at Tuesday, May 26, 2009 Posted by Lisa Best

Friday night I went and purchased some sidewalk chalk, claiming that it was an activity for Will, but in all actuality I just really like to play with sidewalk chalk. It was fun, except for the part when Brett & I had to lay down and be "traced"... I looked a little like my elementary school teachers after that, with chalk down my outfit.
On Saturday morning we got in the Jeep and headed to Yakima (or near Yakima) to visit Brett's Grandparents. Will had been wanting to see the animals that they had living nearby. The drive was about 3 hours. I think we were about 15 minutes in when Will said "Um, guys?... This is taking a reeeeallly long time..." :) 
This was a cool gas station on our way, shaped like a teapot. We knew for sure it was not in working order when we saw that gas was $1.79/gallon :)
Brett's Grandfather took us to a ranch nearby their home where we saw horses, goats, sheep & cows, & some big tractors & trucks.

This was out back behind B's Grandparents home. There were a few horses & a little Colt.

(I could have used some sunglasses)

On our way home, we stopped at a yummy burger place in North Bend.

The jeep has bugs all over the windshield so when we were approaching home, Will woke up suddenly and said "The Jeep! we need to wash the Jeep!" So we did. :)
On Sunday Will went to his momma's house. After church, B & I went on a bike ride along the Slough. It was  such a gorgeous day for it too. I am so incredibly out of shape though... Something that becomes evident when riding my bike.
After our ride, we headed to my Aunts house for dinner & time with family & new friends... Which in my family apparently means rockband & a game in which one sprays whipped cream into their palm, slams their wrist & tries to catch the whipped cream in their mouth. I was not very good at the game and ended up with whipped cream all over my skirt.

On Monday morning we got up early to go play Rugby in Seattle (I, of course, was a sideline cheerleader, as I play no sports and lack the coordination necessary to do so).

It was gorgeous weather, and so nice to just lay there. 
After Rugby, we went to Mike & Jen's apartment in the sky (which is a-mazing) & they made us a delightful breakfast :)

I then expressed my want to explore Seattle as a "tourist".  I have lived here almost a year and had never really experienced seeing that stuff. So our first stop? Coldstone. Second? Payless shoes, ha ha. But I got some adorable shoes! 

Next we went to Pike Place (Not Pike's Place, as I had previously been calling it) We walked up and down the market. I bought fresh peaches, Rainier cherries & some beef jerky that was divine. 
We then went to check out the Northwest Folklife Festival that was going on. There were a ton of people there... And oh what a people they were! People-watching at it's best :) 

There were some very cool booths, I wanted to buy everything...
Brett & Mike won matching "Love Pens" in the spin-the-wheel game. Brett was quite protective of his.

After the days festivities, we went to M & J's for a BBQ, then headed to my apartment, where we went swimming/hot-tubbing a bit.

It was such a great long weekend...Thanks B :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY my B!!!!! I love you so much :) 


  1. Oh my gosh you're too cute! I love sidewalk chalk too! haha I'm so jealous you had such a fun weekend!! I'm glad you like it up there...I only last 2 months! haha

  1. What an awesome weekend! Will was telling me all about going to Grandma and Grandpa's house. and when I showed him the tractor picture you sent he said "I told you the wheels were SO huge!" ha ha.

    Some very cute pictures of you and Brett! Sounds like you had a packed, but very fun weekend!

  1. it looks like you had an awesome weekend!! i think it is so funny how crazy about his jeep B is. Long weekends are the Best!!