Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bridget & Maria

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Bridget came home from camp this past weekend so Maria came over for Sunday lunch. Not many more times for this before Maria moves to Baltimore!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Next Bride & Groom!

Last week, Maria & I got together with her friends Josh & Hanna to check out the Frederik Meijer gardens and Hannah's backyard where they will be getting married in a couple of weeks. Maria is in the wedding and I'm doing the photography.  They were a wonderful couple, kindred spirits I would say, and I could see why Maria was friends with them. Looking forward to the wedding!


Monday, July 28, 2014

The Nellies Came Home for Lunch!

Maria & Bridget came home for lunch Sunday!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Flash Back Friday


Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Few Faves

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Family Photoshoot Love

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So I got to take pix the other night of this wonderful family.  Emily is a friend who also works at Calvin and had her last baby on the way to the hospital!! She really has her hands full - in one hour, I took about 550 photos just trying to keep up!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beach Day

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We finally made it out to Lake Michigan this past weekend. Saw Big Red!

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And kites.

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And of course, Captain Sundae!

Monday, July 21, 2014


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I loved some of the stormy weather we had last week, so I took my camera out on the bike path.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Flash Back Friday

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just last summer

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Bike Path, Part 2

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Every day, I bike along the Frederick Meijer M-6 Bike Trail.  It runs along the highway M-6 but if you look to the other side, it's quite peaceful.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Bike Path

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Psalm 30:11 ~” You did it: you changed wild lament into whirling dance; You ripped off my black mourning band and decked me with wildflowers. I’m about to burst with song; I can’t keep quiet about you. God, my God, I can’t thank you enough.”

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Canoeing, Part 2

So this was AFTER we flipped over. Thankfully, John's phone survived and he was able to take some pix.

The river was beautiful - it was a perfect day for canoeing!

Monday, July 14, 2014


I got a distressed call from Bridget last week and she was up north with her cabin from Camp on an overnight canoe trip.  I think most of them had flipped over in their canoes and all of the supplies for the overnight were wet. She texted later that night and they were all safe and dry back at camp!

So this past weekend, John and I went canoeing up on the Rogue River. The waters were high and lets just say, I am glad I did not take my real camera!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Flash Back Friday

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Maria, 9 months, 1992