Friday, August 16, 2013

Seattle For the Day

This last weekend our Primary did an activity where we went up to the Temple grounds as a family and walked around to different points on the grounds and talked about the Temple. It was really sweet and fun and I'm glad we did it! Afterwards we all went over to a park near the Temple and had a picnic lunch. We'd been talking all summer about going up to Seattle and doing some fun things up there and since we'd be there for the Primary activity why not spend the day in Seattle??

I'll tell you why you should NOT spend a very sunny, nice day on a SATURDAY in Seattle: its CROWDED! hahaha

We ended up only going to Pike Place Market and the gum wall because after that we were so tired from fighting the crowds and driving in traffic we just wanted to go home! haha It was still fun and a sort of adventure and now we know better! ;)

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Long Beach

The beginning of August me and the kids went down to Long Beach with Dave's parents and his sister Janese. We started out at the beach and of course the kids got all wet and sandy. I don't know why I wasn't expecting this? I thought it would be too cold for them to want to play in the water, but no. Kimball fell and got soaked pretty much first thing. 
We went to lunch and had awesome clam chowder and we found a great candy shop where we got saltwater taffy, and taste tested some maple bacon fudge. :)
We tried to go see some lighthouses but it was too expensive, and then we drove out to Astoria just for the fun of it! :) 
It was a lot of driving in one day but fun none the less!