The next weekend brought my parent's into town...a trip to Rexburg for Shanae's graduation and to watch her dance that she choreographed be performed at the ceremony...a going away party for our dear friends, The Taylor's (they are so loved we had around 100 people at our house!)...and Shanae stayed with us for a few days which inspired all us girlies to head off to Seattle for a couple of weeks. I am a firm believer that spur-of-the-moment-trips are one way to teach your kids to make life what you want it to be! Did I mention Claire was only 2 months old?? This is not something I would recommend for the weak of heart.
The girls did awesome!!! Claire was an angel, Brooke was an angel, and Ella was and angel. My girls rock. Our Seattle trip was full of all the normal things we do while in Seattle. Pike Place, the ZOO water parks, beaches, shopping, food, food, more food, Children's museum, my dad running around the house chasing my kids while pretending to be a wild chicken,puzzles until two in the morning, and smelling that fabulous sea and evergreen air!! I have a rule about driving with the windows down during the summer in Seattle; it is a must! Mom had surgery on her shoulder the day after we arrived and everything was very successful! Her recovery was great and the girls were still able to play with her and I kept finding her holding Claire when she probably shouldn't have. Inside jokes we made (Shanae---FANNY!!!), bucket lists were made, banana cupcakes with cinnamon frosting were made, and great memories were made. Here are just some of the pics from that trip:) Thanks Mom and Dad!!