Family Friday

Half Way Through November

Trying out an IMAX theater in Washington to see Bohemian Rhapsody

This past week has been packed full of adventures.  First, John and I took some time for some much needed rest and relaxation.  Our tradition for this time of year is to spend the weekend at the coast.  John decided to mix it up a bit.  He knew I had good memories of Whidbey Island in Washington and made reservations at a cute little air B&B.

Many years ago (I’m talking MANY years ago) my great grandma Sewell lived in the small town of Coupeville, on the island.  We traveled there a few times when I was a little kid.  I remember the ferry.  I remember the huge green trees.  I remember thinking I was at the ocean.  But mostly, I remember sitting in my grandma’s house listening to her chat with my dad and having tea at my uncle Walt and aunt Peggy’s house that seemed like a life sized doll house. John and I had a great time driving around the island and we found my grandma’s house!  It was amazing because I didn’t have an address.  I only had my memories.

That’s my grandma Sewell’s house!  It’s crazy, but it looks the same 40+ years later!
It is right across the little road, and just down the hill from Walt and Peggy’s house.
This is Walt and Peggy’s house.
I’m pretty sure that I got to sleep in the upstairs room just to the right of my head.

We walked around the little town and found some cute little shops.  We walked down to the pier too.  I was amazed at how clear the water was in the bay and how big the mountains looked that are across the sound from the island.

Watching the wild life from the pier.

Riding the ferry was fun too.  The current ferries are faster and bigger than the ferries I road as a kid.  There was no way to walk all around the ferry on the deck, but we went to the front of the ferry and enjoyed the small deck as we were ferried to and from the island.

The little air B&B had a nice little cozy fireplace, a great kitchen and awesome view.  It was covered in art.  Much of the art was created by the owner.  This bird’s nest, made from wires that look like they live in my desk drawer, and old cellphones, was my favorite piece of art.  I’d go there again.  It was very relaxing.  We needed that!

Meanwhile, while we were gone, Lilli got to play a long game of D&D with her friends.

Kinber, Ray and kids, and Chad helped Lilli to hold down the fort.  McKay and Myles looked for new houses and hoped for their house to sale.

Later in the week I took Chad to see my friends in Little Shop of Horrors at Pentacle Theatre.  I also took John, Lilli and her friends to see Peter and the Star Catcher at a local high school.  I love supporting local theater.

We also started rehearsals for Fiddler on the Roof.  This show is slatted to open the first week of March.  We are super excited for this show.  It isn’t everyday a high school has the kids for this show.  This year, we do.  I am especially excited because this is one more show I can share with one of my kids.  Lilli has been cast as Hodel.  More memories to look forward to.  Sweet!

Speaking of memories… Ben is in the local Cub Scout group and his grandma Yvonne is his leader.  This week he got to throw a pie in her face.  OMG! He was so excited to tell the story when he came home!

Hannah is having a great time as a missionary.  It is getting cold.  It is super cold when you are riding a bike in a dress!  Send her warm thoughts. She even has her first snow!  It is getting darker earlier, and that limits what they can do in service.  However, they do what they can.

So… that wraps up the week.  It’s hard to believe we are already into the Holiday season.  I’m not sure how I feel about that.  Hannah is the holiday queen.  We will miss her.  However, I am looking forward to no school and a little time to get some things done around the house.

2 thoughts on “Half Way Through November”

  1. This year’s Anniversary Get-Away Trip looks like a much neede & enjoyed retreat. I’m glad you two make this annual time together.
    Now, onto your birthday tomorrow! Love ya, Sistah!❤️💕💕❤️

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