I was really worried about getting it all together because Mom and Dad would be just getting off of their mission on Temple Square and in January, they weren't wanting to nail down dates when they would be visiting in Seattle. Luckily, it all worked out and they still didn't know a thing!
Eli, an unbelievably good baby
We spent the first day outside in the beautiful sunshine. We ate fish and chips and walked down to the Locks and watched boats and looked for fish in the Fish Ladder. That thing is pretty cool:) It would have made a great biology lesson for the kids. Matt came in late Friday night, so we all stayed up late talking.
Here's the family at Pike Place Market
On Saturday, we went down to Pike Place Market. So interesting! So many neat things to see and taste. Lots of street performers, tons of trinkets to buy, fish being thrown around, wedding parties walking through the rain, etc... It was really amazing and packed! My personal favorite, the hoola-hooping guitar player/singer. We had lots of fun looking around and seeing everything.
I really enjoyed this whole trip. It was relaxing and easy (which was really good for my back that I hurt a week before I left) . I do wish I had left the conjunctivitis in Indiana and pray that no one else gets it! It was fun to have no responsibility. To be able to be the one sleeping on the couch because I didn't need to share a room with any of my babies behind a closed door. I could get up to go potty and not worrying about waking up any little kids. It just was nice. Now, don't get me wrong, I missed George and the kids A LOT!! But I am just saying, it was nice to not have to be responsible for anyone else for 4.5 days.
When I flew in Monday night, I expected Becca to come get me and was so excited when George walked out from behind a post with a rose. What a cutie! It was so nice to see him. He would have had a lot of fun in Seattle. Next time, we will all take our spouses:) And I LOVED on Tuesday morning that the kids all came in and laid next to my bed while I was sleeping (jet lag:) It brought me so much joy to see them all!
It was an awesome trip and so much fun to surprise my parents. I hope they adjust back to normal life well and come visit us as much as they can stand:) And I hope that if George ever has to look for a new job out of this state, he might think of doing it in Seattle.