Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Our Friends 'The Peterson's'

This is Brian and Kim Peterson. Known to our little ones as Uncle Brian & Aunt Kim and known to Jeff and I as 'The Peterson's': good friends - like family that we can depend on for anything, good for parenting advice, ongoing encouragement, a tasty margarita, home cooked meals, free babysitting in a pinch, and a dog named Riley to entertain Caleb and Carissa.
We have known 'The Peterson's' for 3.5 years and Kim was instrumental in hiring Jeff as the Associate Pastor of Covenant as she was chair of the APNC (Associate Pastor Nominating Committee). Sadly (hear me crying right now), Kim and Brian are moving. Brian is still around town while they await the sale of their home. Kim left about 2 weeks ago to help take care of her new grand baby Hannah in D.C. We will miss them dearly but know that friends like 'The Peterson's' are not just for a season but for a lifetime. We love you Kim and Brian!

This is the kids playing outside at 'The Peterson's' with Riley. Caleb likes to go after Riley and say 'ummmmm BALL' so he can get the ball and throw it again and again. Technically Riley is Kim and Brian's grand dog. Beth, their oldest child, and my friend, is Riley's mama who is currently living with her husband in Kazakhstan. We miss you Beth!