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Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Day Finally Arrived!

YAY!!!!!! Donna is a married woman! I have never seen a more beautiful bride. She was beaming! The day was exactly how she and Philip wanted it to be…… simple, family oriented, Christ Centered, and very very FAST!!!!! :)

They are a beautiful couple! Welcome to the family Philip!

Ok……. so here is basically ALL the pictures Josh took. I had a special friend all day called morning sickness and my WONDERFUL husband basically acted as my extra brain, hands and feet. Thank you honey!


Getting ready in the morning….. Isn’t she stunning? :) 

DSC_0252 My girls were so excited to be flower girls. Rebekah especially could not wait for her time in the spot light. They did a great job. Perfect in fact!



Donna and my parents….

DSC_0279 Me and my siblings….

DSC_0294 Donna and the girls…..

DSC_0283 Donna and her bridesmaids…..



My bouquet…. we each had a monogram on our bouquets and the flower girls had their names monogrammed on their baskets. Love the little details. DSC_0313


They came down the isle with perfect timing. :) (maybe I should hire them out for other weddings. ;) )



The ceremony…


The hairpiece I made for Donna to wear at the reception.

When we initially went wedding dress shopping she kept trying similar items on and was planning on purchasing one to wear for after  the ceremony. When I saw the price tags I almost fainted!!!!!! They priced in the $200 range. So I (as a caring sister ;) ) put my foot down and said that I would attempt to make one. Five dollars and a glue gun later TA-DA! :)

(sewn onto it are Austrian crystals that I wore as a bracelet in my wedding. They belonged to my Great Grandmother.)

DSC_0327 One very queasy mommy and two beautiful little ladies.

DSC_0329 Our family.

DSC_0340 A cool shot.

DSC_0343 The cake from Beverly's Best.

DSC_0352 This is kind of a sad picture. Rebekah so wanted to catch the bouquet but was about 2 feet too short to do so. So close! :)


On their way to a honeymoon in Aruba!


A great thing about weddings is seeing family! Here we are pictured with my Uncle Mike, Aunt Sonia, Brother Nathan, Dad’s cousins Susan and Jim and my great  aunt Clara. :)

A good day. So many reasons to praise the Lord. We look forward to all God has for Mr. and Mrs. De Jong!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

4th of July

Better late than never….

our 4th was great! Relaxing, yummy and fun.



Lemon Curd Cupcakes with Lemon Butter cream frosting topped with blueberries. :) My contribution.

Here are the recipes…

The Cupcakes

The Icing


This is what I got when I told them to say……. “HAPPY 4th of JULY!!!!”

not what I was hoping for but at least it is candid….

DSC_0151 Hope you all had a pleasant 4th! God Bless America!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Valentine’s Day 2010…….

will be extra special.


BABY NELSON #3 is on it’s way!

Thank you Lord for your many blessings, we pray for a healthy pregnancy free of complications and of course a healthy, strong and HAPPY baby. God is faithful!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


It’s a good thing.


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With big plans ahead for our summer. I have made it a “must” that we are just home for a while. We’ve been doing A LOT of back yard time, in our “pool”, A LOT of tent making, coloring and a few movies. :) Not much else.

Hope you are enjoying your Summer thus far.