November in the Northwest

Today is the first Monday of the month, but it’s already been an interesting November here in Seattle. As soon as the month began last weekend, we were greeted by gusty winds, rain and hail that cut power to 200,000 people in the region (including our neighborhood), and left snow in the passes, which had…

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Fall in the Northwest

While growing up in the Midwest, autumn was my favorite season. The leaves burst with color, the air is crisp, there’s a festival every weekend, and it meant that it was time to start having hot apple cider again. That being said, it’s now been eight years since I’ve lived in a state that has…

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Exploring Seattle

First and foremost, I’d like to apologize for the time that has passed since my last post, but I’m happy to report it’s because I’ve been so busy settling in at my new job in Seattle! I’m happy to have found a position doing what I love in such a unique part of downtown, but…

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The Puget Sound

Having been in the Northwest close to a month now, Ryan and I agree that living near The Puget Sound shoreline has been one of the best decisions we have made thus far in Washington. Most days, we can wake up and smell the salt in the air, but our favorite part of the day…

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Our New Backyard

Ryan got the phone call we had been waiting for and accepted his job in Seattle on a Monday afternoon. By the following Monday, we had packed up as much of our things as we needed, said goodbye to our family and friends in Phoenix and jumped in the car, set off on the road and…

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