We will always remember Ellie for her love for others, her creativity, sensitivity, and delight in life! Ellie's light has spread far and wide... may it continue to shine in our hearts.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Hello again... we're back!

We are finally back... a day late, but home safe and sound. We went to Seattle. Have you heard that name in the news recently? We ended up stuck there an extra day because all of the mountain passes were closed, and the road that would have taken us around the mountains was closed due to flooding! Ironically though, when we finally did make it out this morning, the weather was the sunniest that we had all week. We had almost no visibility all the way out from Montana. Between the snow, then fog, and finally rain, I think we had about a half hour where we actually saw the sky. It was at sunset... so beautiful! But when we got to the mountain pass to get into Seattle, it was closed. We found a lovely inn and stayed the night. Today, we had dry roads the entire trip and blue skies. It was wonderful to get to enjoy the scenery. John and I had a great time talking and even just riding together in silence at times. We love to travel together!

We had such a special time with our friend and her family. Her cancer is in remission and she is currently resting up and trying to get through some of the rough side effects of the treatments. We enjoyed catching up, and she took us all over the Seattle area to show us around. Even though getting stuck there for an extra day wasn't part of the original plan, we loved having the extra time.

Today was supposed to be John's first day back at work in over three weeks (enforced time off due to the economy). His boss was very understanding about our predicament and even told John that he was not included in the layoffs that we knew were coming. John, as well as all the others, will be cut back to fewer hours and he has to switch from the weekend shift to weekdays, but we are just so thankful that he has work!

So that's the brief overview. We have lots of photos, but I'm too tired to get them up tonight. Right now I have a sleepy and happy little boy to get into bed. We missed our little buddy so much!

I'll be back soon with more stories and photos. Thanks for the prayers for safety!


At 10:37 PM, Blogger oneofhisfriends said...

Happy Landing.


At 11:40 PM, Blogger sumi said...

Welcome back! I've missed you. :-)

At 7:50 AM, Blogger Elijah's Mommy said...

I'm glad you made it back saftly and that you had a good trip.
I'm sure Ethan is happy to have you home. =)

At 8:17 AM, Blogger LindaSueBuhl said...

God's trip planning is so much better than ours! Glad you had a good time with your friend and in the travel - I always love being with Skip in the car(or truck in our case) for hours! Welcome home - you've been missed.

At 4:33 PM, Blogger LindaSueBuhl said...

Skip said to ask if you stayed in a town- Leavenworth - said it was a really cool little place along the route you described (he lived in Seattle for several years - PM -that's Pre Me!)

At 6:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to have you back, Sarah, Sheri

At 12:56 PM, Blogger LindaSueBuhl said...

You OK?

maybe not exactly the right lyrics for our relationship - but love the song and this video
thought I might coax you back out into the bloggy world with music!


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