I know all you Iowa people are all waiting for me to fully divulge about our lives here in Washington, especially because I don’t get to talk to all of you regularly and you all care about our lives sooooo much. [that last part was sarcastic, but also I realize that a lot of you DO care about our lives sooooo much because you’re amazing and we’re incredibly blessed to know you. so my sarcasm is more self-deprecating than it is a reflection of the lovely, caring people reading this blog]
So, anyway, here are a few things about our lives out west.
Disclaimer: Honestly, I’m happy to give you some real life tidbits about our lives, but for the full, unabridged version, you should pull out your VCR’s and watch Feivel Goes West. We’ve basically had the same experience.
I love, love, love my job, you guys. Love it. To toot my own horn, I’m great at it. Everyone loves me and thinks I’m doing to a great job and the transition from the adorable lady who had my job for seventeen years to me has been pretty seamless. I love that I work in the same industry as Bryan so I actually know what he’s talking about. It’s the perfect balance in that it never gets too crazy busy and stressful, but I’m always learning new things and being challenged. I have a huge heart for my co-workers and I’m feeling blessed to have people in my life with whom I can so practically share Jesus with.
Bryan loves his job, too! It is literally exactly what we were looking for in a job to start Bryan out. It pays a small base salary while he begins to build his business and help folks manage their portfolio. AND he works for the same company I do, so he has the advantage of his wife helping him with all his paperwork. Win-win-win!
One of my favorite things in the whole world is trees. So let’s just say that I’m thrilled to be surrounded by them all the time.
There are crazy, crazy town names around here, but we’ve started to master the pronunciation of Washington citys and towns. Some examples are: Enumclaw, Sequim, Tukwila, Puyallup. Crazy, I tell you.