November 26, 2012


This past week I got the opportunity to head to Seattle for Thanksgiving and a dear friends wedding. Although I was just on vacation in Mexico a month ago, I have really been itching to go somewhere else. It's been a weird couple of weeks and the time away in Seattle with some great friends was just what the doctor ordered. Robby, Cody, Autumn and I drove up early (like 5 am early- no me gusta!) on Wednesday morning but the benefit of leaving that early meant we arrived early in Seattle with a full day ahead of us! Oh, woops, by full day, I mean Cody and I parked in on Autumn's couch, ate candy, and watched Pushing Daisies. 

I have been incredibly excited for Thanksgiving this year. I knew that I wouldn't be able to make it home, but I was excited for a good, 'ol fashioned American celebration. Last year was great, don't get me wrong. There was something really special about celebrating with my surrogate family in South Korea, but this year, I was beyond excited about celebrating the holiday here. Autumn's family was so wonderful in welcoming us and hosting us. We had the most delicious dinner and then spent the rest of the day snuggling, napping, snacking, and watching "Mixed Nuts." 

Another little fun fact about Seattle is that the company that my dad runs is based there, so that means that my friends and I were treated to a delicious seafood dinner. Oh my gosh, it was to die for. I love seafood. After our delicious crab dinner, we were given a couple of tickets to ride the ferris wheel that was put in this summer. I have a love/hate relationships with ferris wheels. They look so cool and I know that they are "fun," but I am afraid of heights and being extended out over the cold, cold water is semi terrifying. 

One of the things I knew I needed/wanted to do while in Seattle was see my older brother Nicolas. I haven't had the opportunity to see Nicolas too often, so I wanted to get together with him. He is the chef at an incredible restaurant called "Local 360" so he invited me down and I got to eat a delicious meal, catch up with my brother, and meet his girlfriend. The next day I was meeting two friends for brunch and decided the best place to do that would be his restaurant, mostly because I needed more of their delicious macaroni and cheese.

The wedding was a lot of fun, tons of silly dancing and fun moments with friends. I'm a total gooftroop and didn't get a picture of the bride and I, but rest assured, Cutie Cutie Carole Ann looked like a barbie doll. No joke. She was perfect. 

The drive home was so picturesque. The Pacific Northwest is absolutely beautiful. I could live here forever. The colors, the trees, oh my. It's ideal. I can't wait to get back to Seattle, but I'm definitely glad to be back in my own bed in Idaho. 

Only 21 days until home for twenty days. Me oh my! That's quite a long time, but I'm so excited to spend an extended amount of time at home! Happy Monday everyone, hope your Thanksgiving was lovely and that you've returned home safely. 


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