Monday, March 05, 2007

The Rest of the Story...

Lest you all think of me as a great philanthropist, let me give you the ulterior motive for going down to SC; to see Curt, Jen and Phillip :) Phillip could be a trip in himself; he's such a character! He's in the mimic stage right now; if you're brushing your teethe, he's sure to be too; if you're shaving, doing pushups... driving (yes, driving! this little boy drives both toy and real cars!) Now I was going to do a post entirely devoted to Phillip, but Chrissy has done an admirable job of that. And I was going to post some pictures, but my capable sister-in-law has done that :) The blogging world is getting delightfully crowded with friends :)


This is Jen, me and a charming Southern gentleman we met in downtown Greenville. He was a bit chilly and had a steely manner, but they tell me he is a monumental figure down there ;) Actually, SC is known for its wonderful warmth and friendliness, and the reputation is well-merited. It may (hopefully!) be a result of the Christian tradition there; churches there are as common as our Tim Hortons! They even have minor traffic jams on Sundays and Wednesday nights.
What does this picture remind you of? Naturally, I thought of Tolkein's Old Man Willow. Way too predictable though; Curt knew I was going to say that before I did :)
And a memorable evening at the park --unfortunately the camera card was quickly filled :S
Many thanks for your hospitality, Curt and Jen! The delicious meals, wonderful company, and evenings of fun won't be forgotten :)

14 comments:

Scottie said...

But none were more dangerous than the Great Willow: his heart was rotten, but his strength was green; and he was cunning, and a master of winds, and his song and thought ran through the woods on both sides of the river. His grey thirsty spirit drew power out of the earth and spread like fine root-threads in the ground, and invisible twig-fingers in the air, till it had under its dominion nearly all the trees of the Forest from the Hedge to the Downs.

Gloria said...

The picture of you and Chrissy look professional. Two cute blondes. :)

Ruth said...

LOL, Gloria, that's my sister-in-law Jen, not Chrissy :)

Chrissy said...

However, Jen and I have been asked on several occasions whether we were twins...

Ruth said...

Not to mention that Chrissy and I have been asked if we were twins...

Curt and Jen said...

I can assure they are not twins! But she is cute, Gloria. Very cute.(though not blonde) Chrissy is nice too. In fact, I wouldn't mind having her as a sister-in-law twice over ;). Curt

Cher said...

Hey Ruth, great pics. I'm sure you had better (or at least warmer) weather than I've been experiencing up here. The north is great though...

As for journalism...go for it! I highly recommend it. It's quite broad, so you can stream into more graphic design, just writing, or even communications from it. I'm assuming you're going for the writing though, and there's lost of possibilities there for sure. Anyway, let me know if you have questions and I'll be glad to help if I can!

Melissa said...

I don't see how anyone could think you guys are twins...that's insane!

Cool pictures though, I love that tree one...

Gloria said...

Really? I keep looking at the picture over and over again and... She looks a lot like Chrissy. But then again that would explain some things... Sometimes I'm such a ditz.

Gloria said...

I'm feeling kind of stupid right now...

Amy said...

I can definitely see the similarities too. I have beautiful cousins and friends! :)
Come visit me sometime, Ruth! I'll try to find some work that needs to be done on my seminary. :P

Steffi said...

You gotta love the mimic stage...it's so fun! Michelle's like that too, brushing teeth, washing hands, using hand cream, reading books, etc. Of course, it's way cuter when they do it!

Laurie said...

Wouldn't have minded at all if you had posted more pictures of Phillip. Glad you had a nice time Ruth!

Ruth said...

Laurie, I wouldn't have minded if I HAD more pictures of Phillip :) Still no camera... some day!