We spent the past 10 days in Washington. It was perfect and wonderful, which is good and bad. Good for obvious reasons and bad because it makes coming back to reality difficult. What can I say, I've still got Washington on the brain. Maybe blogging about it will help.
My brother Ian was married on the 8th to a wonderful girl in the Seattle temple, and I'm kicking myself I don't have a photo of them to post! Just imagine two beautiful, hilarious and incredibly happy people. In love.
I got to see some amazingly wonderful family and friends that day, and loved every minute. At the end of the day I thought to myself, "I knew today was going to be amazing, but that was even more fun than I could have imagined." We spent the following day with my Dad and stepmom Lisa, my sisters Sasha and Demri and their families, and our cousin Bethany, her husband Josh and their beautiful children. It was such a fun day and so great to catch up and make new memories.
After Seattle we went over to Fidalgo Island and spent a week in Anacortes with family. We went to Rosario Beach one day and it was breathtaking! I couldn't believe how gorgeous it was. Eric said, "this looks like a scene from Peter Pan." And I agreed (see below).
My dad and Lisa were wonderful hosts! I gained 5 pounds while we were there and it was soooo worth it! One day we made my grandmother's white cake. Mmmmmmmmmm.........
We spent lots of time at the beach, but it still wasn't enough ;)
Here's Dad collecting rocks with the kids. My dad loves to collect rocks and polish them. The last time we were there the kids had found some pretty rocks and Dad sent them to us weeks later, all polished and perfect.
We picked lots of wild blackberries, something I did a lot growing up. I remember the first time I saw blackberries for sale at the grocery store in college. $4 for 6 ounces?! I couldn't believe it! Hence I don't buy blackberries, so picking and feasting on so many was a treat.
Me and my baby who decided to finally start walking on his own while we were on our trip. He calls every animal a "woof," or a "woof woof". But he says it like it's always a question. "Woof woof"? So cute.
Sash and James, trying to stay warm. Sasha always owns the cutest sunglasses. I especially liked these ones.
Oaks fortifying a wooden structure the kids found on the beach with sand. They were so excited about it, and they worked on it the whole time we were there that day.
We found hermit crabs. Lots of hermit crabs. Need hermit crabs? Washington Park's got 'em.
Not the best family photo, but you get the idea ;)
Here's another one minus Oakley, who's running around somewhere up ahead ;) Good night!