Monday, August 9, 2010

hallstrom happs (part 1)

Picture this ... a 12-passenger van (with 12, count them, 12 passengers), two countries, three meals a day, X pounds gained (I don't want to know the exact number), millions of laughs, three hotels, 957 pictures, and one fun family.  

Thank you, thank you for an amazing trip Mom and Dad. We love you infinity plus! (I speak Ellie.) 

First up, Seattle. 

Vancouver to come. 

Margaret got to know her car seat very well on this trip.
Little trooper.
Sweet girlies.
Love this photo of Ellie and my man.
Just beachy.
(See the Space Needle in the background? Margaret looks SO impressed.)

On the waterfront.
Space, meet the needle
View from the top.

Ladies who line.
Beautiful Erin.

Yeah, Maggie's eating lunch at the top of the space needle.
She's fancy like that.
These jelly fish are all afloat at the Seattle Aquarium — 
the most mediocre aquarium I've ever visited.
We were robbed! Well, Dad was robbed! :)

Looks like Maggie's easy to please. Too bad she was the free one.

My dad and his babies.
The Baby Bjorn was super handy (though, ironically, hands-free).
They throw fish here at the Public Market Center.
You couldn't pay me to catch one. Like, ew.

Happy trails, happy girl.


Kristina P. said...

She is really adorable. I love Seattle.

Diane said...

Oh, what a delightful time we had! Thanks for sharing the fun pictures with a witty commentary. Sure glad we were able to all be together. So. Much. FUN!

Erin said...

Love trip recaps! In fact, I keep meaning to put together my own. SUCH a fun trip.

Melanie said...

I love family trips! I can't wait to see what adventures Vancouver held for all 12 of you.

Amander said...

Love your family. Seriously, love every one of them.

ty and megs said...

what fun! and thank you adam for sporting the aloha shirt like a good hallstrom boy. :)

Jill said...

I love Seattle and Vancouver. But I love these pictures even more. What a fun trip!

Laurel said...

a.) you are one great photog
b.) i love seattle
c.) i love mini adam looking at the jelly fish

Chocolates for Breakfast said...

totally fun...can't wait for part two! i too thought the reyn's classic aloha shirt was very cool!

SBK Stewart said...

Oh she is so beautiful! I love the jelly fish and all of the fun pics! Way fun!

ali said...

so weird to think we were there not long before you ;)