Thursday, November 20, 2008

Parents Weekend

A few weekends ago, the bearded one and I managed to grab a few days away from our respective jobs and we spent 4 days with Jess in and around Portland. We rarely have the option of taking time off from work that coincides, so this was special!

We started off Saturday with a memorable breakfast at The Original Pancake House. Think homemade hash and homemade everything else! Then it was on to many hours of browsing at Powell's Books and other venues downtown.

Sunday we worshipped with her at Imago Dei, a wonderful church which uses a beautiful old high school as its center. Roosevelt High was built in 1913 or thereabouts and it's still in excellent condition, complete with old-style auditorium.

We had the pleasure of listening to Pamela Reeve, who is 92 years young and still sharp as a tack. She was Dean of Women at Multnomah School of the Bible for 42 years! Her testimony read like my biography....God is so good! Afterwards we wandered around the eclectic Hawthorne neighborhood, checking out the import stores, wacky retro-60's stores and the great restaurants!

Monday we spent the whole day helping in Jess' class. It was wonderful to put real faces to the names we've been praying for since September!

Miss Whitaker says, "welcome to my class!"

Hard at work on the math quilts!

Teacher Wally working with a reading group!

Leaf Man!
Saying goodbye at the end of the day!

That night Jess and her roommate, Heather, made us a fabulous dinner and we played weird games with her buddies!

Stars among stars!

Cozy apartment!

All too soon it was time to head back to B'ham? :( Thanks, Jess, for such a special time!

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