Sunday, September 12, 2010


They are always great. Always a welcome treat and something to look forward to. But now... weekends have taken on a whole new level of greatness. These sweet days of time spent together, uninterupted bliss.

This first week back at work was sandwiched between two fabulous weekends. Like two bookends holding it all together. Labor Day weekend was spent across the mountains in a sleepy little western themed town of north eastern Washington.

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The perfect relaxing family (including the furry family member) get-away before returning to reality. The drive through the mountains was stunning...and the view of the backseat wasn't bad either.

Somehow, getting out in nature and enjoying it's beauty always helps me feel a bit more centered. Pretty sure I get this from my dad. Just like I got from him the knowledge that you can tell a Ponderosa Pine tree by smelling it's smells like butterscotch. And sharing this little tidbit with Charlotte on our first hike made my heart happy in such a complete way...her grandpa was with us.


This weekend was spent with a grammie loving on her grandbaby girl and giving these two new parents their first real night out in 3 1/2 months. And what a night it was! A wedding. An extremely stylish, delicious and intimate wedding. A wedding where handmade details were abundant in every aspect of the day, and the bride looked like she jumped off the pages of a magazine.

Picnik collage-L&C

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Oh...and they served Molly Moon's icecream at the ceremony and the reception was catered by Seattle chef Matt Dillon, of Sitka and Spruce and the Corson Building. Delicious doesn't even begin to describe it...

Indeed these were some great weekends. My soul is recharged for the next week. And the icing on the cake?
Tonight...for the first time...she laughed.

And I'm pretty certain I've never heard anything sweeter in all my life. A new level of greatness.


The Moore Family said...

What beautiful weekends!!!! Congrats on a mama's first giggle. Babies are the best!

Lyndsy said...

I love that new fun fact about butterscotch bark :) I am glad ya'll had such a nice time in nature and that bride is seriously gorgeous :)

I am sure babay Char's giggle was music to your ears :)

Erin said...

Fun weekend! And to top it off hearing your baby girl laugh must have been priceless.

Jamieofalltrades said...

Awe, I love your family hike. I think it's so special it connects you with your dad. I always think about that.
For that wedding... wow... that dress is to die for! You're right, out of a magazine!