and just like that, we are home again. It seems like the time before vacation drags by so slowly, vacation speeds by like nothing else, and all you are left with is a pile of laundry the size of a small country!! At least that is what I have left. And of course, the memories of the great times spent with friends and family while in Washington.
Quick recap of our vacation, more to follow when I have more time between laundry loads! Friday we drove to Spokane Wa so see the Lion King. It was great, even better than I expected. For anyone who has seen it, you know what I'm talking about. And for those of you who haven't seen it, don't let the opportunity pass you by!! It was spectacular, so many talented people who made it possible. Mind boggling!!
Saturday morning we headed out to Seattle, inadvertantly on highway 2, which worked out well as we missed most of the snow and rock slides. It was a nice drive, and we rounded out the evening at my great uncle and aunt's house for dinner. It was so good to see them again and snitch candy out of their dish! :)
Sunday, after waking up in our amazing--free--hotel room, we had a nice, big, energizing breakfast. We were going to need it......we were headed to the football game! We got to the stadium, and as we were finding our seats, Mat realized what an awesome wife he has when he saw how close our seats were. They were awesome, not even the rain falling steadily through out the second half could change our minds!! Mat's good friend from home, Nicole, came and sat with us for the last half, and then we went to dinner with her, all three of us looking like drowned rats!! It was fun to catch up with her and hear all about her wedding plans.
Monday was our day to prepare for the next two whirlwind days ahead. We spent time downtown, checking out the shops and market, indulging in Ivars (surrounded by menacing pigeons!) and walking around the space needle. We then met up with some of my YWAM friends for dinner, it was so great to see them again too. It would have been even better if Phil hadn't stood us up to play dodgeball, but it really helped me to see where his priorities are. Pray for him to see the light! ;)
After dinner, (and stopping by Phil and Amy's house on the way!) we drove up to Burlington to see some of our good friends from home. Chad and Becky, it was so good to see you!!! We stayed the night with them and spent the next day with them, seeing where they live and shopping (of course!) That night, we drove up to Vancouver BC (I can say I left the country on my vacation!!) to see my small group leader from DTS and her husband. I hadn't seen Heather for almost three years, so it was great to catch up, compare diamonds ;) and get acquainted with eachothers husbands. It was definitely worth the drive, and getting lost!, to see her again!!! We headed for home the next day, and drove and drove and drove. And now, the buzzer on the dryer calls. More later~