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It’s that time of year – heading to Whidbey Island today for the weekend and then in a week from monday going to Cancun for 2 weeks!!! Super excited. Anyone else been? How was it in Cancun with the lap-band? Am a bit nervous about getting sick from the water  or something and not being able to find a place to do an unfill…any advice?

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Not only did we relax in Langley, but we also took day-trips to Coupeville and Port Townsend! Coupeville is a town about 30 minutes north on Whidbey Island. Very cute with a lot of fun stores.

Whidbey Island - May 22-26 2008

Whidbey Island - May 22-26 2008

Whidbey Island - May 22-26 2008

Whidbey Island - May 22-26 2008

We went to the Dog House Tavern in Langley and Erik had chili while I had baked beans. Notice how much I could eat. Plus, see how much of my iced tea I could drink before I ate (and you know the rules, no drinking after you start eating)!

Erik’s Chili

Whidbey Island - May 22-26 2008

My Beans

Whidbey Island - May 22-26 2008

My Tea

Whidbey Island - May 22-26 2008

Me waiting in the car for Erik to come out

Whidbey Island - May 22-26 2008

Roasting dogs & mushrooms on the beach

Whidbey Island - May 22-26 2008

Whidbey Island - May 22-26 2008

Ms Robbie – this is for you!

Whidbey Island - May 22-26 2008

On the way to Port Townsend (a 35 minute ferry ride from Whidbey)

Whidbey Island - May 22-26 2008

Port Townsend

Whidbey Island - May 22-26 2008

Whidbey Island - May 22-26 2008

Whidbey Island - May 22-26 2008

Whidbey Island - May 22-26 2008

Back at the cabin…

Page chewing on her “Flossie”

Whidbey Island - May 22-26 2008

My feet

Whidbey Island - May 22-26 2008

A wonderful 4 day weekend!

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Lots of fun – and boy was it HOT! Well, hot for the Seattle area…about 80 degrees! We had an amazing time in the little beach cabin. To see all of the pictures from the weekend, click here.

Some highlights were…

Photos from our private beach in front of the cabin

Whidbey Island - May 16-18 2008

Whidbey Island - May 16-18 2008

Puzzles, puzzles and more puzzles
Whidbey Island - May 16-18 2008

We forgot the dogs “doggie prozac” (don’t ask) so we had to stop at the Whidbey vet and have a temporary prescription filled…and while at the vet I saw on the wall a weight loss program for animals! Which included a BMI calculation for cats…and healthy recipes for animal treats…and a sad article about a dog that was fed a diet of beer and donuts.
Whidbey Island - May 16-18 2008

Whidbey Island - May 16-18 2008

Whidbey Island - May 16-18 2008

Whidbey Island - May 16-18 2008

At the dog park
Whidbey Island - May 16-18 2008

Whidbey Island - May 16-18 2008

Goodbye double chin!
Whidbey Island - May 16-18 2008

Campfires on the beach
Whidbey Island - May 16-18 2008

Whidbey Island - May 16-18 2008

And – I’m leaving Thursday night for a 4 day weekend at the cabin. Ahhh – life is too good!

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Ahhhhh – another fantastic weekend in Whidbey Island. We stayed at the wonderful waterfront cabin for the first time. It’s super cute and in the perfect location. The weather wasn’t too great…but we still have a couple of months left so fingers crossed it will brighten up soon! For the full set go here.

Here are some photos of the cabin…click to enlarge!

Whidbey Island - May 9-11 2008

Whidbey Island - May 9-11 2008

Whidbey Island - May 9-11 2008

Whidbey Island - May 9-11 2008

Whidbey Island - May 9-11 2008

Whidbey Island - May 9-11 2008

It just so happens that one of the partners of the agency I work at (HL2) has a house on Whidbey and he was there with his wife and two kids so Erik and I stopped by at their place for a glass of wine. Their house is GORGEOUS! It was so much fun chatting with Don and his beautiful family! Afterwards, Erik & I went to dinner at our favorite restaurant, The Fishbowl…Erik had the Fillet Minot and I had the Thai Seafood Stew…you MUST click on the full size image of the stew – it’s BEAUTIFUL.

Whidbey Island - May 9-11 2008

Whidbey Island - May 9-11 2008

Again, another shot of what I didn’t have any of.
Whidbey Island - May 9-11 2008

One of the things I love about Whidbey is all of the second hand shops. During our last trip we got a set of vintage tins for the kitchen. So cute. I took a couple of photos of the inside of one of the stores.

Whidbey Island - May 9-11 2008

Whidbey Island - May 9-11 2008

And a photo of downtown Langley…including the Dog House Tavern:
Whidbey Island - May 9-11 2008

The trip would not have been complete without a trip to Whidbey Coffee!
Whidbey Island - May 9-11 2008

And how could I forget some photos of my family!

Whidbey Island - May 9-11 2008

Whidbey Island - May 9-11 2008

Whidbey Island - May 9-11 2008

Before I sign off for the night, remember how Erik & I were re-doing the floor downstairs? Well, it’s complete (except for the molding) … but check it out – pretty nice, eh?

Old Floor
Basement Remodel Phase 1

New Floor
New Floor

New Floor

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Our long weekend in Langley, WA on Whidbey Island was nothing short of amazing. From the gorgeous cottage we stayed at to the long days at the dog park to the beautiful beaches and delicious restaurants. I wouldn’t have changed one single thing. For the full set of photos, click here.

The cottage where we stayed was so cute – it’s about 800 square feet and like a log cabin. It has a loft where you sleep and it’s like sleeping in a tree house – waking up to the sound of birds … and that’s it – no noise!

[note: click on any of the photos to see them in full size]
Whidbey Island (Langley) - May 2-5 2008
Whidbey Island (Langley) - May 2-5 2008
Whidbey Island (Langley) - May 2-5 2008
Whidbey Island (Langley) - May 2-5 2008
Whidbey Island (Langley) - May 2-5 2008

We went to breakfast at a local diner called Mikes. Guess which meal was mine (and I only ate half of it).
Whidbey Island (Langley) - May 2-5 2008
Whidbey Island (Langley) - May 2-5 2008

We would stop at the Whidbey Island Coffee drive-through every day before going to the dog park.
Whidbey Island (Langley) - May 2-5 2008

Dogs waiting while we got newspapers before going to the dog park.
Whidbey Island (Langley) - May 2-5 2008
Whidbey Island (Langley) - May 2-5 2008

Speaking of the dog park…it’s amazing. And Betty & Page had so much fun!
Whidbey Island (Langley) - May 2-5 2008
Whidbey Island (Langley) - May 2-5 2008

Note: me wearing a belt…yes – my pants would fall down without them!
Whidbey Island (Langley) - May 2-5 2008

Erik looking suave at the dog park.
Whidbey Island (Langley) - May 2-5 2008

One of the beautiful beaches.
Whidbey Island (Langley) - May 2-5 2008
Whidbey Island (Langley) - May 2-5 2008

Dinner one night…the great thing about the band is that we only ordered an appetizer and one meal – and I just had a few tastes of both and was full!
Whidbey Island (Langley) - May 2-5 2008

And a bunny outside the window of the flower on our table.
Whidbey Island (Langley) - May 2-5 2008
Whidbey Island (Langley) - May 2-5 2008

What I ate NONE of.
Whidbey Island (Langley) - May 2-5 2008

So the great news is that on our last day we saw this for rent sign in the window of this darling waterfront beach house and as luck would have it, we decided to rent the house for the next 2 months! I will be taking Mondays off of work and spending 3 day weekends on Whidbey Island for the next couple of months…in our own private beach house with our own private beach! How amazing is that?!?!?

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