The past 4th of July weekend began with the Eide and Bulthuis women congregating in Southworth for an overnighter before a day trip to Sequim. They converged from Lynden, Seattle and Corvallis. The ladies did the lavender rounds at four farms, stockpiling fragrant goodies for another year. Meanwhile the Bulthuis boys minus yours truly had a bachelor party day, hiking and enjoying a Freemont made dinner. On Saturday the Bulthuis family all came to Southworth to celebrate the Fourth and say good-bye to Calvin. The evening was capped off with a trip to Olson shindig and some impressive Bulthuis dancing. Bjorn, Jenny and the girls left Sunday morning to pick up Christina from Anna's on their way to Oregon. Markus and Steph spent the day with us as we encouraged Calvin in his packing preparations. On Monday, Esther and I took Calvin to the airport early in the morning and said good-bye as he embarks on a Japanese life for a couple of years. It wasn't too hard because we will see him in a matter of weeks. Since we were in Seattle, Esther and I did some Japan trip shopping and even score on a dress for her to wear to the wedding.