Thursday, August 29, 2013

Love Thursday: Calvin

Yesterday, we moved Bridget into the dorms at Calvin!  First, we put all her shtuff in the car...
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Then we moved everything up to her room with the help of some very friendly we-haul people. She unpacked and we got her bed made...
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Took some roommie pix...
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Then found some of Maria's friends to bond with...

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I think Bridget will be just fine!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Big Day

Today is the big day when Bridget goes to Calvin College.  To celebrate, we look back at when Edward & Maria moved in their freshman year...

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Maria, 2010 with roommate Abby

Tomorrow, I hope to have one of Bridgie!

Monday, August 26, 2013

A Friend Photoshoot

A mom I know at church hired me to do a birthday photoshoot of her daughter and friends.  Quite a fun time!  Here are a few...
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Friday, August 23, 2013

Flash Back Friday

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Maria in 2010 when she was getting ready to leave for her freshman year of college.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Love Thursday

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Ed lifted his arms for a split second and I captured it.  Touchdown Jesus, what's not to love?

They love football at Notre Dame.  This beautiful statue of the Holy Family is also known as the Holy Handoff.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Moving Maria

A couple of weeks ago already, we helped Maria move into a house where she's living her senior year with 3 other girls.  I brought a load of stuff over with her during the day.  In the evening, John was enlisted to help move the bed she's using. We had to stop at Menard's to get more ties to hold down the mattress on top of her old Volvo and I'll never forget what John said, "Anything looks classy sitting on top of an old Volvo."  Very funny but a lot of people agree with that statement.

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We made it safe and sound that evening with the bed in one piece and got her moved in.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

2013 ESTEEM Class

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Graduates (who could be present) of the Engineering, Science, Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Masters Program.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Notre Dame Press Box

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The Friday night before Ed's graduation, we had dinner up in the Notre Dame Press Box - part of the whole experience.  It was pretty cool and included great views of campus.

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Edward with Director David Murphy of the program and the Press Box behind.

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It doesn't hurt to include a photo of your dessert.
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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Love Thursday

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This is the sign on the way out to the Notre Dame football field from the locker room.  Traditionally, the players all touch the sign on their way out to a game for good luck.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Grotto

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We went on a tour of the Notre Dame campus with Edward & his friends and their families.  We stopped for awhile at The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes which is one-seventh the size of the famed French shrine where the Virgin Mary appeared to Saint Bernadette on 18 occasions in 1858.  It was a significant place for some of the Irish Catholics with us and some lit candles.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Dome was Really Gold That Day

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Edward became really good friends with 5 guys from Ireland and another guy from GR among many others in the Master's in Engineering, Science and Technology Entrepreneurship.  We even got to know some of their families and friends from Ireland and GR and posed for this great photo opp in front of the gold dome.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

One Bright, Sunny Day at Notre Dame

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Edward graduated this past weekend from Notre Dame with a Master of Science Degree in Engineering, Science and Technology Entrepreneurship. This is his profile. He will be moving to Seattle to be a Software Development Engineer at Microsoft.  So far away, but we're proud of him for sure. I love these photos of us in front of the Gold Dome!

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Thursday, August 08, 2013

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

How to Sprain an Ankle

Who would not want to jump down into this infinite sea?

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John said I didn't get enough air.
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Paul to the rescue...
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