I wasn’t sure how my blogging would change once we moved to Seattle last fall. (Can’t believe it’s almost been a year already!) But I basically went exploring and stopped blogging completely. But once you see what I’ve been up to, hopefully you’ll understand. I thought it’d be easiest if I just did a recap of my summer and go from there. This has been one of the busiest and best summers of my life. So much beautiful scenery and so many visitors.
On my Getting Out More Often post I mentioned that I had signed up for a yoga class at the Chihuly Glass Museum and it was so pretty. It was my first time to the museum and I can’t wait to go back.
In early June one of our best friends from Chicago, Ryan came to town and we went on a gorgeous hike called Lake Twenty Two.
I went to California two weekends in a row to visit my family and old roommates.
Gretchen, one of my good friends from home, who now lives in Seattle too, we went to my first Mariners game. And yes of course I wore my Chicago Cubs shirt! 😉
Vi (the other half of Say Yes to Happy) and my real life bestie and her fiancé Jacob came to Seattle for their first time and they loved it. We are trying our best to convince them to move here! 🙂 Can you blame us?
We spent July 4th on a boat in South Lake Union with some of our best friends. We are beyond lucky to have so many good friends here.
Kathleen and Greg drove through Seattle on a road trip and we all went to dinner together. It’s been years since we have all been in the same city.
We went camping on Second Beach on the Western coast of Washington with our friends Kate and Hayes.
We went to the lavender fields in Sequim, which smelled so good.
Took Gretchen and Kristina camping for their first time ever at the beautiful Diablo Lake. Yes the water really is that color!
My mom and sister came to visit for a few days and we did some sight seeing.
Dave and I flew home to Chicago to surprise one of my best friends, Melissa for her birthday. Vi and I spent the day being tourists in our own city and it was so much fun!
We hung out on the Chicago River near the Marina towers and it was a beautiful Chicago summer day. These are my people and I love them. Melissa and Vi are my 2 best friends and I can’t tell you how happy it makes me that we were all together.
One weekend we’re in the Chicago and the next weekend we were camping at Rainier National Park. Isn’t life grand?
Another thing on my bucket list for the summer was to go to a Sounder game. It was my first professional soccer game and it was great! So much energy and so many enthusiastic fans.
One of my favorite weekends of the entire summer was getting a cabin near Mount Baker. We played games, laughed so hard we cried, hiked, saw huge mountains and a beautiful lake with a side of pizza and bacon.
This past Labor Day weekend we went to the East Coast in Maryland for our friends’ wedding. We used to live in Washington DC and Los Angeles at the same time as them.
Dave and I drove down to DC for a few hours and visited our old apartment, and walked part of the National Mall. Can you tell how happy I was? 🙂 DC was the first place we moved outside of Chicago and it holds a lot of wonderful memories for us.
Our life is full of friends, family, adventures, and travels and we couldn’t be happier and we wouldn’t have it any other way!
I want to try and start blogging again but my track record the last few months hasn’t really been too promising, so I won’t get ahead of myself. I’ll just do what I can.