When I was little, my family would go out to eat for breakfast every Saturday morning. In hindsight, I have no idea how my parents could afford that! Yet, those memories of sitting around the table, talking and observing passerbys outside, and watching the ferry come in; are some that are super close to my heart.
Over the years the name changed and the restaurant fell into the ocean, but they rebuilt and are now Ivar’s in Mukilteo.
I think the best part about going out to eat each Saturday, other than being with family, was Janet.
Janet was our faithful waitress, each year she was there to watch us grow up. One of my favorite Christmas ornaments is a gift from her.
Needless to say, she is pretty special. Guess what? She still works there. She has been there those times I came home for a visit. She was there when I went back with my new husband. With my infant baby girl. And she was there this summer.
It is a treat to see her and something I look forward to each time we visit. She is truly an extension of our family.
Well, this visit, she gifted both of my kiddos a little something for their stay in Seattle. They had bubbles and cute games and all kinds of fun.
Have I told you how special this woman is?
She is one of those rare gems of a person that you find in your life who touches your heart and doesn’t let go.
Who do you know in your heart like that?
Oh, by the way, she also is a faithful follower of my blog. So…Hi Janet! Love you! (feel free to leave a comment saying hi to her! If you are ever in Mukilteo, go to Ivar‘s and say hi!)