Friday, December 12, 2014


This was a really hard week away from family. On Sunday, my Papaw went to meet Jesus a day before his 80th birthday. He was a constant love in our family and will be so missed, especially this Holiday season. He is the only person I've ever met with a constant twinkle in his eye. He somehow loved his 5 daughters and grandkids even more than hunting bears and boar. Love you Papaw!

Thank for loving me in all my diva like stages.

Seattle Thanksgiving

Seattle has always been a placed I've wanted to visit but never found a reason. In Tennessee, you don't really think of the Pacific Northwest to visit. It's like you pick the place you want to go for Spring Break, and sadly, I envision more palm trees. However, watching Grey's Anatomy (lets be honest), Sleepless in Seattle, and even the Bachelor and I'm sold on this town.

Now, being 2.5 hours away gave us the push we needed to be tourists in Seattle!

 It was one of the best trips we have had. I was sad to be away from family, but FaceTime can work miracles!  We had some really good food, saw the Space Needle, went to the Sky Observatory, spent our fair share in Pike Place, and even saw fireworks over the Christmas lighting!

November in a nutshell...Part 2

Guess what else? We had our second visitors in Portland! We love when people come see us all the way out here. Tyler's parents and grandparents came for almost a week and we had such a good time showing them around.

We went to the coast and spent a day at Cannon Beach. If you have seen the Goonies, it was filmed here. If you are like me, you have never seen the Goonies. Ha.

Family pic! We missed you Jared!

All together!

We went to Tin Shed for brunch one day and oh my my. its delish

We even drove to Mount Hood for a day and went to Timberline Lodge

It was a good pre-Thanksgiving with family. Its always fun to show them around Oregon and where we live this never boring life!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

November in a nutshell...Part 1

Before I bombard this blog post with fun loving pictures...let me say one word. Rain. Don't let these pics fool you. Our life is full of rain right now. I just remind myself, I survived snow in Wisconsin so I will prevail this rainy winter in Portland!

Okay, off of my soapbox. I had a really great November to say the least. Over my fall break at work, Tyler and I went to visit southern California to see some of my family. And meet my new little niece, Maris! 'Niece' as in my cousin had a baby, I like the idea of being 'Aunt Kacey' instead of 'second cousins-once removed Kacey.' I'll take this as you agree Jessica?

Anyways, here are some pics. It's hard to imagine why anyone would want to live anywhere outside of California after this weekend...

From Huntington Beach, to Laguna, to Santa was one of the most perfect weekends! We are so lucky to have family out on the West Cost with us now! One of my favorite parts of Oregon is being right next to California ;). Miss you guys already!