I’ve just returned from the latest portion of my summer tour- a trip to visit with family in Seattle. My brother in law graduated from high school and it was wonderful to get to share in such an important event in his life. I’ve really been blessed with some of the best inlaws ever, while it wasn’t neccessarily difficult returning home from Seattle it was very hard to leave them behind once again.
My sister in law has been working her first job at Starbucks which means we wound up having way more lattes and frappuccinos than anyone should ever partake in but I’ll be back on my healthy eating regimine immediately. I never realized just how integral food was to our lives while living in Seattle, but pretty much every memory I have is tied to some sort of eating event. EDad and I were discussing this and had to acknowledge that while we lived in Seattle food was our entertainment. Pretty easy to focus on food since I never did really connect with anyone friendwise while we lived there, one of my dearest friends is now there but she didn’t move to Seattle until our last year there.
I always tell people that my extra weight has nothing to do with my children, it was all what I like to call “love weight.” When EDad and I made our move to Seattle we were newly in love after being best friends for years and what better way to celebrate than by eating! Eating a lot, of any and every type of rich food, dessert, and of course cooking (frying) at home the rare times we weren’t living it up in restaurants. We visited some of our old favorite haunts and nothing tasted quite as great as we remembered. We still enjoyed some date time and seeing how much Seattle really hasn’t changed- they have the most amazing summer weather, well when it decides not to be grey.
I should have a post up this week about our house, we’ve finally got it listed on the market! No offers yet but apparently there is a great deal of strong interest so wish us luck.