This past Monday I met up with the Diehl family at Crump Park for some family photos! It was a beautiful afternoon for pictures. The Diehl’s were willing to do anything I asked whether that be the kids climbing a fence or having everyone sit on the ground. :)
While my brother and I were out visiting my sister and her family I took some 4 month pictures of my little niece, Addie. This little girl has completely wrapped me around her finger. Her smile made every day a wonderful day and I never tired of holding her or being with her.
Lexi (my sister) and Jaime have been best friends since the time they met in church. Jaime has been coming over to our house for years now and this year Lexi and Jaime get to graduate “together” at the HEAV Homeschool Convention!
My best friend (who also happens to be my eldest sister :) was married April 19th. Their wedding day was full of the Lord and surrounded by family and friends we all love. It was definitely my favorite wedding to date! The thing about Hannah and Dylan’s wedding that was so different from all I’ve been a part of/attended was this: they didn’t touch until they were at the altar. I was the Maid of Honor so I was privileged to be up close and personal for the ceremony. I saw a tear escape down Dylan’s face as Hannah slowly walked towards him. I saw the utter excitement and joy when Dylan touched Hannah’s hands for the first time (and whispered longingly “I really want to kiss you!”). I watched as Dylan and Hannah pledged, before God and everyone there, to love and cherish each other til death do them part, all the while gazing at each other with the sweetest, purest affection. I dropped one of the two curtains that closed the happy couple for a few minutes alone to share their first kiss…and then when the best man and I tried to open the curtains Dylan’s strong hand held those curtains together *really* tight, prolonging his few precious moments alone with his beloved. When those curtains lifted I was so blessed to see my sister the happiest she’s ever been…I have never seen her more excited, cherished, or loved.
And when they kissed in front of everyone…no words can express it. The best way I can attempt to describe it would be this: pure, unbridled passion. Passion for the one they’ve prayed for, prepared for, saved everything for, and waited their whole life for. What a beautiful thing God does when He draws two hearts together!!
As the maid of honor, I couldn’t take many photos myself so I only have a few ring shots and bride and groom pictures to share with you. Nevertheless, I hope the photos I do have of their wedding day effectively capture the beauty that comes from a relationship founded on the solid rock of Jesus Christ…and of love that is bigger than just a feeling.
Guess what? Mama had her baby! Her name is Cassilyn Faith and she is absolutely, positively, precious!!! Of course, we had to pose her and do a mini photo shoot as soon as we could. So, all these photos were taken when she was just a few days old. :)
For those of you who love stats, Cassilyn was born on Easter Sunday at 9:49 P.M. at home. :) [I was actually in the room when she was born.] She weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. and was 20 inches long. She is a pretty quiet baby (finally!) but when she cries it’s really high-pitched and oh so pitiful!! I love my new little sister…what a little gift from Heaven she is!
P.S. – I just realized that somehow I uploaded all the unedited version of the pics, instead of the ones I edited. Oops!
So, you should know by now that my last name is Wassenberg. So, the “Wassenberg Maternity Shoot” involved my parents! We got them all dressed up, the day after Valentine’s Day, and took them outside for a few pictures. Mama’s due pretty soon now…I can’t wait for lil’ Wass to make his/her appearance!
Now you’ve met my two parents and sibling #9! Can’t wait to introduce little Wass when he/she gets here!