Wednesday, September 28, 2011


My cousin Dom is the little brother I never had, so when he set a date to get married in Anacortes, Washington, there was no way we were going to miss it. Dom is my Uncle Roger's son. We all went out there together. 

Our first stop though was to meet Dave's sister Dinah, who is currently living in Seattle. We had lunch with a great friend I met through my blog who also lives in Washington. 

We met Dinah, Cameo and her entourage (Beya, Papa, Asa and Valentina) in Seattle. They are one of the best families I have ever known and I lucked out in having them beside me. They too have experienced one of life's greatest tragedies so our friendship has strengthened over time. We always joke and say how we wish we never, ever knew each other, but if all this had to happen, then I will take the good.

After lunch we walked all around town, and then met more family for dinner. It was a great day spending time with the people that mean so much to us!

The wedding was also beautiful, and we were so thankful to be part of their day. 

Dave and Dinah


Aviana taking in the Seattle sun.

I love streets that look like this!

We were supposed to take a ferry to Victoria Canada this day, but as luck would have it, they changed the schedule for fall that very day, so we ended up in Friday Harbor. It was absolutely beautiful!

Yep, they were all with us ;o)

Friday Harbor.

Uncle Roger, Gary and me and my broken down posture.

This picture was taken about 20-30 minutes before the next one ; )

The weather suddenly changed and this was what it looked like on the way back. It was gloomy and pouring rain. Just my kind of day. Dave and I looked at each other and said, "We could do this? Let's move." 

 Avi was about to fall asleep on the ferry ride back.

This was the town where we stayed, it was called La Conner.  I would love to live in a town where coffee shops look like this!!


  1. I fell in love with Seattle after my one and only visit a few years ago. I had no idea how beautiful it was!!

    P.S., after retirement, my good friend's parents moved to Friday Harbor!

  2. Beautiful pictures! Thanks so much for sharing :^)

    Love the one of you in the hat - you look so hip ♥ Great looking family!

  3. My entourage, haha! Yeah, because that's how I roll. You're lucky I didn't bring the paparazzi too!

    Oh Jen, I love you and so glad we were able to have lunch together. I feel so bad for Dinah. I felt horrible for her when she asked Beya about her other daughter. It was kind of funny in a dark, twisted way (as long as it wasn't me it happened to, haha).

    Love you very much!

  4. It sounds like you all had a lot of fun! The pictures are so beautiful. I must add this area to my places to go list. :)