Friday, June 13, 2008

Then and Now



Last night, we got to spend a lovely evening with one of Eric's oldest pals. They were missionary companions in Africa. He married a Swedish girl and they and their 4 children have been living over there for many years. Every so often he has a conference for work in this area and so we get to see him. He's such a great guy and they have so much in common, it was fun to just listen to them have fun together. Today Eric is taking a very well-deserved day off to go down into the city and play with his friend. I hope they have an awesome day. They would not take a camera, so this will be the only photo I have of the two of them. What I love about the "now" photo is that they unintentionally wore matching outfits: blue pinstriped shirts and khaki pants, so they still look like companions. Too funny.

7 comments:

  1. It sounds like you all had a very fun evening. I love both pictures.

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  2. how great! when i looked at the two pics i thought "they still even dress alike." then i read that it was planned. GOOFBALLS! i love it!

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  3. You know what I noticed about the pictures is the body language. Little self conscious missionaries, then. Casual, self confident men, now. Their matching outfits is funny too

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  4. that is great! i love the mission photo. there is nothing like catching up with mission companions.

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  5. Is it possible - I think I may have met this man today at the pool. He drove up to me with his window down and said "are you lds?" and I peeked around and saw your husband sitting next to him!! Silly men. I told them "depends on who's askin'!!!" My children were very concerned that I was talking to a stranger out of my car window :)

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  6. What cute outfits! How fun to hang out with an old friend. By the way, you did a GREAT job on your lesson today. I vote that instead of seminary, you continue to teach us :)

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  7. Ditto about the outfits! And I thought only girls did that. Hope he had a great day!

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