Saturday, April 14, 2012

Why We're Here

When Brian took the job at Amazon, we knew it was going to be a difficult adjustment.  Moving 2000 miles from"home" isn't easy. We knew the first 6 months to a year would be tough.  There were times when it was tougher and scarier than I could have imagined.  There were days when Brian and I questioned if we made the right decision.

Today was not one of those days. Today is the reason we are here.  We had a wonderful morning of peanut butter chocolate chip pancakes (they were leftovers and really only the kids ate them, but you get the picture) and went out for a hike.  It was so much fun.  We hiked 1.5 miles down to a beautiful beach.  We spent some time skipping rocks and looking for shells.  We ate trail mix and apples. It was perfect.  Did I mention the sun was out?  It was beautiful.  The hike back was a challenge for Little Dude, but Pnut walked the whole way, with no little complaining.

And that was all before noon!

Since then...I went for a relatively pain free run/walk and Brian is at one of the 500 skate parks in the area.

Life is good.

Here are some pictures from the hike. And yes, it is impossible to get Little Dude to look at the camera.
Who knew whales were so smart?

Pnut is a pretty good picture taker!
Made it to the top of a hill.


  1. I love this post!!! Makes me smile as you and I are pretty much exactly the same and in the same spots with our families, spouses working at Amazon, moving away from family, etc. Can not WAIT to have adventures together once we get there in 2 weeks! So looking forward to it :)

    1. It is crazy how similar our lives are right now!! Can't believe you'll be here in 2 weeks. I hope we can ride together soon.