Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Wedding Pics :)

So for those of you who aren't into Facebook & don't know about our wedding website, I've posted some wedding photos here as well! Our photographer was Claudette Helmkay and she was amazing! I highly recommend her to anyone who is getting married or wants photos taken for family or some other event! Email her @ or phone (905) 935-6462. She works out of St Catharines, has the most reasonable (understatement!) prices I've ever seen (and *I* do my research), and is truly talented and passionat eabout her work!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Our Wedding Text

Colossians 3:12-17

Since God chose you to be the holy people He loves,
you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy,
kindness, humility,
gentleness, and patience.

Make allowance for each other’s faults,
and forgive anyone who offends you.
the Lord forgave you,
so you must forgive others.

Above all,
clothe yourselves with love,
which binds us all together in perfect harmony.

And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts.
For as members of one body you are called to live in peace.
And always be thankful.

Let the message about Christ,
in all its richness,
fill your lives.

Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom He gives.
Sing psalms, hymns & spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.

And whatever you do or say,
do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

Monday, April 02, 2007

website change

ok - so first i should apologize - i don't blog and probably won't. don't get your hopes up anyway.

secondly - this is a lame post but i have to do it:

we have changed our wedding website...

the new page is:

that's all.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


On Tuesday, January 16th, 2007 @ approximately 9:30pm, Ryan Zantingh asked me to marry him. I said, "YES!"

To find out more, check out our website:

Friday, January 12, 2007


Holy design
this place in time
that I might seek and find my God
my God

Lord, I want to yearn for You
I want to burn with passion
over You
and only You
Lord, I want to yearn

Your joy is mine
yet why am I fine
with all my singing and bringing grain
in light of Him

oh You give life and breath
in You we live and move
that's why I sing
(Shane & Shane, Yearn)

Acts 17:25-28
Human hands can’t serve His needs - for He has no needs. He himself gives life and breath to everything, and He satisfies every need. From one man He created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and He determined their boundaries. “His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward Him and find Him - though He is not far from any one of us. For in Him we live and move and exist. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are His offspring.’

Hebrews 12:28-29
Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping Him with holy fear and awe. For our God is a devouring fire.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Acres of Hope

He will allure her
He will pursue her
And call her out
To wilderness with flowers in His hand

She is responding
Beat up and hurting
Deserving death
But offerings of life are found instead

She will sing, she will sing
Oh, to You
She will sing as in the days of youth
As You lead her away to valleys low
To acres of hope
Acres of hope

Here in the valley
Walk close beside me
Don’t look back
For love is growing vineyards up ahead

You have called me Master
And though you’re in the dark here
Call me friend
And call me lover and marry me for good

She will sing, she will sing
Oh, to You
She will sing as in the days of youth
As You lead her away to valleys low
To acres of hope
Acres of hope

How the story ends is
Love and tenderness in Him
Not safe, but worth it
So in the valley’s up ahead
Or in the ones we live
We’ll sing together
We’ll sing together
Oh Lord, we'll sing

We will sing, we will sing
Oh, to You
We will sing as in the days of youth
As You lead us away to valleys low
To acres of hope
Acres of hope

Lord, sustain me in the valley. Give me ears to hear Your sweet tender voice and lead me in to acres of hope in this dry and weary land.

Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her. There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope.

There she will sing as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt. ‘In that day,’ declares the LORD,’you will call me 'my husband'; you will no longer call me 'my master.' (Hosea 2:14-16)

by Shane Barnard and Robbie Seay

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Maria & Matthew Oliveira

Friday, December 15, 2006

tagged by LStew

In a presumed attempt to jumpstart my promised "blogging", LStew has tagged me. I am not sure how far back we are supposed to go, since this tag didn't come with any specific instructions. So I will go back to last night, since that is probably still actually IN my belly.

Tropical Chicken Pizza from Boston Pizza - about 5 slices.
This was tasty. I shared it with Maria, who, incidentally, is the reason we were @ BP's in the first place. It was her bachelorette and she is getting married this weekend. Pictures to follow, of course!

Chocolate Martini from Boston Pizza
I was going to get a Mudslide when the waitress (who definitely wasn't 19) said I shouldn't get that, but I should try their AMAZING chocolate martinis. She failed to hear me when I said "I've had those before" and kept asking me all night how it was. It was OK.

President's Choice Berry Blend from my fridge
@ 4:36am this morning I woke up and craved it. It is the best juice I have ever tasted. It is better than sweet red wine. And I am not exaggerating.

President's Choice The Decadent Chocolate CHUNK Cookie from my cupboard
- and yes, I ate just ONE cookie.

I tag...meh - the tag stops here :)

Monday, December 11, 2006


I just wanted to let everyone - or anyone - who still actually checks this blog that there is still hope. I am planning on getting back to how I used to post pretty soon and have some ideas brewing in my mind. Don't give up on me yet! A new design means a new post is definitely in the works :)

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

How do you solve a problem like Maria?

Get 'er hitched!

That's right. Maria Prins is getting married to Matthew Oliveira on December 16th, 2006.
Check out their wedding website @
It's super cool. AND if you feel so inclined you should come out to their going-to-be-stellar....

Stag & Doe!
Friday, November 10th, 2006 @ 8pm-1am
Cost: $10
Beamsville Royal Canadian Legion
5545 RR#81 Beamsville, On