10 Years Down...
Forever to Go!!!


About Us

2006 is the Year God collided us together as friends, Jos flew in from Holland for the first time and came to Anna's work place at the Airport to rent a car but little did we know that 11+ years later we would be telling our love story in Celebration of 10 years of marriage.

When we both first met - without realizing it - we saw in each other something special that only God can plant in us; Love, Compassion, Nurturing, Beauty, Open-mindedness, Humbleness, and Humility. We fell in Love with each other without knowing it at the time.

From that moment on we were inseparable: we did everything and went everywhere together as friends and eventually that grew into something more than just friends! One of the places that we found very special going to together was Church on Sundays even though Jos was up until then (in his words) a CEO-church-goer (Christmas Easter Only); however his mind and heart were open to receive God and to have a personal relationship with God!

In 2006 there were many conversations between us regarding future goals, having kids, getting married, building a (business) empire, and seeing even more of the world but this time together. Everything just clicked and we both knew in our hearts that we were destined to spend the rest of our lives together as Husband and Wife! When God is in it, everything is natural and there is no limit to what's possible.

The proposal followed in January of 2007!

In August of 2007 when we said "I Do" we started on our journey of building a future together, have beautiful and handsome children and travel the world.


In 2008 God blessed us with our first Goddaughter: Destiny. When Destiny came into our lives we received her with open arms, and were extremely honored and thankful for being chosen as her Godparents. We knew that it was the beginning of a great destiny!

A few months later we were blessed with our first child; Our Son Joshua, and every wall that was trying to block our mind and vision with doubt and fear came down and we began to experience a great Love, Joy, and Peace in our spirits. Joshua is a leader, strong, courageous, and a very intelligent young man. Joshua is the gatekeeper of the family and also has an impeccable memory.

In 2010 we had our second son Jeremiah. The very moment we saw Jeremiah for the first time, we knew God was saying this is my doing and remember what I said in my Word that "the plans I have for you are for good and not for evil and it is to give us Hope and a Future!" Jeremiah is so loving, kind hearted, sensitive and knows how to charm his mother's heart. Jeremiah loves creating things and he is very intelligent.

In 2012 we had our third son Jordan. When Jordan came into our lives we knew that we were in the process of "crossing the Jordan river" and entering into the "promised land". Jordan is a very strong, big hearted, intelligent young man. He is also very observing, and loves to get hugs and kisses! He stands up for his sister and likes to take care of her before taking care of himself. He is truly his sister's keeper!

In 2014 our desire for a little girl came to pass when our princess Anaiah, arrived. Anaiah means God has answered and indeed God did answer in such a surprising way! Anaiah is such a smart, beautiful, sweet, amazing little girl who loves many things but she especially loves to dance (just like her momma)! With 3 older brothers around her every day she is the Boss and don't mess with her because she will let you know :) Anaiah is very advanced and mature for her age and eager to learn and grow.

In 2015, to put the cherry on top of the cake almost exactly one year later God blessed us with our second Goddaughter Naa Ofeibea. She is our Ephesians 3:20 and we will leave that for you to read it for yourself. We are honored and thankful to God to have her as part of our family!

We are so proud of our children and Godchildren!

God has been and will continue to be the foundation and the author of our marriage and family. All the Glory and Honor goes to Our Almighty God because without him Jos and Anna would not exist and all these children and blessings wouldn't have come about.

We are also very Thankful and Blessed to have our proud Parents who have been our biggest cheerleaders and supporters of our marriage and Love. They have been an example for us and our children in many ways and we thank them for instilling great values and God in our lives. We thank God for their lives and for their continued love, support, and prayers!

We give glory and honor to God also for our family and friends who have stood with us during all these years through all the lows and highs and have witnessed us grow from first love and humble beginnings to where we are today. Words cannot describe our Thankfulness and gratitude we feel towards everyone!

