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Follow us on our crazy journey as a family of five living in the Pacific Northwest. 

2 Year Anniversary

Well folks, we made it. TWO YEARS. Wooo! In two years together, Dave and I have bought a house in a new neighborhood, had a precious baby boy, switched churches twice, flown to Arizona, driven to Michigan, watched my little brother graduate college, watch Dave's little brother get married to his beautiful wife...so much happens in just two years.

Before I met Dave, all my married friends would tell me: marriage is a real commitment, it is hard work. This is all true...but being married to Dave has been the best "hard work" I've ever had to do. Honestly, it's not hard at all. It's really easy and really wonderful. Someday I expect that those challenges will happen and I can only pray that we'll be ready for them as a team when they do come. But for now I'm pretty much just enjoying being married to my best friend. I know Dave thinks he "married up", but I'm pretty convinced I'm the lucky one to have snagged him.

So for those of you who didn't want to read some mushy ramblings of how much I love my husband, here's an update on what we did for our 2 year anniversary....

Dave planned an overnight for us in downtown Seattle!! Ever since we took this hilariously awesome food tour in Pike Place Market with Dave's parents we knew we had to go back and try all the amazing food our tour guide was gushing about. So Saturday afternoon we dropped Connor off with my parents and headed to theInn at the Market right in the heart of Pike Place.

OH. MY. GOODNESS. It was glorious. We were stuck in Seattle traffic on our way downtown and I turned to Dave...We could be stuck in traffic for HOURS and I wouldn't care. There is no crying baby in the backseat who is late for his afternoon nap, or is hungry, or is cranky, or just doesn't want to be in his car seat anymore. Don't get me wrong, I love my little guy...but I didn't realize how badly I needed a night with just Dave and I until we were there.

Our trip was basically just about walking around Pike Place and EATING ALL THE THINGS. Once downtown we headed to Pike Place Chowder. So good. The weather was absolutely gorgeous. Sitting outside in the cool crisp winter* air was perfectly complimented by steaming hot creamy seafood chowder. Then we wandered around the market before making our way back to the hotel to relax before heading out again to dinner.

For dinner we went to Zig Zag Cafe (know for their cocktails), where we split a burger and drank some of the best mixed drinks I've ever tasted.. Then we slept ALL NIGHT. I haven't slept through the night since I was like 7 months pregnant. Sweet, sweet sleep. Breakfast was at Cafe Champagne, a sweet little Parisian cafe next door to our hotel. Mmmm delicious baked goods. Of course we had to stop off at the Original Starbucks (thankfully the line was really short otherwise we would not have been interested) and then grabbed some delicious donuts from Daily Dozen Donut Company. Talk about feeling spoiled.

Heading back to my parents house to watch the Seahawks and play with Connor we felt so refreshed. What an awesome two years it's been. Lucky me, I have an awesome husband.

*I know it's technically not winter yet, but winter seriously feels like it's in full force already over here in the PNW. Don't judge Midwest family...just cause it's not snowing over here doesn't mean it's not cold by Western Washington standings ;) ;)

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