Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mothers Day Afterthoughts

At the end of our family's long Mothers' Day weekend I thanked my sweet husband and precious daughters for putting up with me and my 'plans'. My oldest said, "I love you, just not your plans! It would have been a lot easier to make you a card and get flowers!" Ultimately, I think she's glad we did what we did and her little sis is recovering. We didn't get many pictures with us, the little one doesn't like her pic taken. But the memories will remain in our hearts for all time. 

Doing the Free Them 5K made us all a little more aware of a world outside our own seemingly sheltered lives. We were able to exceed our team goal with folks donating over $500 in our team's name. Race day brought perfect weather, delicious food trucks, a petting zoo, cheerful participants and a sold out race. The girls learned that a 5K is no biggie and we are planning to do this one again next year.



Mother's Day was a bluebird day for hiking, or as my husband corrected me, climbing Mount Si. It was four miles up with an elevation gain of 3500 feet. We got some photos, but none with us. I promise we did it! We will have that memory forever! Luckily, the aches will only last a day or two. At the top is a boulder field and beyond it what they call the haystack. Even though we didn't attempt the haystack I feel like it was a major accomplishment. Here are some pics hubby and I got.

A view up Old Si trail
Mossy trees along the trail

View of North Bend area

Looking back at Snoqualmie Pass

View Back to Seattle

Here's Mount Si from Rattlesnake Ledge, on a hike we did last summer.


Feet selfie

The after hike plan was to eat cherry pie at Twede's Cafe in North Bend, the famed diner from Twin Peaks. It was crazy busy and we decided it should be rainy/misty/drizzly to get the true Twin Peaks ambiance, so we moved on and found a great little place, Chicago Pastrami, in Issaquah just down the road that had the best hot dogs. Now, I dearly love hot dogs, but I only eat one or two a year. I had just finished a ridiculous 8 mile hike so anything probably would have made me happy, but that Nathan's hot dog  with a Limonata and potato salad was a perfect Mother's Day meal!

At the end of the day, the best part of Mother's Day weekend was simply spending it with my dear family. God has blessed me with two grown daughters who put up with my hair brained ideas and a hubby just crazy enough to help me work out the details.

"Children, obey your parents in the Lord:
for this is right."
Ephesians 6:1

May your May be filled with joyful memories!
Linda <><





12 comments:

  1. What a wonderful weekend & awesome memories made. You are blessed.

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    1. Thanks, it had its ups and downs (pun intended). When you make out of the ordinary plans that include someone with Aspergers you have to bring along patience and a sense of humor! There were times on the mountain when I truly felt covered by grace.

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  2. Looks like fun! Wish I could have done it too. :)

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    1. And I had no idea what a hike I was in for, so glad I can check it off my bucket list:)

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  3. What an ambitious way to spend Mother's Day! I ate my way through the whole weekend and now I need to go running! Great post with great pics!

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    1. By the time I was done with that hike I was ready to eat myself through a week!

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  4. You live in beautiful country. Strangely enough, I do too. How does the Lord keep outdoing Himself. Thanks for sharing your memorable weekend with us.

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    1. God has filled our world with beautiful places. I'm so grateful to have any opportunity to get out and experience them. I grew up in western Nebraska and the beauty there is completely different than here, but I love it all!

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  5. What a sweet post. I think I am a lot like you. I come up with some hair brained crazy ideas too. My hubby and boys just go with it and a great adventure turns out.

    I think your weekend sounded great! Best to hang out with loved ones.

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  6. Great pics! It looks so beautiful there!

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  7. I'm glad you had a great Mother's Day!

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