oh honey

oh honey
days are long, years are short.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Back to Washington

{Camano Island, WA}

 We were blessed to visit the great state of Washington for a second time this year (sans the kids). Visiting without the kids allowed us to both start and complete a conversation. We were able to linger over wine and dig a little deeper into the lives of our Pacific Northwest family. I fell in love. Especially with these two.

We timed our trip so that we would get to celebrate their 87th birthday (they're two days apart). I told Drake I want to be like them when I grow up.

He takes care of her. She takes care of him. Their love story is almost 65 years long. Absolutely beautiful.

Together they share three daughters, all are amazing women who love the Lord.

Each night before bed they prepare their coffee mugs on a tray to be filled and carried into the bedroom come morning. I love that they value time together.

The morning before we left we gathered in their room with them to soak up every last minute. I wish I had taken a picture of my giant husband kneeling at the foot of their bed as he listened to his grandfather tell a story about flying an airplane. I wish I had taken a picture of Grandmom's teacup collection or of the soft pink bunny slippers she wears around the house. Being with her made me miss my own grandma and I didn't want to leave. I'm so blessed the Lord brought me into this family.

As for this guy, he's pretty great too.

Our time in Seattle was precious. Our first night there we stayed in the city. We enjoyed an amazing meal on the water and hitting up all the local attractions the next morning.

I'm so blessed he values time with just me, my prayer is that even after 65 years of marriage that desire will remain.

I think we're on the right track...


  1. You two are so cute! I have no doubt that your love for each other will exceed the 65 year mark!

  2. What a wonderful example of marriage and the "work" and nurture that goes into it. You don't just wake up 65 years later and have this. It's the choices we make daily and thank you for this post that is a great reminder of working on the important things.
    Birthday blessings to Dick and Betty, two very dear people and godly examples.