Sunday, February 24, 2008

Happenings...

Let's see what has happened lately...

On Saturday, we attended the lovely wedding of Joshua Erber and Abbey Hill. The wedding (and the bride) were beautiful. It was so encouraging to see God's working in the lives of two young people! It brought to my mind a picture of Christ and the Church and the union that all Christians will someday experience - the Great Wedding, where Christ will come take His bride away to be with Him forever in Glory.

The church was lovely and the ceremony and reception went smoothly and beautifully! It was so wonderful to see old friends that we haven't seen in a long time!! Tiff got a few photos at the reception, so I'll try to post some soon.

Hmmm...otherwise I just finished reading R.C. Sproul's (he's one of my very favorite authors, by the way...) Surprised By Suffering. I didn't choose this book for any particular reason, save that I do so love a good theological book! He went through questions people ask about why they suffer and why "good" people experience pain and death. It was an extremely good book; well written and well presented - very thought provoking. I highly recommend it!

Now I've begun reading "Loving God With All Your Mind" by Elizabeth George. Very good as well (though I'm only on chapter two so far). Anybody have any good fiction/non-fiction suggestions? I'm always on the look-out for good books!!

We also watched the most entertaining movie the other day - "Dodge City" starring Errol Flynn and Olivia De Haviland. Completely clean and hilarious (well, if you're a Southerner anyway, or have Confederate leanings *grin*...). A good old western where the good guys chase the bad guys out of town. I'm not a big fan of westerns myself,
but I happened to really enjoy this one.

Oh, and a dear friend from church let us borrow the *new* film version of
Persuasion. It is far better than the old one (in my opinion), and if you love Jane Austen's works as much as I do, I think you'd enjoy this. The costumes were alright (better than the old one but not amazing), and though I have never read the book I hear it followed the story pretty well, also it was clean which was wonderful! :) The only thing that bothered me was the camera man was driving me crazy at times with the strange camera angles. Otherwise, I liked it. :)

Well, Tiff, some of the little ones and I are supposed to head over to JoAnn's today to pick up some fabric and notions and then to the library, so I'll go ahead and sign off.
Have a blessed day and may the Lord bless and keep you!


In the Service of my Lord and Savior,

Jessica Nicole


Here's the photos I promised! :)



The Bride and Groom!


Dad and Mom talking to Mrs. Serven


Jessica Erber, Anna Von Holten and I watching the goings-on.


Mrs. Erber and Joshua Erber dancing. :-)


Me...I know, you're thinking "what a crazy face" but Tiff kept chasing me with the camera (being the dear sister that she is. *GRIN* Love ya, Tiff! :D) so I decided to make a strange face and...well...it turned out kind of funny. At least, I happened to crack up when I saw it. :D lol. And those are hair sticks in my hair...not "bunny ears" as some of the little ones were inclined to think. :)


My sweet Father and Mother. Don't they look wonderful? :-)


Isn't William adorable? He decided he liked weddings very much and he told us the bride was "pretty" :) He was very well behaved during the ceremony, and loved every bit of it. (Now who says we can't have modern day Mr. Darcy's? *smile*)


One of the darling flower girls. She's so cute!!


We were thrilled to see some of the Hubers, Nathan DeLauderanty and the Servens there!


The wedding party watching the festivities!

A sweet little girl that attended, Anna Von Holten and Katherine Huber!



I'd post more photos that we have, but Tiff is going to post some as well so I'll leave the rest to her. :-)



14 comments:

Emil Bandy said...

How's the Circle trilogy so far?

Jessica NicDhòmhnaill said...

Oh I haven't started it yet. I've asked Tiff to read it first just in case it's too scary for me (I don't like to read things that are too scary...). :)
By the way, y'all's puppies are a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e!!

Erber Correspondent said...

I'm so glad your family was able to make it up to the wedding. I'll be checking back for the promised pictures - we were obviously occupied by other things and didn't take but one or two pictures that morning ourselves!

~ Jessica E.

Jessica NicDhòmhnaill said...

Jessica, it was soooo good to see y'all at the wedding. We really need to get together more often!!
I hope you enjoy the photos! Will y'all be putting up the one's that Peter Serven got?

Love you! Jessica

Cassandra said...

Hello to both of you sweet Jessicas! Very, very sweet pictures! I'm sure it was a lovely wedding!

Oh, but Jess, Amanda Root was SO good in the old Persuasion! She starts out ugly, but as the movie progressed, almost unperseptably, she became absolutely lovely. I just can't seem to connect with the Anne in the new one. (Maybe it's the hair... : D )

Love You!
Cassie

Anonymous said...

Were you talking about the new PBS edition movies? I haven't seen any of them but would love too! By the way, Jessica, I love reading your blog and seeing all of the photos you have on here.

Blessings,
Abi K.
www.texasskies.blogspot.com
www.ronpaul2008.com

Achaia said...

Jessica,
I really enjoy reading your blog! I think we must be about the same age... I turned 18 in January. I love to read too. One of my favorite books is To Have and To Hold, published by Vision Forum and Evidence Not Seen by Darlene Rose. Have you ever read either of these? In my family of 10 we love the movie Dodge City. Have you ever seen Cary Grant in The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer? It's soo funny! On of our all-time family favorites!

Achaia

www.mariemadelinestudio.typepad.com

PS Thanks for posting the sweet wedding pics!

Jessica NicDhòmhnaill said...

Cassie, indeed, I suppose Amanda Root does a good job, but Ciaran Hinds is absolutely dreadful as Captain Wentworth! (At least, in my opinion) :) Love you!

Abi K, nice to meet you. :-) Yes, Persuasion is one of the new PBS films. I'm crazy about Jane Austen's works!! :) I'm glad that you enjoy my blog!!

Achaia, nice to meet you as well! :-) I turned 17 in October, so you're a bit older, but close! I have read "To Have and To Hold" but not the other one.
I've been wanting to see "The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer" but haven't yet (seeing as our library doesn't have it.). Cary Grant is one of our all-time favorite actors! "Arsenic and Old Lace", "Holiday", "Bringing Up Baby" and "The Philadelphia Story" are our favorites! :)

~Jessica Nicole

Achaia said...

Jessica,
Can you believe it out of the ones you mentioned I've only seen "Holiday"! We love Cary Grant too.
Achaia

anna said...

HEY JESS...great pictures....Can't wait to catch up more at Liberty Day it sure was fun chatting with you the little bit that we got in...

Love to you girl,
Anna

Elissa said...

OK, now I'm going to have to disown you! I could almost forgive your liking the new P&P better than the old, but the new persausion better than the old one!?!?!?!?!?!! UNEXCEPTABLE!!!!!!!! LOL, I'm sure I'll come around in a few days :P

Elissa said...

SCREAM, I just read this comment:but Ciaran Hinds is absolutely dreadful as Captain Wentworth! (At least, in my opinion) :) Love you!

Now I don't know if I can forgive you!! Tut tut!! *shakes head hopelessly* (OK, I'm at my Nana's waiting for my brother to get off work, so I'm really really really bored, and Ciaran Hines is my absolute favorite actor of all time, so that's why I'm being so dramatic, sorry y'all have to suffer from my boredom :D)

Jessica NicDhòmhnaill said...

Anna,Can't wait to see y'all too!!!!!! Love you!!

Elissa, ROFLOL. Ciaran Hinds is awesome in "Ivanhoe" but that's the only movie I like him in. :D LOL. I beg your forgiveness on bended knee!!!!!! :D Love you!!

Love, Jessica

Anonymous said...

That is a cool picture with you and your "bunny ears". ROFLOL.