Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Blessed week in Washington

For the past 10 days the Brown family has been in WA visiting the Bradrick Clan. I will give you a quick overview of what took place while we were there.

a) On Friday the 10th, 3 Brown ladies (Mom, Claudia & I) flew into Seattle to be greeted by 3 Bradricks. (Mama B. Katherine & Amy Ellen) From the airport we drove the remaining 4 hours to Spokane where we stayed with the Craig family for the weekend.

b) Saturday was the first of two mother daughter teas hosted by Christian Heritage. ( The day was full of many rich blessings from the Lord, with 120 in attendance. After we spoke/shared and enjoyed a beautiful day of conversation. After which we headed back to the Craig home for a restful evening.

Sunday started with a wonderful morning of sweet worship. After which we came back to the Craig's and had the equivalent of Thanksgiving dinner! Followed by a good walk, volleyball, more fellowship and a few games.

Monday found us on the road heading back to the west side of Washington. On the way, we stopped in the small tourist town, Leavenworth. ( After walking the very quaint streets and stopping in here and there for some shopping, we had an absolutely wonderful dinner. After dinner and coffee, we loaded back into the car and drove the rest of the way to the Bradrick's home.

c) Monday through Thursday went a little something like this:
Little sleep - lots of fellowship.
Canning apple sauce and apple butter.
Drying apple rings for a fantastic treat. :)
Lots of talking while working in the kitchen and doing dishes!!
Running into town to do grocery shopping and prep errands for the upcoming events.

d) Thursday My dad, David & Taylor Tsantles, flew in for a Men's Leadership Meeting held in Tacoma. (My dad was speaking along with Dan Horn.) So a handful of us drove into Tacoma to hosting the meeting and serving lunch.
 Friday evening my Grandparents and Aunt JoAnne drove up from the Portland area for a weekend visit and to attend the second M/D tea in Tacoma.

e) Saturday was the second of the 2 teas. This one was larger in attendance, 180! The Lord richly blessed the work that the Bradrick family and the CH board poured into these two teas. The day was beautiful, the tea was spectacular and the conversations was greatly blessed.

f) Sunday was another day full of blessed fellowship and a sweet time of worship.

g) Monday found the Brown family and Taylor loading up around 7:00 am heading to the airport for a long day of flying back to NC!

Thus the end of our wonderful trip. Below are the pictures posted in order of events listed above. FYI: I don't have any pictures of the apples that we canned or dried, but trust me they were delicious!

Blessings from your blog host,

Mama speaking at the Mother Daughter Tea in Spokane.

A little lady at the tea....

Sisters and a friend who sat my table during the tea. 
(Yes, they made their dresses!)


The Cheese Shop....

This was the most fantastic shop, they had every kind of cheese under the sun.  :)

So Ladies, what will it be?

A beautiful soap shop....

And my personal favorite, the chocolate shop!! 

Need I say more....

Amy Ellen capturing the moment....

Claudia in Leavenworth...

Miss Cecily
The group in Leavenworth, minus Cecily who is taking the picture. 

Just for laughs!
 Yes, we did have a blast together, how did you ever guess?!

Dear sisters and very close friends! 
Cecily and me.... 

Aunt JoAnne and me.

My dear family

My sweet parents!! 

One of the days, the guys went to the flight museum in Seattle, this is just one of the many pictures taken that afternoon! 


Erber Correspondent said...

Blair, it looks like you all had a lovely time... but how could you not? Thanks for sharing pictures!

~ Jessica

Miss Breezy said...


Sounds like you all had a great trip! Thanks for the pictures - all the cheese and chocolate is making my mouth water! And the ones of Triumph are just too sweet. I wish I could hear his giggle in person.

Emily and I will be going to the Father Daughter Retreat, so hopefully we will get to see you again. You and your family are so encouraging. :)


the Long ladies said...

Hello Blair,

Thanks so much for the great pictures! You ladies are all so lovely. Would love to meet you in person someday!

In Christ,

Rebekah S. said...

Great pics! What fun you all must have had. What a blessing to be in-laws with the Bradricks! Mama and I have been so blessed by Mrs. Bradrick's "24 Hours is All You Get" and "Home is Where the Heart is" CDs. What a wonderful family they are! And very encouraging! :)