Jemima Virtue!!

It's a girl!!! On Thursday morning, Carolina gave birth to a precious baby girl named Jemima Virtue. We are beyond thrilled at the arrival of this new blessing and can't wait to see her grow up to be a virtuous woman of God!
(For all who were expecting a post of wedding pics, that will be saved for next week, as we had this very exciting news to post about!!)
The growing family of four!
The two little girlies!
And of course we LOVED having Jubilee around!

Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward."
Psalm 127:3


///Wedding Weekend Recap///

We headed into wedding week with much excitement and gratefulness for "the day" we all had been praying for! But lets be honest, we are a a close knit family who calls our siblings/daughters/sons our best friends! So with that comes all the mixed emotions of the thought (but at this point reality!) of our dear Allison getting married and moving away. But truly, we are overjoyed and excited to see what the Lord will do  in their lives! "Twas the week before the wedding".... And here's a recap! 

On Tuesday evening, we had a special "last supper". It was truly a cherished time!

Trying to stay relaxed with coffee+fellowship!

A fuzzy but happy picture! Enjoying fellowship in Thursday night before the wedding!
Lots Bontrager/Maxwell/Helferich cuties!

So many amazing people who helped to prepare for the wedding day!

Headed to the church to set up!

So many beautiful flowers!
Rehearsal day set-up!
Going over last minute details!
And the rehearsal was on!
Enjoying an amazing rehearsal dinner that Jeremiah's aunts prepared.
Stay tuned for official wedding pictures next week!

"For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands."
Psalm 92:4


Wedding Livestream!

The big day is just around the corner! So head on over to this page this Saturday at 3:00 p.m.  (August 15th) to watch Allison and Jeremiah's wedding! We are thrilled to take part in such a glorious day!
"This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes."
Psalms 118:23


Bridal Shower Pics!

Last week, while we were touring near the Helferich's (Allison's fiance's family), we stopped in to spend some time with them. In the evening, all the Helferich ladies threw a very fun bridal shower for Allison. It was such a sweet time of showering her with presents as she and Jeremiah prepare to start a home of their own!

So much yummy food!
The gifts!
There were some very fun games along with paper on which you could write advice for Allsoni and date night ideas.
All the Bontrager ladies (that were able to be there!)
So many beautiful gifts to open!
Lots of smiles!
And tears as Mom, Liz, and Rebs sang Cherish The Moment. So many sweet memories with our dear Allison!
And much laughter at a very humorous skit that was performed!
The Helferich ladies!
Mrs. Helferich shared some thoughts for all the women!
The Bride-To-Be!
Allison with the Mothers!
The little ladies!
The Helferich and Bontrager ladies!

"The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureht for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands."
Psalm 138:8