Monday, July 25, 2011

The Sun Showed Up!

Seattle is currently home of the 78 minute summer .... Quite depressing when you think about it.  So far in 2011, there has been 78 minutes of 78 degree + weather.  How is that possible?  BUT, I will take it to not deal with the 100 degree weather in TX like my poor family.  Too hot, too hot!


Gabe and I had a lovely date night at Chateau Ste Michelle Friday night doing a reserve wine tasting with three couples --- What an experience. We are by no means wine connoisseurs, but are developing our palates one tasting at a time!


Saturday was filled will a day at the pool.  Perfection.
Then shopping at Uvillage and dinner at Sonrisa Modern Mex.
Nom nom nom :)  This was Gabe's enchilada.  Pretty right?
AND, I spilled an entire margarita on the rocks IN MY LAP, kurplunk (sp)!


Sunday was the absolute best.  We played hooky from church and jetted up north to Oak Harbor, WA  to go to Deception Pass.  Oh heaven on earth this place is fabulous.  If you visit Seattle, make the drive up here.  

I'll let the photos speak for me!!






Then, we were hungry hikers and made our way to Sweet D's Shrimp Shack.  It was a fun drive-up restaurant that had been there since 1904.  I had popcorn shrimp (yum) and Gabe ate an Oyster Burger (I'm not an oyster gal' but he devoured it).  Check this place out if you live in the area!


The owner treated us to huge local prawns :)  What a treat!

I let Gabe work for those lil' guys ...

Seattle decided to cooperate and produce a weekend with lots of sun.  
So we accounted for lots of time outdoors to soak it in :)
Hope your weekend was filled with love!

25 comments:

Ashley said...

I would LOVE to be in 78 degree weather for the summer! Ahh...it is miserable here in the Carolina's.

Your weekend looked amazing!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I saw your pics on facebook and couldn't get over how beautiful deception pass was - I've never been there! I'll have to add it to the list! Glad you had such a great weekend and enjoyed the sun!!

Abbie said...

Chateu St Michelle makes my FAVORITE Riesling!!! HOw fun that you were actually there!

Brandi said...

Great pics!!!! I'm jeals of your 78 degree weather!! WAY TOO HOT here in TX. UGH!! I just spent the wkend on PK lake ....beautiful!!!!

Selma *Crazy Little World Of Mine* said...

Would love to have 78 degrees...we have barely 60 right now, though going up. :( Love these pictures!

Joanna said...

Hey girl! Your pictures are amazing! You and your hubby are the CUTEST! My parents almost moved to Seattle but I guess their hearts are in Virginia :) I'm still DYING to go!! I hope you're doing well! ps: fall is around the corner I hope you get to finally carve a pumpkin this year :)

Bobbi said...

That's why I can't live there. I had an ex boyfriend try to get me to move there with him but I just couldn't do it. I need the heat and sunshine!
But, it's a pretty place.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Love your photos! Seattle is on my list of places to visit! Now if I can get Mr. Guru on board!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Looks like so much fun! Your pictures are gorgeous!!

xo

Amber said...

We visited Ste Michelle during our Seattle trip and it was so gorgeous, though we didn't stay long because there was a concert or something going on and TONS of people. A reserve tasting would have been so fabulous! Sounds like y'all had a wonderful weekend. We'll have to make sure to see Deception Pass on our next trip up!

Sara said...

Wow! What an awesome weekend! So jealous! Love all the pictures!

undomestic chica said...

What's even worse is those 78 minutes happened on two different days! Ugh. Where is our sun now? It's such a tease with a nice weekend and then rain, at least it waited until a work day though! Anyway, your weekend looks like a blast, I'll have to check out Deception Pass sometime.

Meghan said...

I just did the Chateau Ste Michelle tour a few weeks ago- it was great! The sunny weather this weekend was amazing, glad you made the most of it!

The Sweet Life said...

Looks like a lovely weekend.

aimymichelle said...

ah well i love seattle. it doesn't bug me at all if it isn't over 75. just cause its not, doesn't mean its not summer. its beautiful and the perfect temp. its not 40 so i don't know why people complain. it also hasn't rained the entire time either. yesterday was a little too warm though.

Michelle said...

that weather sounds fantastic! what a fun little getaway!

Meredith said...

Looks like a wonderful time!! That picture of Gabe holding Willis just made me laugh, "Dad, I'm not too big to be picked-up too". lol

p.e.v. said...

Wow what a gorgeous place that was! Looks like so much fun! You and your husband are too cute!

Kristine said...

Seattle can be quiet beautiful when it wants to be! The views of Mt. Rainer over the weekend were absolutely breath taking! She was definitely showing off ;)

Brittany said...

Seattle has some crazy weather! I wish it was in the high 70's here (MD) This past Saturday, we hit 105 degrees with a heat index of 121! Insane and miserable.

Your weekend looks like it was fun! Love the pic of you and Gabe with the pups :) Very cute!

Kristin said...

That enchildea looks incredible!! Love all the pictures!!

Lil' Woman said...

I'll be so happy for 78 degree weather! :)

Brittany said...

Sounds like a beautiful weekend! 78 degree weather is perfect.
I definitely take my sunny weekends forgranted!
I hope you are having a fabulous week.

Liesl said...

You are just glowing...so, so pretty!!! Looks like perfect weather and a fun and yummy time!

Liesl :)

Married...with a Pup said...

Looks like another fabulous weekend! That wine tasting location looked beautiful!!

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