Monday, September 27, 2010

Whidbey Island, WA

What a magnificent state Washington is. At least it is in late September!

Cathy & Adam built a beautiful home in the city of Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island. About 2 hours west of Seattle. To get there from the mainland (and airport), you can drive there via Deception Pass. OMG. The views are amazing.

Cathy and Adam have been busy making their new house their new home in the short 2 months they've been there. Walls have been painted, rooms have been decorated, yard has been seeded and most importantly, firepit has been built.

We first arrived in Seattle around lunch time on Saturday. After a little confusion with the rental cars, we finally set our sights on Whidbey Island. Unfortunately, we had been up since 5AM (3AM PST) and were too pooped to enjoy the scenery. We all slept most of the way there and then crashed out pretty early that night.

The next morning, we woke up full of spunk! Mark and I hit the road for our long run of the week. Mark 6 miles, myself 8 miles.

Isn't something you commonly find on a leisurely Austin jog!

After our jog, we quickly got cleaned up and headed to church. Mia had a great time hopping from arm to arm and generally distracting those around us. We sat in the 2nd to last row, but nonetheless, the pastor showed up in our pew at the end of mass before we had even exited to say we must take her to the the parish hall to show her off and buy a homemade pie. We never disagree with pastors that speak this way and made our way over to do both =)

After church, we made our way home to have a huge Mom & Dad cooked pho meal. Cathy & Adam's friends joined us. Some had never had it, some were so excited to have it again. And it even helped soothe one morning sickened mommy-to-be. Mia couldn't be happier to be eating her pho with us.
Yes, you can see her happiness in her smile.

After lunch, Mia, and the rest of the crew was pretty spent. We all passed out for a little nap and when we woke up, it was time to hit that adorable icecream parlor I passed in downtown Oak Harbor for some goodies.

Again, all smiles after enjoying some icecream!

Aunt Cathy took us to a local park to get a closer view of the water. We had a good time taking in the scenery and letting Mia stretch her growing legs.

Her walking is getting so much better!

I'm afraid these headbands might be short lived...

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