Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Thoreau somewhat paraphrased:

“  .  .  . I wished to live deliberately  .  .  .  and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life  .  .  .  as to put to rout all that was not life  .  .  . ”

Monday, August 10, 2015

Wedding Photos - Anthony and Brianna

Well, I've gotten really lazy with my blog. I'm finding it easier and easier and faster and faster to use facebook instead, but I have quite a number of  friends who are not on facebook and want to see wedding pictures, so here goes (a few of hundreds!)  I think you can enlarge the pictures by clicking on them.

Here is a professional photo of the bridal party before the wedding:

Here is the bridal party (including flower girls) in the church for photos before the wedding:

Here are my beautiful nieces Ava and Sierra who served as flower girls:

Here is the beautiful bride just before the wedding:

Grandpa Lambooy gives Anthony advice as Grandpa Fernandes and Grandma Meyer look on.  (Grandma Meyer was clearly concerned about Brianna's train, as she is holding it up in all the pictures we have during this time!)

Parents of the groom:

Parents of the bride:

I'm including the next two photos because people asked me about how my hair was done.  I'm a tomboy and can't do anything with hair or make-up, so HUGE thanks to Gaby for doing my hair and to Rohaizad for doing my make-up!!!!

Mom's lighting their candles:

Parental promises:

Vows and other wedding photos:

The get-away car - Brianna's Uncle Mark and Aunt Lisa's Woodie!

Professional shots of the "get away"

Reception time - best man toast:

So appreciative of our family and friends, all of whom on our side had to come from a distance - Northern California, Oregon, Michigan, Baltimore, Virginia and Illinois!

Everybody Dance Now!

(Wait - is that my son up in the air?  Why, yes, yes it is.)

Chinese lanterns:

A beautiful end to a beautiful day!

We love you, Anthony and Brianna!  All the best to you!!

Friday, August 07, 2015

Strange Illusion

“We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin. I have heard others, and I have heard myself, recounting cruelties and falsehoods committed in boyhood as if they were no concern of the present speaker’s, and even with laughter. But mere time does nothing either to the fact or to the guilt of a sin. The guilt is washed out not by time but by repentance and the blood of Christ: if we have repented these early sins we should remember the price of our forgiveness and be humble.”
— from The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis