Wednesday, April 30, 2008

More Seattle

Paige figured it was her job to push our luggage cart through the airport.

On Thursday we spent 7 hours at the Museum of Flight. Here we are with our private tour guide (Papa's brother-in-law) who is a docent at the museum.

Standing outside Air Force One just like Jackie O. This one was retired in the early 90's

Tons of tulips like these were on sale at Pike's Place Market. Gorgeous! We were there on Friday.

Paige loved the statue of the pig.

Look who we ran into randomly at the market! So unexpected! Micalena was in town for a friend's wedding. Running into her was such a happy surprise.

A whole fish, anyone?

On Saturday, Honey and Papa drove a couple of hours to see these tulips fields.

While Honey and Papa were at the tulip fields, we went to the Space Needle. Paige played with the tulips there.

The Space Needle from below. We went up to the top, but didn't get any great pictures. The view was spectacular though.

On Saturday evening Papa, Ben, and I did a session at the temple in Bellevue while Honey watched Paige outside.

Ben playing with Paige outside the temple.

We really had so much fun in Seattle. It's such a great city! We had great weather too - it was pretty cold but didn't rain much. Other things we did that I don't have pictures of include: ate dinner TWICE at the Cheesecake Factory (Ben hadn't ever been there before), shopped at the FLAGSHIP Nordstrom, and went to a Seattle Mariners game. They lost to the the A's, but we got Ichiro bobblehead dolls!

It was so hard to say goodbye to Ben again. I think I handled it a little better than last time, but still it was very difficult. Paige actually made it easier with her antics during our last moments together. Besides pretending to drive the car, adjusting the radio volume, and turning the interior lights on and off, she couldn't stop saying "Dada" and smothering Ben with kisses, smiles and waves.

I can't help but be grateful that we are experiencing this separation in a time where we'll be able to talk frequently, see eachother on webcams, and pictures and videos can easily be accessed on the internet. With any luck, Paige will still remember her daddy when he comes home, or at least recognize him!

Love you, Ben! Travel safely. We look forward to hearing from you as soon as you can call, and our thoughts and prayers are with you :)


Wendi said...

We'll be praying for you guys too! Good luck with everything!

Emily said...

Ohhh! I am glad you had a good time. You are such a trooper. Those tulips look amazing too!

Chelsea said...

Look like some nice Daffodils in those pics

Benjamin said...

I got a bit teary eyed there. Soldiers aren't supposed to do that you know. Thank you honey for being a wonderful wife and making the moments we spend together so memorable. Sometimes, I forget other people may be reading this. I hope that wasn't too cheesy. I had a ton of fun in Seattle simply because I got to be with you and Paige. We were very lucky to have your mom and Ruben there as well. I'm sure I didn't thank them enough for everything they did. I love you Bridget.