Random Thoughts and Pictures.....

Here are some random thoughts and pictures from things we've done recently! Enjoy, and let me know what you think:)

Our family catered and decorated a wedding reception for 300 in late May. It was really fun to work together, and serve others. 

A pretty picture of the isle runner with flowers. 

The sanctuary from above, all ready for people to arrive. 

People arriving. I really liked the colors the bride chose. Overall it was a very special wedding that was fun to help out with. 

In mid June, we went to a concert of some friends. It was in the cutest little 1800's chapel, which is actually one of the oldest buildings in Oregon. 

My favorite part of the concert was the second half, when there were two harp duets. It was so beautiful, and because the building was so well made they didn't even have to use microphones. 

Sometime in late May, we stopped at New Seasons, and were surprised to find the Tiliamook Baby Loaf bug van there. It was so small and unique, that I had to get a picture with it:) 

And so did Mom and Yvonne:) 

Recently, I've been impressed with the sovereignty of God, and the responsibility of man to do what's right. God is in control of everything, and yet He sovereignly allows man to stumble and fall, so that He can pick up the pieces, and get the glory from the ashes. But what happens when man knowingly does wrong? God is still in control! What about when bad things happen when we aren't in control? Does God still have a plan and purpose for it all? I think so. In fact, a friend of mine recently shared these verses with me and I realized how they tie in so well to God's sovereignty and man's responsibility. 

"And we know that all things work together
for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose.
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate
to be conformed to the image of his Son,
that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Moreover whom he did predestinate,
them he also called: and whom he called,
them he also justified: and whom he justified,
them he also glorified.
What shall we then say to these things?
If God be for us, who can beagainst us?
He that spared not his own Son,
but delivered him up for us all,
how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?"
Romans 8:28-32

Even when we think everything has gone horribly wrong, and we are in the midst of utter confusion, God is still in control, and through many trying experiences I'm learning that when we can find the faith to trust God, He will bring us through the most difficult circumstances, and we will realize that God's ways, no matter how hard, are always best! 

Well, that's my random thoughts and pictures for the month, I hope you enjoyed them:) 


  1. I definitely enjoyed them! The wedding looks like it was beautiful!

    1. Yes it was:) last year we catered the Bride's sisters wedding, and that was beautiful too:)

  2. Thanks for that last bit Elanee! I think we all need to be reminded often that God is in control. :)

    Oh yes, the wedding last year...

    "WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE FROSTING!!!" "Maybe it needs more powdered sugar." "More butter?" "Maybe its too hot in here." "Try refrigerating it." "Grrrr... its still splitting!"

    Two batches of frosting, much frustration and three phone calls later, "Oh, I fixed it." {Sheepish grin} "It was the tip."

    Yep, fond memories... ;)

    1. How could we forget the wedding last year:) It certainly was amazing to see God answer prayers, an allow the frosting to turn out so well, after so many attempts:) I'm so glad you were able to be part of that experience with us. It was definitely a special time!