Shelly V. S., her husband Nik and their family, share our Dutch heritage. When we arrived at CEC, I think we doubled the Dutch influence there. Sorry we have abandoned you guys, but I trust you will carry on without us. Shelly, thanks for hosting me on Monday-sure appreciated your chauffeuring me around. Keep up your terrific work at the Pregnancy Resource Center-you are doing a fabulous job as their director. If you ever get up to this Dutch enclave in Washington, please stay with us and let us show you are around the Dairy Country of the Pacific Northwest.
We first met John and Lori T. at the church picnic we attended 2 years ago shortly after moving to Utah. Their hospitality was so appreciated when they invited us to dinner at their home later that week. We have been hanging out with these two ever since. This visit we shared a delicious (as usual) meal in their lovely garden-a favorite place to eat, drink, & share lively conversation together.
Hope you come to Washington so we can "Start slow and taper off." (John is a great philosopher and this was his latest insight.) We love you guys!
Tuesday evening we visited with Linda and Charlie H. who we also met at CEC. Unfortunately, they moved to Salt Lake City shortly after we arrived in Orem. We kept in close touch anyway and we have shared lots of great times!
Loved dinner at "The Avenues" even if there were a few rain drops...the rainbow afterward made it all worth while. Linda, thanks for driving me around the area during this visit. Loved Tai-Pan. It was so terrific to spend time with you, Linda & Charlie, and of course, Oreo (dark spot in the middle of photo-see eyes and nose). He was a perfect host to Katers. Come see us sometime!
We missed photos of other special friends...how did I miss you, Pastor Scott? Next time.