Sunday, July 05, 2009
i spent a week in washington state and all i took was this lousy picture of a donut shop.
So one week after returning from Hawaii, I got on another plane headed west with my good friend Shannon and her three kiddos. I left my hubby and hunts and lu behind to fend for themselves in a sweaty and sultry Saint Louis while we entered the blissful and beautiful summer of the Pacific Northwest. We've spent three great years with the Walkers and it was time for them to move on to Bellingham to plant the church for which they've been preparing. Shannon's children are 5 years, 3 years, 7 months and she's almost 20 weeks pregnant with twins. I thought it would be fun/necessary to help her fly to Seattle while her husband was driving across the country with all their possessions. We spent a few days in Seattle where I met almost every single person in her extended family and where I took this picture of Top Pot Doughnuts....as I was eating an amazing raspberry glazed ring. Then we left Lucy & Will in Seattle and drove north to Bellingham with Ada to begin preparing the house for the arrival of the moving truck. It wasn't really a week of sight-seeing and so I seriously did not take any pictures of, well, anything. In the span of three days we cleaned, did some more cleaning, picked out paint colors for an entire house, painted the entire interior of the house (with the help of about ten other people), and unloaded the truck. We ended our time together with a meal at Boundary Bay, an excellent local brewery. Overall, it was a very successful trip and I was glad to love my friend by just being present with her. Friends like her do not come along everyday, and in my experience, they always seem to move as far away from me as possible (i.e. Alabama, Idaho, Washington). Love you, Shannon.