On our way to Seattle we made it over Snoqualmie Pass just in the nick of time on Saturday at about noon. By early Saturday night they had closed the pass due to avalanche warnings, and by Sunday morning they had accumulated 12 fresh new inches of snow. Not what you expect in late March. Here are some pictures of the pass as we went through.
I was pretty glad the snow wasn't sticking while we were on the road.
We spent the rest of the day on Saturday moving Jenna in. Sunday morning we attended church with her. Pastor Judah Smith ended a great message with one of my favorite scriptures out of The Message:
Mat 11:28-29 "Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me--watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.
I have blogged on these verses a few times myself. It was reassuring for my mama's heart to hear this man on the same page.
One of Jenna's new roommates came up to us and gave us a lunch suggestion at a restaurant called Cactus. It had won awards for the best casual restaurant in Seattle. The food, the atmosphere and the pricing were great. As we headed to the restaurant in downtown Kirkland right on the waterfront the sun was out and nothing can be finer than a sunny day in the Seattle area with water and sunshine. It was all very charming. I had just a minute after lunch to slip into a shop while Dan was paying the bill. As I walked into the Paisley Cupboard this scent hit me and I knew I had to find out what it was. So of course I inquired and then I immediately bought this wonderful candle. If you knew me well you would know I am not an easy sell especially with a somewhat hefty price tag. I had to have this candle. The gal told me they burned it for an hour once a day. I finally figured out why this scent had arrested my attention when I learned the name of the candle...Bob's Flower Shop. Ahh ha said my soul. The whole shop smelled like The Seattle Flower & Garden Show, which I unfortunately did not get to attend this year. This is what heaven would smell like to me :) I do hope it performs well in my home. Supposedly this little candle has fifty hours of burn time. We will see, but even if I get 25 hours I would be thrilled. This should keep me very content till the real things start blooming in my garden.
Needless to say we are heading back downtown to Kirkland tomorrow morning (I saw this really cute baby shop) for some serious shopping. I'll be back...