Before we moved we knew four things pertaining to Thanksgiving weekend – Jarred and I were not returning to Oklahoma, Kelsey and Shawn were staying in Washington, my sister and her boyfriend were visiting, and Hannah (Carson’s college bestie that lives in Seattle) and her boyfriend would also be in town. We initially thought […]Read More Thanksgiving in the City!
The Millers may have planned their trip to celebrate Kyle’s 30th long before they knew we were moving, but I still like to think they ventured west with the main objective of visiting us. Truthfully birthday celebrations complete with a trip to CenturyLink to watch Kyle’s Texans were the real reasons behind their stay. However, […]Read More The Millers in Seattle!
I must admit I’m not one who particularly enjoys sipping a cup a jet-black coffee. Jarred drinks [at least] one pot a day of the dark liquid, whereas if I attempt to stick to the basics my mug holds more cream than coffee. However, when it comes to espresso drinks – namely cappuccinos and […]Read More Caffeinated in Seattle
Over the past two months Jarred and I have frequented Fremont on occasion and loved exploring this Seattle neighborhood. Our various trips included stopping at the famous Fremont Troll (an 18-foot-tall concrete troll crushing a VW Beetle with its hand), lingering [read: staging photos] along the Burke-Gilman Trail as it winds along the Lake Washington […]Read More Fremont Sunday Market
The itinerary for our fall escapades has one determining factor – Oklahoma State football. The stars aligned on October 7th when the Cowboys had a bye week and thus our tour de San Juan Island was scheduled. Ferry rides were reserved, Airbnb was rented and fingers were crossed that orcas would be spotted during our […]Read More San Juan Sightseeing
With the market in our backyard Jarred and I have frequently ventured over in hot pursuit of ingredients such as mussels, scallops, spaghetti squash, loaves of bread, etc. to prepare in our own kitchen. However, we had yet to enjoy the fine dining experience that the market itself has to offer. We decided to remedy […]Read More Market Eating
The weekends are usually the (only) time we squeeze Jarred’s car out of the parking garage, brave the traffic and venture to destinations outside of downtown Seattle. Downtown is fabulous and offers more than enough to entertain a person for their lifetime. But be that as it may, we moved to the Pacific Northwest to […]Read More Weekend Discoveries
I knew living tiny was something I was going to relish in, but even I have been surprised by the convenience of this lifestyle. No task is too daunting when anything and everything one needs is practically within arms length. If I personally had longer arms I’m pretty sure I’d be able to sit on […]Read More A Tiny Update
As of Monday we’ve officially been residents for one whole month! I’m in constant disbelief that God placed us in Seattle during this particular season of our lives. We definitely wouldn’t have predicted living here in our wildest dreams, but we’ve had an absolute blast exploring the city, meeting new friends, spending time with […]Read More A Month at a Glance
Jarred and I eyed the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) on our first Saturday in the city while roaming to breakfast about a block from our apartment. I was personally ecstatic that we were living in such close proximity, but knew it would be a bit before I visited the museum for myself. I quickly forgot […]Read More First Thursday with SAM