Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Extended Weekend in Washington

A few times each year we are able to make to trip up to Washington to visit family. We love the time we get to spend there. Washington is such a beautiful state. We got there Thursday morning and went straight away to Trophy Cupcakes. The store is in this old building that was once a high school. I had the most amazing chocolate peanut butter cupcake. Andy a beautiful (yes, the cupcake was actually beautiful) Strawberry Lemon cupcake. Andrea, Andy's mom had a vanilla vanilla cupcake, and Roy had a red velvet cupcake. Blake even had a little mini cupcake. These cupcakes range from $2.50 to over $3.00. They sell around 1,000 cupcakes a day! Can you imagine selling that many cupcakes? They were oh-so-good...if you are in Seattle, you need to visit them and enjoy a cupcake.

On Friday, my hubby turned the big 2-6. His parents had a whole bunch of people over to celebrate. The Dunn's always cook the most amazing food. They made roast beef and had clams...oh the clams are always so goo. They also made the best margarita's ever...I will post the recipe below. Andy's mom made sure he had a margarita that was worthy of a 26th birthday, Andy's sister, Katie and Amber made sure his marg didn't go empty all evening...wasn't that nice of them? We were able to connect with friends we haven't seen in months and we were able to finally meet Sam. Sam was born in January and Blake would have held him all night if he would have let her. We finished off the night with DQ ice cream cake...is there anything better?

We also went to Northwest Trek...it is kinda like a zoo, but better because all the herbivores can roam freely. We saw elk, deer, moose, big horn sheep, and bison. In the predator section of the park, we were able to see bears, cats, otters, raccoons, eagles, and owls. This was so much fun and we had beautiful weather. Blake loved being able to run all over the place and watch all the animals.

On Monday we took the ferry back to Seattle. We went to the Seattle Aquarium. I loved how Blake was able to learn about how the ocean works and the tides move. It was so cool to watch the seals and the otters. We went to Pike Place Market. I love the market. Seeing all the colors of tulips and fruit and vegetables, it is just so much fun. I also love watching all the people. I also made sure we were able to go to the original Starbucks. I love going to this Starbucks and seeing where it all started.

We had such an amazing and much needed visit. Thank you Dunn's for everything, We love you!

The Best Margs's Ever:

1 cup each:
fresh lime juice
lemon juice
powder sugar
tequila - Milagro Anejo Tequila - this is a must!
zest of two limes
zest of one lemon
Mix all the ingredients and let sit in the fridge for 4 hours...be sure to drink all the mix the day you make it otherwise it goes bitter the next day.


anita said...

It was so good to see you this weekend. I'm sorry we didn't get to see you guys again after Friday night, we didn't get home Sunday until after 10 pm. I hope your trip back was good...maybe I'll be able to come and visit you this year!

Purvis' said...

Britt, it sounds like you guys had a blast! I am so glad!

{B} said...

Hi Anita...it was so good to see you guys too...please come visit us! We would LOVE to have you!

Melodie Monberg said...

Sounds like such a fun trip...so sorry to hear about your grandpa! AWESOME news that you guys are on the wait list...life is really about ups and downs huh?