Today is our one year anniversary of living in Seattle.
The kids and I are in Michigan on vacation. We are spending time with family and friends and everyone I’ve talked to here asks “how do you like the rain?” I laugh and say “it doesn’t rain as much as you think it does.” Then I go on with a comment about how there is no frigid winter, no humidity, no mosquitos. It sounds like I’m bragging. But I’m not. If I was bragging I’d start talking about the amazing food and the mountains and the fun things we do
Liking where we are at in life right now is good (it would be horrible to have to live somewhere we hated) and bad (I miss my friends and family dearly.)
At this moment I’m sitting on the paddle boat while the kids splash and play in the lake. The same lake I learned to swim in. This trip has been so full of nostalgic moments. Snippets of memories of times long past. Watching my kids play in the house I grew up in is precious. I’m soaking up these moments, living them, videotaping them and, you guessed it, posting lots of instagrams. This way we can re-live this trip when we are missing family.
We are excited about fall coming and the changes it will bring. My oldest will be in 4th grade next year and my youngest is starting kindergarten. I’m nervous and happy for him and sad that one chapter in his life is ending and another one starting.
I’m looking forward to continuing to explore Seattle and the surrounding areas and write more ‘PNW’ posts.
… until next time …