Seattle to Hawaii to Seattle and a baby…

What a year it’s been. So. Many. Changes. Much of my blogging absence can be attributed to the things that have been happening in my personal life and I thought I’d share a little. In a nut shell, we moved to the Big Island of Hawaii in January, became pregnant and decided to recently move back to our beloved Seattle to raise our little guy. The past 6 months in Hawaii were a little challenging and living in a more isolated environment on an island was rather difficult for me, especially creatively. It had always been a place that offered much inspiration so it was a bit unexpected. I’m grateful to be back in a place where I thrive socially, creatively, intellectually, emotionally and where inspiration and opportunity, to me, are a little more abundant. Hawaii felt somewhat surreal and was a learning experience we will eternally appreciate. It will always be Andy’s home town and a place that we absolutely love to visit, but we’re back in Seattle to stay, with periodic visits to Hawaii, and ready to jump back in the saddle with a little guy arriving at the end of October!!

Today marks the start of my third trimester, so I thought I’d share a few photos.

The morning I left Hawaii, a few weeks ago, Andy took some underwater iphone photos of my 25 week baby bump at Kua Bay.

And here are some photos from my lovely baby shower put on by the amazing Nicole and Jenn! *photos by Nicole

Everyone contributed a piece to our baby mobile. I love this thoughtful idea.