If you've ever lived in Seattle, you would just know that we don't get 70 degree days at the end of March. Gorgeous clear-skied sunniness - it doesn't happen till June - May if we're lucky.
Except it did happen. This early Easter weekend decided to brashly proclaim "Spring is here!" And back it up with miraculous weather!
Before even knowing how fine the day would be, some dear friends, Ash & Kayla, & I had picked this Saturday as a "Seattle Day" to go do the types of things in our own city that one normally only does when visiting somewhere else.
And it was rather magnificent :)
|[Portage Bay - yummo! Will be returning!!]|
|[They gave us a free mug :D ]|
|[These. Two. Wow!]|
|[Bookshops are my happy place!]|
|[Pike's place picnic thanks to Le Panier, Beecher's, and the corner fruit market - parfait.]|
|[I mean - look at that sky!]|
|[ smiles. ]|
|[kite flying at Gasworks]|
"Let's go fly a kite up to the highest height..." Ok, next time!
|[We're really excited about the sun and our picnic!!]|
|[This guy was filming a music video at Gasworks, all mic'ed up and with his accordian. We were humming La Vie en Rose the rest of the afternoon.]|
|[Aren't they just too much? :]|
|[So stinking cute!]|
|[ :P ]|
|[ L O V E ]|
These girls make me smile. It's more than what they say or do...although they are some of the funniest people I know. It's their dreams & passions that make me smile because they're things I dream about too. And I'm pretty sure someday I'll get to say, "I knew them before ________. We spent sunny Saturdays aspiring to do and to make and they have."
And lucky for me, I'm spending next weekend with them too! Ash + Kayla + Cami + Regina + Becca + I are heading to Portland for a quick trip and lots of fun. Powells. St Honore's. The Pearl District. They're calling my name! And there may be an old movie or two since we're all cinephiles :)
Last week on the bus, I was struck by how grateful I am for the friends God has given me. They make me feel rich. So blessed in this season to be able to invest and pursue some of the amazing ladies that I know.
So, back to Monday meetings, still absorbing the Vitamin D and dreams from the weekend... Cheers!