Yes, I did recover from the plague :) We drove to Seattle and back in about 24 hours this past weekend. We had two family meals.
Then I threw her a party via the dollar store and Costco that night at her house with all her friends.
The next morning found us all in down town Seattle for a special early Father's Day breakfast at Portage Bay
It was quite a feat driving over with Meg and the babies from the Tri Cities.
Josh and Olivia making it up from Portland, with Frances their new puppy.
We all spent the night in some hotel rooms in Kirkland. After breakfast Megan, babies and Jenna headed to Sea Tac to pick up Tyler who rerouted his flight from Illinois so he could help drive the babies and Meg home. If you want a fun read about his storm chasing adventure en route to Lake Michigan with his sister check out his blog at Mind Your Own Beeswax, he is hysterical.
I was so proud of my family all making a very special effort to get to Seattle to honor Jenna Dear. Then on Monday morning she hopped in the car and came for a visit for this week, as next week she starts a new job and moves in two weeks into a new residence. Oh and did I mention we picked up our new chair and ottoman in Seattle....I know I know not such a big deal, but it took me four years to complete my great room and this was the last piece. I am so happy to be done with the decorating in that room. I am a slow mover on these things =/ ( I will post a picture, just don't have one yet)
In a just over a week we will all be gathering again for the 4th of July in Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast. Then home to a another surgery for Dan. I haven't mentioned much on the blog, but it has been a hard year for Dan with his health. One year ago, Dan had a hip replacement surgery. He never really recovered. It turned out his body was allergic to the metal they used for his replacement. He has been in a lot of pain all year. We are praying and believing that this re-do will solve all his health problems with this hip. I would really covet your prayers. Chronic pain is not a great way to live, and cobalt chromium in his blood stream is affecting other areas of his health. So this summer will definitely slow down after all this for a six week recovery period. I am believing God by next spring we will be able to go see our friends in France, with Dan up and about and pain free!!!