Our dear friend Whitney got married several weekends ago in Portland. We are so excited for her and absolutely love Stephen...they are a great match. Jamie's parents offered to watch Brendan for us, so we had an adult's only weekend in Portland with great friends! We had several friends fly in from various places so it was a fun reunion with them. Phil and Lou came with their little foster son JJ (4 months old), SO ADORABLE, and a champ of a traveler. Megan flew in from Colorado and Kim came from Spokane (but has been living in Phoenix for the past 2 years). It was the first time that Jamie was able to be with this entire group of girlfriends (Whitney, Megan, Kim, Amy and Lou) since spending a weekend with them at Wallowa Lake in June 2009 and the first time Josh was able to see Phil since July of 2009. Josh Martin captured our time together with some great pictures. Thanks Josh Martin (see his website for more info: http://saturdaynothing.com/) for letting us use all these photos for our blog.
The weekend began with an awesome lingerie shower for Whitney that the girls went to while the boys went to McMenamins for burgers. The afternoon was spent catching up in the hotel room. That evening, some had to attend the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner while the rest of us found a great local brewery/restaurant...the sweet potato fries and butternut squash soup were SOOO good. The evening ended at the house the bride was staying at hanging out over wine/dessert (the guys played pin-pong in the basement). The wedding was the following morning. We have never been to a morning wedding, but LOVED the idea (we thought the fact that the wedding ended at 3 and Stephen and Whitney
had the entire rest of the day together was such a cool thing). The ceremony was special, the bride was gorgeous, the decorations were creative and beautiful, brunch was delicious, and company was irreplaceable. We wanted time to slow down a little. It was fun to see so many past Resonate students!
After the wedding we traveled back to Pullman with Phil and Lou, Amy and Josh, and Erin...car rides go fast when you have good friends to have great conversation with. It was a much anticipated weekend that we were sad to see come to an end. But, we are thankful for time with people who build us up and support us in so many ways--what a joy to have such great community.
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