Monday, July 16, 2007

A visit from Chris!

This past weekend I got to see someone I haven't seen in almost a year.
Chris Cameron is a member of our ABC group, and he's spent the past year teaching at a school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He's in the middle of a 2-year teaching position over there, and for the next couple weeks he is here, back in the States, visiting his friends and family. Last night we had a "welcome home" party for him at Jason's house. In fact, this past weekend was pretty much one big long ABC party at Jason's. It started on Friday night, then extended over into Saturday.... and then Sunday was the day Chris arrived. We had a nice dinner of bacon cheeseburgers which Jason cooked on the grill for all of us.
And Chris brought a little gift for everyone in ABC group.
Necklaces with Ethiopian designs on them! The metal looks like pewter, but I'm not sure. Each necklace had a unique design on it; no two were identical. Here's mine:

Chris will be in the states for a couple more weeks, then he's going back to Ethiopia to finish his teaching stint. He teaches music there, and from what I hear, he is having a lot of fun and doing an excellent job.
Next Friday there will be a separate "welcome home" party for Chris, which all the band members will be invited to. Last weekend's party was just for the ABC group; we're sort of a sub-group of close friends which met through band. Every week after band we get together for dinner, drinks, bonding, support, etc. And we're all self-proclaimed music nerds, so I feel right at home. :)


Morgen said...

How cool!
Oh, I didn't know that Chris was coming back for a visit so soon!
I know he only knows me from visits to his blog, but tell him I said Howdy.
I think it's a great thing he's doing, teaching there - especially something he is so passionate about!
And your necklace is awesome - how wonderful that he thought so much to make each gift unique!
Can't wait to see the necklace in person next time you visit!

Travis said...

Sounds like a fun time for you.

Steven said...

Music nerds unite! Sounds like a fascinating thing Chris is doing.

Mr. Fabulous said...

When a group of music nerds get together there is no telling what they can accomplish...

Lynda said...

The necklace is beautiful. He choose well for you.

Did a rabbit poop on him, too?

Janna said...

Morgen: He is having a GREAT time over there. And yes, the necklace is really cool! :)

Travis: Very! :)

Steven: Yay for music nerds! And yes, "fascinating" is a good word for his adventures over there!

Mr. Fab: That's right!!!

Lynda: As far as I know, Chris remains 100% free of rabbit poop. He's one of the lucky ones.

Juby said...

Don't forget Drinks, bonding and HOOKAHING! :-P

Janna said...

Kyle (Juby): How could I forget? :)