A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity, along with eleven other crazy people, to run in the Cascade Lakes Relay, a team relay covering 216.6 beautiful miles in central Oregon. After being warned of unbearable heat, long and steep hills, and sleep deprivation, the reality was actually a lot more fun and a lot less painful than I was expecting!
As our four previous visits to Oregon had all been in the winter, it has been reassuring the past few weeks to discover that Oregon does actually have a summer too, and so is not identical in climate to the autumn-winter-spring-autumn cycle of southern England. The last few weeks we have been able to get out of the house a bit and to enjoy the summer with friends.
2010 has been a year of transition for us, spending time on three continents, saying goodbye to some friends and family and being reunited with others. Here are a few photos to tell our story of 2010…
After 9 months of waiting for my US visa, it finally came and we boarded the plane last week headed for Portland, Oregon. We’re grateful that the flight was uneventful, and that the immigration procedure went well! I now have a stamp in my passport which acts as a temporary green card (for US residency) and should get the permanent card within the next few months.
One day the whole world will be united in God’s perfect kingdom. Until that time we have immigration laws, visas and residence permits. After over 3 years Laura finally received her UK citizenship back in April, which means that she is now British and can come and go from the UK whenever she likes!