-Rafting the Lower Rogue again with Elizabeth and Jonathan and my dad.
-Seeing nearly everyone from Andrew’s family this year.
-Andrew continuing his PhD work at Portland State (Benjamin and I are sometimes able to walk with him to and from the train).
-Building a raised bed in our backyard so we could have a summer garden—cherry tomatoes were a nightly staple.
-Chick-Fil-A opening in our town, complete with a playplace for Benjamin. If you know anything about Chick-Fil-A, this is worthy news.
-Andrew and I running a half-marathon and 10k. It’s not important who ran which race. It’s just important that some people think me actually capable of running 13 plus miles…
**Update: my dad has since informed me that "Pacific Wonderland" was once the license plate motto of Oregon. I say it's still a good option and much more welcoming than my previous suggestions.
Rebecca Evangeline Brown
25 November 2016
8 pounds 6 ounces 21 inches
We are blessed to announce the birth of our daughter this holiday season. We chose the name Rebecca Evangeline knowing that Rebecca means "to tie, to join, or to secure," and that Evangeline means "the gospel, good news." We pray that our daughter joins her life to the greatest cause of all--the good news that Jesus Christ has been born to reconcile the world to God. We wish you God's joy and peace this Christmas season.