The weather was wonderful there too. It was cool, but not nearly as bad as I was afraid it would be. We did see a lot of snow on the trip up but there was very little once we got there.
On the way back home, since Justin and I loved Sedona so much, we wanted Daddy and Jillian to see it too and it was only 30 minutes out of the way. We enjoyed same amazing food there as well, the beautiful rockscapes, and the shops. As you can see, they had some really neat things there and we really enjoyed having a good time being silly.
My Dad is a mess. He wanted to carry Jude the whole time and did not want to use the stroller or carrier. He literally kept him in his arms pretty much the whole time he was here, haha. Once we got home, we were able to get to church on time for the Sunday evening service and use the next few days to show Daddy and Jillian our town. They enjoyed the beautiful mountains and the authentic Mexican food. More than anything, just having a piece of home means so much. We shared some really special memories that week, including Jude actually saying "Mama" for the first time...not Baba. He didn't know what to do once his buddies left!
When we dropped Daddy and Jillian off at the airport, Justin, Jude, and I also travelled to Seattle, WA. We went for some things for Justin's job, but we got to enjoy the amazing sights of the city. The harbor was beautiful and has so many interesting and cultural sights. I really enjoyed the opportunity to visit a place I never thought I would.
In other news, Jude's 1st birthday is creeping up in a few short weeks and we'll be making a visit home to NC for his baby dedication and big birthday bash soon. We are so excited to be with almost ALL of our family on both sides to celebrate in this special time with us! :)