So, all that to say, I have struggled to sit down and write on the ole blog.
Lucky for me I'm entering that phase of pregnancy where you just don't sleep, which I think is God's kind way of preparing me for the first sleepless months of bringing baby home. Last night I tossed and turned and thought ugly thoughts about birthing children. I'm beginning to feel anxious about the physical act of giving birth, because let's face it, babies come into the world in a pretty violent sort of way. But, I've done it before, I can do it again. And it's worth it. Oh, and it's inevitable. No turning back now. Baby's coming out one way or another. Have I made you uncomfortable yet? Enough about birth. I'm sure I'll have more steam of conscious, borderline inappropriate, thoughts to share as we get closer to D day but I'll spare you those thoughts now.
All that to say, I've been waking up before the sun and making lists and getting stuff done because sleep doesn't seem to be an option. Lists take me to a happy place when I feel life spinning chaotically out of control. Can I get an amen? So here I am, having been up a couple of hours and finally getting around to writing about our trip to Seattle.
Get on with it already, right?
5th Avenue Theater followed by late night happy hour nachos at the Matador. Seattle does it's Happy Hour right, tons of great food deals and during general eating hours.
The following day (and all the days that followed... are you following?) we were up pretty dang early since Seattle is two hours behind Minnesota and our schedule-loving little girl thought 5am was an appropriate wake time to begin her day. Sharing a room with Lakin means waking up to a beam of sweet sunshine. There's lots of singing and story telling and she catches any move you make. As soon as you stir she's on to the fact that you are awake and ready to start your day as well. I loved hearing her sweet conversations with herself while Chris and I pretended to still be asleep each morning.
We stayed in Magnolia and were walking distance from a cute downtown with coffee shops and lots of parks. Below is a somewhat ironic photo; we'd finally found a park that first morning only to discover Lakin fast asleep in her stroller from the walk there. No worries, Lakin rallied her energy and was playing in no time after she woke up. Park time is not taken lightly.
This recap barely does the trip justice. It was so good to be with family and spend time together. We can hardly wait to get back there this December for the wedding.