5 Years Ago…

This evening while Alex and I were eating dinner we somehow got on the subject of what we think our lives will be like in 5 years. That quickly turned into a discussion about how far we have come over the last 5 years.┬áLet’s take a trip down memory lane!

Celebrating my 22nd birthday in Iowa.

Celebrating my 22nd birthday in Iowa.

5 years ago we were recent college graduates. Alex was 3 months into his career where he still works now, just in a different position. I was unemployed and my short stint as a temp had just ended.

Class of 2008!

Class of 2008!

We had left home in the Midwest the summer of 2008 and set out for bigger, better things.

Good bye party

Good bye party

While we fell in love with our new city, it took me almost 5 years to realize we’ll stay put here in Seattle.

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

We moved into an awesome condo that was located in downtown Seattle. Thank goodness our living arrangements have been upgraded a little bit!

Our living room 5 years ago.

Our living room 5 years ago.

We tried to fit in by going for hikes and exploring our new state – honestly, we had no idea what we were doing!

At least Alex had a backpack for our little Mount Rainier toot.

At least Alex had a backpack for our little Mount Rainier toot.

As a 22-year old, Alex went out a lot! I still didn’t know very many people at that point in living in Seattle, so I mostly stayed in or would grab a drink when I could find a friend.

This was a night out in college...

This was a night out in college…

5 years ago, Alex and I spent Christmases apart, both going back to our respective hometowns for 2 weeks over the holidays.

Miss these girls!

Miss these girls!

5 years ago Alex was a beginner skier!

We looked a little different back then!

We looked a little different back then!

I had only skied in the mountains once and had embarrassing skis {straight, skinny skis!}, boots and ski gear.

Skinny skis and a large down jacket... not my best look!

Skinny skis and a large down jacket… not my best look!

5 years ago {this weekend} we took our first trip to Whistler. We had no idea what we were doing on our first mountain ski trip together, but we picked up my cousin and headed for British Columbia for some of the coldest, rockiest skiing I have ever done and hope to ever do.

Riding the Peak 2 Peak gondola in Whistler

Riding the Peak 2 Peak gondola in Whistler

It is amazing how far we have come over the last 5 years. We have both grown up so much and so many different facets of our lives have changed. I really can’t wait to see what the next 5 years bring!