5 years in seattle

Time sure does fly when you’re having fun! No wonder the last five years have been such a blur. 08.08.08 marks the date that Alex and I relocated to Seattle to start our life together. Now five years later it’s hard to believe how much our life has changed since then. We have so much to be thankful for, but today, I am feeling nostalgic and thankful for the memories we have of our first five years in Seattle.

The beautiful Seattle skyline has changed since we moved in 5 years ago.

The beautiful Seattle skyline has changed since we moved in 5 years ago.

Who knew that Washington was such a spectacular state?! We are so lucky to live here. We have had so much fun over the last five years exploring the glory that Washington has to offer. Thankfully we still have a lot left to see.

Hiking to the snow in July.

Hiking to the snow in July.

Mount Rainier is so majestic.

Mount Rainier is so majestic.

We have gotten to know the emerald city quite well in the five years we’ve been here. We have a lot of favorite things about the city and a lot of not-so-favorite things about the city.

We lived next door to the Pike Place Market and it certainly has its perks; however, the allure sure fades after a while.

We lived next door to the Pike Place Market and it certainly has its perks; however, the allure sure fades after a while.

Bottlehouse will always be a favorite on our list.

Bottlehouse will always be a favorite on our list.

Skiing at Crystal Mountain has truly changed our lives. I don't want to imagine how boring our lives would be without skiing.

Skiing at Crystal Mountain has truly changed our lives. I don’t want to imagine how boring our lives would be without skiing.

Friends are so important and Alex and I are so lucky to have made such good friends here in Seattle.

Sounders game.

Sounders game.

My bridal shower.

My bridal shower.

Carrie and Sara.

Carrie and Sara.

Ski buddies

Ski buddies

Of course we have a lot of “firsts” with Seattle, which is why it will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

Our first house.

Our first house.

Sold!

Sold!

Our first pets, Oliver and Henry.

Our first pets, Oliver and Henry.

Our first dog Aspen.

Our first dog Aspen.

We are still finding more and more to love about this great city. It has everything we could ever hope for and more. Seattle and Washington are pretty much perfect for us.

Wine country a mere 2 hours away.

Wine country a mere 2 hours away.

Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park.

Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park.

Hanging out in downtown.

Hanging out in downtown.

Skiing is our favorite!

Skiing is our favorite!

Here’s to making new memories that will continue to keep us falling harder for our beautiful residence. Life just keeps getting better and better!