Monthly Archives: May 2008

Leah and Matt

Leah and Matt are getting married in September. They had their engagement photos
taken in Van Buren on Memorial Day.

They have a very precious baby boy, Connor. Makes me miss my Benjamin even more.

Van Buren has many neat sights including a restored passenger train that we rode to
Winslow with my parents on Mother’s Day. (Photos to come.)

Sherry and Daniel

The prettiest prayer circle I’ve ever seen.

Sherry and Daniel had a bagpiper at their wedding in Little Rock. How cool is that?! They were married at the Bible Church of Little Rock and their reception was held at the historic Albert Pike Hotel.

Lisa and John

Lisa and John were married in the gorgeous Myriad Gardens beside a brook with wonderful trees and flowers all around . They stayed in the landmark Skirvin Hotel.

Their reception featured sweet girls, tear-jerking toasts, pirates disguised as guests, grandparents who cut a rug, and a
flower petal shower.

The Skirvin, which originally opened in 1911, had fallen into disrepair until it underwent a multi-million dollar renovation and
reopened just last year.

It’s a Hilton Hotel now in downtown Oklahoma City within walking distance of the Bricktown Canal and Entertainment District, the Bricktown Ballpark, the Ford Center Arena and the OKC National Bombing Memorial.

Creenna and Jesse

Creenna and Jesse’s engagement photos were
taken in downtown Fort Smith.
This is the photo they chose for photo cards and the
photo for their guests to sign.
I like this trend as an alternative to a guest book. Instead of people just signing their name in a book, they are more likely to get creative and write blessings or congratulation messages.
Another neat idea I’ve seen is providing little cards for the guests to write more private messages of advice and well wishes. Then the cards can be slipped in a box for the couple to enjoy reading later.

Lauren and Taylor

Lauren and Taylor are engaged to be married. We had fun taking photos in downtown Fort Smith.

What a nice couple.

We started at the Fort Smith Trolley Museum and happened to see Mayor Ray Baker who always quips “Life’s Worth Living in Fort Smith!!” before he showers an honoree with rose petals. (No kidding.) When our church celebrated it’s 150th anniversary, he was there. When my husband’s workplace was honored for being #1 in quality production, he was there. He’s our much-loved mayor and we hope he’s around for many years to come.

Sarah & Kyle

Sarah and Kyle “took the plunge” in Tahlequah , the home of Northeastern State University.
After the golf ball-sized hail it turned into a beautiful day.

Tahlequah is also the capital of both The Cherokee Nation and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians.
Downtown a neat statue was recently unveiled of Billy and his dogs from the book Where the Red Fern Grows.


I so wanted to do another pretty girl in front of my weigela bush so I found this pretty girl living right in my own house.
Patty girl is such a good dog. She tolerates almost anything
for a belly rub.
My cute Doxie.

Is that the cat!!??

Some day I want to take her to the wiener dog races in Buda, Texas.