Nancy Swider-Peltz Jr.

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1 Corinthians 9:25 • the JOY of the Lord is my strength • 2010 Olympian • WheatonCollege alum • #proudtobeTOUGH

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Give Jeffrey Jr. some LOVE today! It’s his 30th bday ❤️ literally a human who’s a jack of all trades AND good at everything he puts his mind to. So proud of the man he is: a man pursuing Christ, an incredible artist and teacher, a lover of those who are not as privileged and face discrimination, a seeker of justice, an amazing athlete, someone who is intentional and will have a deep honest conversations that challenges you, someone who seeks out the unique in life and challenges the normal....Jeffrey we all love you :) can’t wait to celebrate you!!!!
Our ceremony wouldn’t have been possible without Noel (@robbiestreacks), Rachel (@rachelstreacks), Enoch (@formafew) and Andra (@aj_inflexion). If anyone ever needs music at their wedding, hands down, Noel made it the easiest, stress- free part of my wedding planning, hire them! Literally had to worry about nothing, chose the music we wanted, and it was the most beautiful. A jazz ensemble to seat everyone in the forest? What a treat! Seriously wish I had been in the audience to have listened to it all in its entirety and appreciate it all...I was maybe a little distracted 😂😉 but singing “in Christ Alone” in God’s Creation was most magical, and will always remember those moments.
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And thank you to @hannah_swider and @kaytepuk who read Scripture that Danny and I want represented in our marriage.
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📸 @quarterofcolour
Floral: @bloomefloral
So many of our friends made our wedding, as I’ve already been saying numerous times, possible. But it’s fun to get pics back and see their faces...makes me smile so wide, having felt so loved by them. This is a first of many 10-pic posts celebrating the amazing people that not only showed up at our wedding but volunteered/worked our wedding to help us out and in many cases, saved the day. Thank you always from the bottom of my heart!! ❤️❤️❤️
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📸: @quarterofcolour
Shout out to @weftandwool!! Today they set up their first flea market booth @bkflea to see these amazing hand-knotted rugs in person, but they’re also setting up a program where you can rent these rugs for your wedding (seriously adds so much character, intentionality to your wedding) and then like Danny and I did, keep one! So now our kitchen rug is one we got married on - super fun 🤙🏽 Rugs are amazing, vintage (ours was made in 1910, and has incredible history), check them out!!! On their insta or at their site: www.weftandwool.com
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📸: @quarterofcolour
Floral: @bloomefloral
Sunday was #OlympicDay (thank you Diane!) but more importantly it was a day @rcitycdc held a dinner supporting their movement to serve and care for kids from cradle to their careers in the city of Chicago. Jeffrey Jr started working with this nonprofit a some months ago, but got an incredible look into what RCity’s mission and passion is this past Sunday. Truly impactful what RCity has done and continues to do. Jeffrey works with the after school program using his gift in art and helping kids tap into a creativity I believe is needed in this world ❤️❤️ He recently started the @rcityps with the kids to create “positive vibes only”. I quote:
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“Tired of drama? Negativity? R CITY Junior High youth were too! This spring they created our “Good Vibes Only - Periodt” design to show how they wanted to live: focused on the positive!
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Urban dictionary describes Periodt as: another word for “facts” or “tea”.. usually used to end a sentence. Old generation would say “and that’s final”
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Sweatshirts were designed and hand printed during after school programs this spring by youth from West Humboldt Park in grades 6-8. Imperfections and irregularities in the printing are normal as our youth learn and perfect their screen printing skills.
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For now, sweatshirts can be purchased at R CITY (link above), delivered by our youth, or shipped to you for a $5 fee.  Please indicate in the memo what size you would like.”
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Want a sweatshirt? Head to my bio and click on the link!!! FUN FACT: kids can wear sweatshirts to school only if it’s the “Good Vibes Only Periodt” one :) #livingwithpurpose #kidsmatter #rcity
How astonishing, the time that flies by us...not long ago I remember you, Johnny, just being born...and now you’re grown up, married and have moved away. All things wonderful. But as you’re away this birthday, know how much we love you. Your family, Danny and I. Thankful for you standing beside Danny and I on our wedding, being someone we can trust and be accountability in our lives. Thankful for the joy, laughter, entertainment and love you’ve brought into our lives all these years. Happy Birthday! We love you so much! ❤️❤️❤️
YASSSS! Short video of our wedding is out thanks to @jedwardgriffith and his incredible skills :) ENJOY❤️❤️❤️ full video link above ⬆️ in my bio
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🎥 Jeffrey Griffith @jedwardgriffith
Reflective on a day like today...for I know there’s so many that have lost their fathers, have abusive fathers, have stepfathers, or don’t know theirs, and I want to say that though I don’t fully know your pain or sadness, I chose to empathize with you today. To give you my first thoughts of comfort and prayer this morning.
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Thank you to all the fathers out there that have impacted my life, Happy Father’s Day to you :)
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Now, I recognize how fortunate I am to have a father I get to look up to; who loves me unconditionally and has modeled for me what characteristics I should look for in a husband, Danny :) I look up to my father because of his integrity, honesty, his goofiness/staying young at heart, his servant heart, his drive to grow and love on people in this world, and his love for THE Father above. One of my fav moments of wedding season was spending quality time with my dad, practicing our crazy choreographed dance (thank you again @ru.__________ !!!) that seriously was a highlight. It’s up on YouTube if y’all want to see it! Link in my bio above :) Dad, thank you for loving me all these years and how you’ll continue to for the rest of my life. I’m so very honored to be your daughter. I love you.
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Wedding co-planner: Dena Devore
Flowers: @bloomefloral
📸: @quarterofcolour
Overwhelmed. By the love and help we both received on our wedding day...Numertha unleashed a ton of pictures from our wedding day (so excited!!) that will take me time to process through, but here’s an insta 10 of Danny and I for those that have been waiting to see!
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Photo: @quarterofcolour
Flowers: @bloomefloral
Hair and makeup: @kaytepuk 
Dress: my moms, altered by the wonderful Jane Belongea
Friendships, they’re the best ❤️ Congrats Kelsey and Ryan!
Thankful for those people that made our honeymoon happen (helping fund it as our wedding gift!!!), because it was a blast and full of adventure...and much needed quality time together. Now on to thanking everyone who made our wedding happen 🙌🏽❤️ which was a village of people. Seriously, our wedding was because of our FRIENDS that made it all come together on our day! We are blessed and still feel so loved. ☺️ thanks you!!! Here’s some pics from our beloved adventure honeymoon
Not even a week ago but TAKE ME BACK :) incredible marrying my best friend, wearing my mom’s wedding dress altered slightly in the dreamiest of nature, and in front of our Lord and Savior with so many friends and family that made us who we are today as man and wife. Loving these pics @quarterofcolour sent us as a sneak peak...enjoy! We can’t wait for more to share with you all ❤️❤️ #fireandice 📸: Numertha Geisinger, Florals (flower crown and amazing cotton/magnolia leaves bouquet): @bloomefloral, Rugs: @weftandwool
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P.S. there are SO MANY people to thank that made this day happen. We will be trying to get to you all. ❤️❤️