There are so many reasons why I love Seattle.
Craig and I lived here back in 1983 when Sara was two and Craig was doing a post doc at the University of Washington and I was working as a nurse at Northwest Hospital. It was a time in which we had almost no money, but we enjoyed every day. There was so much to do and we were surrounded with such beauty. We met many nice and generous people, from the woman in the bank who let us borrow a crib to our neighbors Reub and Frowe, and her sister Wilhelmina; they often babysat for us and made us amazing apple and blackberry pies.
We've been back several times over the years since that first experience. Pike Place Market and other areas of downtown Seattle are fun, but the most important reason why I love Seattle is that Sara and her three boys now live there. I just returned from a wonderful ten day visit. Sara and Adam were great hosts. What I enjoyed the most was being a Foster (literally ) grandmother. Who knew grandparents had it so good, with all of the play, hugs and love, but none of the discipline. It is such fun to spoil little kids!
I will miss my "monster dudes" and of course my Sara and Adam, but Craig and I will be back here in February for the Northwest Flower Show. That will mean more grand parenting (and more dim sum!)
Here are some of my favorite pics.