Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Kids....

Just checking in to say hello from the furry kids...

Monday, April 18, 2016

Erica's Visit | Sunday

Erica's last day was Sunday, and she was bound and determined to make it worth her while.

So, we hopped on a ferry early in the morning for Bainbridge Island.

Our destination?

Port Gamble....

I mean seriously, look at this... wouldn't it be your desitnation too?

So, we had breakfast at the Cafe there - which was pretty yummy. The Service on the other hand, left something to be desired. Then, we walked around to the little shops in the houses on the main road.

There aren't a ton there... but they're all really cute, and have neat gifts in them!
After breakfast and shopping we headed to Poulsbo - Erica's Dream town to shop some more. We all went our separate ways in the town, but all found eachother at the book store... again :)

Here's where my pictures get a little out of order... but none the less, we wrapped up our day by headed back on the ferry for Seattle, with a quick stop at Uwajimaya and Barnes and Noble, we tucked ourselves in that evening.

Then, Monday morning *Sniff... Sniff* I watched my little lady walk into the Sea Tac Airport to head back home. She navigated the airport like a pro, getting her ticket, through security and to her gate all by herself!

So proud.

Love you sweetie! Thanks so much for a great visit!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Erica's Visit | Saturday

After two full days at Comicon standing on Concrete, we had a tough time getting going on Saturday Morning. So, we took it easy, and went hiking along the Des Moines Creek Trail to see the wooded area and to take her Senior photos.

After a couple hours of that, we went over to Auntie Irene's and had lunch and coffee. It was so beautiful out, we decided to head back to the beach in the Des Moines Marina and play with some sealife and waiting pools.

She was in heaven. This little lady would love to be a Marine Biologist some day. Me on the other hand? I'd rather not touch ANYTHING you see here :)

She could have spent all day here.
Here is the first Sand Dollar I've ever found on a beach. Usually you just see them in ticky tacky tourist shops all bleached out. This one was not alive, so Erica took it home with her.

This one was most definitely still alive, so we left it on the beach. Erica and Eric both held it to feel the movement... I did not. (see? )

After some time at the park, we headed to Gene & Christina's house to connect with them so Cara could give us a tour of PLU. Erica has been considering PLU as her school for next year, but after receiving a great package from Augustana in Sioux Falls, she may end up going there instead.
But, you can't deny that PLU is a gorgeous Campus! Especially at Sunset and a deserted Saturday evening.

After the tour we went to Thai Bistro in Federal Way. It was fun to sit around the table as a family and visit.


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