Tuesday, May 27, 2008

the effort

Just doing some experimenting with texture. This a photo I took of Darin's band the effort. They played outside VanAndel before a Griffin's game this past Fall. The will be playing in a couple weekends at Festival & before a another Griffin's game. Check them out at: www.myspace.com/theeffort

Sunday, May 25, 2008

may photos

Here are some pictures I took a last weekend of the Noorman family. What a beautiful family!! They also have a gorgeous home north of Grand Rapids. It was a lot of fun spending some time with this family & their two girls. As you can see, they are adorable.

On a side note, if anyone can help me out with figuring out how to format pictures on here, I'm having a time trying to get them not all over the page. I give up!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

please pray for natalie

These are a couple pictures of my aunt natalie and her daughter jesse. Natalie is actually my dad's first cousin (by marriage). I came across these pictures the other day. They were from a family reunion a couple years ago & the last time I saw Natalie. Natalie is such a wonderful woman - she has a love of life, is warm, caring, compassionate, funny. She has a laugh that is infectious. She is one of those people that just draws other to them. She lives each day to its fullest.

Natalie has leukemia and had a bone marrow transplant a couple months ago. Her husband Royce keeps family and friends updated nearly every day through e-mail (they live in Colorado). Despite the difficult time they are going through, they continue to be so positive. They see God's blessings and faithfullness in a situation some people would ask "where are you God?". I am blessed every time I read one of these updates by their faith and trust in God. Last week they got some news that the Leukemia is back. Natalie is still very weak and so they are waiting on news from some more tests to see what her treatment options are. Natalie & Royce -we love you & are praying for you!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

mother's day

eric, megan, ryan, rachel & evan all came to visit for Mother's day weekend. rachel was pretty lively -- between her playing the piano, singing and dancing.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


another "older" picture. this was taken in Kyoto, Japan. It is a shrine and the exterior is actually gold. pretty crazy.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Welcome Tin Lian, Dawt Tha & Thang Cin!

On this past Tuesday, our church family welcomed this family of three at the airport, Tin Lian, Dawt Tha & Thang Cin, who are refugees from Burma. We are blessed to have the opportunity to co-sponsor this family.