Flower Girls

May 30th, 2013

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We had the wonderful Celebration of adding a new member to our extended family this past weekend.

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Despite all the rainy weather both before and after, God saw fit to grant our requests for pleasant weather the afternoon of the wedding.  Thank You!!

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What a lovely group of young people!  Seven of which I taught in 4th/5th grade…Where does time go?!

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The bride was beautiful.

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Their vows were original and sweet.

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They even shared vows for their daughter-to-be!

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But my favorite part was watching the little flower girls.

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I’ve decided that flower girls don’t make any mistakes.

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Even when they don’t know where to go.  (Hey, the photographer wasn’t on the path during practice!)

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Or they forget to drop the rose petals.

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Even when they refuse to ride in the wagon.  (Miah’s first flower girl experience.)

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And Daddy has to escort them down the aisle.

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Even when they hold their plaque sideways.

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Or walk down the aisle painfully slowly… (Katie, in our wedding.)

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 Or practice ballet pliés during the ceremony while standing up front.  (Rijl in Nancy & Alex’s wedding.)

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Flower girls can’t be blamed if they appear bored.

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Or fidgety.

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Or if they practice their winking during the ceremony.

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Because the audience doesn’t doesn’t mind one bit!

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All they see is the cuteness!

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They probably even enjoy the distraction.

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I know I do.

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A Weekend at Rosario

May 17th, 2013

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One couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant weekend on the Pacific NW coast!

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We had a lovely time exploring, relaxing, and drinking in the sun and beautiful scenery.

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And collecting a few rocks.

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If you want to make kids happy, all you need to provide is water and dirt/rocks!

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It was nice to share our time with friends, too.  Great music and fellowship was enjoyed with our church family.

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And, of course, just family time without the usual distractions.

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