Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tulips, Weddings & Baseball Games

We are back from our little trip to Washington State. It was quick and busy but we definitely had a lot of fun! Among the many things that we did was to visit the Tulip Festival in La Conner, WA. I had been before but this was Cody's first time. My cousin and her 2 kids met us there and we all enjoyed seeing so many tulips! These are just a few of the many pictures I took!
I love how a random color will sneak in!
We could not have asked for better weather! This part of Washington is known for its constant raining, so we lucked out!
If you have never had the chance to visit the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, I recommend putting it on your bucket list as something to do!
The main reason we went to Washington was for my friend Rachael's wedding. She got married in Belligham. Since this was her second wedding, she chose to wear a red dress. It was amazing!
We all got our hair and makeup done by professionals (as a wedding makeup artist myself, I was a bit disappointed in the job he did on me. I had to touch it up after he left!) But it was still a lot of fun having someone else do it for me!
Her flowers were white roses and anemones. Her bouquet had black feathers in it. The cameo on her bouquet has been in her family for about 200 years and each bride has worn it. It was probably one of the prettiest ones I have seen!Here is a fun picture of the wedding party-Brady Bunch style! I am the blonde!
Our last adventure was to watch the Seattle Mariners play the Cleveland Indians at Safeco Field. My husband is a huge Indian's fan so he was beyond excited for this game! A home run was hit right into our section and Cody came so close to catching it! Here is a clip-Cody is in the red and white striped beanie and I am in the green sweatshirt. At about 31 seconds in, you can see us try to catch it! http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=20710095&c_id=mlb
A Mariners fan took this picture...he was upset that the Mariners lost and that we were Indian's fans. I think that is why the picture turned out so blurry!
We stayed with my cousin in Olympia, Washington for 2 days. She treated us so well. We ate like royalty! Her little dog Sullivan was the cutest thing. He helped us not miss our own fur babies too much!
We are glad to be home and we had a lot of fun. I wonder what our next adventure will be?
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16 comments:

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by as another participant in Share your Cup Thursday, what a lovely time you had and I think the cameo is a very special idea.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Boy, I sure would love to see those tulips. Lovely bride! You all look cute Brady bunch style! I don't follow baseball, but looks like you had fun. And I just adore the little wiener dog!
Blessings,
Susie

Jann Olson said...

Fun times flashing back here girl. Myself and 4 girlfriends flew to Wahington for the Tulip Festival in '2000'. One of my friends had never been on a plane before. We had so much fun! Love the fun wedding party pics. I must say, us blondes sure do know how to have fun. lol! Love the bouquet and the heirloom cameo is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing this fun time with Share Your Cup Thursday!
Hugs,
Jann

Suzanne said...

Hey beautiful! I've missed you...and I'm sure it's because I haven't been around much:) But i'm so happy to see your lovely photos. Tulips are so pretty...would love to see them as you did, in Washington someday! And the wedding party looks gorgeous. Special times!!:)

Lorraine said...

I have a post about tulips today too! Love those tulip fields in WA. The wedding looks lovely! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Laurel Stephens said...

What a great travel post. My favorite parts are the video of you going for the ball and the blurry photo by the disgruntled fan; the quirky funny things you remember about a trip!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Oh my! You took me back to a place I love. La Conner, WA. I have been there many times and have some lovely antiques from that sweet town. We lived up the road to the border at Blaine, WA. Each year we were there we went to the tulip festival and it is a sight of field after field of colorful tulips.....I am glad you enjoyed it, too.

I know the wedding was beautiful!
What a great post!
HPS!
♥ Jil

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful trip. I've never been there but it looks like a nice place to visit. You look lovely in the photo. The wedding must have been a lot of fun.----
Shannon

Shelia said...

Those tulips are beautiful and I'm sure it was a lovely wedding. How cute to make the Brady Bunch like snap! Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

LV said...

Thanks for letting us share these great adventures with you.

Light and Voices said...

Washington looks like Holland. Wowza.
Joyce M

Tami Kenner said...

Hi Trisha..looks like you had a wonderful trip..I loved the bride's red dress too.
Sullivan is a little doll.

Happy Pink Saturday! xo Tami

chubskulit said...

Love your pink this week. So pretty!

My PINK..., have a great weekend!

Jenny's Heart said...

Looks like y'all had a great trip! Her cameo is beautiful and I love the bridal party pics, that is a fun way to do them. The baseball clip made me smile. and you know I ADORE the Tulips, I am gonna have to go there some day.

Olivia said...

Hello dear! Your blog looks so pretty! Love all those tulips...how cool! I love weddings, you all look very glamorous, the red dress is a neat idea! xo Olivia

Red Rose Alley said...

Trisha, This was such a fun post. I was really interested in the wedding, as Nel is getting married in five months! The cameo was a lovely idea. I loved the Brady Bunch picture. The tulips are so beautiful, and that little doggy is sweet. I used to have a dog that looked just like him when I was little. What a great time you had on your trip.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley