I spy a hottie pastor…and a great looking bride and groom! Day 2.

And since my husband leaves now tomorrow to head back across the border, back to South Africa, and then on to Europe…these are probably the last few shots I have for you.  (And pretty much the only shots I have myself)

Hope you enjoy Day 2…


I spy with my wife’s eye a hottie pastor in the back!  Do you?


Making new friends


And cuddling old friends (we have Auntie Tania in this photo…yea!)


The parents/families of the Bride and Groom


My princess at the reception…Adelyne Marguerite!


And last but NEVER the least…the bride herself, Dr. Seun…wife to Kwesi! 

Well, Maxwell and the Belly and I greatly enjoyed the glimpses of the big days!  Hope you did too.

xo always,

the first half of crazy…Brooke

A safari and a wedding. South Africa to Botswana, what a journey!

In the words of my daughter, “Seun looked like an African Queen!”

In the words of my husband, “If I could go back and marry Brooke again, I would have a Nigerian wedding!”

(If you read my past posts, Seun and her family are originally from Nigeria.  Kwesi and his from Ghana)

There are not many photos, but I am sure that you can see why BOTH said what they did.  Again, congratulations to Seun and Kwesi.

(When Rich reaches Poland, I am sure that he’ll send me more.  But for now, these are LOVELY starting shots!)


First photos…Safari shots and dinners with dad.  Lovely, lovely, lovely!




And now to the wedding…First, the rehearsal dinner.


The above are from the evening of the rehearsal dinner.  Daddy is SO proud of doing his daughter’s hair.  Well done, Rich!


Mother of the bride…Stunning!

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Flower girl, Adelyne.  She had her hair in a headdress for the wedding (maybe those photos will come another time?)


Adelyne and the handsome groomsmen!

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Adelyne and her “Cheeky Twin” Seun…The unbelievable stunning bride!


Kwesi and his groomsmen go before Seun’s family!  Awesome. 

Should have had Rich do this at our wedding. 

Maybe an anniversary 🙂


The groom and bride…

May God bless your today and all of your tomorrows.

We love you. 

Thank you for asking our family to be a special part of your days…

xo from afar,

Brooke and Maxwell and Belly Josephine

Here’s their personal website, if you want to get to know them even better:  http://seunandkwesi.ourwedding.com/view/5483962792241072/34042896

Copyright above photography goes to Richard Nungesser

Zoom Flume…I knew I’d find you!

Yesterday’s blog was about meeting your spouse in the middle.  Basically it was an encouragement for you to find ways to help keep your spouse’s spirit of adventure alive. 

Well, speaking of yesterday, I found it!  I was cleaning through a huge stack of papers today—let me vent for a moment—there are about 5 sheets of paper sent home with my daughter per day.  What a waste!  Anyhoo—in those papers, I found a photo that used to hang on our fridge. 

It’s the Zoom Flume! 


You’ll remember that my husband was a guide down the Arkansas River in Colorado (Buena Vista) before we married.  Well, this is one of my all-time favorite shots.  You should know that he had the day off but was able to join the caravan of rafting guides that day and take us—his future father-in-law, mother-in-law, and me (future bride) down the river.  He worked for Noah’s Ark.   Here’s their link:  http://www.noahsark.com

The funny thing about this is that when most of the other guides had family members come to visit and took them down the river, it just happened to be the day that they would dump their boat.  So Richard was chided long before we all got on that raft that he was going to have to go fishing that day…Fishing after his future father-in-law, mother-in-law, and future bride.  You know, to get us out of the river?!  Let’s just say he was nervous.

But he actually didn’t go fishing that day at all (at least for us, remember we did help clean up lots of floaters that day from other rafts).  Well done, Rich!

And maybe you’ll notice, the majority of the boat is having a lot of fun.  That means…my dad and I.  You see, Richard has to concentrate because the Zoom Flume is a Level III or Level IV rapid depending on the water level of the river (and it was a-flowing for our tour)…And he had to make sure he missed the right rocks and steered the right path to get us through the rapid.

He did a grand job.

My dad had confidence.  I had confidence.  My mom…she’s another story.

Can you see her face?  It’s the best!  She’s holding on for dear life while probably writing her Last Will and Testament out in her head at the same time.

Oh, and I should add, she really can’t swim all that well.  Rich told us at the end of rafting that day that had my mom actually gone overboard, my dad and I would be left to fend for ourselves.  He was going after my momma.

Now who wouldn’t love a man that would go after his future bride’s momma? 

Sigh!  Lovely.

Anyhow—This is the year before we married. 

Perhaps now you can see why, for me, it is important to help him keep this same spirit alive today. 

Yes…times change.  Circumstances change.  Lives change.  But, in the end, the itch is always there for guys like this…The itch for adventure.

I always tell Rich that I’m enough of an adventure.  But I know that we do truly only live once…and I definitely want to help him live his life to the fullest!

And while that might not mean guiding folks down a river (yes, he had to grow up and get a real job that actually paid for more than meals.  lol!), he’s still the guide in that boat, maneuvering through the rapids, with a smile in his eyes. 

And that is, after all, the man I fell in love with…and want him to be!

Hope you had a great Hump Day, folks!

Oh, and here’s the link in case you missed the original story to start: http://wp.me/p3Bh9m-dM

Hope you’ll come back tomorrow and hear about an adventure in Poland when an old granny tried to con us out of our money.  Now that’s a funny story.  See ya then!