Thursday, July 15, 2010

Seattle surprise birthday get away

No doubt I am spoiled. I had the best birthday surprise of my life. My sweet mother, together with my sweet Scott, arranged a surprise birthday getaway. I had no idea when my mom rang the doorbell that she was flying in for a visit. I thought that was the last of it when Scott told me to pack my bags, we were leaving for a 4 day trip without the kids and that my mom flew in to take care of them.

Seattle is one of my all time favorite cities. Here we are on our way to Bainbridge Island. Ironically, I saw a longtime Montana friend Tiffany Hancock, who I hadn't seen in 15 years, visiting that same island for a weekday lunch. It was awesome!
View from Bainbridge Island.On my birthday, I got to eat lunch with another longtime friend, Heidi Stumpff, and catch up on all our lives since we both had babies. Good luck Heidi on your half marathon in Chicago! It was a great day.

Deadliest catch.Flower market is always my favorite.
The best birthday dinner at Elliots.
Japanese Gardens.
View from Seattle Market where you could see Mt. Rainier perfectly. Perfect weather the whole time. Whoever said it always rains in Seattle just doesn't want you to know how beautiful it is there.

The trip was wonderful with fresh flowers, delicious food and an amazing husband.
Best of all, the kids were safe and happy at home thanks to my wonderfully thoughtful momma.


CJB said...

I don't know what's more beautiful- you or the pics! glad you had a fun bday trip.

Sweetest Of All said...

Wow. Those are some serious sweet husband brownie points. Way to go Scott! You are welcome to tell my husband all about it, in great detail hehehe (so he'll be inspired to do the same thing :)

Anne said...

how amazing! i am so happy you were able to go and do that.

Heather Weir said...

How fun and exciting. My husband served his mission in Seattle and wants to live there and I keep saying I love the SUn to much. I think you might be right about complaining about the rain