks to Jan Plan for setting the chance meeting into motion!” * As for me, Annie Mears, I’m gearing up for a big summer on the wedding circuit including weddings for Laura Keeler, Meg Davis, Courtney Goodie, Morgan Manoff ’08, Blake Foster, Derek Snyder ’04, Kristin Luber, Lindsay Snyder, and younger sister Kitty.