Friday was bittersweet. It was my birthday (yay for turning 31!) and, sadly, it was the first of the goodbyes I will have to say in the next two months. We spent three years stationed in DC. It was great but we were excited to move and have down time from the city hustle. I was happy about leaving and ready to start a new adventure in Washington state. I thought it’d be the same again and I’d be ready when the time came to move again but I’m heartbroken over our move this summer. Don’t get me wrong, I’m really excited about where we are heading and I’ve heard it’s an amazing place but I’m just really going to miss Poulsbo. We joke that it’s like Pleasantville here. It’s a little country living (but not folksy) and it’s right by Seattle ~ the best of both worlds. There is no shortage of coffee bars or hiking trails and it’s a great place to raise a family. I’ve made some wonderful friends and I’m just not quite ready to say goodbye.
So on Friday I met some gals at a friend’s farm, we had coffee and Sluys donuts and the kids played hide and seek.
Friday night I met my friend Sarah at ChocMo, a local chocolate bistro. I can’t leave the baby yet because he just screams for Sweets, especially around dinner time. So I attempted dinner out with the baby. Ethan did okay but my brain was a little fried from trying to keep him happy while we ate. All I have to say is, thank you Sarah for your patiences.
In the evening, pretty much right after Ev goes to sleep, Ethan has been crying. Sometimes for a few hours. I’ve had great support from my fellow moms-friends via social media. I love the encouragement they’ve given me and appreciate all the suggestions (even the pm’s I haven’t responded to yet!). In addition to cutting dairy, a few of my girlfriends suggested trying a chiropractor. I think it’s helping but the jury is still out. Here’s a photo of Ethan getting his adjustment.
Dinner Saturday night was a Quinoa Green Salad from Katie Lee. I didn’t have grapes so I used Granny Smith apples. It’s been super hot here so I loved the crisp and lightness of this salad. I’d totally make it again but I’d for sure use the grapes next time for sweetness.