I have been dying to tell all of you the news–we’re moving to Seattle, Washington! We’ve been eager to move back to the U.S. to simplify our adoption process and Simon had a wonderful job opportunity come up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Though I grew up on the West coast, I’ve never been to Washington State and am so excited to explore our new city. Thankfully, Simon used to live in Portland and has spent lots of time in Seattle over the years, so he’s filled me in. If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile you’ve probably gathered that I love moving (it’s true!) and this new adventure has me more excited then ever. I haven’t been back to the States since we moved overseas (!!) so I am embarrassingly excited to go to Trader Joe’s and order a thousand books from Amazon Prime. I’ll also be a direct flight home to see my parents and Grandma Rita in San Luis Obispo, so it’s going to be so fantastic.
The icing on the cake? We already signed a lease on a sweet little four-bedroom house in Seattle! I can’t wait to make it over and share the process with all of you. It has a big backyard for our pug Alfred and I’m already dreaming about my first garden. Once our things arrive from Denmark and we get settled, we can finally complete our adoption home study and be put on the waiting list for a baby!!!!! While I am eternally grateful for all the traveling I’ve done lately (17 countries since we moved?!), I am so ready to stay put in one place for awhile and truly get settled. Besides, luckily for me, having in-laws in London means we’ll be making an annual trip to Europe at the very least.
We leave Denmark the first week of September (so soon!) and though we’ll miss our dear Scandinavia, we are overjoyed about this new chapter in our lives.
Have you been to Seattle? Anything I must see/do/explore? Wish us luck!