Well. When I wrote my last blog post on New Year's Eve, I had no idea what 2017 would hold. My resolution was to just take 2017 as it comes and to not make plans. It's eery to think what was right around the corner that would require me to do just that and to the fullest extent! Intuition maybe? I dunno. Anyway, 2017 started off with a major bang and life change. We uprooted our life. I say that because Seattle had been our life and we had grown many roots there. It was home. We literally picked up and left. An opportunity presented itself for us to pack up and go home and we took it. We knew it would eventually happen, but we had no idea it would be now. There are such a wide range of emotions around this that I don't think I can fully explain or even let myself go there yet...but all I can say at this time is that it was the right thing, a hard thing but a very good thing.
These photos were unknowingly the last few days of our life in Seattle!
This Pod showed in our driveway just like it did 4 years ago but this time we were packing it up. I think a part of me was experiencing some sort of shock and panic and I spent the week reflecting on every part of the past 4 years. The decision was made quickly but the move happened quickly as well. There was so much to do and process and not a lot of time.
We ate our way through Seattle that week and spent every spare second we had (which would never be enough) walking our way through memories and saying goodbye to the people and places we loved most.
Milo throwing back a double shot of apple juice in a whiskey glass courtesy of our waiter haha...only in Seattle. Cheers!
***Sidestory: Milo doesn't eat anything these days but decided to put away a plate of fried calamari. You JUST NEVER KNOW about this kid!
One last spin on the giraffe...
So that's it! That's not all. Probably more later. But that is how we got to Arkansas. It's almost March now and I'm playing catchup on the blog. It's crazy to think of how different our lives changed in a matter of 2 weeks in January let alone how far we've come in the first 2 months of 2017! My resolution to not make plans, to take things as they come and make the most of everything has been proven to be insightful, necessary and so challenging in the most unexpected ways. 2017 is going to be a big one! We are ready though. We are home. Big sigh of relief, joy, anticipation and thankfulness for it all. Here's to the next chapter of our story. Always an adventure!