Photos from March, when Patti came to visit and we were tourists

My mother-in-law came out for a visit last March. While she was here Cami and Xuan drove up from Sacramento, CA to hang out too. We did all sorts of touristy things, like Pike Place Market, Kerry Park, and GasWorks Park. We picked up food and ate lunch at Sunset Hill Park one day. We also drove up to Mt. Vernon to see what was blooming at Roozengaarde. We were too early for the tulips, but it was perfect timing for acres of yellow daffodils. Here are some of the highlights of the trip.

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A Michigan bonfire and cake

… because all you need is cake and a bonfire. In May 2012 I went back to Michigan for a long weekend to shoot a wedding. The next day, we had some of my darling friends over to my parents for a little bonfire/hangout/meal. And Beth, of Arlene’s Wedding Cakes brought me cake. I’m convinced she makes the best cake around. I’m also convinced that a cake is the perfect thing to bring to a bonfire. :)

Here’s just a few photos from the day/evening. There were so many other good friends here I didn’t get photos with.

as promised.. an overabundance of cake photos…

The perfect end to any day at my parents… sunset over the lake…

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The Space Needle is 50 years old.

April 2012 was the 50th anniversary of the Space Needle. April began a six month celebration remembering the World’s Fair, and the opening of the Space Needle. The first day started with admission to the top of the Space Needle for $1 per person – the same price as when it first opened in 1962.

Cory and I took the boys down around 8 am and waited in line. It was the first time the boys had been to the top – and while Cody loved it, Gavin was a little leery of being that far off the ground.

Many thanks to the random stranger who offered to take our photo. :)

After walking around the outside and taking photos from all sides, we went inside, bought the boys soda in overpriced space needle cups, and found a table to sit at.

Then we wandered around the EMP and the boys ran off some extra energy.

 

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the boys

While cleaning up files on my computer, I came across these photos of the boys from April at a local park.

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