Over the weekend 'The Girls' in two families gathered for a most wonderful occasion.
My youngest son, Dustin and his beautiful sweetheart, Jennifer are getting married next August.
A wedding gown must be selected.
We were invited to help.
We agreed to meet at a bridal shop in North Seattle.
My sweet daughter Heather offered to drive me.
So I took the country roads early Sunday morning to meet her at her home.
She had a delicious breakfast waiting.
Homemade pumpkin muffins, fresh fruit and hot coffee.
It was a beautiful morning, so we had our meal on her lovely patio.
Birds were singing and a slight breeze captured the scent of flowers.
It was so nice to have this time to catch up on each other's busy lives,
and enjoy her pretty garden.
Transformed by her and husband, Eric into a lovely, private oasis.
With a sweet kiss goodbye, we start our long journey to Seattle for our happy day.
An hour long drive, but gone too fast when spending time with a precious daughter.
And then - we turn a corner and the city of Seattle comes into view.
I always get a little thrill .....Can you see the Space Needle? Look to the left, between the tall buildings.
The black silhouette of the Columbia Tower dominates the skyline.
I have been to the top for a private retirement party -
The views are amazing.
We wind our way past the city center to the eclectic neighborhood of Wallingford.
Where we find our destination. Without getting lost!
Don't you just love bridal shops?
So timeless and romantic.
No dress was selected today, but several were put on the list.
After lunch with 'The Girls', we parted ways with promises to meet again to continue the happy search.
And so we make our way home.
Past Seattle's iconic Space Needle and float planes,
landing on crystal blue waters.
Back to familiar country roads,
and fields of corn and flowers,
with a heart filled with wonderful Wedding Day Dreams.