In early October we finally got the chance to visit our good friends the Mann's at their new home in Seattle. We grew very close to these guys the short time they were with us here in Santa Barbara, and were so sad when they broke the news that they would be heading back to their previous place of dwelling in Seattle. Well at least we love Seattle so visiting them was extra fun! We also got a break from the crazy heat we were experiencing here in Santa Barbara. The weather was even sunny for us. The Mann's were good sports and played tourist with us for a couple days, but they also made sure to show us the local scene including some of their favorite shops, neighborhoods and eateries. The most impressive thing by far was their generosity. What great hosts! We woke up to pancakes, bacon and waffles and finished off our evenings with some yummy liberation of their making. Love love love
We miss you Mann family!

Violet's first plane ride was... busy.

relaxing after a long day of sight seeing at gasworks park

troll bridge!


more rolling

We did the Duck tour (like our Landshark- but waaaay better)- view of Gasworks park from Lake Union

duck tour baby!

We also had a chance to meet up with my lifelong friends Christy and Bonnie.
These are my little Cajun sisters and I love them so much.
Here they are making us a shrimp boil- per James's request.
Christy had her baby boy named Wilder in December.

Bonnie Ann cooks up a mean shrimp boil!

our first actual double date with the Mann's

feeling so grown up here but why do Sarah and Jason look like they're still in college? 

this picture about sums it up their relationship

ipad menu and dry ice- swanky or cheesy? you decide

view from our window at the restaurant

Violet took her first steps in Seattle! Show off

Was it  his birthday??
on our last night they bbq'd and had some friends over. Love these girls!
Love you Mann family!
Now move back already!


  1. So sweet!! miss you and can't wait to see you so soon!!

    1. miss you too love!!! Its going to be so fun!