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25 April 2013

Spring is sprung {PHFR}

Today, I am linking up with Like Mother, Like Daughter's {pretty, happy, funny, real} blog series. As the tag-line of the series states, the purpose is "Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life." It's a wonderful idea and I am delighted to be joining in.


I came home to find these beauties blossoming in the back yard. So beautiful!

Spring has sprung in this cold Midwestern town of mine! (even though we are still wearing least the landscape is looking more pleasant)

taken with the good ole iTouch.


I spent this past weekend with one of my BFFLs Tess of Little House in Chicago fame. I had such a great time that I forgot to take a picture with her. But I did get a picture of her and her soon-to-be-husband (one month from today!).

I went to Chicago for one of her wedding showers. It was glorious to see her--and her family!--who so generously invited me into their home for a lovely weekend.


Two weeks ago, I co-hosted a bridal shower for my roommate, Holly, who is getting married. Holly and her fiance, Johnny, are a riot, as you can see from these photos.

"Look at all this new stuff I got!"

Guess what?

Holly is getting married on the same day as Tess! And in different cities (two hours distance)! Yes, of course, I plan to attend both weddings (one in the morning, one in the afternoon/evening). I wouldn't dream of missing either wedding! Not only are these ladies (and their fiances) very dear friends of mine, I also think it's important to support the institution of traditional marriage and anyone who enters into that solemn yet joyful vocation. Marriage is a beautiful witness of Christ's love! Although the sacrament is between the spouses and God, the "rest of us" must support the married couples (and their families) on their road to sanctification. That said, I look forward to attending both weddings one month from today!

That's all for this (first) edition of my participation in {pretty, happy, funny, real}. See you next time!

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  1. Ah, Mary! I love this post, of course! Thank you for such a sweet shout-out. We LOVED seeing you - thank you so much for coming all the way out from South Bend! And I actually have a picture of us on my camera, so I'll get that to you asap.

    1. Thanks, Tess!
      And it was just-as-much a treat for me to see you guys! Can't wait to see you soon!

  2. Ooohhh...I was wondering when Johnny and Holly were getting married! Cutting myself off from facebook makes me miss these details. And I didn't realize Tess was getting married. We'll add these two lovely couples to our prayer list. And so good to see you blogging again!!!

    1. Hey, Michelle! It is so great to hear from you! Yes, these couple are lovely, getting married soon, and I am sure will be grateful for your prayers :)
      I am so touched that you read and enjoy the blog. Oh, and, CONGRATS to you and your little family on the new little one-to-be! So so SO exciting!


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