Seattle: Singing in the Rain


Where did the time go? I had planned on blogging about our favorite Seattle Christmas

Santa at Swanson’s Nursery

activities, as we have a ton. We did make it to Swanson’s nursery to meet Santa. It was our first year not going to Nordstrom downtown. I don’t have the flexibility at work to take a little time off when Ben does on a Monday, which was the only way to avoid a two hour line. Swanson’s was adorable, there were reindeer to pet and we bought a beautiful centerpiece for dinner while we were there. As low key as it was, we still had to make reservations a month in advance.


My family was in from Alaska and that was a first. In the 16 Christmases I have been here, if I wanted to see any of them, it was north to Alaska or bust. My mom, dad, sister, brother in law and

How to get a young woman to make gingerbread houses with her little cousin: wine.

niece where ALL here. It was dreamy and full of the things my siblings and I love to do, like museums and board games and laughter and food. We even dragged my parents to the MoPOP (formerly EMP) although the obviously loved the Boeing Museum of Flight more. It’s one of my dad’s favorite places and always tremendously special to see Liam

Getting the scoop at the Boeing Museum of Flight

get a special tour from his papa, who makes sure to point out the planes he’s an expert on, having served in the Air Force for 20 years. My dad a walking encyclopedia and could spend days at that museum.




We have been on the road quite a bit so far this year, but it’s all personal stuff and not much to blog about. Our little family travel blog will be quiet for a while, because there aren’t any places we would rather be than with Ben’s family right now.

But I do hope to blog a little about little’s favorite local Easter egg hunts, trips to new museums in Seattle as we can do them (Nordic Heritage and Log Cabin are on the short list), gardening, spring visits to farms. Also, we have made our summer camping reservations: yurts on the Washington Coast in June, tenting in Rainier National Park in July and Deception Pass in August! Little will be spending three whole weeks in Alaska with his nana and papa this summer (!!) and we have plans to visit Washington DC and the Outer Banks this fall. We’ll pop up just like the little bulbs in my garden – waiting in the rain to surprise!