It was weird not being with family over Thanksgiving and so we were happy to hear that McBrides wanted to come to Seattle to visit us over Christmas. I’m not sure what made them want to come to Seattle this time of year, but we were so happy to have them! Everyone was able to… Continue reading McBrides come for Christmas!
When Ryan turned five he was old enough to start climbing on the rock wall at the YMCA. He started to really enjoy it and whenever they had open climb he and Chris would go to the YMCA and climb the wall. Chris enjoyed doing it with him as well and over time they got… Continue reading Vertical World
We moved to Seattle in February. I knew it was going to be a tough transition moving from Arizona’s best time of year to Seattle’s worst time of year, but our first month wasn’t too bad. I wasn’t sure if we didn’t think it was too bad because we only had a month of consistent… Continue reading We Survived our First Real Winter
Its December! I love December! Probably my second favorite month! In Arizona it was starting to get cold and the holidays! Here it is chilly getting colder and the Holidays! December it is FINALLY acceptable to embrace all that is Christmas. Although I say do Christmas as soon as you want! Christmas was up here… Continue reading Christmas is Coming!
When I lived in China in 2009 I missed a Thanksgiving with my family. Chris missed two when he was on his mission, but this was our first year missing Thanksgiving since we’ve been married. I knew I’d miss everyone, but I didn’t think it would really bother me being away. The whole week before… Continue reading Thanksgiving
December 12 will be our 10 month in Washington! Still crazy to me! We are now in the dark gloomy months that Washington is famous for. I’ve heard November is one of the worst months and we have survived it! It honestly wasn’t as bad I was expecting either. We definitely got a lot of… Continue reading 10 Months
We had a great Halloween this year! It was our first Halloween where it wasn’t 90+ degrees out and we didn’t have to worry about the kids costumes being too hot! This was also my first Halloween in over 3 years without having massive allergies! On a more sad note it was also our first… Continue reading Halloween