Saturday, January 17, 2009

Out of Towners

We have been trying for 3 separate weekends to get together with our friends Rich & Pamela Ellgen from Portland, Oregon.
  1. December 20-21 - Snowed in & roads unsafe
  2. January 4-5 - Out of town friends pop in for a last-minute visit at their house
  3. January 10-11th - On the calendar, but looking sketchy since the flooding had closed down I-5 between our homes and we had sick kids at our house that week.
I-5 finally opened on Friday January 9, our kids kicked their bugs and Rich & Pamela were able to make the 3.5 hour trip to visit us from Portland. This was their first time traveling overnight with Brad Soren and he had a rough transition to sleeping in new surroundings. The benefit of staying with us is that we TOTALLY understand and empathize with the pain of staying up all night with a 17month old that WILL NOT sleep.

It was a quick trip, but we were blessed to spend time with them none-the-less. We have had the honor of being ministry mentors with both Rich & Pamela - quite fun since Rich's dad was Duncan's mentor for quite a few years. They are pressing forward with plans to join Cadence International - possibly even working with Rich's parents Brad & Debbie Ellgen in Germany.

{We both feel very short next to them}

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