Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Another Keulen Wedding

We were so blessed to attend the wedding of Bob Keulen and Molly on Saturday. Molly is from Oregon, so we loaded up the van, pried the children out of bed, and started the 5 1/2 hour drive south bright and early Saturday morning. We had never driven that far with Ellie, and were a bit nervous on how she would travel, but all the children did so well. The Keulens are a wonderful family that we had the privilege of being friends with in CA. They even let us move into their rental house for a few months before we moved to WA. They have been such a good example of a godly family for our new, starting out family, and we miss them!

I did a horrible job taking pictures at the wedding. I had to stand in the back with Ellie, so that she wouldn't cry, during the ceremony, so I didn't get any pictures in the church. I wasn't worried because I figured I would be able to get a whole bunch at the reception. Taking pictures while holding a 5 1/2 month old, grabby baby is very difficult! That coupled with wanting to visit with families that we didn't know were going to make the trip up made the picture taking effort even weaker. At one point during the reception I realized it was getting late and I hadn't taken a single picture, so I whipped out the camera and started shooting whatever I could from my chair using the zoom on my camera. The pictures came out grainy and unclear, and I was pretty disappointed. It was a wonderful time getting to visit with the Keulens and the Fruins, who recently moved to Mexico with their 9 children to work with a couple orphanages.

The ONLY picture of Bob and Molly together that I got. Molly had been really sick recently and had cracked ribs due to all the coughing she had been doing. Isn't that sad on a wedding day?!

Sandra Fruin trying to NOT get her picture taken.

Ellie Belly sitting on my lap as she did ALL day!

Three of the seven Keulen sisters (Beth, Faith, and Ruth) sang, harmonized and played instruments for their newly married brother. They were really good!

This adorable couple is the reason for my title, "Another Keulen wedding." They got married two Saturdays ago in CA. Jenny is such a wonderful woman, and I am so happy that the Lord blessed her with a husband. She will be an amazing wife. I wish I was as prepared to marry as she was raised to be.


Kristen Borland said...

I actually saw pictures of Jenny's wedding. I don't think I've ever met this family, but have heard about them from several sources. And I was at a ladies' tea at our little church, and the ladies at my table new the Keulens and one was passing around pictures of the wedding and talking about the brother getting married next. So it's really funny to see pictures of that wedding too!

Samantha said...

I think that anyone that knows the Keulens, loves the Keulens. They are so much fun and such a great example of "fruit" that can come from godly parents. It gives us hope!