Living the crazy, great life!

Jeff and I were talking this past Tuesday morning about his upcoming trip to Seattle for a Pillar to Post meeting on Saturday. He said that he had emailed his guys about going over for the Mariner’s game and they hadn’t gotten back to him. I said, “What if I want to go?” And so started a wild hair idea to take the kids and Grandma and Grandpa to Seattle for in impromptu adventure. We left Friday at 1:00 pm (Emerson was thrilled to be pulled out of school early!) and went straight to Safeco Field. The cover was over the stadium so we stayed dry, but man was it cold! We had six seats with no one on either side of us so we could have spread out, but huddled together with the kiddos sitting on our laps and took up four spaces for the whole game! In spite of the cool weather, we had a great time!

After the game, we went to our hotel and had a great night sleep. It is always a fun treat to stay in a hotel – the kids love it. Saturday, while Jeff was in meetings we took the kiddos to Ikea. If you have never been to Ikea, you’ve got to go check it out. It is huge with tons of cool stuff and the best Swedish meatballs in the world! After Ikea, we went to an amusement center and the kids bungee jumped on trampolines, we raced go-karts and they played tons of arcade games winning hundreds of tickets which they traded in for prizes. Their idea of heaven for sure!

Then we went to get Jeff and off to The Crab Pot for dinner on the Seattle pier. We love that restaurant and have tons of great memories of being there. In fact, Jeff and I first spoke of marriage there! After a delicious seafood boil and sourdough bread dinner we were off to North Bend on the way home to power shop for an hour and a half. We arrive back home exactly 36 hours after we left at 1:00 am in the morning. What a fun adventure!

Today we celebrated my mom’s and Jeff’s mom’s birthdays. I spent a couple hours with Mom and my sister going through old family photos. It was a nice trip down memory lane. Then, we hosted the Schroeder 15 at our house for dinner. Again, a nice time was had by all. We are constantly reminded how blessed we are to have the family we have so close to us. I hope others are similarly blessed with the richness of family!

Have a great week everyone!

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