|One year ago we had no idea THIS would be our current family project! |
It has been so very sweet to walk with our dear ones through this amazing season of life.
These are little snapshots from the past week or two of preparations.
|Beautifying and painting at the Bontrager Farm. Brothers are prime recruits. :)|
|Green smoothies by the half gallon. Any guesses who can drink this entire thing?|
|Blessings and thank you notes abound! Amazed by the kindness of so many sweet friends.|
|Somewhere between wedding list, reception list, home and car and honeymoon and vows and guests and flowers and menu lists, Charlie volunteered as chauffeur and squeezed in a charming sibling lunch!|
|Crosby Virginia gets the award for Most Adorable Toothless Maid of Honor.|
|Lord willing, we get to keep one girl here for a few more years. Whew!|
|Fine tuning those cooking skills. Nice to have an assistant. :)|
|Love is in the air AND in the concrete!! Carson made this for Lina.|
|This Sunday lunch thing is serious business. :)|
|Note the pristine watermelon center and the rather wild coleslaw corner. Ha!|
|We may be single handedly keeping Amazon in business. |
When you live way out in the country, PRIME means a lot! :)
|Dashed in the store after a dress fitting with Carolina and ran into Cassidy who was doing her own errands! We all ended up converging for a conference in the very cute dish section.|
|40 cases of water bottles heading home for de-labeling and ICE.|
|Every once in awhile you just gotta show up at church in the same thing!|
|Scene by the front door these days: collection of boxes, bags, purses, samples and STUFF!|
|'Tis a brave soul! Daddy has been our family barber for years and rarely misses.|
Ha. No pressure. :)
|Our brides! For those of you who may not know, Joshua and Carson's older brother Mitchell is getting married one day later. This is Mitchell's beautiful Bryn, and a shower for the three Mrs. Bontrager's was a hoot. :)|
|Very fun shower hosted by the Bontrager Aunties.|
|Cassidy's noteworthy assistant was quite thrilled to help in exchange for this!|
|God has been so faithful to send Cass and Lina fantastic finds at |
consignment and thrift stores. This day there was practically
a whole house on the floor!
|Shower hosted by the dear ladies from church. Pink tool kits! SOOOOO much fun!|
|Bridesmaids practicing hair on the way to church. :)|
|One more marvelous thing about adding new sons to the mix is double dates.|
So much fun to visit over dinner, lunch, breakfast or coffee!
One of Daddy's highlights has been "talking breakfasts" with
Josh and Carson MANY early mornings this year.
|Thankful for our house and especially the PORCH!|
It has been our gathering place all summer for meals and fellowship.
|Sometimes that love in your heart just overflows!|
|Oh boy. Sometimes the fridge does, too! |
Chap and Campbell in the removal and restoration business.
|2 brides plus 2 grooms equals fabulous executive meetings on the fly.|
This is not you average boardroom. :)
Thankfully they have been working out details together for years.
|Everybody in the same place for a family brunch, family workday and a family walk and bike ride.|
Wahoo! So happy to be together as this is a LITTLE hard to come by these days!
| Decided we better also grab a family picture.|
These are the times that try men's souls?!
|If we could just all fit on the swing!!|
|The duck paddling wildly under the water while trying be calm on top HAS come to mind lately, but the Lord was good and it only took us 1 hour instead of 5! Ha. Improving as the years go by.|