Sunday, August 23, 2009
Amazingly my dad happened to be working on a trial in Seattle that week (he works as a consultant/professional witness for cases regarding photography) and so we were able to meet up with him the day before we left- and I also got to see one of my friends from high school, Jenni, and meet her sweet little Hadley who was born six months ago. All in all, it was a GREAT trip. I'm happy to be home, but SO HAPPY we made the trip!
Whenever I go home I have to take in all the beauty that is Washington- the Northwest in the summertime truly is gorgeous. Part of my "fix" must also include a trip to THE BEACH. Only 1 1/2 drive from mom's house it was a definite must! The water is COLD- but I love the smells, the sounds, the sand anyway! Josh was the sandcastle builder- Dekker, the destroyer! But they both loved flying kites.
Dekker was stung by yellow jackets THREE times while we were there! Twice by one one afternoon, and once again the next day. The poor kids is now TERRIFIED of bees, or anything small flying insect for that matter! At least now we know he's not allergic...?
After the reunion Jake flew back to Utah for his intensive week up at Snowbird as part of his eMBA program. I stayed, and went to my mom's house for the week. The boys LOVED exploring the property, harvesting stuff from the garden, going for tractor rides, roasting "smooshmallows" over the firepit, playing on the tire swing and "pirate ship" that Garrett built, going swimming at a friends, and SO much more!
We stayed at my Aunt Karen and Uncle Dick's Lake House. Jake and I haven't been there since our honeymoon- but they completly rebuilt the place- and it is AMAZING. The lake is known for its windy days when all the kite-boarders and windsurfers get out. It has its calm days too- but we didn't see that till our last day. No problem though- Jake and Jesus practiced windsurfing, we made use of the ski-doos, and one evening Jake and took a short canoe ride.
We spent the first day in Seattle. My mom made new and improved superhero capes for the boys- which they are in love with! They wore them on our picnic across the ferry and all around the city. Lots of people were smiling and commenting on my cute little heros.