May 31, 2015
That's right, folks. We're heading back to the good ole Pacific Northwest!
It was kind to us the first time; let's hope it'll be just as good this time around.
With the conclusion of my education and the receipt of my Doctor of Pharmacy (woohoo!), a new chapter of our lives was inevitable. There were various options, based on (1) Brett's job, (2) my job, and (3) our wants and need as a family. It just all fell into place and lined up just right for us so off we go!
But, as a wise man once said, "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."
We are so so sad to be leaving our family and friends here in North Carolina. Everyone has been so kind and Brett's family has taken incredibly good care of us. We are spoiled. Rotten. It makes me super sad to think how much Caleb will miss his Grampy, Gramma, Aunty Kim and Uncle Casey. We'll just have to plan more family vacations and visit each other as often as we can!
On the other side of the spectrum, we're excited about a new beginning in a familiar city! We'll be moving to the east side this time, to be closer to both our job locations. House hunting is in full effect! Summer in Seattle is absolutely beautiful; we joke that it's the best three weeks ever! There is so much to do and the sun stays up from 6 am til 10 pm! We'll need black-out curtains for the little guy's room.
We can't wait to catch up with friends, eat all the food(!!!), go on hikes (Brett so more than me), get back into yoga, start pilates (I have a lot of fitness goals, lol) and get to work! I'm thrilled to start my career as a pharmacist with a wonderful company. I also have an amazing group of aunties, uncles, and cousins who live in the area who we can't wait to see!
Wish us luck with the big cross-country move!
Thanks for reading and have a great week!
May 26, 2015
More Disneyworld pics. Seriously the funnest vacation ever.
It was 90+ degrees while we were there, so I kept wetting Caleb's hair, that's why he looks like this. LOL.
Watching Lady and the Tramp while waiting for our table to be ready
Watching the midday parade with Grandmama
The future is scary.
Love and miss these guys so much!
The look on Kaitlin's face (third row) is so classic! :)
"I wasn't scared you know. My face looks like that because I was having fun."
The whole fam in front of Haunted Mansion
PhotoPass Memory Maker was awesome for unlimited pics all over Disneyworld uploaded to a website for everyone in the group.
Our little sunshine doesn't look happy, lol
In our hotel resort's dining area
Tanner and Caleb are BFFs
In the car headed to Universal for the day!
"Born Loud," never has a t-shirt been truer.
Favorite play spot of the trip: Dr. Seussland in Universal's Island of Adventure
Caleb's favorite ride was this carousel, hands down
Caleb: I don't like this ride. I want to go back on the carousel.
Caleb: Look, I found the carousel. Take me to there.
He rode it three times.
Harry Potter World was my fave.
These are my only pics of Harry Potter World because I was too busy geeking out in it.
Next day: Magic Kingdom
Mickey's Dance Parade
Eating brunch at Belle's Castle! It was so cool!
It's a Small World, an oldie but goodie
Final "birthday" dinner at Cinderella's Castle. That cupcake was delish.
Another of Mickey's Dance Parades!
We were roasting marshmallows on the beach on our resort
Caleb passed out right before we got to meet Cinderella at her castle
Last day at Typhoon Lagoon
Breakfast at Chef Mickey's with the whole gang
Dancing with Daddy ♥
Bye Mickey! We had so much fun!
Thank you to my mom, stepdad, MIL, FIL, sister, SIL, BIL, nephew, niece, hubby and baby for such an amazing time! I can't believe how quickly the week flew by and all the QT we managed to squeeze in with all of you! We are so lucky to have such a loving, thoughtful, generous, and FUN group to call our family ♥ Love you guys!