…and back to the desert we go. The photo below was our last trip to Arizona when I was eight months pregnant with Mason. We can’t wait to raise our family in the desert!
We started our life as a married couple in Tucson, Arizona eight years ago and it’s crazy to think we are heading back to the desert again! This time we are a family of four and will be two hours north in Phoenix. I am so proud of Ryan for the career he has created in tennis and we are excited to become a part of Camelback Village and the Village Clubs family.
I have so many feelings and emotions about this move but the overwhelming ones are EXCITEMENT and GRATITUDE! It still doesn’t seem real to me and I’m realizing how life has a way of falling into place. There were times over the past few years we questioned why we were still in Seattle. Some days we felt defeated in life, overwhelmed with parenting and frustrated we had no family close by to rely on in times we needed help.
When Ryan left his legal job to get back into the tennis industry, we knew our family would be leaving Seattle at some point for a job opportunity. I had envisioned my kids would be going to elementary and middle school in Seattle. We love our home and the life we have created in Seattle. However, Seattle never felt like our forever home. We become parents in this city and it shaped us in so many ways. It took my love for the outdoors to a new level. Hiking became the family norm and I now have a whole new appreciation for a warm sunny day. I started my blog in this city and the blogging community in Seattle is amazing and so supportive of each other. I’ll forever be thankful of the relationships & friendships I made.
I hope to see as many people as possible before we leave Seattle. We are living our family dream and can’t wait to welcome the sun and a lower cost of living in Phoenix!! Seattle we will miss you!! Sharing some of my favorite family photos from our adventures living in Seattle!