Monday, December 05, 2011

Thanksgiving Travels...

took us to Nebraska for a week! What a delight! And we packed the days (and yes, some nights) as full as possible...

On Saturday, November 19, Dan was a groomsman for the wedding of our friends, Ben & Leslie.

What a beautiful thing to see a young man and woman fully committed to Christ -- now covenanting their lives to each other!

Then on Sunday, my cousin Nicole married the love of her life -- and I had the honor of standing up with her! Such a gorgeous day of rejoicing in what God has done.

It was also a first in that while being the matron of honor, I also did some of the portraits, too. (Which means stay tuned for more pictures of the stunning bride and groom!)

After the wonderfully busy weekend, we had time to relax with family...

spend some time at Grandpa and Grandma's house...

play a few games...

eat lots and lots and lots of good food...
(what a great time of year to be eating for two! [grin])

enjoy a Wissmann family reunion concert...

play with the adorable nieces and nephews...

a shopping trip with sisters...
(yay for finding cute maternity clothes!)

brave the cold weather for a good game of two-hand touch football with the Beasley's...

time with extended family...

and of course, talking and laughing and just enjoying the blessings of family and being together!


Thank you, Lord!

"Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits,
the God of our salvation!"

Psalms 68:19

9 comments:

goatpod2 said...

Enjoyed these pictures!

Blessings,

Amy

Annie said...

I loved this post, Bethany. =) Thanks for sharing...and I'm looking forward to more wedding pictures!

Many blessings,
Annie

Annie said...

P.S. I have a cousin named Nicole too. =)

JoyfulJewels4Jesus said...

Love that last Scripture, Bethany!! Thanks for sharing all of the delightful pictures. :) Excited to see more from Nicole's wedding...yay for Wissmann family concerts. :) Thanks so much for sharing!

Blessings,
Elizabeth

Becca said...

Looks like a fun time.
Can't wait to see more wedding pictures!

Marjo.....B. said...

I ALWAYS love to hear about what you've been doing- thanks for the lovely post, Bethany! I enjoyed al the pictures.You look lovely in the purple for Nicole's wedding! And it must be so exciting for you shopping for maternity clothes, planning, etc. for the baby! God bless you!

Hannah said...

So excited to see the pictures of Sam and Nicole's wedding! They are such a fun couple to be around! ;-)
Praying for you and your little one!
~Hannah

Talitha said...

Wow, it looks like you had a fabulous time! I love the pictures; I especially like the picture of Rachel and Alan. :) So special. Thank you for sharing!

Hiswayserves said...

Looks like you had a blessed, delightful trip! We've only been to one wedding this year. But we've attended 3 baby showers! We've been blessed with 2 babies in our extended family this year!

Have fun getting clothes, baby room, choosing names, etc.

God bless! Rebecca K.