Horraaahhhh for Spring Break!!! We made it to Seattle! We were up until 1 am before a 5:30 am departure time the night before we left, and although Matt and I were exhausted we couldn’t have asked for a better travel day. ALL of the kids did amazingly well on the plane. Especially Crew! He won the hearts of every flight attendant!
We are here in Seattle because Matt will be preaching the three services on Sunday at one of the churches here that supports our own church plant. We just adore the people and are so thankful to get the opportunity to be here with them.
We are staying in a newly refinished fully furnished apartment on the top floor of the church that is hosting us. It is so perfect for our big family and the kids have had no trouble making themselves feel at home. 🙂 The church here has made every attempt to make us feel so special. There were welcome notes all over the apartment, snacks and gift cards to Trader Joes, toys and coloring supplies for the kids! Seriously, they are amazing.
We all got a good nights rest and had a slow first morning. We then got everyone ready and packed up some snacks and set out for the day. Our first stop was Cow Chip where we bought some chocolate chip cookies the size of our heads! We got them ‘to-go’ and drove over to the boat that leads to Bainbridge Island. The kids LOVED that we could drive right onto the boat! We went on the upper level to watch the waves and ate our huge cookies. We couldn’t have asked for better weather so far.
When we got to Bainbridge we walked around the adorable shops and spent the majority of the afternoon at a kid’s museum. We pretty much had the place to ourselves…which was awesome because we kind of took over the place! Every child went in their own way to explore. I love, love, love getting to watch and see what each child is drawn to and what makes their little faces light up. I’m not the best at photography yet, but I have been loving learning how to figure out lighting and angles to best capture those sweet little moments.
We’re all set for more adventures today! I’ll keep you all updated as the week goes on! Next up….tulip festival!!!