Sunday, March 18, 2012

there and back again

We had a fun, rainy week in Seattle.  Beka got to meet Riggs for the first time, we explored a the Seattle Aquarium and Pacific Science Center, and we enjoyed some time spent with family.  

There were definitely some vacations fails there along the way.  The hotel we booked for downtown Seattle was too small and unseemly for us to stay at with three adults and a baby.  So we switched to another hotel.  Which was nice, but also just too small!  It had double beds that were shorter than a typical double bed.  I didn't sleep the first two nights we were in Seattle.  Steve barely did either.  Luckily Riggs did very well and didn't seem the least bit phased by being in a new place.  

We finally got into a suite-style hotel room with much more room and complimentary breakfast and dinner, which was a huge plus.  We will definitely be staying there every time we venture to Seattle from now on. 

On Friday morning we headed to Renton, where most of Steve's extended family lives.  It was so good to see everyone!  Beka left early on Friday afternoon so that she could get homework done before classes started again on Monday.

We were supposed to stay until Tuesday, but on Saturday afternoon we both looked at each other and said, "We just want to go home!".  It was such a funny thing, we just wanted to be back to our tiny little basement apartment in Anchorage, Alaska rather than on vacation having good food and exploring places we had never been.  But we both felt so strongly that we just wanted to be home.  One hour after making that decision, we were at the airport and through security, waiting for our flight to board.  We landed at about ten minutes to one-in-the-morning and were so happy to be back in Alaska!  We learned a lot of things on the trip, the biggest being that we are just homebodies!  We both agreed that we need to schedule shorter vacations from now on, or just schedule them in state (yeah for stay-cations!)

We did do a little shopping while we were there, and I was able to pick up these beautiful hand sewn leather shoes for Riggs.  I know they will be perfect for when he is learning to walk, so soft and cozy on his plump little feet.  

So anyway, we are home now, enjoying the bluebird skies, sunshine and 25 degree temperatures.  Riggs and I have spent most of the day on the couch snuggling, while Steve reads in his chair - such a perfect day.  Riggs has been sleeping in a variety of funny position, and when not sleeping, he has been lounging about, looking around with sleepy eyes until he succumbs once again to the coziness of home and falls back asleep.  


  1. I am just stopping by from Frontier Dreams and wanted to say hi! I love your blog and can't wait to explore it some more. My husband and I met and married in AK and miss it terribly. We are now living near Olympia WA and can SO understand leaving the Seattle area to go home to AK!! We would too if we could! lol