Just days after Raelle's wedding, Doug and I drove up my parents' car back up to Seattle. (They had been living here in Utah forthe summer an were headed back to Seattle for the cold season. We hit so many birds with one stone I can't even count my bounty. Some highlights:
Hanging out with my one true love, Kendall when she also happened to be in Seattle for the week. Maybe the last time I see before she heads down south for Navigator training (she's gonna be an Air Force All Star). After we hung out at Gasworks Park we got Ivars. Yummy.
And we saw the Troll Under the Bridge (that's me on his shoulder) - Made by a bunch of Fremont hippies in the 70's. I love him.
We went up with my parents to Victoria B.C. This is at Buchart Gardens, a phenomenal (if not pricey) display of late summer foliage. It was literally breathtaking the whole time we were there
An early morning ferry ride to Port Angeles.
My kind of weather/skyline.
Snoqualmie Falls is more beautiful than I even remembered.
(I know, I know I used to boycott both ferries and Snoqualmie Falls. But I'm a visitor now, I'm allowed to enjoy them!)
The best part of the extended stay was the wedding. Gabe, one my very best friends from high school married his girlfriend of almost 3 years. They are booh devoutly Christian and the Spirit was so strong in their ceremony, I know that God is pleased with their marriage. I totally cried. They're just perfect for each other. The venue was up North of Seattle and had a little pond with a rowboat (my favorite), a putting green, croquet and a well-used dance floor (yes, we did boogie down to YMCA). Kelsey, the beautiful bride, thanked everyone for coming and said "I've been praying for this weather since we got engaged!" It had been raining all week (see above picture) but the weather was indeed surprisingly ideal.