And last but not least, to Our Brothers and Sisters of Honor;
Words cannot describe the magnitude of your Love and Friendship to us and our Children. It is you who keep us in remembrance of where we started and where God has brought us from. You keep us on our toes as to where we are going and the future that is to come. Through the highs and lows you have been there and taught us the meaning of friendship, forgiveness, love, and loyalty. But most importantly Respect.
"A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."   - Proverbs 18:24

Timeline

2006 & 2007

Jos & Anna Meet!

The Proposal

The Traditional Marriage

Knocking on the father's door for permission to take his daughter as my wife

"He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD."   - Proverbs 18:22

The Wedding

2008-2014

Joshua is Born

"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord"
- Joshua 24:15

Jeremiah is Born

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
- Jeremiah 29:11

Jordan is Born

"You are about to cross the Jordan to enter and take possession of the land the LORD your God is giving you."
- Deuteronomy 11:31

Anaiah is Born

Anaiah: "God Has Answered"

2017

Day 1: The Vow Renewal

"Yet I will remember my covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish for you an everlasting covenant."
- Ezekiel 16:60

Day 1: The Reception

"Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do."
- Ecclesiastes 9:7

Day 2: The Traditional Celebration

Day 3: Thanksgiving Church Service followed by Farewell Luncheon


Travel & Accommodation

The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria
5011 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX  77056
(713) 960-8100
Reservations: (888) 627-8514
Group Rate: $109/night book here


The Westin is located in one of the biggest malls in the US and the biggest mall in Texas. If you choose to stay here it will be convenient for you as far as attractions, shopping, restaurants and it is the same location as the Ceremony & Reception Friday August 18, 2017.

We highly recommend all our guests to stay at the westin due to transportation and proximity to the Saturday event location as well as easy access to shopping, restaurants, attractions, etc.

There is a special LIMITED-TIME group rate available through the link below. Please book your rooms by June 15th, 2017 to be guaranteed this rate however the sooner the better.
The link to reserve a room ($109 per night plus taxes) is:
    https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/JH18AA

Transportation will be provided to and from all 3 days' events but you are more than welcome to rent a car.
The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria - location

Anniversary Program

Day 1: Adult-Only Vow Renewal Ceremony

  Friday August 18, 2017 at 4PM
  Attire: Black Tie Formal

THE WESTIN GALLERIA HOUSTON
Monarch Ballroom
5060 West Alabama St
Houston, TX  77056

Day 1: Adult-Only Reception

  Friday August 18, 2017 | 6PM - Midnight
  Attire: Black Tie Formal

THE WESTIN OAKS HOUSTON
The Roof Room
5011 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX  77056

Day 2: Adult-Only Traditional Celebration

  Saturday August 19, 2017 | 5PM - Midnight
  Attire: Traditional Formal

MERIDIAN - GATHERINGS BANQUET CENTER
5200 Bissonnet Street
Bellaire, TX  77401
(located 10 minutes from The Westin Galleria)

Day 3: Thanksgiving Church Service

  Sunday August 20, 2017 | 11 AM - 12:30
  Attire: Sunday's Best or Traditional Kente

Lakewood Church
3700 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX  77027
(located 5 minutes from The Westin Galleria)

"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name."
      - Psalm 100:4

Day 3: Farewell Luncheon

  Sunday August 20, 2017 | 1 PM - 7 PM
  Attire: No Dresscode

Lake Olympia Clubhouse
180 Island Blvd
Missouri City, TX  77459

"May the Lord bless you and protect you.
May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.
May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace."
      - Numbers 6:24-26


Invitation ONLY

Please Note: This Event is Invitation-Only.

Please RSVP by June 18, 2017

RSVP (Invitation Only) - RSVP by June 18, 2017


Friday, August 18th, 2017 - 4 PM - Midnight - Ceremony & Reception
Saturday, August 19th, 2017 - 5 PM - Midnight - Dinner Celebration Party