an autumn trip to colorado

As the weddings wind down (one more for 2010!) and the cold weather sets in, I’m finding a little more space in my schedule. Yes, it sounds crazy to have more time as Christmas nears, but it’s true – rest is on the horizon! I’ve found that working for yourself doesn’t always allow for time off, but back in September, I did have the opportunity for a few days of vacation. My dear friend, Rachel and I flew out to Colorado for a long weekend to visit our other friend, Rori. Rori Jean moved to Boulder, CO last spring and […]

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bob + pamela + mary-claire + elizabeth + baby :)

Years ago, a couple of redheads named Sydney & Emma entered my life. At that time, they were my mom’s boss’ daughters, but over time they became some of my favorite kids to babysit and my dear little friends. I spent numerous hours at their house baking cookies or playing games or celebrating their birthdays. Eventually, I went off to college and my time spent with these girls were far and in between. But anytime I have the chance to see them or hang out with the family it’s still always a true delight. They will always have a special place […]

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colin + jenn (+ winston!)

Have you ever met someone and wondered why you had never met them before? Either because they are pretty great and you click so well or you have a lot of mutual friends… or, both? I met Jenn under unfortunate circumstances… we were both in Detroit for a funeral. However, during our conversation, we found that we both lived in Grand Rapids and her and her husband formerly attended the church that Jonathan and I now attend. We didn’t just have one mutual friend, we had many! This small conversation lead to more coffee and conversation – except this time, […]

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angela + lucas // holland, mi engagement

As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to learn that sometimes, friends come and go. I don’t say this to sound pessimistic, because I’m naturally an optimistic person. Life takes us on each of our own paths and sometimes jobs, schools, and families relocate us. As I have watched friends take new paths and start new journeys, I’ve learned that its a little bittersweet. There is excitement for the road ahead of them, but a twinge of sadness because of the knowledge that your relationship won’t be the same after that. Sometimes, only a phone call, letter or Facebook will keep […]

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