My Trip Home To Olympia

I hope everyone had a great Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  I didn’t hit any of the stores early, except for Target later in the day.  After cooking all day dealing with crowds was the last thing I wanted to do.
I am so happy I was able to visit home for two weeks.  I definitely did not have enough time to eat everywhere I wanted to eat, see everyone I wanted to see, or go everywhere I wanted to go.  Guess I’ll have to go back!  
Here is a little catch-up sesh of my trip.  If you follow me on instagram (glamhungrymom) you may have seen a couple of these pictures before.  I seriously LOVE instagram.  I am always on there!
One of the first places I wanted to eat at was Fuji Sushi in Seattle’s International District.  It is hands down one of the best lunch spots in Seattle.  The food is always fresh.  My go-to meal is the bento box. I love a little variety in my life!
Salmon and croquette bento box at Fuji

A place I stopped to eat more for lunch was Anthony’s on the water.  I also hit the Hearthfire, which is owned by the same company and is also on the water, but I forgot to take pictures of my yummy food there.  At Anthony’s I decided to eat chowder and a crab salad.  I am so much more of a crab girl than a lobster lady.  Lobster is so much cheaper out here.  I like it and all, but crab is just better.
Dungeness crab salad with avocado and grapefruit with a bowl of clam chowder

Our view from Anthony’s.  Damn my hometown is gorgeous!
Before lunch at Anthony’s, we took Damian to Percival Landing Park/Playground to get the sillies out. They re-did the park from when I was there last and it’s beautiful.  I tots wanted to sit on the swing and gaze at the water, but Damian was more interested in the slide.  Sigh.
My hearts
I could kiss this face for an eternity
I had to make a Costco run for a few things, and Damian loved jamming on the piano.  Taking after his mama!  I’m getting him into classes when he’s 3 1/2-4.  I hope it is something we can really bond with as he grows. 
Damian has been really into Doc McStuffin’s.  He has a little doctor kit and calls himself Dr. Damian.  My favorite part is how he says “What’s my diagnosis?” or “I have a diagnosis!”  Seriously?!  You’re not even 3!  Freaking cutie.

The Hands On Children’s Museum in Olympia, WA re-opened in a new location.  The new 2-story building, located on the water, makes me wish I was a kid again.  It is beyond.  Go check out their website if you live anywhere near Olympia, WA and have kids.  
Captain Damian
Mayday!  I hid from my mommy after this picture.  Heart attack alert.
You can’t see him, but he’s driving the police car.  I love the mosaic of downtown.
There was a two-story climbing section with a bridge.  How sweet!

I didn’t get to see everyone I wanted to, but I saw a few awesome friends!

The most touching was stopping by my Grandpa and Great-Grandma’s grave.  My early childhood was living in a house with them and my Grammy.  You think since so much time has passed that I wouldn’t cry at the grave.  I still do.  It’s hard not to miss two very special people.

My hero and playmate

I got to see one of my favorite men..my dear friend, Jon!  When we were younger, we used to talk on the phone about life and cute guys.  What’s not to love?!  We took a stroll in Preist Point Park and did a nice catch up sesh.

 Sandra is hands down one of the best friends ever in all of everdom.  She is sweet, loyal, beautiful, funny, and the love we have for each other is unconditional.  We can be honest without getting upset, offended, or judgmental.  On top of all that warm fuzziness we have had some crazy paranormal experiences together.  Dead serious.  If she didn’t experience the stuff with me I would have admitted myself into the looney bin.

I haven’t seen my friend Stephanie since I moved to the Boston burbs.  It was SO good to be able to see her and spend some quality time with her.  We were best friends in high school (we called ourselves ASKK GLLN…don’t ask), and it felt like we never lost touch when we were together.  Don’t you love that?!  I am not losing touch with this lady again no matter how crazy life gets.

It was so hard juggling spending time with friends and family, but I am so happy Damian and I were able to spend time with my wonderful in-laws.  My father-in-law set up his Lionel train set for Damian to play with.  It looked awesome guys!  I am so glad they were able to see how much Damian has grown and what a littler lover he is.

I think that’s enough of my boring life for you guys!  Make sure to take the time to really value your friends and family.  At the end of the day no object is more valuable than your relationships.

XOXO

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03933311040542595030 Sessy@NTSST

    Boring?!?! You’re nuts!!! Looked like it was perfect, you really got everything in! I know how hard it is to juggle visiting everyone when you go home…it is exhausting for sure!!! Good job though – looks like you nailed it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17199786341380413032 Tee

    love this post! damian is adorable. Jessica Who? sent me!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14584116708000826290 Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness

    Looks like so much fun with your family! I couldn’t agree with you more that relationships are just so key in a fabulous life!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18132607324746373495 Ashlee Christopher

    Looks like a fantastic trip!! I know your always far away from me anyways but I am glad your back! Haha Love ya!Great pics so fun

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09186655510311203493 Karrie S

    I love Bento boxes. Jessica, Who? sent me to say hi ;)