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Happy {Summertime} Birthdays to Us! And Party Favors for You…

February 3, 2012

Today, I turn 28, and we fly to Patagonia. (Ahhhhhhh!!)

Tuesday, Ted (self-proclaimed “Mr. Indoorsy”) continues to be my hero, turning 30 in the rustic wilderness of Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park.

I’ll admit, it feels really silly to put this up, but for the kind friends and family that specifically asked about online gifts before we left, we created a link to our digital change jar:

{It´s been brought to my attention that the link below is not functioning correctly. Since I´m at the mercy of a Spanish keyboard and Microsoft Explorer, I´ll be waiting to fix things until we´re back on our own laptop… Short story: look on the homepage sidebar for the link that looks like the picture below. It should take you to a donation page at PayPal. If it´s still acting up, you can manually make a donation by entering our twoOregonians@gmail.com address at PayPal.com. Classy pan-handling, I know…}
Of course, the best gift you can give is just to keep in touch and send notes and hellos from home. We love and miss you all!As party favors for our celebration on the road, let us send you a postcard from abroad.

Add the postman’s directions to the form below, and we’ll find you the perfect card from a country on our list


That’s it! Now we’ll start the search for the perfect postal greeting to send you…

And in the meantime, we winter babies will be enjoying our first summertime birthdays down here in the Southern Hemisphere. All this February sunshine is just too much fun!

Much love to all of you. xx

While we’re out in the wilderness without wifi, we’ll have a few scheduled posts for your viewing pleasure… Can’t wait to catch up with you on the other side!

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23 Comments

  • Reply Gary February 3, 2012 at 6:20 am

    You guys are inspiring. What a tremendous adventure. Thanks again for taking us with you!

  • Reply Cindy Buck February 3, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Happy Birthday Bethany!! And Happy Almost Birthday Ted!!! I’m SO happy for you both and the wonderful adventure you’re on!!! So fabulous that thanks to technology we can all tag along!! <3

  • Reply Sue R. February 3, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Enjoy these once-in-lifetime birthdays!!

  • Reply Aunt Rosemarie February 3, 2012 at 8:27 am

    I am enjoying your posting of adventure, the best viewed trip right from my living room sofa. Keep sharing, be safe, and keep faith.
    Happy Birthday Bethany. Hugs, Aunt Rosemarie

    • Reply twoOregonians February 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      So happy to hear it, Aunt Rosie! Thank you : ) Much love xx

  • Reply Thelma February 3, 2012 at 8:44 am

    What fun birthdays! We are getting ready for a four-person party here. Bill is one of the four, of course. I kinda miss those old Bill-and-Ted Most Excellent Birthday parties! Happy birthday Bethany! You are a jewel and Ted seems to know it!

    • Reply twoOregonians February 15, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      Ted still talks about the Bill-and-Ted parties all the time! : ) Maybe we’ll have to plan a reunion party one of these years??

  • Reply Saerom Yoon February 3, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Bethany~~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :D
    You guys are flying to Patagonia today! and Ted’s birthday there…. must be so special. :)
    Have a great time there! and be safe all the time. xoxo Saerom

    • Reply twoOregonians February 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      Thanks Saerom!! We had such a great time. Miss traveling with you and the gang. Enjoy your next adventures!

  • Reply Harriet Congdon February 3, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Happy birthday, Bethany and Ted! What a way to celebrate – seeing the world! I’m going to Beijing again in a few weeks but maybe I can plan another trip there at the same time you are nearby. Can I assume you’ve got plans to see China?

    • Reply twoOregonians February 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      Thank you, Harriet! That’s wonderful to hear that you have another trip planned. Unfortunately, we won’t be that far north in Asia – at least not on this adventure. Maybe sometime in the future, though, we’ll be able to see China? And also visit some good friends in Mongolia and Japan? So many places to see in the world… : )

  • Reply liz dvoracek February 3, 2012 at 10:52 am

    happy birthday you two! may the lord bless and keep you always and in all ways. peace and joy to you on your special days.

    • Reply twoOregonians February 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      Liz! Thanks : ) Can’t wait to send you a postcard… Much love xx

  • Reply Ursula February 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Happy birthday friends! Enjoy the summer.

    • Reply twoOregonians February 15, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      Thank you! Sunshine and long days…could get used to this. : )

  • Reply Becky L February 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Happy Birthday! Great that you two are travelling the world and having a good time. Enjoy! My birthday’s on the 14th and will be celebrating at work then at Denny’s with a free grand slam. Well, don’t celebrate it much at work cuz I’m working but that’s where I’ll be. Later in the week, the coast for a day with Phil. Runaway day! Hugs and God bless you two and keep you safe.

    • Reply twoOregonians February 15, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks, Becky. Hope you had a wonderful birthday, too! A runaway day is always a treat – hope you enjoyed the beautiful Oregon coast and took lots of pictures. xx

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  • Reply Pablo Palaro February 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Hey Bethany! Happy Birthday to you! I hope patagonia rocks, and, again, would like to make sure you know that it was awesome to have met you guys! It really made a difference to have such great people on tour with us! Have the best trip ever!

    • Reply twoOregonians February 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      Pablo, you’re so kind! We felt the same way about all you guys – it was a treat to spend the trip with such a fun loving group. Can’t wait to get our tour pictures up. : )

  • Reply Grandma & Grandpa Menzel February 4, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    I was wondering How I was going to send you Birthday Cards this Year.
    So glad they will be of Lasting Memories for you two! God Bless every minute of them! Much Love!

    • Reply twoOregonians February 15, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      Marylyn, thank you! So good to know we’re in your thoughts. Much love to you and Bud. Love, Bethany (& Ted, too!)

  • Reply Grandma & Grandpa Menzel February 4, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I already commented on this unique way of remembering your birthdays! Many Lasting Memories for you two. God Bless every minute of them.
    Much Love.

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