|Beautiful drive along the Columbia River|
moving to the dryer part of the state
|Crossing the river from Oregon to Washington|
|Jared with his shadow, Luke|
|Kent & Jared|
Kent lives in Sunnyside and his wife is good friends with Britt.
His mom & Jared's mom were good friends as they grew up in Rexburg.
|Jane... looking beautiful|
Ethan's talent show
It was so fun to be with Britt and the kids for the week. Derek was out of town at a conference, so it was great to have some sister time - probably more than we've had in the last 10 years. We went for runs in the morning, took the kids around town to play with friends, went to lunch with her girlfriends -The Real Housewives of Sunnyside ;) , got a pedicure, picked asparagus from the farm, went to the boys' swim meet. It was a great week! Another highlight of the week was going to the last day of school festivities for the kids. Ethan was planning to do the "robot" for his talent show (we thought it was just for the 4th grade - but it was in front of the whole school - 700 students). He did the robot to Daft Punk ... for 4 minutes ... it was really cute to see. And apparently he became "the celebrity of the 4th grade" - he signed autographs... he was renamed "E-bot".
|playing in the backyard after dinner|
|this was after Luke told me I'm the only "mom" |
he knows who gives shoulder rides :)
|Me & Baby Joe|
|Me & Britt|
before driving to Seattle
|The Weaver's in Seattle|
|At Pike's Place Market|
|At the Space Needle|
On Tuesday we drove to Seattle to spend the day and pick up Jared from the airport later that night. We walked around Pike's Place Market, played at a park, checked out the REI flagship store (it's pretty impressive) and then went to the top of the Space Needle for dinner (it was the kids' reward for doing well in school this year). Unfortunately, Jared's flight didn't get in early enough to join us for dinner - but I was excited to see him after dinner. So was Jane. When Brittany told her we were leaving to pick up Uncle Jared she started in with her new song... "Uncle Jared, I like him, I love him!" But we couldn't get her to sing it for him.... she was a little too
lovestruck shy when we picked him up. That night we all piled in the RV and stayed at a local RV park.
The next morning we headed out for Olympic National Park. The kids opted to ride with us in the RV (surprise, surprise) and as we were driving through Olympia, Jared pointed out the capitol building to them. Jane (being the little drama queen that she is) said "Oh my goodness, I cannot believe it. I'm so excited!"