a tale of three Saturdays

 Saturday, July 11th— I’m in Italy for exactly forty-two hours to photograph Ale and Claire’s wedding.

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These two met me there to help with filming and translating.

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and a bit of this:

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Saturday, July 18th— gathering at 7 a.m. for the Parker Fairbourne Bradford Memorial Hike with all these lovely people.

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We traversed 18 miles over 12 hours while Hansie asked everyone, “How do you know God loves you?” in preparation for his farewell talk the next day.

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All six of my children, plus Lizzy, Sammie and Benji (Sammie’s youngest brother) on top of Timp.

Saturday, July 25th— I’m helping Ben choose an engagement ring and crying with Sammie’s parents while she tries on wedding dresses. In between last Saturday and this one Hans had his farewell, we all went to the temple together, Hans was set apart, Ben and Sammie announced their engagement, we took Hans to the MTC, Ale and Claire held a reception in Utah….

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some things never change


I’ll be back with details…

July 30, 2015



  1. Kellie aka Selwyn

    July 28, 2015

    Ah, lovely, how fantastically wonderful for you all! Luvies!

  2. Ann

    July 29, 2015

    Wow!!! What exciting news! Congrats to Ben and Sammie!!!

  3. Kathleen W.

    July 29, 2015

    Congratulations !!!

  4. ellen patton

    July 29, 2015

    Sounds like a summer for the books!

  5. heather arnita

    July 29, 2015

    I’ve been checking your blog for days! So have ben and Sammie been friends since childhood??

    • mlehnardt8@msn.com

      July 29, 2015

      I promise to write an entire post (or three) about their romance!

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