Yesterday Ryan and I had the opportunity to go to the temple. Ryan's youngest sister Brynne was going through for the first time, so we dropped off all of our children with our friends James and Tiffany (to whom I owe a very big thanks!) and we took a short-ish road trip to Bellevue. We left after lunch time, so we were able to go at a leisurely pace. We stopped at a fruit stand/antique place in Thorp and then again at the outlet mall at Mt. Si. My goal at the outlet mall was to get Ryan to look for new black dress shoes. (It takes him months to find something he likes at a price he's willing to pay. And it's not like he enjoys shopping, so... it just takes a while.) Well, we walked into the first store, he tried on a pair of shoes and bought them. Just like that. We were in and out in 10 minutes. Amazing.
We arrived in Bellevue, ate dinner, went for a walk and shimmied into our dress clothes in the back of the minivan before joining most of Ryan's family in the temple for the 6:30 session.