Thursday, August 25, 2011

Seattle & beyond

Mom and I took a trip to Seattle to visit Grandma and do some exploring.  We had amazing weather the whole time we were there.  Wednesday afternoon we went to downtown Seattle.  Had lunch at Pike Place Market.
And went up to the top of the Space Needle. 

Thursday we drove north and took the ferry to Whidbey Island for a little exploring and wine tasting.

We spent the whole day with Grandma on Friday.  Saturday we drove to the north end of the Olympic Peninsula to go to Hurricane Ridge.  I had never been ther.  It was amazing! 

We did a hike on the Hurricane Ridge trail.  Incredible views!

Some pictures with Grandma before we headed back home.  It was a great trip!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Clearwater Beach

Gayle and Shaun's wedding was this weekend in Clearwater Beach, Florida.  Twelve of our Pathways church group traveled with the bride & groom to the wedding.  We made special t-shirts to surprise them and got lots of looks & comments along the journey.  They said "We're going to the J wedding...and honeymoon!" with a goofy picture of them on it. 
It was a great trip and a wonderful wedding.  The bride & groom were so happy and enjoyed their moment.  I'm 2nd from the left. God gave us amazing sunsets each night, saving the best for the wedding!

Monday, August 8, 2011

It's been awhile

Life has been busy lately.  The washing machine malfunctioned and flooded half the basement.  Took about 2 weeks for the professional cleanup to be completed.  I have barely started putting things back in place.  My goal is to not put anything back with out going through it first.  I already have a pile of craft supplies to give away.
Then we had a big storm move in last week.  We haven't had rain in a really long time.  60 mile an hour winds and 2 inches of rain overnight.  Our power was out for about 12 hours.  I found this in the front yard the next morning.  Sigh.  Thankfully it didn't land on anything and my tree guy took care of it and cleaning up the tree. It's been a rough home-owner summer for me.

Some fun busy-ness has been preparing for the wedding I'm in this weekend in Florida.  I made these cookies for her bachelorette party and Wichita wedding reception.