We got in really late Wednesday night, rainy, cold welcome and all. As luck would have it, when we woke up the next morning, we were greeted by blue skies and the rare sun. Looks can be deceiving, though, because it was still plenty cold for these desert converts!
We decided to spend the day in Seattle, Jon's dad eager to show us how they remodeled the formally ghet-to Southcenter Mall. I only did a little shopping, visiting the MAC store and H&M. I didn't even get through half the H&M and Jon was ready to go. I did, however, walk away with a pretty red print chiffon-y dress.
Next, we headed to our alma mater, Seattle University, or more affectionately called, SU or Seattle U. It's been years since we visited so we wanted to see the beautiful campus.
Here we are in front of one of the campus entrances. I always loved these purple flowers in my college days, and I've taken many a picture here with my friends during my freshman year!
The fountain in the Quad, where the yearly Senior Streak takes place. Oh and there's Quadstock! The building in the background is where I practically lived, it being the science building, Bannan.
My handsome husband posing outside the bookstore where we dropped over $90 (!!!) on school t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other souvenirs. You can see our cute little Chapel of St. Ignatius in the background. I miss going to Mass there!
After our short campus visit (hey, it's a small campus!) we headed downtown and made our way to Pike Place Market. We definitely played the part of tourists!
I love this picture. I wanted to take a picture of the famous Pike Place Market sign when my mother-in-law decided it would be a good picture if my father-in-law and Jon joined her in front of the sign. They weren't interested, but these SPD officers were more than happy to jump in the picture!
These always tempt me! Aren't they beautiful?
That night I met up with my sister and brother at McCormick's downtown for happy hour. I'm so not used to paying so much money for food and drinks! They have a great happy hour though. I'm sad I didn't take any pictures that night. It didn't even occur to me.
The next day, Jon's brother and sister-in-law went down to visit from Bellingham. I was really excited to see our niece, Matilda. I hadn't seen her since she was about 2 months old! We had a lot of fun with her, listening to her talk, watching her eat and sign for more (I'm totally teaching my babies to sign...it's too cute to watch them!) Tilly and her dad stayed the night while her mama spent the night in Seattle.
The next morning I was just getting out of the shower and getting dressed when Jon hollered out to me, "Hey Tania, can you come out here? Chris (his brother) is taking a shower and I don't know what to do with Matilda!" Seriously? To be honest, I knew he would react this way when left alone with his baby niece. He has zero experience with kids and this was too hilarious to me. But I obliged and went out with my dripping hair and played with the baby for a while until I absolutely had to leave to blow dry my hair (we can't have it air dry now!) "What do I do with her?" Jon asks. I yell back from the bathroom to just play with her. It's not that hard! So he blew some bubbles for her and read her a story until her daddy was ready. My husband is so cute!
Here's little Tilly with her Uncle Jon. She looks like her daddy, but with her mama's eyes, hair color, and complexion. She's such a beautiful baby!
Out time in Seattle was, as always, very short. It kills me to be so far away from family! I also really miss the city itself! We'll see where we end up :) Hope you enjoyed the pictures!