20 September 2010

stitches of gold [sabbatical part II]

"Love is what carries you, for it is always there, even in the dark, or most in the dark, but shining out at times like gold stitches in a piece of embroidery. "
Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry

apart from visiting with family, we LOVED spending our sabbatical times catching up with old friends. it was a whirlwind of visits, guest beds, tea, lingering evenings, quick catch ups, friends, friends, friends & we loved every minute of it.

dinner with dan & cindy
[a delightful night with our old menno house-mates dan & cindy in brooklyn]

[delicious ny style pizza with sylvia, friend & pastor of manhattan mennonite fellowship]

chris rae + lego mark twain
[picnic at the mark twain house in connecticut with chris, daniel's college housemate]

[mexican lunch with old chums mike & maren in philadelphia]

[seattle with dear, dear friends zack & amber (sadly not pictured!)]

[ottawa mark in rochester, ny]

jamie sue + jody zoe + amanda mary
[precious brockport high school pals]

[daniel's high school crew together again in vancouver]

[college roommates - katie & hannah & amanda celebrating in connecticut]

[vancouver visit with karla, baby drew, dave, liza & recent arrival baby vincent still in utero]

[levi & daniel as homeschool cool]

[visit in quesnel with the vanvught clan]

[settlers in terrace with high school friends - craig, anny & dave]

[picnic with kindred spirits cris, michelle, suj'n & shepherd in gasworks park, seattle (picture by suj'n photographer extraordinaire)]

[the boys - daniel, james & josh - in seattle (picture by suj'n)]


adriana said...

ohhhh friends love love to see your faces and those of dear ones from nyc! wish i could have been there to visit with you as well! some day please please can we see each other again!!??? LOVE YOU and hope your christmas was a very very merry one.