Saturday, January 17, 2009

We miss our Oregon friends

When we originally started this blog a year and a half ago, it was for our friends and family home in Oregon to see what we were up to. Now our friends and family (yes most of the people we know in Georgia aren't technically related, but we consider them family) in Georgia are following our blog, so we thought, Georgia friends and family, meet Oregon friends and family. This is also a little update about our trip to Oregon as well. First meet Jessica and Jordan: We haven't known them all that long, about 4 years but they have come two of our closest friends. Jessica is one of the most spiritually challenging people I know. I love long talks with her because it leaves me really thinking and appreciate that she's bold enough to really ask me how I'm doing. Jordan was the reason that Chris got into photography and has been incredibly encouraging to Chris. Jordan and Jess were married this summer. They are such a wonderful couple we know they will be doing amazing things. We were able to get to their house in the snowstorm, but we had to leave super early because we had promised to watch our neice and nephew...the only problem, we didn't have a car. So we walked from their house to my sister's, stopping for coffee at our favorite Sherwood coffee shop. Yes...we grew up in Sherwood, OR home of the Bowmen. we also went to VooDoo Doughnuts with Jess and Jordan in downtown Portland around midnight. They're open 24 hours. They have crazy doughnuts, like captain crunch and maple bars with bacon. Meet Stephanie: Stephanie and I have been friends since high school. I am eternally grateful to Stephanie as she was instrumental in forming my faith. We can go for months without talking and pick up where we left off. We are both crafty, so most times we get together and knit. She also got married this past year. Wow, our friends are earning us frequent flier miles. meet Joel and Peggy: Chris and Joel have been friends since high school. It was Joel who helped to form Chris' faith. They have quite the zoo at their house, 2 crazy border collies, 2 cats (one whose very sick), and lots of fish. Joel owns a saltwater fish store also. We are unfortunately a little too close to them in some ways. They have loved us enough to take care of us when the New Years cocktail potluck got a little out of control. Thank you. Also we have constant reminders of them, because Joel made our wedding rings. They're our sushi friends. They taught us to like it, we were able to go out for sushi with them, go to a hockey game, McMenamins, and we taught them Mexican Train Dominoes. meet Barb: we had just started our friendship when we moved to Georgia. We both used to have Tuesdays off, so we would go hiking. I am so thrilled that she may be coming to Georgia for Memorial Day!!!!! I just have to get approval for the time off. I can't wait. and I just can't get enough of these two!!!!

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