The Challenge of Photo Editing


I love to take a photograph straight from a digital camera and make it more beautiful by editing it.  It can be very frustrating and defeating though when I just can't make it work.  But when I can, it's very rewarding.  Take this photo for example from Tim and Suzette's wedding.  James and Kelly, who are very good photographers, took this shot in our church sanctuary.  After seeing photos from several weddings taken in our sanctuary, I am beginning to wonder if ANY camera can get a good … [Read more...]

Suzette’s Bridal Shower


Saturday was Suzette's bridal shower.  It was held on the lawn at our home church.  Jessica worked hard to make it a lovely event, and she was successful!  Heather was the perfect speaker.  She is THE most gracious lady I know.  She shared precious words of marriage wisdom with Suzette, and with all of us. I would write more, but I don't have time!  Here are only a few of the many pics:   … [Read more...]

A Wearisome Time

ball jars

Well, it's less than 8 weeks until the wedding, and we are no where near ready, but I suppose the wedding will take place regardless!  Having to do every project ourselves, on top of the recent death of Carl's father, our overpriced and stressful trip to Oklahoma, and my already overloaded schedule of caring for my dad...  I am far from being myself these days.   I've been a bit concerned about not receiving the "man help" we need for the wedding, but I know the Lord will provide.  He always … [Read more...]

Bridesmaid Dresses!


I am so excited about getting Suzette's bridesmaid dresses started!  Yesterday, three of the girls (the other three are in Oklahoma) had their measurements taken by our very talented seamstress, Tinia.  She is making the dresses with only a picture to go by.  It's a very interesting process.  She takes the measurements and makes a muslin dress.  After using that to get everything right, she uses it as a pattern.  Then she makes the actual dress.   And she does this whole process through the mail … [Read more...]