WOW. The past few months have been a whirlwind, to say the least. I am extremely proud to say my husband graduated with honors from Northwest University. In his last 10 weeks of school, he decided to double up on classes. He also ended up with three week long business trips! Did I mention WOW?? He is pretty amazing. End of April, he was done with classes but hadn’t walked across the stage yet for commencement when he was offered a promotion with his company. To TEXAS. Houston, Texas. So… this native Washingtonian is now a Texan. It’s bittersweet for both of us since we’ll be leaving family and friends behind, but we are excited for the adventure. Y’all.
Normally we don’t get the luxury of vacationing in November or December because my husband is too crazed with work, but thanks to some lovely “kids” getting married on 11-11-11, we were able to enjoy a week of quiet bliss on Maui. Our best friend’s daughter was getting married, and since we haven’t seen our friends in over a year (thanks to a relocation to Cincinnati), we had the added bonus of quality time with the BFF’s. The time passed too quickly and we were sad to come home…
The happy couple…
The hubby and me
A little post-wedding fun
So… I’m a slacker. Well, that’s not exactly true. I guess what I really am is busy. But that is no excuse for my lack of posts lately, so here is my re-commitment to my blog. In the next couple of weeks I plan to catch you up on my Susan G. Komen 3-day walk, the thrills and spills of “catering” to food allergies through the holidays, the beauty of a rainy vacation on Maui and a “Dear Santa” letter. In the meantime, I suggest you take a moment for yourself, make a coffee with eggnog and get ready for the fun and festivities of Christmas!
I have to admit, I’m suffering a bit from PVD (post vacation depression). Thankfully, the sun is FINALLY shining in the great Pacific Northwest which definitely aids in the recovery process. I thought I’d share some photos of our week in Eastern Washington – we stayed at our condo in Roslyn, WA and had a few day trips from there. One of my favorite days included a trip to Wenatchee for a 20-mile ride on the nicely paved Apple Capital Recreation Loop along the Wenatchee River, followed by a stop in Leavenworth for our reward – a beer and brat at our favorite casual dining spot – the Munchen Haus! I highly recommend both the trail and the food… and can’t wait to repeat the trip soon.
Art along the Wenatchee River:
Have bikes, will travel:
Patiently waiting for lunch at Munchen Haus after a toasty ride (almost 90 degrees when we finished):
Ahhh… FOOD! Can you tell I love sauerkraut?
A different vacation adventure, at one of our favorite bars that shall remain nameless, as I’m sure the health inspector would disapprove, but we were highly amused: