December 20, 2013


Seattle Snow Day

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Seattle!

According to meteorologists, we received the biggest snowfall the city has seen in over two years today. Needless to say, when I woke up to snow this morning, I was beside myself!

We immediately got out of bed, threw on our boots and took Olive out to experience her first snow. I'm happy to say she loved it and didn't want to come back inside all morning.

Unfortunately, the snow stopped around midday, turned into freezing rain, then mist, and made for horrible driving conditions for us, so we hydroplaned on a hill on our way to run some errands, but were able to make it back home safely.

Looking forward to enjoying what's left of the snow (our area got hit with the most snow in the region, so there's still a few inches of snow on the ground), and hoping to practice some more driving tomorrow.

December 12, 2013


Our Family of Three

As we near the end of the year and approach the five month mark since we made the move from the Southwest to the Northwest, I've been thinking a lot about how grateful I am for all of the opportunities that we've had and the support we've received in 2013.

I can honestly say that 2013 has been one of the best years of our lives thus far. From living in our first home together, to being engaged and married, then moving to the city we fell in love with, we've accomplished a lot in the last year. Though, we couldn't have done any of this without the strength and support of our family and friends, however difficult it was for them to accept us moving 2,000+ miles away.

We recently flew to Phoenix to visit some of our family over Thanksgiving and although it was a short visit, it was great to see everyone and we all had the best time together. We knew that it would be difficult to leave and come back home alone to Seattle for the holidays, and we had been talking about growing our family for awhile now, so before we left, we arranged to expand our family by adopting an Australian Shepherd when we got back home.

We had originally planned on keeping our pup a secret, so we could send a message to our families once we had her home, with something along the lines of "So, we have a big announcement to make."

But, anyone who knows me knows that I am a storyteller and that I like to share news like this, so we told everyone before we could go through with our plan. (I am glad it worked out the way it did, because a few family members did start to suspect that we were expecting. We're not!)

Meet the newest addition to the Burm family: Olive.

She's been home with us for a few weeks now and is everything we could have hoped for and more. We can't wait for her to continue to grow so she can go on some hikes with us in the Northwest soon.

More photos to come!
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