There are some things in life that are so beautiful & perfect, when everything "alines with the stars" as some people say. Have you ever had those moments in your life?
I would say that this whole weekend was a great moment of my stars being alined in a 'picturesque' manner.
I'll start from our Thanksgiving with my family….
This year has been the second year that we have celebrated Thanksgiving as a family and our fourth year without my sister-in-law and nephews. It was too hard to have a Thanksgiving with them missing. We held the dinner at my brothers rebuilt home. Thanks to all of those who have donated and helped rebuild the ruins of my brothers house.
As we sat and eat dinner I couldn't help, but notice how small we have become as a family. It's supposed to have been eleven of us all together, not eight of us. The missing presence of the three are felt strongly and deeply. It cuts so deep that nothing will be the same, no amount of tears will change it.
Despite the fact that we no longer have a big part of our family with us we still had to make the best of it and I believe we did. We had a very tasty dinner with turkey, mashed potatoes, beet salad, mushroom salad, greens beans and cheesecake for dessert. Our wonderful traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
We even took a walk after dinner in Kirkland downtown to make room for dessert, but by far my favorite part was when we all played 'Uno' together as a family. My family has never played that game before! It was great to laugh with them as they kept drawing those cards. I love moments like these.
It was painful to watch home video's of Justin, Andrew and Olga, as if they had never been murdered. It brought us to tears as we laughed with them in the video.
Now on to the big surprise!
Two words Whidbey Island. Other words are good food, private location, & a town frozen in time. Who knew it had so much to offer?!
The place my hubby was going for the weekend getaway was Whidbey Island. We were only 2 hours away, but it felt like we were somewhere far away from everything and it was. The great part was the drive. Since I know the road to the Island he had to take me through La Conner which confused me quite a bit and he had kept the surprise very well.
The place we stayed us was unreal. Now that we are back and I'm at home writing this I'm starting to wonder if place like that really existed. It's also something you have to experience for yourself.
We stayed at the Carriage Cottage for two. A prefect place for a second honeymoon.
A place where a morning devotion on the swing, surrounded by nature, brought you that much closer to God.
The Carriage was engulfed with character and charm. It was designed with love, detail & with couples like us in mind.
Once we were settled in Hubby took me out to our first Fine Dining restaurant of the weekend. It was called Frasers. The service was a joy to experience, the courses we delectable & the chef friendly. I'm looking forward to write a review for that restaurant.
Since the cottage was a Bed & Breakfast we got to stay up late and sleep in. Something I've been needing for a long time now. It was great to eat breakfast at the Cottage because we had a great day planned.
Home Sweet Home!