Back in September, we drove to Tillamook, OR to visit a bunch of friends from our Prairie Bible College days. There were 11 of us (not including babies) that stayed at Ericâ€™s parents place over the Labour Day long weekend so that made for an extremely rambunctious and busy household. Some folks there we hadnâ€™t seen in many years and others on a bit more of a regular basis since weâ€™ve been in Vancouver.
Our Prairie friends are kind of special to us…not only was it where Josh and I met 7 years ago but also where a lot of our other married friends from school met. There is something to be said for that kind of history and the fact that things donâ€™t seem to change whenever we meet up tells me that these will be friends for life.
One of those couple friends are Eric and Marti. Theyâ€™ve been together the longest out of all of us (theyâ€™re highschool sweethearts) and I really respect their relationship. They balance each other perfectly.
Eric is an Explosives SpecialistÂ in the Marines and has spent quite a bit of time overseas the past number of years so that means a lot of time apart from your loved ones. And they take it in stride. Eric went to Afghanistan shortly after our visit and he will be there until the spring.
We did a few impromptu shots in the Frankeâ€™s backyard and now here they are. I love Martiâ€™s energy in person and I think there are a few in here that show it!