Saturday, October 01, 2011

Some Good Thrift Finds!

Well, I think I will just add a little blog update, the big wedding bash blogpost will take a good chunk of time, so will do that later..... in the meantime, here are some neat finds I gathered from various places, and it looks like most of them were .25 cents, so what a lot of wonderful stuff for a buck!!! Hope you enjoy looking as much as I do!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Another Wedding - this time it is Our Son's!!!

Well, well, well, I have a lot of catching up to do....... but think I will start with putting up a few pictures of our son, Ben's and Kristen's wedding! I didn't take any pictures of the wedding itself, and am anxious to get the official ones, but these will have to do in the meantime. We are SOOOO happy for Ben & Kristen - a wonderful girl, and we love having her join the Carlson family!!! We had the wedding here in St. Joseph, and I got to be pretty involved with the planning of this gala with them being in Washington state! It was lots of fun, and so glad I had the summer off and the time to be able to be involved! Big hugs to you Ben & Kristen!!!

Oops - I just realized that I need to put up the shower pictures first, before the finale! So this is just their engagement pictures - I may be prejudiced, but I think they are such a cute couple!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ineke Original: Mijn patchwork is in elkaar gezet

Ineke Original: Mijn patchwork is in elkaar gezet

Oh dear - Ik kan neit Nederlandse praaten (nor figure out how to translate it!) I also remember - De taal is moilijk to leearen!! (?)

Anyway, I have a Dutch heritage and was fortunate enough to study in the Netherlands for a semester of college..... Would love to read your blog, but haven't been able to figure out how to translate it! Kaan ik oo (?) helplen?

Thanks - Diane (Vruwink) Carlson

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Sally's Wedding

Ginny Eernisse (my sister's good high school friend) and aunt of the Groom, and her husband.

Julie Westerbeke (in the middle), and her daughter on the left and mom on the right
Ginny Eernisse, her husband, her nephew and her mother

Sue Meeusen - from my high school class

Lynn Huibregtse's Mom

Lynn TenHaken and her dad Ken TenHaken

Wedding flowers!

My sister, Connie Dekker, mother of the bride!

Tom & Debbie Huenink

Connie enjoying the dance - what is it again??? (not the chicken dance!)

Connie & I

Connie & Paul Dekker

Harold & Donna Veldboom

Joan (Molter) Meeusen - another class mate

Betsy (Beernink) and Dale Theune - Growing up neighbors!

Mary & Jim Mills - more classmates!

Dan & Leona Theune


Tina, Sally & Gary Eernisse and Jenny

The Dekker Family!


Mother and Daughter

The girls!


Emily & her Alice in Wonderland costume

She sewed it herself!!!

My friend from college and her husband - we met in Saugatuck for supper one evening, catching up!

Melita & I

A storm coming in over the lake

Saw this one Sunday afternoon as another storm was coming in!

I posted all these pictures for my friends and family to see the wedding going on in Cedar Grove, my old hometown....... And a few other shots I threw in........ just fyi!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love - Book Club

Had a wonderful evening of fellowship and food at Julie's house this week. We celebrated Pam's Birthday, and discussed (kind of) the book "Eat, Pray, Love". And we were treated to a wonderful meal of Italian cuisine, made by Julie after some of the things she and her hubby had experienced while traveling in Italy for a couple of weeks this summer. The food (and her photos!) were fantastic! If only I could remember the names of the courses - I will have to add those later I guess. It was a fun night, and reminds me of the other book I am reading right now called "Bittersweet" by Shauna Niequist, a good book talking a lot about the importance of building community when you share a meal....... I LOVE these ladies!!!

(oops, forgot to get rid of the flash!) - note to self to fix!

Happy Birthday Pam!!!

And tomorrow I go back to my knee doctor - I am still have kind of like spasms in my knee, at odd times, that I can't really figure out a cause and effect for! It then benches me for a few days so I can ice it. I have a knee replacement (as of last year), and had my last physical therapy a week ago, I have been going for one whole bloody year!!! So now I just go on my own as part of a Medical Fitness program. And I must say, I went shopping today, for like the first time in AGES it feels like. Of course it helps that now I finally have a vehicle again. And by the last store I used the little electric cart, but I walked at all the stores before that. It was fun! So anyway, sure hope I won't be having to have a fourth knee surgery! (had three within the last year) School is starting soon, and I need the job! So think good thoughts for me would you please? Anyway, you know what I mean!