Monday, July 25, 2011

Taking Full Advantage...

Seattle, up until this weekend, had reportedly only experienced 78 minutes of summer. And, I have been living in bitterland because of it. I will choose to ignore the grey and damp skies that today has provided because we just had a bonafide summer weekend here! Whaoo Hoo. And, apparently we can add 273 more minutes of summer to our tally. So, we spent no time wasting our good fortune... (Warning... there are a lot of pictures because we did a lot of playing.)

First we hopped onto a ferry to visit Jeff, Carin, and Ryan for the night....

Goodbye Seattle!


Maeve was a happy camper. Thanks for the snuggle Maeve -- I'll take it any time.


And, then we hit the beach. It would appear that Maeve wants to visit her cousins down under as she seems to be practicing her cricket skills... aka skipping rocks.


Oh hey Ryan... I really like you.


Isn't life so great?!


Jeff found the tickle zone...


Oh hey boys... can I go on a boat ride with you??


And, this is what summer's all about...


Checking out the local seals...


"Cheers"... and clink go the popsicles


Ryan driving us home...


Carin and Maeve snuggles.
Thanks so much for a fun and relaxing stay Jeff, Carin, and Ryan. It was great to catch up with Karen and Greg too.


Next it was roomie night. Finny came up from Portland, Cj came down from the 'ham and we had a really fun night just being, and catching up with each other. Thank you Ehling gang for taking Maeve for the night and allowing me a night free with the girls.


And the following day we had a little fun playing at the water park... it was a serious good time for the two year old.


And then there was Gudeta's 2nd birthday to attend that afternoon... How cute are these two??


A cupcake confirms it was a pretty great weekend...


Along with a slide and swings at the park overlooking the ocean. Does it get any better?


And then we decided to close out this pretty great weekend with some of our favorite people...


We miss you sun already... please come and play again really soon.

2 comments:

karen gerstenberger said...

We loved seeing you, too, and meeting Maeve! I feel as if we knew her already from visiting you both here, but how much better to get acquainted in person. Hoping for more sunny beach days to come! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Loved having you!!
xoxo