July 17, 2012 Liz and Dick

[No, this is not about the new movie called "Liz & Dick" - this love story is sweeter than Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's by far. :-)]

Liz and Dick are celebrating forty years of marriage. These two have raised 5 kids, worked hard on their family farm and have lived more generously than pretty much anyone I know. Everyone loves them and their kids and grandkids. They really are an awesome family. So when they asked if I’d come document their family celebration for their anniversary – I was honoured.

The celebration was on their property – but their kids had planned and decorated and put it all together – so they had no idea what to expect. It was fun watching them stroll over to the tent to see the festivities planned in their honour.

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As they walked, they accumulated granddaughters… it was very sweet!

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Liz was thrilled – and she should be!

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The kids had gone with a lace love bird theme. They did a great job! They also had everyone wearing turquoise or coral for the family photos – so it was fun to see that worked into the cupcakes from the Cupcake Diner too!

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When they got to the tent the music started – a first dance was naturally in order!

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And after dinner we went and did some family photos… not a bad looking crew.

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And all the families!

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Dick and Liz and their 5 kids….

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In front of their new pool house…

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And everyone had a good laugh over all the twins! Without realizing it a number of people showed up in the same clothes! Guess they have the same taste in stores!

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Then the kids had a presentation for “Beppe & Pake”

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And then they had a time of worship singing lead by the family… beautiful.

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And then it was time to sneak out… it was that magical time of day as I left and I couldn’t help but grab a couple quick snaps of the pool….

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And the sun was pouring across the porch and tree house….

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A beautiful celebration for a beautiful couple!

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Celebrating life and love,


4 Responses to “Liz and Dick”

  1. Mel B says:

    Krista – you are able to embed such emotion in your photos! They are truly beautiful!

  2. johns says:

    what a legacy to live and leave in your journey…we all have been touched by your family in some way, many more abundant blessings, thank you Jesus!

  3. Rebecca Norman says:

    Beautiful job capturing a family I admire and Love!

  4. Beth says:

    Wow! Fantastic job Krista! You captured everything perfectly! Thanks so much!!

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