After the last couple of blogs, I thought we might could all do with a happy one :)! Not that they haven’t been happy…just maybe some light-hearted happiness. What could be more light-hearted than flying a kite…and eating chocolate?
This Sunday was a typical Seattle day:
I have laughed at Jeremiah, because he’s started calling these days “beautiful.” I hear him on the phone all the time saying, “Yeah, it’s beautiful here today!” I look out the window, thinking maybe I missed something. When I question his truthfulness he says, “Baby, it’s all relative.” I guess he’s right. Rain is not actually falling and for us, that’s a beautiful thing.
So on this beautiful Sunday morning, while I was getting the girls dressed for church, Jeremiah packed us a picnic lunch and threw the kite that the girls got for Christmas into the back of his car. After the church service we went to Gasworks Park
to have a picnic and fly a kite.
I’m really glad Jeremiah didn’t tell us the plan, otherwise I would have taken play clothes for the girls and I wouldn’t have gotten these shots of the adorable dresses that Moogie and Sashey gave them for Christmas. I love the bright colors of their dresses and the grass against the charcoal sky…That’s one good thing about this weather.
(I think the dresses came from here, but my MIL got them at a little shop in Dothan, AL, and I didn’t find them on the website, so I’m just not 100% sure.)
Some new, and already dear, friends of ours joined us. They have a little girl named Hannah.
Can you tell they’re from the South too? Most people in Seattle don’t dress their kids in cutesy dresses. You can pick us out pretty quick around here.
After the kite flying, we were all nearly frozen (I didn’t know to bring play clothes OR jackets), so we went to a coffee shop to warm up. And then, we went to a chocolate factory just down the road. We’d heard about Theo
, but never gotten to experience it for ourselves.
You can smell warm chocolate as you walk down the sidewalk. It’s almost impossible not
to go in.
And then, piles and piles and piles of free chocolate for the sampling…it was like a dream.
Thanks for all your sweet comments on the last blog. I love y’all. Thanks for sharing in our lives and adding a beautiful richness. Happy week!