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Summer Travels…

June 28, 2016

Hi friends! We are in full summer mode, which for us always means…travel!  We’re spending this week in Seattle, and from there will go to Hawaii for two weeks.  Our trips that we take during the summer are some of my best memories and one of the things I love most about having such a long break in the summer.  People always ask if we ever think about doing summer teaching, but the truth is, I love taking this time to relax and take some time to ourselves without the stress of teaching.

When it was just the two of us, we would take longer, more complicated trips– Croatia…Italy…France.  I loved those trips (and I miss those days, haha), but we’ve still been able to travel a lot, even now that our family has expanded to four.  Traveling with kids is, of course, different.  This is our first “real” trip with Charlie, so I was a little nervous about the long flights– getting to Seattle involved a 1.5 hour flight, followed by a 4 hour flight.  Luckily, both kids did AWESOME:


…and before we knew it, we were pulling into SEATAC!

We’ve rented a house in the Green Lake area for this trip, and we are loving it.  We’re just a few blocks from the lake, so Lila has already enjoyed the little beach/swimming area.  The neighborhood is really cute and it’s fun to be close to everything Seattle has to offer.  Yesterday, we all woke up at 5 am (ugh…thanks, time change), which meant that we were out the door by 7, haha.  We decided to explore Discovery Park– we hiked for about 40 minutes down to the beach and then hung out there for a while before heading back.  The weather was so clear and beautiful– perfect for lots of pictures (warning: extreme photo dump ahead…)!

What a beautiful place!

After our hike, we headed out to Ryan’s parents’ house for lunch, and then invited his family back to our rental house for a pizza dinner.

Today, we’re off to the zoo with friends, and then meeting up with one of my best friends for dinner tonight.  Loving this cool weather– although everyone here is complaining about how hot it is, heh.

Happy summer!







2 Comments leave one →
  1. amberbusyboldblessed permalink
    June 28, 2016 7:22 pm

    Fun! Looking forward to hearing about Hawaii… you’ll have to post about some standout places you check out there so I can add them to my itinerary 😉

  2. ginger635 permalink
    June 28, 2016 10:02 pm

    Looks like you’ve had a great time so far. We can’t wait for Hawaii!

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