Just after July 4th, my very dear friend and kindred spirit Jana came to visit from Utah. The kids were excited to see her, but not as excited as their mama was! Wanna know one of the many things that makes her so great? She’s always up for an adventure or two, but she’s also game to come along when we have to do normal stuff like running kids to/from birthday parties, making a quick trip to the local farm to get raspberries before they’re all gone, helping make jam with said raspberries before they get too ripe, and running all manner of errands that needed to get done but I didn’t have time to do them before she got here.
We did get out and do some fun things on a perfect Pacific Northwest sunny summer day. We’d never visited the troll under the Fremont Bridge in all the years we’ve lived here, so we drove to north Seattle to see what it was all about. I can check that off my list…that was the first and quite possibly the last time we go there. It’s just kinda weird and cool in a creepy way, but SOO dusty and dirty. The kids climbed up on it and had fun, but afterward I was looking for a hose to spray them off.
What’s a nice day in Seattle without visiting this fun place?
I was thinking it would be fun to go there more than we do, but with two kids on the loose and another in the backpack, that would be hard to manage on my own on a weekday. Better save those trips for the weekend when the whole family’s together. So glad Jana was there to have fun with and help wrangle easily-distracted little ones.
Her last night here we went to dinner at one of our favorite places to take guess, the Newcastle Golf Club. We sat outside, and here’s a phone pic of Matt, confident enough in his manhood to wear my huge girlie sunglasses since he was facing right into the sun.
We were serenaded by a bagpiper (wasn’t quick enough with my phone to get a shot of that) at sunset, and after dinner we walked around the paths that wind around the golf course looking for deer and wayward golf balls. Such a perfect night to spend with family and a lovely, lovely friend.
Love you, Jana!!