Oh my gosh hi guys. Wow. I feel like it has been a while since I have been able to just sit down and write on here. This past week has been both wonderful and absolutely insane. Maybe one of the busier weeks I have had in the past few months, if that even means anything these days 😂
Before I get started on catching you all up, feel free to grab a coffee (or two) and let me know what you have been up to in the comments section of this post!
My Birthday! 🥂
It’s funny because I remember as a kid and teenager being SO excited for my birthdays. I mean, I made countdowns and everything. I LOVED my birthday.
Before I knew it, each birthday got a little less exciting and this year was probably the first year that I forgot about my birthday until a few days before when Ian asked me where I wanted to celebrate my birthday. I guess with everything going on right now in my life.. my birthday was the last thing on my mind, which is totally fine!
Despite my birthday being at the back of my mind, it was still a really nice birthday 🙂 I woke up, treated myself to a coffee from Queue Coffee while working, was showered with text messages and phone calls from friends and family, enjoyed homemade pumpkin pie made by Ian’s dad, and got ready for dinner at one of my favorite restaurants in Portland!
Work that day was crazy busy which made me more than excited to press pause on life and enjoy dinner at Toro Bravo with Ian 🙂
I may have even treated myself to a celebratory drink!
As for dinner, Ian and I ordered a few tapas to share and before I knew it I was stuffed!! Their food is incredibly rich and filling at Toro Bravo, so I underestimated the serving sizes and spoiled dessert for myself. Oh well! It was worth it 😂
Life Changes 🚚
Wednesday morning, Ian and I headed off to work and a fews hours into the day Ian discovered that he would be transferring to his company’s office in CHICAGO (with a promotion)! What?!! I couldn’t help feeling both excited and terrified. On one hand I would get to be close to my family BUT on the other hand… I would need to plan a cross country move within 3 weeks AND say our goodbyes. For those of you that do not know this already about me, I hate goodbyes. Thankfully our goodbyes will not be true goodbyes.. but it still makes me sad thinking about how much I love Ian’s family and how we won’t be able to see them as easily as we did while living here. It’s definitely tough having families on opposite ends of the country
That all being said, life is a little crazy for us right now. We are trying to organize ourselves for a big move and get dates nailed down as to when we can start our cross-country drive to Illinois. There is a slight chance we may be forced to drive during Thanksgiving, so I am really praying that we do not need to make the trek that week. I will keep you guys posted though!
Weekend Getaway in Leavenworth, WA
Seeing that my company gives birthday PTO, I decided to save my PTO (paid time off) for Friday. Ian was able to get Friday off as well, so he planned a trip for us to go to Leavenworth for my birthday! I had been wanting to go to Leavenworth for about a year now, so I was so so happy when Ian booked a hotel for two nights there 🙂
We then drove around 5 hours from our apartment to Leavenworth and oh was it gorgeous. All of the leaves were orange, yellow, green, and red. The mountains we drove by were beautiful AND we event drove through a desert with tumbleweeds blowing across the highway at one point! It was such a scenic drive!
I want to share more about our weekend trip to Leavenworth with you all but I think I am going to dedicate an entire post to our trip, so stay tuned! I think you guys will absolutely fall in love with this adorable town!
And there you have it, a very summarized version of our week last week! Now, it’s your turn!
~ What did you do last week?
~ What’s new with you?
~ Do you have a favorite restaurant in your town? If so, what is it called and why do you love it?
~ Any plans for Halloween this year?