Thursday, May 29, 2014

Love Thursday

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Bridget is very proud of Maria who graduated from Calvin on Saturday.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Graduation Celebration

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We got to go to a PICNIC when grandma and Opa came up last Friday!

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Took some pix of friends,

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and Bridget with her roommate.

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After the picnic we went to the exhibit where many friends and family came.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sacred Dimensionality

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Last Friday evening, the reception for the Senior Art Exhibition was in the Center Art Gallery at Calvin College.  Maria had the opportunity to talk to President Michael Le Roy about her piece, Sacred Dimensionality.

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She received a book from the director of exibitions,

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and a handshake from her art professor.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

Flash Back Friday

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Not long ago, Maria graduated from high school. Tomorrow, she graduates from Calvin College!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Love Thursday

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So the flowers Christopher brought actually got a bit more photogenic as the week wore on.

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And I wanted to point out the Lenten Roses which were in the middle of Jeanette's tulip garden! Very pretty!

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Abby, the ArtPrize Cat

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When I was at Jeanette's house taking tulip pictures, her cat kept meowing at the window to get out.

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He must have remembered me from last year when I photographed him!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Two Lips

I loved all the different tulips in Jeanette's garden! They peaked on the Saturday morning I went to her house and when I sent her the link to these photos, they were done.  Here's the link.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Happy Birthday, a day late, Queen Mother

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This was the 70th birthday portrait I took of the Queen Mother when she was here for Edward's Calvin graduation two years ago.  This Saturday, Maria is graduating and she and Dad are able to come for part of the graduation weekend!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Love Thursday: Tulips

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The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing to find the place where all the beauty came from - CS Lewis. 

This time of year, I get kind of sad when I pass by the tulips without stopping to pay attention since they will soon be gone, so w
hen Jeanette invited me to go see her garden for awhile, I was glad. She sure knows how to grow them! She had such a great variety.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mother's Day

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The girls came over this past Sunday for a Mother's Day cookout. We had a great time!

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Maria brought her boyfriend Christopher and we got to meet him! So great.

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He brought me this flowers... he's a winner!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sixth Street Bridge

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This was probably my favorite photo taken after the wedding. This bridge is landmark in downtown GR and when we walked over to it, there was a wedding party of about 20 there getting their photo taken.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Fun Times with Bridget & Friends

Bridget & her friends made this very cute video.  The ending is so perfect.

These are the girls who came to our house last September and many times since:


Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Wedding Capture

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I took photos this past weekend for a wedding at LaGrave CRC, a beautiful old church in downtown Grand Rapids.  It was unforgettable! So glad to be a part of it!

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Pastor Appreciation

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Last Sunday, we had Pastor Appreciation at Monroe Community Church and recognized the hard work of our pastors. The photo above is a special prayer time.  Once, Pastor Henry talked about how much he loves donuts, so the cake below was a surprise for them.

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Monday, May 05, 2014

Bachelor of Arts Senior Exhibition

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Maria is graduating this month from Calvin College with a double major in Art and Spanish and a minor in Psychology. She hopes eventually to go into the field of Art Therapy. She had to submit pieces into the Senior Exhibition.

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This is part of one piece called Sacred Dimensionality with John viewing another in the background. I loved it and took over 70 photos of it. The reception is May 23 and I'll definitely take more then.

Friday, May 02, 2014

Thursday, May 01, 2014