Yesterday we brought Frances and Katherine to Portland's First Congregational United Church of Christ for a blessing and to give thanks for their birth this past July. Many of our Portland area family and friends were able to attend. It was a special occasion and we appreciate the kindness of The Rev. Dr. Patricia Ross, senior minister, and The Rev. Paul Davis, associate minister. We're spending a few days in Oregon and Washington post Christmas and will post photos when we return to St. Louis.