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 Sunday, December 19, 2010

Warning:  This might be the longest post ever!
 
We made it home to Washington the first day of December.  I traveled with the boys by myself.  This is what we looked like trying to check bags...

And that isn't even all the bags.  Have I mentioned we don't travel light?!?

We made it to Seattle, the boys were wonderful.  Love love love seeing the Space Needle.
Spent some time shopping in Seattle and watching the Apple Cup game.  Had so much fun with Lindsey, but a little too much like old college times...I am getting way too old for that!  Saw  lots of family on that side of the mountains.

Had dinner (and drinks) with friends...
Hadn't had a martini in a very long time...Lindsey always gets me into trouble ;-)

Got some newborn cuddles in...
Loving me some cuddle time with my youngest favorite guy...Mr. Beckett!  He was 4 months old in the picture.  Everytime I held him, he would just sleep in my arms for hours!  I loved it!  And here Heidi & I were at Cheesecake factory...YUM!  Check out the best cheesecake ever....
Oh delicious, heaven in my mouth...Snickers cheesecake was ahhmazing!!!

The boys played & played & played...
Ack!  Can you believe that Connor played with that Husky football???  And what is worse is it was on the morning of Apple Cup!  And the really bad part, I sadly played with it too!  But no worries, my nephew is now the proud owner of a COUGAR football ;-)  And I made a bet with my nephew & lost, we bet 3 candy bars that the Cougs would beat the Huskies, sadly I lost and I had to pay up.  I bought the biggest candy bars I could find!!!

The kids played...

Dylan loved his Aunt Amy...
She couldn't leave the room without him.  In fact, pretty sure she did all the cooking with him in her arms!

Connor got tortured...
 

Dylan got his hair all 'pretty'...
And yes, I think he is even hugging a baby!

Papa dressed up like Santa and freaked out both Connor & Dylan.  Connor went running and Dylan jumped into whose ever arms were closest, happened to be Colby---luckily, he found a new pal for the night.
Went to see some Christmas lights, and there just happened to be dinosaurs...
We even made it to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium one cold day...

Drove to Yakima...
Clear on the way over, hardly any snow.  Boys slept the entire way, seriously quickest drive ever.  It was so nice.

 Boys played a lot in Yakima and had fun seeing lots of family & friends!

 We headed to the Nile to go see Meme Charlene & Pepe Lyle and a little snow...
Such a beautiful day there!

And one day Brianna & I decided to have lunch at Olive Garden and check out some local wine tasting rooms.  So fun!  We started at the Sparkle Room, which is sparkling wine tasting.  Delicious!!!  Then we headed to a few other wine tasting bars in the area and had some delicious snacks as well.  Such a fun afternoon.
 The bottles before they were corked, they still had the yeast in them.
An unused cork, it was SO big!  Pretty cool.
And these bottles had the yeast removed and were properly corked, just needed aged longer and labels put on.
Thanks Traveri Cellars and The Sparkle Room for some amazing sparkling wines...we had a blast sampling 4 different sparkling wines and got to see their production room, which I loved!  I love seeing the process and how things are made.  So fun.
There were more wines to try...
It is safe to say that Brianna & I had fun.  In Yakima, no less :)

Drive back to Seattle was pretty quick too, a little more snow, as it started snowing hard on top of the pass,  But it was beautiful.  And again, the boys slept through it all.
The flight back to Dallas went pretty smoothly too, despite the long line for baggage check (must be the crazy people that have like 7 bags to check!), a delayed flight, a bumpy ride, but other than that, I had two happy and well-behaved little boys.  We had a quick stop in Albuquerque.  The view was absolutely amazing...
The photo just doesn't do the view justice.  I was slow getting my camera out, I had 2 little boys 'helping' take the picture, and I had to put it in manual and turn off the flash, which means holding the camera absolutely steady.  And did I mention it was a very bumpy plane ride?  Especially when we landed.

But, this view was pretty cute too...
We had a great time visiting the beautiful Pacific Northwest!  It was great to spend time with family & friends!

2 comments:

Amy December 19, 2010 at 3:18 PM  

A week later and those candy bars are still around. Do my kids need that much chocolate and sugar?!? So glad you came to visit!

Jenn December 19, 2010 at 8:25 PM  

Ha! Sorry Amy! I don't get to bring them chocolate very often, I have to make it count when I do ;-) I had fun playing with the kiddos!

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