Tuesday, October 03, 2006

We're BACK ... with tons of pictures!!

We just got back from the Seattle area... Last Friday we left during Lily's nap and made it to Leavenworth without too much difficulty (though Lily was ready to get out by then.. and she'd slept most of the way./) Then at about 9 when she went to sleep we drove to the Seattle area.. north of Seattle actually, and stopped at a cheap/not so great/but adequate motel.

We went to the Woodland park Zoo Saturday morning. I think that Lily really liked to see the animals... and ride on Daddy's shoulders. ;)

Then down to Seattle where we went to the Science FICTION museum (very sweet), wandered the streets for a while, and then went to the Space Needle when it was dark (the lights of the city were quite loverly). Lily loves anything that shines and sparkles so she really liked the view from the space needle. Then when Lily fell asleep (9:00 again) we drove to Tacoma to stay at the motel where a lot of people were staying at for Joel and Heathers' Wedding!

On Sunday, we drove to Puyallup, had lunch in the park where they were going to have the wedding (the wedding party was having their

pictures taken at that time), and then we got to see the marriage of Joel and Heather!
http://weddingosaurus.com/Welcome.html The park was lovely displaying its fall colors... the sun was out... the air was just a little crisp and smelled of autumn.. the music was wonderful (Two people that we know really well played penny whistles and danced down the isle after the ceremony!) The bride was amazingly gorgeous... the groom looked dapper.. their vows brought tears to the eyes of the romantic and caused the married listener to remember the commitment that they made with their true love long ago... the

reception was elegant displaying autumn decor.. the soup as reeeeeally good (I want more)... the pies had the perfect decorations on it... the toasts were sincere making the listener laugh and cry at times... the park outside of the pavilion (where the reception was held) shown with a golden sunset shinning off of the chestnuts that recently cast off their spiny shells and lay scattered on the grass... the sunset shown on the happy bride and groom... and then they drove away from the crowd that was left to sigh at the short time that they got to enjoy their company, pat their full belly's, and look at all the pictures that they took so that they could remember what a beautiful wedding it was..

That night we went back to the hotel and enjoyed the Jacuzzi (I was the bubble shark that got Lily's toes)... then on Monday we drove to Mt Rainier (Youssef hadn't been there before and it was a GORGEOUS day to be there!) Lily fell asleep and we took the drive down the mountain (stopping a few times for pictures).. and just got to Yakima when she was really ready to be out of the car. We wandered for a while till she'd be ready to come home and ... finally... drove home (we got back at 12:30) It was great... but it's nice to be home again. :)

1 comment:

Daniel and Natalie said...

Lolly, I really like the picture of Lily, the lights, and the spaceneedle. Lily is such a swetty-pooh and I like the picture of her around the ring of water (eight month pics) She is such a good little girl and very nice and I love visiting her when I visit with you. I really like Lilly and Lolly. I am really glad you send these pictures out on your monologue. Good night when you go to bed! Jontahon

Hi! The pictures are great. Jonathon and I are hanging out for the weekend. MAybe I'll call you later. NAtalie