The FOURTH

Helllllo!
Its been some time since I last blogged. I seriously wish I could be as devoted and dedicated to posting every week, or let alone every day like other bloggers...but I just cant break away from life sometimes & write like I wish I could! Anyway. I spent the fourth in one of my favorite places....WASHINGTON. 


I flew into Seattle early Thursday morning, and Colten's mom and sister in-law picked me up and we headed straight into downtown Seattle for a little breakfast, we had some time to kill before picking Colten up. We drove down Capitol Hill, and went to a bagel shop. Then we drove through all the old, but amazingly beautiful, mansions in a neighborhood surrounding Capitol Hill. We then stopped when we found an Asian Art Museum. "FREE ENTRY TODAY" was posted in big letters on the door, so we parked the car and went in.
It was beautiful 




Across the street from the museum was a giant watering tower that you could run up and look across and see the Seattle city skyline, it was really beautiful and cool to be up there.


NOW FOR THE FOURTH

The night before the fourth we headed up to Colten's best friend's parents Lake House, on a lake called "Lake Tapps". This lake is huge, and has so many little inlets and islands and gigantic homes on every edge, each with their own boats parked out on their own lake docks. You can also see Mount Rainier, which is an active volcano, and is huge! Anyway, its amazing there. We spent the night, and woke up to the most bluest skies, and warm weather. Me and Colten went for a run on the island and across the bridge, before heading back and eating breakfast on the patio overlooking the lake. 






We then got out onto the lake! The boys like to do this thing called "Tube wars", where they pull two tubes out on the boat and jump and wrestle each other, trying to knock each other on the opposing tubes off. Wellll I made the mistake of getting on with them, and that didn't last long after I had boys jumping all over my back, and at one point when Colten almost fell off, he used my hair as a rope to pull himself back on. Smart, but painful.




After a day of boating, we got dressed and went over to Colten's aunts house for dinner! We spent time with his cousins and family, and played speed scrabble which is now my new favorite game. 


Then we headed back up to the Lake House, to watch fireworks on the boat.






had an absolutely amazing fourth.

ps. here are some pictures from the rest of our trip.








Yours truly,
Ciera