This Made Me Smile :: Monday :: Three Girls In A Big City

Monday, September 29, 2014

I spent the weekend in The Windy City with two wonderful women, Sarah K, and Sarah Jane.
I would do it again in a heartbeat I think. 
The city is a fascinating palace.
Yup. 
At least for a country girl like me. 
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Happy Monday!

-Mackenzie Hope-

Pre Wedding Preparations

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Last week was one of the most exciting weeks of the year. 
Wedding week. 
There were so many lovely things going on. 
Relationships growing.
Magic in the making.
Joy.
Sunshine.
Excitement.
Memories flooding in from every which-way.
And now they are married. 
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-Mackenzie Hope-

This Made Me Smile :: Monday :: A Wedding Never To Be Forgotten

Monday, September 22, 2014

Well then. 
Where to start? 
How about here: On Saturday my oldest sister dawned a white dress (hand made by my sister-in-law) , placed a flower crown on her golden hair, walked down the aisle to her Love, promised to grow old with him, and changed her last name. 
It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.
I had the pleasure of joining their wedding photographer to do some portraits of my sister and new brother.
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While I did take the pictures aboveI was not the photographer for their wedding, I was one of the bridesmaids, but let me tell you the photographer for this wedding is an amazing woman.
My dear friend Sarah Jane, joins me at almost every wedding I shoot. She is not my second shooter, we are a team and we work together.
At this particular wedding she worked by herself, and did an amazing job.
You can see more pictures of my sister's wedding and other wonderful things you can visit her sites:
Essie Jane Photography (website and blog)
Go check out her stuff. She is pretty amazing. 

Happy Monday! 
-Mackenzie Hope- 

Morning Loveliness // A (almost) Wordless Post

Thursday, September 18, 2014

"You make the going out of the morning and evening shout for joy."
Psalm 65 : 8
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-Mackenzie Hope- 

This Made Me Smile :: Monday :: Five Sinkin' Days

Monday, September 15, 2014

I mentioned this last week....but this is something that is taking up a lot of our time and thoughts.
My sister is getting married in five days.
Five days.
Yikes.
So much planning, crafting, organizing and general excitement is going on around here. 
And I think we are ready.
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Check back next Monday for a picture or two of this great event. 
-Mackenzie Hope-

Friends, Walks and Conservatories

Saturday, September 13, 2014

I have known Anneliese for about eight years now. She is truly one of the loveliest people I know. 
She is oh-so full of joy. 
She is wise. 
She is understanding. 
She is faithful. 
She is bucket-loads of fun. 
She loves Jesus with all her heart and encourages me to do the same.
I am so very thankful for her friendship.
I had the chance to spend an evening with her last week in the city that she lives in.
We took pictures, walked miles and miles, had a picnic dinner, visited a conservatory, laughed and giggled like little girls, talked about life and generally had heaps of fun.
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-Mackenzie Hope-
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