Friday, September 16, 2011


Hi all! I missed you dearly and look forward to catching up with everyone.

Colin and I flew out to Washington to visit his family September 4-9. It was a wonderful time and flew by, yet we felt like we were there for weeks at the same time. You know that feeling?

I have so much to share with everybody, but will have to start by sharing our trip.

Sunday morning. Before leaving for our flight out of Green Bay.

Up high in the sky. Green Bay to Minneapolis to Billings to Seattle/Tacoma.

I love AND dislove flying. Luckily Colin is very good at comforting me when turbulence hits.

I always enjoy seeing the plots of farmers' land high above.

And mountain, oh mountains, how I adore thee.

Colin and I were waiting upstairs so that we could surprise his brothers and their families. We snuck up on them, and boy, were they surprised!

Monday, we relaxed at the park and enjoyed a cookout at Andrew and Amy's house. 
Me with baby Ella- Colin's cousin's precious. She enjoyed my turquoise necklace.

Colin playing with Josiah, Ella's older brother.

Mount Rainier. LOVE.


Tuesday, we took a ferry boat to the San Juan Islands. I have a thing for ferry boats.
(Grey's Anatomy, anyone?)

Roche Harbor. Looking out towards Canada.

Beautiful ocean and mountain.

Top deck of the ferry, catching a breeze.

A heart hole in the cement. Meant to be.

We ate dinner at Rosario, a mansion on the water. I had clams and mussels in a white wine broth. Yum.

Wednesday- setting bakery goods up at the Puyallup fair and mexican food.
Daniel and Crissie- Colin's younger brother and our sister-in-law. Adorable.

Thursday- Pike Place Market in Seattle!
I would come here weekly if I could for fresh seafood, produce, and goods.

The Tasting Room wine tasting in Seattle. My first wine tasting experience. Jim (Colin's step-father), Maggie (Colin's mom), Amy (our sis-in-law), and me.

Loved it.

Of course we needed to visit a chocolate shoppe afterwards. Colin and I shared 4 truffles.

Maggie, Jim, Andrew (Colin's oldest bro), and Brian (Colin's second oldest bro). Watching the opening season Packer game.

Our niece, Mariesa.

 Our niece, Natalie.

Their mother, Amy, and our nephew, Caleb.

That's it! Packers won and we left for home the next day.

We flew first to San Jose, California. Guess what? Our plane had a leakage. So we got to stand in line for over 3 hours trying to rebook new flights to get home to Wisconsin. Finally, the plane was fixed, and the 15 of us passengers left over, boarded and flew to Minniapolis, where we stayed in a hotel and ate on Delta's money for the delay they caused. Finally, we flew back to Green Bay Saturday morning.

We are happy to be home. We love adventure and family, but we are homebodies to the core. Nothing beats the quiet, sights, and comfort of your own home.

And sleeping in your own bed. 'Night!


  1. Looks like you guys had an awesome trip! You certainly deserved it! I must admit that there really is no place like home!

  2. Love all the pics! Looks like you had a lovely time with family! Xoxo. Welcome home, home you had a nice sleep in your own bed! :)

  3. Looks like it was beautiful and you had so much fun!

  4. Looks like you had SO much fun! I've only been to WA once (recently actually) and I loved it!

    And YAY for Grey's Anatomy! One week till the new season starts!

  5. Thanks for your comment on my blog!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Seattle! I spent a semester up there in college doing an internship at Children's Hospital. I would love to live up there again at some point...

  6. Looks like you had a GREAT time!
    BTW, I love your cat tree in the first pic! I'm a kitty momma who's cats wish for a tree of your size! :)

  7. I love seeing pictures of trips, thanks for sharing!! Looks like you had a blast :)

  8. It's been so long since we've been on vacation...I have to live through other people's vaca pics! The harbor looks awesome! Glad you had a good time.