Most of you "local" people who know us will not know about the person in this post. I, however, encourage you to read on anyways. Let me introduce you to a good friend of our's.
I've mentioned my good friend Tammy several times on this blog, in previous posts. Reynold is Tammy's husband. Therefore, he is a good friend of our's as well.
I first met Reynold in 2002, way up in northern Indiana. I was up there because Tammy was graduating with her Master's Degree. At that time, Tammy & Reynold were merely dating. A couple of months after that, I traveled up to Ontario to volunteer at a camp, Silver Lake Mennonite Camp. Reynold was then director of that camp. Tammy was head cook. So then, I got to know Reynold better.
Reynold is originally from Manitoba. When Tammy & Reynold met, he was living in Ontario. Since then, they have gotten married, moved back to Manitoba, and have had two wonderful boys.
Fun Memories or Facts on Reynold:
1) Reynold is the biggest fan of the group U-2 that I have ever met.
2) Reynold eats more toast than anybody I've ever met.
3) Reynold has completed running a 1/2 Marathon.
4) Reynold enjoys and takes pride in making fun of our Kansan accents. Next time they visit us, perhaps Reynold will imitate our accents.
5) Reynold gave Marc and me a great tour of the city of Winnipeg. He knows it well. He took Tammy and me around the city to find Marc at various points when Marc ran the Manitoba Marathon in 2006.
6) Reynold is a Youth and Young Adult Pastor at Bethel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg.
7) Reynold is a wonderful husband to Tammy and a wonderful father to Caleb and Jesse.
8) Reynold happens to also be a Friesen.
Reynold may not particularly want this photo on our blog, but I really like the photo. This was taken in June, 2006, when we were up there visiting. We spent an afternoon at Lake Winnipeg -- a very large lake compared to Kansas lakes. It was a fun day.
Here's a photo of Marc and Reynold. During that same trip, we also visited a mint -- you know, where they make money. It actually was a very interesting tour.
Reynold -- you're getting a little bit too close to 40 this year! Perhaps we'll have to make a winter trip up to Winnipeg in a couple of years to celebrate the big one! Have a wonderful birthday!
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