Meeting Halfway…

…or Over and Back Again.

Our young marrieds planned a weekend trip meeting halfway with our DIL’s family and our family. At the end of this month they will have been married 1 year!

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We all gathered in Leavenworth, Washington. Everyone else arrived on Friday and stayed till Sunday. Dear and I traveled over on Saturday morning and came back home Saturday evening.

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Our family above and the whole crew below.


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One of the main events that was planned for the weekend was a river rafting trip for the brave amongst us.

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Here’s the crew ready to go!




Our three sons pulling together!


While this crew were river rafting, Dear, Laura and I shopped about the town of Leavenworth dodging the crowds that flock to this picturesque Bavarian like town with the Cascade Mountains as it’s backdrop. I bought a few little treasures from the Russian shop, a free trade shop and a kitchen shop. We survived the Kris Kringle shop, too. If you love all things Christmas, this is the shop for you!

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Dear, Laura and I enjoyed lunch at the Icicle Brewing Company while the rest of the crew enjoyed a barbecue spread after their river rafting experience.

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We had beautiful weather on the eastern slopes of the Cascades while there was a lot of rain on our western side of the Cascades!

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We all got together and enjoyed a potluck taco meal on Saturday evening and on Sunday morning the crew enjoyed a potluck breakfast together.

On the final morning of the weekend our guys got together for some miniature golf fun. Not sure what the girls were doing but I’m guessing they did some shopping.

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So thankful to God for all these dear people that we get to enjoy life with. That includes all of life, the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful. Joy and sorrow with the comfort of the God who created us and loves us more than we can comprehend. Love one another, forgive one another, keep moving forward together with the hope of a glorious reunion with our Lord and Savior. Yes, and Amen!

HT: Rafting photos courtesy of Osprey Rafting Company.

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

11 thoughts on “Meeting Halfway…

  1. How fun and such beautiful scenery/architecture. In Helen, Georgia, we have a Bavarian Village similar to this. The rafting would NOT be for me! lol Lovely to see you all enjoy being together! God bless your week.

  2. Hello wonderful family photos. I have been to Leavenworth, Wa it is a gorgeous town with lovely scenic views. The rating photos are cool. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  3. I love Leavenworth, but haven’t been there for some years! I’m disappointed you were not one of “the brave among you’ … but then , who am I to talk!! 🙂
    Beautiful family/loved ones .. lovely photos capturing memories worth keeping.

  4. You good folks sure know how to celebrate! Great family times. Yes, I totally agree – love, forgive, be kind and live each day to the fullest! Oh that glorious reunion someday!!!

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