For the past few years, Abe and I take a weekend and get away once basketball season is over. Trust me, we both need it...me, because the kids and I go to at least 40 games over the course of the season, and Abe, because it's one LONG season of late nights. This year we took a weekend trip to our old stomping grounds up in Bellingham. We had a great time: hitting all our favorite restaurants, driving by our first home, meeting up with friends, and going on an impromptu sailboat ride (thanks John and Cynthia!) On the way home on Sunday, we went to the last showing of "The Lion King" in Seattle, my Christmas present from Abe. It was a good show...the costumes were amazing!
While were were gone, Gramma and Grampa watched the kids...and they didn't miss us a bit. It was a few days before St. Patrick's Day, so they had a "green" lunch...St. Patty's Day plates, napkins, cups, and green food. They also took a trip to Northwest Trek. Amazingly, the weather cooperated (you never know this winter!) and the animals were out in full force. Of course, the gift store was the first stop, and Gramma and Grampa couldn't say no to 2 new stuffed animals!