our first weekend in washington


And just like that, our first weekend in Washington has come and gone. Crazy! We've been here almost a week now and we're slowly but surely getting acquainted with our new digs, living on the West coast, the time difference on the East coast, and all the new things to discover. For me, the hardest part right now is adjusting to the time difference between my work in Boston and living in Washington. I start working at 5:30(ish) now, and I'm done at 2, which means that workouts, etc., are all after my workday. It's insane, but I'm learning...slowly.

This past weekend was a breath of fresh air - literally. We decided when we got here that we wanted to make sure we had a healthy balance. We obviously have to set up a house, but it's important to us to balance fun with our laundry list of to-do items around here. So, on Friday, we celebrated my momma before she headed back to New Hampshire, and we decided to head up to Ruston, WA. We bypassed the i-5 traffic, which is hellacious, and we drove the 30-40 minute backroad trip to our waterfront destination.

Point Ruston has it all! We treated my mom to fresh fish and chips at The Daily Catch (pro-tip - you have to go here if you want a budget-friendly indulgence for the whole fam!), and then the boys played like little fiends on the playground by the water. We sat waterfront on the steps, kicked ourselves for not knowing that there's a splash pad for kids there (!!!) and, once the boys got their crazies out, we headed over to Ice Cream Social for some fresh and local treats. It was a delicious night out, and I'm so glad we got to take my mom.












Saturday and Sunday were a mix of unpacking, setting up, and spontaneous adventures. We went on impromptu hikes to the water (I'll detail that more in another post), set up our TV and my work computer, explored JBLM, which is massive, and stocked up on groceries. Little by little, we're making this place a home, and I know we're going to love it, even if I do miss the East coast a good bit.

Today, the boys start their first day of their new daycare, and this momma is a mixed bag. Their new little school looks so good, and I'm sure they'll love it, but we left a place and teachers we loved more than anything. Prayers for these little boys are so appreciated, though I'm sure they'll rock it!

I'm linking up today with B Loved Boston for Weekending.

13 comments

  1. Looks like you guys had a great weekend! That looks beautiful! Looking forward to your new adventures :)

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  2. I'm so glad you had a nice weekend and are getting settled in. I couldn't agree more that you need a balance, especially with kids. This places looks so pretty! I would have picked the scenic drive too. Traffic kids, ugh such a nightmare. I love impromptu adventures and I can't wait to get out hiking again. I hope you have a great week! Sierra Beautifully Candid

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  3. Look at that beautiful weather!! The food looks great at the Daily Catch as well - we have one here in Boston, but it's not budget friendly LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. It looks so beautiful there! hope the first day of daycare goes smoothly!

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  5. Welcome to the west coast. Love it around here. I hope you guys adjust to the time difference soon. Looks like it was a beautiful weekend!

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  6. Wow looks like a fun time..
    We are planning a trip out there in the summer and it looks like a great place to live.

    http://www.henatayeb.blogspot.com

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  7. Glad you are liking it so far! You start working at 5:30 am?! Oh my!!!

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  8. Kyle absolutely loved living in Washington when he was in college!!! I'm so glad y'all are enjoying it so far.

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  9. Love that you guys are already out and exploring!! Can't wait to read more about your adventures!!!

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  10. It looks like you are fitting in just fine in Washington. Gorgeous pictures! :)

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  11. Oh I hope the boys love their new daycare. I know they will! Washington looks beautiful, glad to hear you are settling in well.

    Brooke

    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  12. It looks gorgeous! So glad y'all were able to do some exploring already!! Wishing you and the family all the best!!

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  13. I wondered how the transition was going. What a gorgeous state to now call home! Yay to a daycare the boys love...so important!

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