Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New blog

Well, this blog is all filled up and I have procrastinated long enough regarding how to make this one still work.  So, I started a new one:

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Seattle....Part 2

Getting ready for the big day!  Happy bride :)

(Stacy - Krysta - Me)
Getting our nails done

(Britta - Stacy - Me - Steph - Lori - Krysta - Annie)
Always fun to be with this group of girls!  I just wish we were able to be together more often.

On the ferry to Port Gamble where the wedding took place.

(Steph - Lori - Britta - Me - Annie - Stacy)

I love that man....cheesy but true :)

(Annie - Lori)

(Stacy - Jonny)

(Steve - Jonny)

The view from the house we stayed in while in Port Gamble.   Not bad.

(Britta - Erik)
At the rehearsal.  I loved Britta's dress!

The view out of the front door of the church.  This place could not have been more picturesque.

At the restaurant for the rehearsal dinner.  Another great view.  The Seattle area is certainly not lacking beautiful scenery.

(Krysta - Annie - Britta - Steph - Leah - Lori - Stacy - Me)
Love these girls!

The happy couple

These are the 2 houses that we rented.  Britta was in the brown one and we were in the green one.  It was so nice the morning of the wedding to be able to just walk to the brown house to get ready while all the guys could hang out in the other one.

Let the getting ready begin!

Britta and her mom

I loved Britta's hair!

Britta and the bridesmaid's bouquets.  I loved these as well.

You can't see them very well but our husbands played some baseball while we were getting ready.  They were also on the hunt that morning to find a restaurant that served Swedish pancakes, ha!  I love that they get along so well.

Looking beautiful and all ready to go!

Helping Britta into the car

(Lori - Me - Annie - Stacy)
We are ready to go too!

The coolest boutineers I have ever seen!

The guys hanging out

(Kenny - Chris - Scott - Jonny)

Stacy and Annie waiting on the church front steps for the guests to start arriving.

Britta and Erik coming back from taking pictures around the town.

The front of the church.  Such a pretty place to get married.

The view across the street from the church.  You can't see it very well but Mt. Rainier is just above the tree line in the middle.  It was a beautiful day for a wedding: sunny, clear and the perfect temperature.

The flower girl baskets

The church is all ready to go!

Erik waiting for Britta

We are all ready too!

The beautiful bride!

Kenny skyping to Britta's sister in Turkey.

Hanging out after the wedding

Off to the reception in style!
Seattle Part 3 coming up.....the reception!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Seattle...Part 1

At the end of August, Scott and I went to Seattle to celebrate the wedding of Erik and Britta!  It was a great time with friends, seeing a city we had never been before and much needed break from Addison and Caroline for me!  I love my girls but I need a vacation away from my job just as much as anyone else does and it was a great vacation!  Also, I now only have 2 more states to visit now that I have crossed Washington off the list before I have been to all 50 states.  Oregon and Hawaii are the last ones.  It was frustrating to be so close to Oregon but it will be nice to go back to that area some day because it was beautiful.
A sneak peak of Mt. Rainer from the plane when we flew into Seattle.

The time change worked in our favor because we were up bright and early to start sightseeing.  First up, Pike's Place Market.  A must see for any tourist.  I have to say, I thought there would be a little more to it but it was worth seeing nonetheless.

We did not see anyone throwing the fish but I imagine this is where it would have taken place.

They had lots of beautiful flowers that were being sold.

Then we took a walk along the water.  This is looking out into the Puget Sound from downtown Seattle.

A view of the city from a pier.

I loved the charm that Seattle had.

There was even a little park with this waterfall in the middle of the city.

Up next was a duck tour (tour by land and water!) with people who were in town for the wedding.  It was a great way to hang out with friends and see a lot of the key points of the city.

The tour started at Gas Works Park.

View from the park

Our duck tour guide

The Space Needle.  I am sure you didn't need me to label this one.

Happy bride and groom :)

View of Gas Works Park from the duck which was in Lake Union at that point.

Sleepless in Seattle house

A plane landing on the lake

Me and Sheri, always love seeing her!

Troll under the bridge

I believe we were singing YMCA at this point.  It was a fun duck tour :)

And I consider this to be a "celebrity" sighting.  It is the Wizard which is a boat from the show Deadliest Catch.  It was in Seattle for a paint job.

Part 2 coming soon......