Monday, August 25, 2008

Sisters Weekend 2008, Seattle, WA

Every year all of the girls in my family get together for what we call "Sisters Weekend". The date and location change every year. This year my oldest sister, Amie, invited us all to Seattle. She was a great hostess. She planned every detail, down to the weather. We enjoyed sunshine the whole time we were there.  We went to pikes market, the beach, the Locks, and of course shopping. 

 The Water Taxi
Amie lives in a small town outside of Seattle. Instead of driving in we decided to take the scenic route and ride a water taxi into town. It made parking a lot easier. Above is one of the few photos were I am taller then Sarah. Below is a picture of Maddie, Amie, Sarah, Mason, Christy and myself.  

Pikes Market
We took a stroll through pikes market. The fish throwing was interesting, but I thought the flower shops were incredible. The flowers were gorgeous and cheap. Amie then took us to a nice restaurant to try some good sea food. Mostly trying to help us branch out. I don't think she knew who she was dealing with. Christy wanted nothing to do with fish and went straight for the chicken. Sarah got a tuna fish sandwich, and my Mom and I split fish and chips. I don't think that is quite what Amie had in mind. 

Shopping Challenge

While we were shopping Amie was sneezing a lot. Maddie, her one year old daughter, decided that she wanted to be just like her Mom and started coping Amie by fake sneezing and whipping her nose. 
There is always a shopping challenge during girls weekend. Usually it is who can get the most complete outfit on a budget that my mom sets up. This year there was a twist. This year you could not shop for your self. Everyone was assigned someone different to shop for. You got to buy what you thought that person should wear. The assignments were as follows:
Christy shopping for Sarah
Sarah shopping for Rachel
Rachel shopping for Amie
Amie Shopping for Mom
Mom shopping for Chirsty
It was a lot of fun. The final outfits are in the picture at the top of this blog. My favorite outfit was my Mom's. It was the last thing she tried on and she only did it because she was being a good sport. It is not something she would have picked out. 

Craft Corner
Amie is a very crafty lady. While on our trip she taught us how to make a wallet and some decoration onto a canvas bag. Below Christy is diligently working to finish her wallet.