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My family and I just returned from a weekend in Seattle. Our dear friend’s who were married in D.C. in July had a west coast reception (the groom’s family is from Seattle) on Sunday. We drove up on Friday night and saw the Duck football buses on I-5 with a police escort! Turned out they were staying at our hotel! Such a fun surprise. Then again, birds of a feather, flock together. There was even a Kenyon Barner sighting in the lobby. Dad and I were a little starstruck.

On Saturday we met up with my aunt, uncle and cousin for lunch at the Seattle Art Museum. I had a delish salmon dish.

That evening we headed to Century Link Field for the UO vs. WSU game. Our dear friends that we were going up to celebrate are all WSU fans (I know, they really test that unconditional love thing.) The groom is a cougar and so is his little brother. Watching Duck football with our best friends was epic and a perfect picture of happiness for me…that and the Ducks won!

Bestie’s little brother, the Bestie and me!

Sunday was the reception and afterwards we went back to our friend’s house to spend some more time with my Bestie and the bride and groom before they had to go back to D.C. the following day.

Me and the Bestie doing what we do best: drink wine, giggle and cuddle.

Thankfully we were able to stretch out the weekend through Monday and we had a lovely low-key day.

We went to the Chihuly exhibit. Ah. Ma. Zing. Seriously, check out this incredible art:

Bowls within bowls

Dad said, “This would make a great bowl for guacamole.” Classic.

Stunning display hanging from the ceiling. Wouldn’t a party in here be magical?

The exhibit continued outside in a garden display. Here’s a piece at the base of the Space Needle.

I highly recommend making time to see this exhibit next time you’re in Seattle.

We then walked through Pike’s Place Market and visited my favorite little place in the city, Le Panier, for macarons. Yumm!

Grateful for a weekend away with my family. Also, I only had one migraine during the whole trip. Win!

Finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.