Well, Nate and I are going to try to start a blog to keep in touch with all our family and friends. We figured it would be a great way to post pictures of the baby and of things that are happening in our lives.
It's hard to believe that we have lived in Seattle for almost a year now! But this past year has been the best for Nate and I. In September, we finally tied the knot, and our wedding was absolutely wonderful, we wouldn't have changed a single thing that happened that day. We are so happy with how everything turned out, it was great to spend time with all our family and friends and party. We received our wedding album a few months ago and we were stunned at how beautiful the pictures turned out, we hope to share it with all of you some day. We went to Napa Valley for our honeymoon for a week (picture above was taken at Mondavi Winery) and we had the best time! It was so relaxing, we just drove around the country, we took a hot air balloon ride, went to San Francisco for a day and just explored.
I have been staying home, I had a part-time job for a few months, but didn't care for it and it was a great feeling knowing I didn't need it and quit with no problem (doesn't typically happen for me). I love being domestic, cooking, cleaning and doing projects around the house and taking care of Nate is fun for me. And getting ready for the baby... Nate and I are really happy that I can stay home with the baby, we are really lucky that he has a great job and can support us with no worries.
Some of you have seen our house, it's actually a condo (condos are everywhere up here). But we live in a nice gated community next to a lake with a view of Mt Rainer, so it's very pretty. I can't wait to move into a house someday, hopefully in the next few years... Nate and I have done some upgrades in the condo, but it's pretty new, so there isn't a lot to do. But after living in an apartment for so many years, it's a nice feeling to tear things out and paint walls! We are actually hoping to rent it out after we purchase a house to keep some property. So, if anyone wants to move up here...
It's been great being so close to my mom, she lives about 15 miles away and works about 5 miles away from us. I have lunch with her each week and Nate and I have dinner with her and my step dad each Sunday. For those of you who know my mom, you know how unbelievably excited she is to become a grandmother!!
Other than that, our lives are pretty much the same as they were in Corvallis. Nate and I try to explore and do fun things on weekends. We have been going to some Mariners games lately, we went to the Yankee game (I am a huge fan) Nate was able to get us 4th row seats right behind Jeter... so I was able to stare at his behind for 9 innings (with binoculars even) so I was really up close and personal with him - so I was a happy girl! So, it's not the best picture of Jeter, but it's closest that I got to him... Nate went to high school and played baseball with one of the Yankee relief pitchers, so it was really neat to watch him pitch. Famous people tend to come out of Astoria, Nate knows most of the guys on the Alaskan crab boat The Maverick on Deadliest Catch, he went to high school with the captain. Maybe Nate will be famous some day... a girl can wish!
Well, we will try to keep updates on the baby and everything on this blog, so check it out when you can. We want to thank our family and friends, everyone has been so great in keeping in touch with us after our move and so happy for us with our pregnancy. It's great to have so much support, we love you all!!