Monday, July 31, 2006


We got back last week from a great little jaunt to the Northwest. It felt like Texas - the weather was in the 100's. And no airconditioning - just a bit hot!

Went to visit our friends Ray and Elizabeth. Had fun seeing the sites in Seattle and spending time with my former roomie Andrea. Nice to spend time together, felt like just yesterday that they both were living in Texas.

Then we headed down to Portland to visit my uncle at the Brigittine monestary ( We got there to celebrate the feast of St. Bridget of Sweden. Since the monestary is semi-cloistered, we were able to have the unique experience to speak with the other brothers. It was lots of fun!

We took Ryan back to Portand for his conference, and then I stayed at the monestary for a few days. What a wonderful and peaceful experience. I hope that we can make this an annual trip. It was so beautiful!

On another note, this is the week of my big birthday - the big 3-0! Wow, I can't believe it!!

Guess I should get better at updating this thing :-)